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The week in 25 photos

Updated 4:45 AM ET, Fri April 26, 2019
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People grieve at a mass burial near St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, April 24. A wave of suicide bombings hit churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people across the country. Adam Dean/The New York Times/Redux
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin pass by guards during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday, April 25. It was their first-ever meeting, and it comes two months after talks between Kim and US President Donald Trump ended abruptly without an agreement. Yuri Kadobnov/Pool/AP
Workers in Paris cover one of the stained-glass windows of the Notre Dame Cathedral on Sunday, April 21. A catastrophic fire engulfed the 850-year-old cathedral last week, destroying its iconic spire and roof. Related story: Paris after the smoke cleared Francisco Seco/AP
Three new photos of Britain's Prince Louis were released ahead of his first birthday on Tuesday, April 23. The photos were taken by his mother Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and they show him outside the family's country residence in Anmer, England. Duchess of Cambridge/Kensignton Palace/AP
Libyan government forces fire on troops affiliated with renegade general Khalifa Haftar on Saturday, April 20. Eight years after the fall of strongman leader Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is mired in violence and split into rival administrations. Hani Amara/Reuters
Climate change activists lie on the floor of London's Natural History Museum during a mass "die-in" protest on Sunday, April 22. Members of the activist group Extinction Rebellion also blocked the entrance to the London Stock Exchange this week, and they've taken over other locations in London such as Parliament Square, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images
Two gorillas, Ndakazi and Ndeze, mimic human behavior in this selfie taken by Mathieu Shamavu, a worker at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "Those gorilla gals are always acting cheeky so this was the perfect shot of their true personalities!" the park said on Instagram on Monday, April 22. Virunga National Park/Instagram
US President Donald Trump signs a child's coloring book during the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 22. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images
Friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee console one another at her funeral in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Wednesday, April 24. McKee, 29, was fatally shot by the New IRA while reporting on rioting last week in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The prominent freelance journalist had written for publications including The Atlantic and Buzzfeed News. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
Dottie the giraffe and her calf, born on April 16, are seen at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday, April 23. The zoo is inviting the public to help name the calf by submitting suggestions through Facebook. Nati Harnik/AP
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, standing next to her son Huck, calls on a child during a briefing at the White House on Thursday, April 25. Children of journalists and White House staff were invited to attend the briefing and ask her questions. Susan Walsh/AP
Shaymaa Ismaa'eel was in Washington, attending a conference of the Islamic Circle of North America, when she saw a group of protesters holding signs against the Muslim faith and the Prophet Muhammad on Sunday, April 21. She asked her friend to take a picture of her while she flashed a smile squatting in front of them, and the photo went viral. "I really wanted to combat their hatred with kindness honestly," Ismaa'eel told CNN via Instagram. Shaymaa Ismaa'eel
Schoolchildren crouch near their desks during an earthquake drill in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Thursday, April 25. Four years ago, thousands of people were killed when an earthquake rocked Nepal. Narendra Shrestha/EPA
A view inside St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, after a suicide bombing on Sunday, April 21. It was one of several churches targeted across the country. Chamila Karunarathne/AP
Will Beck, who escaped the Columbine High School shootings 20 years ago, joins his family at a memorial for the victims on Friday, April 19. Twelve students and one teacher were killed by a two students at the school on April 20, 1999. The shooting in Littleton, Colorado, is one of the worst mass shootings in US history. David Zalubowski/AP
Tourists ride camels in Dunhuang, China, on Tuesday, April 23. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
Robert Mueller, the special counsel who recently wrapped up his probe into Russian election interference, leaves after attending Easter services in Washington on Sunday, April 21. Andrew Harnik/AP
A Chinese Navy chorus sings at a concert in Qingdao, China, that featured various military bands on Monday, April 22. Mark Schiefelbein/AP
Rapper Kanye West performs at an Easter Sunday service he held at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California, on April 21. Rozette Rago/The New York Times/Redux
Harshani Sriyani weeps over the body of her daughter who was killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 21. Eranga Jayawardena/AP
David Turpin becomes emotional as he reads a statement during a sentencing hearing in Riverside, California, on Friday, April 19. Turpin and his wife, Louise, were each sentenced 25 years to life after they pleaded guilty to holding their children captive and torturing them for years at their California home. Will Lester/The Orange County Register/AP
Scientists perform a necropsy on a beached gray whale in Tiburon, California, on Tuesday, April 23. In the past month, seven whales have washed up on the shores of San Francisco Bay and along the coast. It was determined that four died from malnutrition and three were struck by ships. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A boy rests after having his head shaved during a Buddhist ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, April 22. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA
A white tiger licks one of her three cubs at a zoo in Monterrey, Mexico, on Wednesday, April 24. The cubs were born three weeks ago. Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images
Sudanese protesters gather outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on Monday, April 22. President Omar al-Bashir was recently forced from power in a military coup. His removal comes amid an uprising that has seen thousands take to the streets across the country. See last week in 20 photos Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images