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Lightning brightens the night sky over Washington, DC, during a rainstorm on April 20, 2015. (Photo credit Mladen Antonov, AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi soldiers stand alert at the border with Yemen in Najran, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
Aboubakar Soumahoro, from the Ivory Coast, spokeman of the association 'Sans-Papiers' in Italy, cries during a demonstration of asylum seekers in front of the Italian parliament in Rome, on April 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
RAMSGATE, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: UKIP leader Nigel Farage speaks during a public meeting on April 18, 2015 in Ramsgate, England. Mr Farage is holding several public meetings across the county today. Britain goes to the polls in a General Election on May 7. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
People take part in the Color Run near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France, Sunday, April 19, 2015. The Color Run is a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) running event where participants are covered in bright colored powder at each check station and is less about speed and more about enjoying a day with friends and family. (AP Photo/Binta)
Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions shout slogans while raising banners reading "Let's end Park Geun-hye and Let's go on general strike" during a rally against the government policy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 24, 2015. Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in cities across South Korea denouncing the labor policies of the increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
An Egyptian youth carries a lit flare as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gather in the El-Mataria neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, to protest the 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohammed Morsi and verdicts against other prominent figures of the Brotherhood Friday, April 24, 2015. Morsi was convicted of using force against protesters and sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday, the first verdict against him since he was removed by the military nearly two years ago. (AP Photo/Belal Darder)
The Calbuco volcano erupts near Puerto Varas, Chile, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the 1,500 inhabitants of the nearby town of Ensenada, along with residents of two smaller communities.(AP Photo/Diego Main/Aton Chile) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN CHILE
Riot police spray South Korean protestors with a water cannon in front of the Gwanghwamun (top), the main gate to the Gyeongbok Palace, during a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster in Seoul on April 18, 2015. Hundreds of protestors clashed with police in Seoul on April 18 after families of the victims of South Korea's ferry disaster were prevented from marching to the president's residence. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: A man looks out at the Statue of Liberty in the rain and fog from the Staten Island Ferry on April 20, 2015 in New York City. Much of the East Coast experienced heavy rains and high winds following a beautiful spring weekend. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A member of the Baltimore Police Department stands guard outside of the department's Western District police station as men hold their hands up in protest during a march for Freddie Gray, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In this Saturday, April 4, 2015 photo, Vietnamese-American Jillian Nguyen, 3, stands with others during their baptism into the Catholic faith, at Saint Helena Catholic Church in Philadelphia. When Pope Francis visits Philadelphia in September, after stops in Washington and New York, the crowd that gathers to hear the papal Mass will look different from the one that greeted Pope John Paul II in 1979. The Catholic population has been buoyed by new immigrants, including from Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - APRIL 18 : A Nepalese man washes his head before performing ruitals at Matatritha during the Matatritha Aunsi or Mothers Day in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 18, 2015. Nepalese whose mothers have passed away, take a holy dip to honour their soul at the sacred Matatritha shrine, give offerings to priests to commemorate the departed and others observe Mothers Day by presenting sweets and gifts to their mothers. (Photo by Sunil Pradhan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A young boy reaches up for a cherry blossom while a smaller tree is lit up by a a street lamp at Branch Brook Park, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Smoke rises after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site where many believe the largest weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing at least 19 in a city in the country's west, officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
A man walks past the rubble of a building following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo on April 18, 2015. Aleppo has been devastated by fighting since rebel fighters seized its eastern half in 2012, setting up a front line that carves through its historic heart. AFP PHOTO / ZEIN AL-RIFAI (Photo credit should read ZEIN AL-RIFAI/AFP/Getty Images)
A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, Monday, April 20, 2015. Greek authorities said that at least three people have died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. (Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi via AP) GREECE OUT
