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Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

March for Science

Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge.

Disputed islands of the South China Sea

Among the islands at the heart of territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

First 100 days of Trump

Major moments from the first days of the Trump administration.

Eve of the French election

With only days to go before France's first round of voting, the presidential race enters its final stretch.

Aftermath from Venezuela's 'mother of all marches'

Scenes from Venezuela after nationwide opposition protests, in which nine people were killed amid street barricades, clashes and looting.

Shooting on Champs Elysees in Paris

A police officer was killed in a shooting incident on the Champs Elysees shopping boulevard just days before France's presidential election.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cast portraits

The cast of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" poses in West Hollywood.

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

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Rescue on the Mediterranean

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North Korea on parade

Covering a North Korean military parade is an emotional roller coaster. Foreign journalists stand just metres from the action in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square.  Full Coverage 

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Iraqi Christians return to Qaraqosh with fear and hope

With Islamic State expelled, Iraqi Christians are trickling back to the ransacked town of Qaraqosh, beset by anxiety for their security and yet hopeful they can live in friendship with Muslims of all persuasions.  Full Coverage 

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Turkey's referendum: myriad views, only two options

Tens of millions of Turks will cast their votes in a referendum on Sunday with almost that number of motives, but there are only two options on the ballot - "yes" or "no".  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A daughter's freedom weighed against her siblings' lives

As the village wells dried up and her livestock died in the scorched scrubland of southern Somalia, Abdir Hussein had one last chance to save her family from starvation: the beauty of her 14-year-old daughter, Zeinab.  Full Coverage 

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Gaza's ailing healthcare system

For many patients suffering from life-threatening diseases in the Gaza Strip, treatment in neighboring Israel or the occupied West Bank is a much sought-after option. But Israel tightly restricts Palestinian passage from the Gaza Strip.  Full Coverage