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The week in 47 photos

Updated 2:10 PM ET, Fri April 24, 2015
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A housing development meets the edge of undeveloped desert in Cathedral City, California, on Friday, April 3. California Gov. Jerry Brown has imposed mandatory water restrictions on residents, businesses and farms in the drought-ravaged state, ordering cities and towns to reduce their usage by 25%. Damon Winter/The New York Times/Redux
A bystander's video shows Michael Slager, a police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, fatally shooting an unarmed man, Walter Scott, as Scott runs away on Saturday, April 4. Slager was charged with murder and fired from his job after the video was released. The FBI is investigating the incident, which has sparked national outrage. Courtesy Scott Family
Girls in Aleppo, Syria, hold hands after surviving what activists said was a missile attack carried out Tuesday, April 7, by the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011. Reuters/Landov
A donkey savors warm weather at a zoo in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, April 8. Czarek Sokolowski/AP
Christians pray during an Easter service in Garissa, Kenya, on Sunday, April 5. Three days earlier, at least 147 people were killed when gunmen stormed a Garissa college during morning prayers. The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the assault. GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters/Landov
A woman sunbathes on the bank of the Yenisei River, outside the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, on Monday, April 6. The temperature in the area was about 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit). ILYA NAYMUSHIN/Reuters/Landov
A rescue worker searches through wreckage after a tornado came through Fairdale, Illinois, on Thursday, April 9. As many as 14 tornadoes were reported in the rural Midwest. Jon Durr/Getty Images
A hand is seen Monday, April 6, as forensic teams recover dead bodies from a mass grave in Tikrit, Iraq. Tikrit was recently retaken by Iraqi forces and Shiite militiamen. It had been under control of the ISIS militant group since June. Reuters/Landov
A woman in Donetsk, Ukraine, removes debris from the roof of a house that was damaged by shelling on Monday, April 6. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in the country has left thousands dead since April 2014. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama takes part in a roundtable discussion on clean energy Friday, April 3, at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The man on the far right, Lance Futch, works for a solar company called Vivint. He told the New York Post he had no idea he was meeting with the President that day and that it would be an informal meeting with a federal official. "So when President Obama walked in the room, I'm looking down at my white polo going, 'Well, if I would have known this, I would have worn my military blues or at least a suit and tie,' " said Futch, who is also a member of the Air National Guard. "I admit I was feeling a little underdressed at the moment." MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Animal art is seen in a replica of the prehistoric Chauvet Cave in Vallon-Pont-D'arc, France. It's the biggest replica cave in the world, and it opens to the public later this month. GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO/EPA/Landov
In this undated photo issued by the Boultbee Flight Academy on Sunday, April 5, Britain's Prince Harry flies in the back of a Spitfire fighter plane. The flight was to promote his Spitfire scholarship, which offers training for wounded service members. John M Dibbs/Boultbee Flight Academy/Getty Images
Members of a music band rest before a procession in Constancia, Portugal, on Monday, April 6. RAFAEL MARCHANTE/Reuters/Landov
Camille Lerner puts the finishing touches on a window painting at Sugar Heaven, a candy store in Boston, on Wednesday, April 8. She painted the window after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was found guilty on 30 counts. The candy store is across from the finish line where the bombings happened in April 2013. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images
A goat bleats as it is paraded with other goats during an annual goat-racing event in Tobago on Sunday, April 6. ANDREA DE SILVA/Reuters/Landov
A military police officer fires pepper spray in a demonstrator's face during a clash in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday, April 7. Thousands of workers staged rallies across Brazil to protest a proposed law that would allow companies to outsource their labor force. Eraldo Peres/AP
A penitent puts on his glove as he awaits the start of a Good Friday procession in Valencia, Spain, on April 3. KAI FOERSTERLING/EPA/Landov
Parliament member Douglas Carswell puts one of his campaign signs in a supporter's yard Wednesday, April 8, in Clacton-on-Sea, England. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
A worker in Moscow walks behind a transparent fence bearing an image of Red Square at a construction site outside the Kremlin on Tuesday, April 7. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images
Kurdish Peshmerga forces help members of the Yazidi minority group as they arrive at a medical center in Altun Kupri, Iraq, on Wednesday, April 8. ISIS militants recently released more than 200 Yazidis, most of them women and children, officials said. Many Yazidis were killed, captured and displaced when ISIS overtook their towns in northern Iraq last summer. SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images
Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent decades on death row maintaining his innocence, is embraced by a supporter upon his release from prison Friday, April 3, in Birmingham, Alabama. Hinton was convicted of murder in the 1985 deaths of two fast-food restaurant managers, John Davidson and Thomas Wayne Vason. But a new trial was ordered in 2014, 12 years after firearms experts testified that the revolver Hinton was said to have used could not be matched to evidence in either case. The state then declined to re-prosecute. Bob Miller/The New York Times/Redux