People lay flowers at a memorial to Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks, as they mark the centenary of the mass killings, in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, April 24, 2015. Armenians on Friday marked the centenary of what historians estimate to be the slaughter of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event widely viewed by scholars as genocide. Turkey, however, denies the deaths constituted genocide and says the death toll has been inflated. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
One World Trade Center stands in Lower Manhattan, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in New York. The visitors center at the top of the 104-floor skyscraper, One World Observatory, is scheduled to open to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A girl walks amongst bags and mattresses as Eastern European migrants wait to temporarily settle in a locale in Decines after staying in buildings belonging to the army and the diocese of Lyon, on April 21, 2015. With the help of the association Coordination Urgence Migrants (Coordination Emergency Migrants), around 145 people, mostly Albanians, started to set up in the 350m2 industrial building rented by the diocese of Lyon. AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescuers help children to disembark in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday, April 20, 2015. About 100 migrants, including 28 children, were rescued on Sunday by a merchant vessel in the Sicilian Strait while they were trying to cross. Another smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
A Syrian refugee woman begs with her children on the street in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul on April 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Zulu hostel dwellers wait in a hallway during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg on April 21, 2015.South African soldiers deployed overnight to tackle gangs hunting down and killing foreigners after at least seven people died in a wave of anti-immigrant violence. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
School children from Belgium sit on a tank on display as they listen to an Israeli soldier speaks about Israel's wars, near the wall of names of fallen soldiers, at the Armored Corps memorial, before a ceremony marking the annual Memorial Day for soldiers and civilians killed in more than a century of conflict between Jews and Arabs, in Latrun near Jerusalem, Israel, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Israel came to a standstill on Wednesday as sirens wailed across the country on its annual Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Local people console a shocked mother whose child was found under the debris of a residential building, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. One man and a child were killed and at least nine others were injured when a three-storey residential building collapsed following an explosion in a cooking gas cylinder, according to local news agency Press Trust of India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Egyptian dancers in traditional costumes perform Sufi dance known as "whirling dervish." in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Whirling dervishes of al-Tannura entertain visitors with their colorful and artistic spinning dance. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
In this photo made available Thursday, April 23, 2015, migrants crowd and inflatable dinghy as rescue vassel "Denaro " (not in picture) of the Italian Coast Guard approaches them, off the Libyan coast, in the Mediterranean Sea, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. European Union leaders gathering for an extraordinary summit are facing calls from all sides to take emergency action to save lives in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of migrants are missing and feared drowned in recent days. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP Photo)
In this April 18, 2015 photo, a monkey holds onto the finger of an Animal Defenders International worker, as pet carriers housing rescued animals are unloaded from a military aircraft at the airport in Iquitos, Peru. More than three dozen mammals rescued from Peruvian circuses and animal traffickers were taken by boat to their new home in a jungle sanctuary, after they were airlifted from Lima to Iquitos. The animals are accustomed to human contact and feeding, and could not be released into the wild. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Italian police officers identify a migrant suspected to be a smuggler after disembarking off the Italian Guardia Costiera vessel Fiorillo at the Sicilian harbour of Catania on April 24, 2015. EU leaders gathered in Brussels on April 23 considered launching a military operation against human traffickers in Libya, in a bold effort to halt the deadly flow of refugees trying to reach Europe by sea. (Photo credit Alberto Pizzoli, AFP/Getty Images)
A man sweeps volcanic ash deposited from the eruption of the Calbuco Volcano, from the roof of a house in Puerto Varas, Chile, Thursday, April 23, 2015. Due to the eruption the Chilean government has declared a state of emergency in the region surrounding the volcano, including the cities of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, and handed over civil authority to the armed forces. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
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The news this week was dominated by huge stories, from the devastating migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean, to the scarily beautiful Calbuco volcano eruption in Chile. In the northeast United States, citizens dealt with extremes in weather, as well as extremes in emotions, especially in Baltimore where protesters mourned the loss of Freddie Gray.

Click through the slideshow above to see our selection of the best photos from these stories and more, and be sure to check back next week for the best photography and stories from the next seven days.

