The week in 26 photos

Published 5:00 AM ET, Fri April 6, 2018
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Border Patrol agents apprehend people who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas, on Tuesday, April 3. Following days of calling for more border security, US President Donald Trump signed a memorandum this week to deploy the National Guard to the southwest border. Key details like the numbers of troops, how long they will be deployed, how much it will cost and where they will go are still being finalized. See more photos from the front lines of the border crisis Loren Elliott/REUTERS/Newscom
Protesters hold signs during a rally inside the Oklahoma State Capitol building on Tuesday, April 3. Hundreds of teachers have been filling the Capitol this week, demanding an additional $150 million in school funding and increased raises for themselves and support staff. Scott Heins/Bloomberg/Getty Images
A woman in Memphis, Tennessee, holds a poster of Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, April 4. It was the 50th anniversary of King's assassination. See defining photos of the civil rights icon BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Karamel the squirrel, who lost his front paws in a wild animal trap, wears prosthetic wheels for the first time on Friday, March 30. Karamel received the wheels from orthopedists at Istanbul Aydin University. Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Victoria Ewers cries as her older sister Elle races to the finish line during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 2. DOUG MILLS/The New York Times/Redux
Alex van der Zwaan, second from left, leaves a federal district court in Washington after being sentenced to 30 days in prison on Tuesday, April 3. Van der Zwaan is a Dutch lawyer tied to Rick Gates, who was a deputy campaign chairman for Donald Trump. Van der Zwaan admitted to lying to investigators and failing to turn over emails to Robert Mueller's team in February. He is the first person to be sentenced in the Mueller investigation, which is examining Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In addition to prison time, van der Zwaan must also pay a $20,000 fine. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
A wildlife ranger covers a rhino's eye just after it was tranquilized at Kenya's Meru National Park on Thursday, April 5. Rangers were notching the rhino's ear for identification purposes. Related story: Saying goodbye to the last male northern white rhino YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
Schoolchildren pause under a portrait of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her house in Soweto, South Africa, on Tuesday, April 3. Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist and former wife of Nelson Mandela, died Monday at the age of 81. The outspoken campaigner was known as the "Mother of the Nation" because of her struggle against white minority rule in South Africa. She was a member of the country's parliament at the time of her death. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
Heavy snow blankets trees in Blythe Township, Pennsylvania, on Monday, April 2. Nearly two weeks after spring began, residents in the Northeast had to trudge through another snowstorm. David McKeown/Republican-Herald/AP
Burlingame Police Chief Eric Wollman hands a dog to a man outside YouTube headquarters, where a shooting took place in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, April 2. Nasim Najafi Aghdam shot and wounded three people before killing herself, police said. They said Aghdam was upset with YouTube's practices and policies. Jeff Chiu/AP
The remains of a construction worker killed in Iraq is pictured before his cremation in the Indian village of Chuhar Wali on Tuesday, April 3. The bodies of 38 Indian construction workers returned home on Monday, four years after their disappearance in Iraq. They had been kidnapped and murdered by the ISIS militant group. SHAMMI MEHRA/AFP/Getty Images
People gather outside the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Building, which had a list of demands posted on it during a sit-in at Howard University in Washington on Friday, March 30. For more than a week, students have been protesting misappropriated financial-aid funds. Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post/Getty Images
Mexican soldiers stand guard during firefighting efforts in San Sebastianito, Mexico, on Tuesday, April 3. The fire was believed to have started because a pipeline was illegally tapped. Fuel theft is becoming more common in Mexico as drug cartels and gangs diversify their illegal activities. Thousands of illegal taps have been discovered in pipelines in recent years. ULISES RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images
From left, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin lock hands for a photo in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday, April 4. The leaders ended a summit Wednesday with a commitment to achieving a "lasting ceasefire" in Syria, even as the future role of US forces in the country remains in doubt. Syria's civil war, in pictures Tolga Bozoglu/Pool/AP
A rocket carries supplies to the International Space Station after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday, April 2. Craig Bailey/FLORIDA TODAY/USA TODAY Network/Sipa USA
The Zelaya siblings -- from left, Daniela, Anderson and Nayeli -- huddle together on a soccer field in Matias Romero, Mexico, on Wednesday, April 4. They were traveling with other Central American migrants in the Stations of the Cross caravan. Their father, Elmer, said the family is awaiting temporary transit visas that would allow them to continue to the US border, where they hope to request asylum and join relatives in New York. Felix Marquez/AP
Comedian Bill Cosby walks back to a courtroom after a break in his trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, April 4. Cosby faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing. His previous trial on those charges ended in a mistrial when jurors could not come to a unanimous verdict on any of the counts. Corey Perrine/Pool/AP
Kashmiri civilians clash with Indian paramilitary soldiers during a protest in Srinagar, India, on Sunday, April 1. They were protesting the military's recent raids against militant groups in Indian-administered Kashmir. Dar Yasin/AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, waves to people in Pyongyang, North Korea, as he attends a rare concert featuring South Korean singers and performers on Sunday, April 1. The concert, which included the popular girl band Red Velvet, marked the first time in over a decade that South Korean musicians have traveled to North Korea. -/AFP/Getty Images
A girl sitting on her father's shoulders tries to control her kite as she takes part in the annual Blossom Kite Festival in Washington on Saturday, March 31. EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images
A cutout of Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle, stands in the window of a gift shop in Windsor, England, on Sunday, April 1. The couple will be married on May 19. See photos of the royal romance TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images
Passengers assist a woman who fell off a platform as she was trying to cross railroad tracks in Paris on Tuesday, April 3. Rail workers across France have gone on strike this week, severely disrupting train services. Francois Mori/AP
Jamilia Land, the aunt of Stephon Clark, raises her fist at a rally Wednesday, April 4, as she calls for the indictment of police officers involved in her nephew's fatal shooting in Sacramento, California. Officers had pursued Clark over a call about a man breaking car windows, and he was shot in his grandmother's yard after a brief encounter lasting less than a minute, police said. The officers said they thought he had a gun, but only his cell phone was found on the scene. Rich Pedroncelli/AP
Pope Francis waves to faithful at the Vatican after delivering his Urbi et Orbi message on Sunday, April 1. Gregorio Borgia/AP
A cat is held during a cat pageant in Wuhu, China, on Saturday, March 31. Sipa USA
US President Donald Trump attends Easter Sunday services in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 1. See last week in 21 photos TOM BRENNER/The New York Times/Redux