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The Week in Photos


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Cherry blossoms bloom on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington on April 8, 2015.


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Members of the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn lead the Way of the Cross procession over the Brooklyn Bridge on April 3, 2015, in New York City.


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People react after meeting their relative (C) who was rescued from the Garissa University attack at Nyayo stadium in Kenya’s capital Nairobi April 4, 2015, following Thursday’s siege by gunmen in their campus in Garissa.


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L. Chris Stewart speaks regarding 50-year-old Walter Scott, who was fatally shot as he ran away from a police officer after a traffic stop, at the Scott family home in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 9, 2015. Stewart is the Scott family’s lawyer.


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A Shia militaman prays inside the Al-Askari shrine on April 9, 2015, in Samarra, Iraq. The shrine, built in 944, was severely damaged in 2006–07 bombings by Sunni extremists and continues to undergo extensive renovation. The shrine was nearly captured by ISIS before Iraqi government forces pushed the Islamic extremists back in early April with the aid of U.S. airstrikes.


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American Civil War re-enactors dressed as Union cavalry celebrate after defeating Confederate troops at a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox Station on April 8, 2015, in Appomattox, Virginia.


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Students cheer from where a statue of Cecil Rhodes stood at the University of Cape Town on April 9, 2015, in Cape Town, South Africa. The statue was removed as a result of a monthlong protest by students citing the statue “great symbolic power” that glorified someone “who exploited black labor and stole land from indigenous people.”


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A total lunar eclipse between cherry blossoms in Shiraishi, Japan, on April 4, 2015.


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A girl dressed as an angel walks home after marching in the annual Easter procession during traditional Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 5, 2015, in Ouro Preto, Brazil. Holy Week marks Easter celebrations for Catholics, and Brazil holds the largest number of Catholics on the planet.


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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One under a rainbow while departing from Kingston, Jamaica, on April 9, 2015.


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Children look out from behind a cloth partition as they rest inside a shelter at the Zam Zam IDP camp in North Darfur, Sudan, on April 9, 2015.