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Christian Orthodox worshipers hold up candles lit from the 'Holy Fire' as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalems Old City, on April 11, 2015 during the Orthodox Easter ceremony of the 'Holy Fire'. The ceremony celebrated in the same way for 11 centuries, is marked by the appearance of 'sacred fire' in the two cavities on either side of the Holy Sepulchre. (Photo credit Ahmad Gharabli, AFP/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - APRIL 15: Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) stops to take a selfie after meeting with members of the Iowa State legislature at the Iowa State Capital on April 15, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Hillary Clinton continues to campaign throughout Iowa as she makes her second bid for President of the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A relative (R) of the victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster is in a nose-to-nose stand-off with a policeman (L) during an anti-government protest near the presidential residence in Seoul on April 17, 2015. Dozens of people continued their protests overnight after thousands of mourners rallied to mark the first anniversary of the disaster that claimed 304 lives. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
A demonstrator with a Brazilian national flag takes part in a protest against the government of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 12, 2015. Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Sunday, venting anger over government corruption and economic drift just one month after widespread protests drew more than a million people. (Photo credit Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans of Stuttgart burn flares prior to the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and SV Werder Bremen at Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 12, 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Kids play in the Virgin River during an event Friday, April 10, 2015, in Bunkerville, Nev. Bundy is holding the event to celebrate the one year anniversary since the Bureau of Land Management's failed attempt to collect his cattle. (AP Photo/John Locher)
ABC News correspondent Kendis Gibson (C) stands with mourners as the casket of Walter Scott is removed from a hearse for his funeral at W.O.R.D. Ministries Christian Center, April 11, 2015 in Summerville, South Carolina. Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer after a traffic Saturday, April 4, 2015. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been charged with murder. (Photo by David Goldman -Pool/Getty Images)
Volunteers from the Shia Badr Brigade militia fire on ISIS fighters on the frontline on April 11, 2015 in Ebrahim Ben Ali, in Anbar Province, Iraq. Shia militia and Iraqi government troops are preparing for an assault on ISIS forces in Anbar, much of which was captured by ISIS forces last year. Anbar Province was the site of the some of the fiercest fighting between U.S. and insurgent forces before American troops withdrew in 2010. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A visitor takes photographs of the blossoming cherry trees at dawn, April 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. According to the National Parks Service, the cherry trees are expected to be in peak bloom through Tuesday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
The mural "Show, Rejoyce, maturity", by street artist Gaia, is painted on a public housing building's facade in Rome, Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
An Egyptian vendor blows bubbles at the Giza Zoo, as the country marks Sham el-Nessim, or “smelling the breeze,” in Giza, Egypt, Monday, April 13, 2015. The holiday signifies the arrival of Spring, a uniquely Egyptian tradition practiced since the days of the Pharaohs. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A man ignites rockets during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, late Saturday, April 11, 2015. Thousands of handmade rockets are fired every year on Great Saturday night, before the Resurrection, by locals of the two rival churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani, in the village of Vrontados. The tradition is about 125 years old, but locals say it could be even older.(AP Photo/ Petros Giannakouris)
A member of the Sudanese security forces waits outside a polling station where he is registered to vote, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Volunteers throw coloured powder on revelers, right and left, during a Holi Run Festival in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 12, 2015. Thousands of revelers took part in the festival that includes a mini marathon. The festivals are fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in the north and east of India. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A can floats amid dead fish at the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, April 13, 2015. Rio de Janeiro's waste management company is cleaning up dead fish after a die-off at a lake that's slated to hold Olympic rowing competitions during the 2016 games. Fish die-offs are a frequent occurrence in Rio's waterways, which are filled with raw sewage and garbage. The city's environmental secretariat said the latest incident is the result of recent rains and high sea levels, which caused the lake's water temperature to plummet. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A woman jumped on the table throws papers and confetti as she disrupts a press conference by Mario Draghi (C), President of the European Central Bank, (ECB) following a meeting of the Governing Council ain Frankfurt / Main, Germany, on April 15, 2015. The woman who charged at Draghi calling for an 'end to the ECB dictatorship' was quickly escorted out of the premises by security officers before the news conference resumed. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Models showcase designs during the Maticevski Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015 at Carriageworks on April 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - APRIL 15: Thai locals and foreigners take part in a city-wide water fight on April 15, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Songkran festival, marking the traditional Thai New Year, is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15. The throwing of water was traditionally a sign of respect and well wishing during the festival. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
Clouds paint a graphic design in the sky over Ebersbach, southern Germany, on April 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND +++ GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Fields of blossoming tulips are seen from the window of an airplane during a trip organized for the press as it flies over Keukenhof, a large flower bulb garden and showcase of the Dutch export product, near Lisse, Netherlands, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
A visitor holds up her toy bunny to the aquarium glass in front of Aurora the Russian polar bear at the Sao Paulo Aquarium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Two Russian polar bears, Aurora and Peregrino, were moved from the Kazan Zoo and arrived in the South American country in December. After four months of adaptation the two bears made their public debut Thursday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Snow falls on flowers shortly after the arrival of a spring storm, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, April 16, 2015. The storm moving slowly across Colorado is expected to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts the mountains by the end of Friday. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Protestors yell out during a rally and march as participants, fast food workers and union members, call for a $15 minimum wage in New York's Times Square, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Students clash with riot police during a demonstration demanding the government to improve the quality of public education in Santiago on April 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl with an Israeli flag stands in between a barbed wire fences in at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during the 'March of the Living' at in Oswiecim, Poland on April 16, 2015. The annual march honours Holocaust victims at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in southern Poland. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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