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The week in 33 photos

Published 6:29 AM ET, Fri April 18, 2014
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Boston University student Sebastian Filgueira-Gomez has tears in his eyes during a moment of silence held Tuesday, April 15, on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Filgueira-Gomez was standing on Boston's Boylston Street, a block from the marathon's finish line. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe/Getty Images
The parents of Abdollah Hosseinzadeh remove a noose from the neck of his convicted killer, a man identified only as Balal. Balal killed Hosseinzadeh during a street fight in 2007, according to the semi-official Iranian news agency ISNA. But just seconds before Balal was to be hanged in public this week, he was forgiven by Hosseinzadeh's mother. courtesy Arash Khamooshi
A member of the South Korean Coast Guard is pulled up from a helicopter while working at the site of a capsized ferry Wednesday, April 16, near Jindo, South Korea. The ferry was carrying hundreds of people, many of them high school students on a field trip, when it started sinking on Wednesday morning. At least 25 people were confirmed dead as of Thursday, April 17, and while nearly 200 passengers had been rescued, nearly 300 remained unaccounted for. The Republic of Korea Coast Guard/Getty Images
Ukrainian soldiers rest near the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday, April 16. Ukraine has seen a sharp rise in tensions since a new pro-European government took charge of the country in February. Moscow branded the new government illegitimate and annexed Ukraine's Crimea region last month, citing threats to Crimea's Russian-speaking majority. And in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists have seized government and police buildings in as many as 10 towns and cities. Ilya Pitalev/Kommersant Photo/Getty Images
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. SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images
Portraits of Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, left, and Vice President Rahul Gandhi are seen at an election rally in Karimnagar, India, on Wednesday, April 16. Rahul Gandhi is one of the leading candidates to replace Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is stepping aside after a decade in charge. Mahesh Kumar A./AP
Frazier Glenn Cross, a 73-year-old Missouri man with a long history of spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric, appears at his arraignment Tuesday, April 15, in New Century, Kansas. Cross has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of three people: a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center in Overland Park, Kansas, and a woman at a nearby assisted-living facility. David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT/Getty
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. Matthias Hiekel/DPA/Landov
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, receives a "hongi," a traditional Maori greeting, from David Ellison during a welcoming ceremony Sunday, April 13, in Dunedin, New Zealand. Catherine and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia with their son, 8-month-old Prince George. Phil Noble/PA Photos/Landov
A wildfire burns in Valparaiso, Chile, on Saturday, April 12. Authorities say the fire in Valparaiso and the suburb of Vina del Mar destroyed hundreds of homes, claimed several lives and forced thousands to evacuate. ALBERTO MIRANDA/AFP/Getty Images
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. Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters/Landov
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. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images
An Afghan shopkeeper shows a burqa to a customer in Herat, Afghanistan, on Sunday, April 13. Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images
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. Frank Augstein/AP
The door through which Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, is used as evidence during his murder trial Monday, April 14, in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius, the first double amputee runner to compete in the Olympics, is accused of intentionally killing Steenkamp in February 2013. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and three weapons charges. Antoine de Ras/Independent Newspapers/Gallo Images/Getty Images
People of the Miao ethnic group perform a local wedding ceremony for tourists in China's Guizhou province on Wednesday, April 16. QIAO QIMING/Xinhua/Landov
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. Vahid Salemi/AP
Injured victims of a bomb attack wait in the back of a pickup truck near a hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday, April 14. Dozens of people were killed and more than 100 were injured after a parked vehicle exploded at the Nyanya Motor Park bus station, Nigerian officials said. AFOLABI SOTUNDE/Reuters/Landov
Robert Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, California, sits in a Los Angeles courtroom during his sentencing Wednesday, April 16. Rizzo was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he and several other former city council members were convicted of turning taxpayer money into a personal "piggy bank." He was also ordered to repay $8.8 million in restitution to the city, prosecutors said. Al Seib/Pool/Getty Images
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. Dmitri Dukhanin/Kommersant/Getty Images
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. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A man poses for friends in front of a giant inflated astronaut Saturday, April 12, at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images
Body remains, conserved with salt, are displayed at the Sejkovaca identification center near the Bosnian town of Sanski Most on Wednesday, April 16. The remains, found in a mass grave last year, are believed to be those of victims of Bosniak and Croat ethnicity who were killed in the summer of 1992, according to the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The mass grave, at Tomasica in Prijedor municipality, is one of the biggest found in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the breakup of the former Yugoslavia two decades ago. Amel Emric/AP
A young member of a dance group prepares backstage Monday, April 14, before performing at the World Irish Dance Championships in London. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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. Lee Jin-man/AP
Cleo, a white Bengal tiger, looks through the glass of her enclosure at the Buenos Aires Zoo on Wednesday, April 16. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
A donkey-cart rider in Karachi, Pakistan, competes in a race on Sunday, April 13. S.Imran Ali/PPI Images/Newscom
Syrians walk in rubble after clashes in Aleppo, Syria, on Saturday, April 12. Mamun Ebu Omer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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. PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
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. JOSHUA ROBERTS/Reuters/Landov
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. Esteban Felix/AP
A gaucho is unseated by a wild horse Tuesday, April 15, during the annual Criolla Week celebrations in Montevideo, Uruguay. ANDRES STAPFF/Reuters/LANDOV
Cattle herders stand among their animals in Terekeka, South Sudan, on Sunday, April 13. The conflict in South Sudan has triggered a serious risk of famine, the United Nations has warned. See last week in 27 photos ALI NGETHI/AFP/Getty Images