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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: March 28 - April 4

Chicago elects a new mayor, Felicity Huffman appears in court, cherry blossoms reach peak bloom and more.

Image: Cibo Nostrum 2019 Culinary Festival

Too many cooks?

Chefs look out from their seats during the "Cibo Nostrum 2019 Culinary Festival" at the Vincenzo Bellini theater in Catania, Italy, on April 1, 2019.

The 30th National Congress was organized by the Italian Cooks Federation to celebrate food and wine.

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Image: Diane Cohen, 64, who was forced to leave her home when the Kilauea Volcano last summer, plants a coconut tree on her property in Kapoho

Planting a seed

Diane Cohen, 64, who was forced to leave her home when the Kilauea volcano erupted, plants a coconut tree on her property in Kapoho, Hawaii, on April 1.

Lava destroyed more than 700 homes during an eruption from May through August. The eruption wiped out a school, farms, roads, water systems and a large part of the electrical grid.

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Image: People are seen at Pedwest border crossing entering into to Mexico at the San Ysidro point of entry in Tijuana

Tijuana border

People enter Mexico through PedWest border crossing at the San Ysidro Land Point of Entry in Tijuana on April 3.

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Image: Actor Felicity Huffman leaves the federal courthouse after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston

Actress in the spotlight

Felicity Huffman leaves federal court in Boston on April 3.

Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared before a judge Wednesday on accusations that they cheated to get their daughters admitted to elite colleges. Huffman and Loughlin are the most famous among dozens of people charged in a sweeping college admissions scheme that the FBI code-named Operation Varsity Blues.


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Image: Stray dogs walk along a railway located in the Siberian Taiga forest near Krasnoyarsk

Siberian strays

Stray dogs walk along a railway in the Siberian Taiga forest near Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on April 3.

Ilya Naymushin / Reuters

Philly blossoms

Alyssa Casey, 6, left, Reika Nishiyama, 6, Julia Casey, 8, and Fumiyo Batta during a news conference on opening day of the cherry blossom festival at the Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens in Philadelphia on April 3.

Matt Rourke / AP
Image: Senior White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and her son Theodore walk from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland

Young Trump

Ivanka Trump and her son Theodore walk from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on March 31.

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Image: Lori Lightfoot, Amy Eshleman

Chicago firsts

Lori Lightfoot, left, kisses her spouse Amy Eshleman during her election night party on April 2.

Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, defeated Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff for Chicago mayor Tuesday. She will be the first openly gay person and first black woman to lead the city.

Nam Y. Huh / AP

D.C.'s pride

People walk under cherry blossoms at the tidal basin in Washington on April 1.

The National Park Service confirmed on Monday that D.C.'s famed cherry blossoms have reached peak bloom.

Photos: Peak bloom has arrived for D.C. cherry blossoms

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Shock in L.A.

A woman reacts outside rapper Nipsey Hussle's store where he was gunned down  in Los Angeles on March 31.

Eric Holder, the man suspected of killing Hussle was was arrested in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday and charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Authorities say Holder and Hussle, who knew each other, had several conversations Sunday outside the rapper's clothing store. They say Holder eventually returned with a handgun and shot Hussle, who was declared dead at a hospital. He also wounded two other men.

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Moscow cadets

A cadet talks to schoolmates during the school's annual get-together in Moscow on March 29.

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Image: New York Mets v Washington Nationals

High five!

Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo celebrate after the Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 2-0 on opening day at Nationals Park in Washington on March 28.

The Week in Pictures: March 21 - 28

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