This week in 38 photos

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US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28. But because of Covid-19 restrictions, only a limited number of lawmakers were in the House chamber. Biden's speech focused on the administration's accomplishments thus far and unveiled key components of his next legislative push. In pictures: Biden's first 100 days Melina Mara/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
Funeral pyres burn in New Delhi as people wait to cremate Covid-19 victims on Friday, April 23. A second wave of Covid-19 is devastating India, killing thousands of people each day and setting world records for daily infections. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
From left, producer Peter Spears, actress Frances McDormand, director Chloé Zhao, producer Mollye Asher and producer Dan Janvey pose with Academy Awards after their film "Nomadland" won best picture on Sunday, April 25. McDormand also won best actress for the third time in her career, and Zhao became the first woman of color and the first woman of Asian descent to win best director. In pictures: The 2021 Academy Awards Chris Pizzello/Pool/Getty Images
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in this long-exposure photo taken Friday, April 23, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft took four astronauts to the International Space Station. Chris O'Meara/AP
Vice President Kamala Harris, left, greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with an elbow bump before President Joe Biden's address to Congress on Wednesday, April 28. It's the first time in history that two women were seated behind the President for a joint address. Jim Watson/Pool/Getty Images
People protest the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. as they march in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on Tuesday, April 27. Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies when they attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant, the sheriff's office said. Protesters and family members have called for the release of body camera footage to determine what led to the shooting. Travis Long/The News & Observer/AP
Members of the US Supreme Court pose for a group photo in Washington, DC, on Friday, April 23. Seated from left are Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Standing behind them, from left, are Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and newest Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Erin Schaff/Pool/The New York Times/AP
People sit in an observation area after receiving Covid-19 vaccines Friday, April 23, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Appointments are no longer necessary at any of the vaccination sites run by the city. Richard Drew/AP
Tournament officials at the Zurich Classic use golf carts to coax an alligator off the 17th fairway and back into the water during the third round of play Saturday, April 24, in Avondale, Louisiana. Gerald Herbert/AP
Palestinians parade a burning tire and shout slogans during a rally in Gaza City on Saturday, April 24. It was a day after Palestinians from east Jerusalem clashed with Israeli police around the Damascus gate entrance to the Old City. The violence marked a high point in a new phase of heightened tensions in the city that began around the start of Ramadan. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives a Covid-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Ottawa on Friday, April 23. Blair Gable/Reuters
This photo of the Martian surface was captured by the Ingenuity helicopter during its second flight on the Red Planet on Thursday, April 22. Mars has one-third of the gravity we experience on Earth, and the atmosphere is 1% of the density of Earth's at its surface. This makes controlled flight much more difficult there. JPL-Caltech/NASA
Actress and director Regina King opened the Academy Awards broadcast from Los Angeles' Union Station on Sunday, April 25. Because of coronavirus protocols, the scaled-down show looked much different than we are used to seeing. ABC/Getty Images
Israeli soccer referee Sapir Berman announces that she is transgender during a news conference in Ramat Gan, Israel, on Tuesday, April 27. Sebastian Scheiner/AP
People in Najaf, Iraq, pray next to the coffins of people who were among those killed in a huge hospital fire in the capital city of Baghdad on Saturday, April 24. At least 82 people died in the fire, which was believed to have started after oxygen tanks exploded, according to two health officials at the Ibn al-Khatib Hospital. Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters
Atlanta's Ronald Acuña Jr. slides safely into home during a game against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, April 28. The Braves rolled to a 10-0 victory. Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images
A British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp is displayed at the Sotheby's auction house in London on Wednesday, April 28. The stamp, created in 1856 and the sole survivor of its kind, is estimated to fetch up to $15 million when it goes on sale in June. Matt Dunham/AP
First lady Jill Biden, next to second gentleman Doug Emhoff, gestures to her husband, US President Joe Biden, at the beginning of his speech to Congress on Wednesday, April 28. Doug Mills/The New York Times/Getty Images
