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Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Notable deaths in 2018

Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.

North Korea's nuclear ambitions

A look at North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, as North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile tests effective immediately and abolish a nuclear test site.

The blue forest

Wild bluebells form a carpet of blue in the Hallerbos, also known as the 'Blue Forest', near the Belgian city of Halle.

Fields of flowers

With 7 million bulbs in bloom this spring, and a total of 800 varieties of tulips, this Dutch flower garden is one of the largest in the world.

Blind Brazilian women learn makeup techniques

Blind women are being taught makeup techniques in courses given by a Sao Paulo beauty salon.

National student walk out

Thousands of students walk out of classes across the United States, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

Editor's Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Returning to Marawi after Islamic State

Residents return to their homes for the first time since the battle between government troops and Islamic State militants began in May 2017, at the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines.

Castro era ends in Cuba

A look back at the reign of brothers Fidel and Raul Castro, as Miguel Diaz-Canel is sworn in as the communist island's first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution.

REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

Rainforest tree haven for Brazil's jaguars

Brazilian jaguars, imperilled by hunters, ranchers and destruction of their habitat, have learned to survive at least one menace -- flooding in the Amazon -- by taking to the trees.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A Catholic village in China

Choosing a church can be complicated in China under the rule of the officially atheist Communist Party -- especially in Youtong village, where roughly half the 5,000 residents are Catholics.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Memphis 50 years after MLK's death

A half century ago, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to march in support of the city's striking sanitation workers. It was the last trip the Baptist minister turned civil rights leader would make in the name of social justice.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Journey to Antarctica

Seals, penguins and glacial beauty on board the Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace ship making the journey to an area the European Union wants to make a safe haven for marine life from industrial fishing.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Robots care for an aging Japan

Allowing robots to help care for the elderly - a job typically seen as requiring a human touch - may be a jarring idea in the West. But many Japanese see them positively, largely because they are depicted in popular media as friendly and helpful.  Full Coverage