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The week in 24 photos

Published 7:14 AM ET, Fri April 12, 2019
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures to the media after arriving at a court in London on Thursday, April 11. Earlier in the day, police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy to detain Assange, who had been holed up at the embassy for the last seven years. Assange, who had his asylum revoked by Ecuador, was charged with "failing to surrender to the court" over a warrant issued in 2012. US authorities now want him extradited. Assange has been a key figure in major leaks of classified government documents, cables and videos. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Jack Taylor/Getty Images
This is the first-ever picture of a black hole, according to an announcement made Wednesday, April 11, by researchers at the National Science Foundation. It's the first direct visual evidence that black holes exist, the researchers said. The black hole is in the center of M87, a massive galaxy near the Virgo galaxy cluster 55 million light-years from Earth. It has a mass that is 6.5 billion times that of our sun. National Science Foundation/Getty Images
Demonstrators stand on a military vehicle in Khartoum, Sudan, cheering and flashing the sign of victory on Thursday, April 11. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been arrested and forced from power in a military coup. His removal comes amid a popular uprising that has seen thousands take to the streets across the country. -/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the media are reflected in the eye of US President Donald Trump as he answers questions outside the White House on Wednesday, April 10. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Two men hug as a hearse carrying the casket of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle passes through a crowd in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 11. Hours after the rapper's memorial service at Staples Center, people lined the streets and climbed poles to watch the procession pass by. Jae C. Hong/AP
Xavier Castillo cleans windows on the Profinium building in Mankato, Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 10. A powerful "bomb cyclone" is whipping the central United States for the second time in four weeks, dropping snow that is making travel miserable from Colorado to Minnesota. Pat Christman/AP
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embraces his wife, Sara, during an election-night event in Tel Aviv. Netanyahu was on course to secure a record fifth term after his main election rival conceded defeat on Wednesday, April 10. THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images
A person holds a candle during a vigil at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda, on Sunday, April 7. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which left an estimated 800,000 people dead. Related photo story: Rwandan rape survivors and their children YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
Will Hyde, wearing a Chewbacca costume, carries a surfboard across a beach in Scarborough, England, on Saturday, April 6. The town was hosting a sci-fi event over the weekend. Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
Kirstjen Nielsen, the outgoing secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, gathers her papers after speaking at an event in Washington on Wednesday, April 10. Nielsen, who has become a face of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration push, is leaving the administration, Trump announced on Twitter earlier in the week. Nielsen did not resign willingly, a person close to her told CNN, but she was under pressure to do so. Alex Brandon/AP
This aerial photo shows a border fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, left, from San Diego on Friday, April 5. Related photo story: This is what the US-Mexico border looks like Mario Tama/Getty Images
Katie Bouman, who developed a crucial algorithm to help create the first-ever image of a black hole, posted this photo of herself to Facebook on Wednesday, April 10. "Watching in disbelief as the first image I ever made of a black hole was in the process of being reconstructed," she wrote. When Bouman created the algorithm three years ago, she was a graduate student in computer science and artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Katie Bouman
Indonesian soldiers practice riot control at a military base in Banda Aceh on Tuesday, April 9. CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images
James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, broke the "Jeopardy!" record for most winnings in a single day. He made $110,914 on the episode that aired Tuesday, April 9. AP
US Attorney General William Barr testifies before a congressional committee on Wednesday, April 10. The hearing was scheduled to be about the Justice Department's budget, but Barr also answered questions about other topics, including special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation. Barr said the Mueller report would be ready for release "within a week." MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
WWE superstar Braun Strowman tosses "Saturday Night Live" cast member Colin Jost out of the ring during a WrestleMania match in New York on Sunday, April 7. Brian Ach/Getty Images for WWE
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, greets British Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin on Tuesday, April 9. May met with Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the possibility of another Brexit extension. Omer Messinger/Getty Images
In preparation for the upcoming celebration of Buddha's birthday, a worker adjusts lanterns at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, April 8. Ahn Young-joon/AP
A woman struggles to hold her daughter as she waits to collect her voter slip in Majuli, India, on Thursday, April 11. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS
Massive sculptures of past US Presidents are stored on Howard Hankins' property in Croaker, Virginia, on Tuesday, April 9. The busts used to be part of Presidents Park, a tourist attraction that closed in 2010. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
A man in Tel Aviv, Israel, reacts after Israel's Beresheet spacecraft failed to land safely on the moon on Thursday, April 11. Beresheet, the first privately funded mission to the moon, crashed moments before it was supposed to land. Amir Levy/Getty Images
Members of the Greater Union Baptist Church stand in front of their church's ruins in Opelousas, Louisiana, on Wednesday, April 10. It was one of three historically black churches that police say were intentionally torched over a 10-day span. Holden Matthews, 21, is charged with three counts of simple arson on a religious building, State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning said. Edmund D. Fountain for CNN
Bailey Kowalski hugs a friend after a news conference in East Lansing, Michigan, on Thursday, April 11. The 22-year-old student is speaking publicly a year after suing Michigan State University and three former basketball players who she says raped her at what was supposed to be a party in 2015. MSU wouldn't comment on the specifics of the complaint, but it filed a motion to dismiss it. The athletes are not identified in the lawsuit. Paul Sancya/AP
Lightning strikes the Liberation Tower in Kuwait City on Friday, April 5. See last week in 29 photos YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images