Hundreds of people named Josh, from all around the United States, use pool noodles as they playfully fight over their shared name Saturday, April 24, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The challenge was first issued on social media last year. KLKN/Josh Swain
A man in Slavutych, Ukraine, lights a candle Monday, April 26, at a memorial dedicated to firefighters and workers who died after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It was the 35th anniversary of the disaster. Gleb Garanich/Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is seen on a video screen as she conducts a virtual audience Tuesday, April 27, with Sara Affoue Amani, the ambassador of Ivory Coast. Yui Mok/Pool/Getty Images
US President Joe Biden picks up a dandelion for his wife, Jill, as they walk to Marine One at the White House on Thursday, April 29. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
New York City police officers set up barricades Wednesday, April 28, to contain members of the media outside the building where Rudy Giuliani lives. Federal agents executed search warrants at Giuliani's apartment and office, his attorney said, advancing a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors that has been underway for more than two years. Giuliani, who served as former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, has been the focus of an investigation concerning his activities in Ukraine, including whether he conducted illegal lobbying for Ukrainian officials while he pursued an investigation linked to Trump's primary political rival, President Joe Biden, CNN has reported. Giuliani hasn't been charged, and he has denied wrongdoing. Mary Altaffer/AP
Chyna Whitaker holds her son Daunte Wright Jr. as she takes part in a Minneapolis news conference with her family and attorney Thomas Bowers on Friday, April 23. Wright's 20-year-old father was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on April 11. Octavio Jones/Reuters
People throw flowers and petals off a boat near Labuhan Lalang, Indonesia, during a prayer Monday, April 26, for the 53 crew members who were aboard a sunken Navy submarine. The wreckage was found on the sea floor and all crew members were confirmed dead. Antara Foto/Fikri Yusuf/Reuters
Anti-coup protesters demonstrate in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday, April 27. Myanmar's military seized power in a coup on February 1. STR/AFP/Getty Images
Nominees attend an Oscars screening in Paris on Sunday, April 25. Many award nominees were in Los Angeles, but some appeared remotely because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Lewis Joly/AP
Municipal workers paint over graffiti of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Wednesday, April 28. The words read "Hero of our time." The next day, a judge in Moscow upheld a defamation conviction against Navalny, who has been jailed since February. Valentin Egorshin/AP
Tiger Woods poses with his dog in this photo he posted to Instagram on Friday, April 23. It is the first photo he's posted of himself since suffering serious leg injuries in a car accident in February. "My course is coming along faster than I am," Woods wrote. "But it's nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man's best friend." From Tiger Woods/Instagram
A Marine recruit trains in California's Camp Pendleton on Wednesday, April 21. This was the first year that the Marine Corps had trained women at Camp Pendleton. Before this, they only trained in Parris Island, South Carolina. Mike Blake/Reuters
A worker sorts oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients at a hospital facility in Ajmer, India, on Friday, April 23. Some medical facilities in India have started to run out of oxygen, ventilators and intensive-care beds. Shaukat Ahmed/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images
US Sen. Tim Scott walks through the Capitol before delivering the GOP rebuttal to President Joe Biden's speech on Wednesday, April 28. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Men stand along the Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr bridge as the sun rises in Basra, Iraq, on Friday, April 23. Hussein Faleh/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the Colombian Nation Army demonstrates how to detect landmines inside the village of El Congal on Monday, April 26. Families were able to return to the village after the area was declared to be 99% free of anti-personnel mines. Juancho Torres/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
US President Joe Biden fist-bumps US Rep. Maxine Waters after his speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28. Melina Mara/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
Matt Acton, a goalkeeper with the Melbourne Victory, is beaten by a shot from Nicolai Muller of the Western Sydney Wanderers during an A-League soccer match in Melbourne on Friday, April 23. Melbourne won the match 5-4. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Astronauts greet one another on the International Space Station after a SpaceX capsule successfully docked Saturday, April 24. The spacecraft brought four new astronauts to the ISS. NASA TV
April's full moon, known as a "pink" supermoon, rises behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Tuesday, April 27. See last week in 40 photos Christian Hartmann/Reuters