Naturists relax Saturday, Aprll 4, at Mpenjati beach in South Africa. RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images
An apprentice puts on his welding glasses at a training facility in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday, April 8. KAY NIETFELD/DPA/Landov
A Godzilla head is seen through a window of a hotel room in Tokyo on Thursday, April 9. The Godzilla is a main feature of the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, which opens this month. TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images
Aileen Tatualia hugs her only child, 5-year-old Prinz Leenbert, shortly upon her arrival in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday, April 9. Tatualia was part of the first batch of Filipino workers to be repatriated from Yemen following the recent Saudi-led airstrikes there. She hadn't seen her son since he was 10 months old. Bullit Marquez/AP
A baby elephant named Mamba tries to stand on its rear legs at a game park in Selous, Zimbabwe, on Tuesday, April 7. Zimbabwe, home to 80,000-100,000 elephants, is considered one of the world's prime elephant sanctuaries. Xinhua/Landov
Confederate troops fire on Union troops Thursday, April 9, during a Civil War re-enactment in Appomattox, Virginia. The Battle of Appomattox Courthouse was the final battle of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee before he surrendered to Union troops 150 years ago. Steve Helber/AP
People in Le Vernet, France, stand near a memorial site for the victims of Germanwings Flight 9525 on Monday, April 6. Flight 9525 was carrying 150 people when it crashed in the French Alps in March. JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images
People in London's Trafalgar Square take part in a giant pillow fight on Saturday, April 4. It was International Pillow Fight Day, and similar events were held in other cities around the world. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
A man in Idlib, Syria, runs with an injured child after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday, April 5. AMMAR ABDALLAH/Reuters/Landov
A man takes part in Russia's beard and mustache championship Saturday, April 4, in Moscow. ALEXANDER UTKIN/AFP/Getty Images
Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy unfurl an American flag in the outfield of Yankee Stadium prior to the New York Yankees' season-opening game on Monday, April 6. Ruth Fremson/The New York Times/Redux
Shagit Gubashev, one of the five suspects accused in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, sits in a cage in a Moscow courtroom on Monday, April 6. Nemtsov, one of President Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics, was shot in the back on a Moscow bridge as he walked with his girlfriend near the Kremlin in late February. MAXIM SHIPENKOV/EPA/Landov
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the Easter Egg Roll event that took place Monday, April 6, on the South Lawn of the White House. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Riot police in Kathmandu, Nepal, detain a protester Tuesday, April 7, during a nationwide strike demanding that the country's first constitution be drafted with the consensus of all political parties. At the heart of the dispute is disagreement over creating new provinces based on ethnicity. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/Reuters/Landov
The feet of a penitent is nailed to a wooden cross during Good Friday rituals in Cutud, Philippines, on April 3. Several Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses to remember Jesus Christ's suffering and death. Aaron Favila/AP
Cleaners wash the facade of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore on Wednesday, April 8. EDGAR SU/Reuters/Landov
A man in Garissa, Kenya, looks through a morgue window Saturday, April 4, to view the bodies of those accused of attacking a Garissa college and killing at least 147 people. Authorities later paraded the bodies through a crowd on the bed of a pickup truck. GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters/Landov
Firefighters battle flames after an explosion at a chemical plant in Zhangzhou, China, on Tuesday, April 7. Six people were injured. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering during a town hall meeting Tuesday, April 7, in Matawan, New Jersey. Christie is touring New Jersey as he conducts weekly town hall meetings through June. Mel Evans/AP
A red moon is seen in Luoping County, China, during a total lunar eclipse on Saturday, April 4. Mao Hong/Xinhua/Landov
A worker cleans graves at a public cemetery in Shanghai, China, during the annual "Qingming" festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, on Monday, April 6. During "Qingming," Chinese traditionally tend to the graves of their departed loved ones. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker gets a buzz cut during a fundraising drive in Quincy, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, April 7. Baker joined more than 500 employees at Granite Telecommunications who shaved their heads to raise more than $3.5 million for cancer research. Elise Amendola/AP
The James R. Barker Lake Freighter is trapped on Lake Superior in this aerial photo taken Tuesday, April 7, near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The ice cover in the Great Lakes is backing up shipments of everything from Canadian grain to U.S. iron and steel. KENNETH ARMSTRONG/Reuters/Landov
Sjaak Rijke, a former Dutch hostage freed from an al Qaeda-linked group in Mali, arrives at the airport in Bamako, Mali, on Tuesday, April 7. The release of Rijke, a 54-year-old train conductor, comes more than three years after he was taken captive while on holiday with his wife in November 2011. ADAMA DIARRA/Reuters/Landov
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul announces his candidacy for president during an event in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, April 7. AARON P. BERNSTEIN/Reuters/Landov
A person holds a candle in North Charleston, South Carolina, during a vigil Wednesday, April 8, for Walter Scott, the unarmed man who was fatally shot by a North Charleston police officer. See last week in 35 photos David Goldman/AP