The week in 33 photos – A veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program examines a 14-year-old male orangutan Wednesday, April 16, in Sumatra, an Indonesian island. The orangutan was rescued a day earlier with air gun pellets embedded in his body. His species is considered critically endangered because of poaching and rapid destruction to its forest habitats.
The week in 33 photos – X-rays of "injured" teddy bears hang Monday, April 14, at a hospital in Dresden, Germany. The hospital hosted 1,000 Dresden preschoolers to help ease any fears they might have of doctors and hospitals.
The week in 33 photos – A penitent holds the hood of another before taking part in the Holy Week procession of the San Gonzalo brotherhood Monday, April 14, in Seville, Spain. Holy Week, the week preceding Easter, is celebrated in many Christian traditions.
The week in 33 photos – Burmese teenagers sit at a restaurant near Kandawgyi Lake during Thingyan, the Buddhist water festival leading up the Burmese New Year, on Wednesday, April 16. During the festival, staying dry is a rarity. Water symbolizes the washing away of the previous year's bad luck and sins.
The week in 33 photos – An Afghan shopkeeper shows a burqa to a customer in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday, April 13.
The week in 33 photos – Anori, a young polar bear, plays with his toys in the pool of his enclosure Wednesday, April 16, at the Wuppertal Zoo in Wuppertal, Germany.
The week in 33 photos – People of the Miao ethnic group perform a local wedding ceremony for tourists in China's Guizhou province on Wednesday, April 16.
The week in 33 photos – Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad kisses a well-wisher from behind the window of his car as he leaves Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, on April 11.
The week in 33 photos – A shop assistant in Moscow moves a television screen Thursday, April 17, during the annual question-and-answer session held by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The week in 33 photos – The Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II waits to be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 16. The auto show is open April 18-27 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
The week in 33 photos – A young member of a dance group prepares backstage Monday, April 14, before performing at the World Irish Dance Championships in London.
The week in 33 photos – A picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is sprayed by a protester during an anti-North Korea rally Tuesday, April 15, in Seoul, South Korea.
The week in 33 photos – Cleo, a white Bengal tiger, looks through the glass of her enclosure at the Buenos Aires Zoo on Wednesday, April 16.
The week in 33 photos – A donkey-cart rider in Karachi, Pakistan, competes in a race on Sunday, April 13.
The week in 33 photos – Syrians walk in rubble after clashes in Aleppo, Syria, on Saturday, April 12.
The week in 33 photos – People fly kites in Berck-sur-Mer, France, during the 28th International Kite Meeting on Saturday, April 12. The event takes place through April 21.
The week in 33 photos – Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States, has stickers put on her face by 20-month-old Lily Oppelt on Monday, April 14, during Obama's visit to the Fisher House at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Fisher House Foundation provides housing to military families while a loved one receives treatment at a nearby medical facility.
The week in 33 photos – A painting of a Nicaraguan lake hangs from a damaged wall Friday, April 11, inside a home that was damaged a day earlier by an earthquake in Nagarote, Nicaragua.
The week in 33 photos – A gaucho is unseated by a wild horse Tuesday, April 15, during the annual Criolla Week celebrations in Montevideo, Uruguay.