Photos of the week: 4/15 - 4/22

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 21: A woman touches the Prince star on the wall outside the First Avenue nightclub on April 21, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince died earlier today at his Paisley Park compound at the age of 57. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
ANNAPOLIS, MD - APRIL 19: Republican presidential candidate John Kasich puts on a pair of boxing gloves given to him by a supporter during a campaign town hall meeting in the ballroom at a Crowne Plaza hotel April 19, 2016 in Annapolis, MD. Voters are going to the polls in the New York primary election today where Kasich and his fellow candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are hoping to keep their rival for the nomination Donald Trump from winning all 95 of that state's delegates. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: The Poppy Project on display at The Skillion Terrigal as a tribute to Anzac Day on April 21, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The handmade flowers are part of a community installation called The Poppy Project. Australians are commemorating 100 years since the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) landed on the shores of Gallipoli on April 25, 1915, during World War I. Anzac day is a national holiday in Australia, marked by a dawn service held during the time of the original Gallipoli landing and commemorated with ceremonies and parades throughout the day. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 19: Jay B. Walker visits his fraternity brother for the first time before the memorial service as Oklahoma City marks the 21st anniversary of the terrorist bombing on April 19, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols carried out the bombing in 1995 of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 169 people and injured more than 680 others. There is a memorial chair hand-crafted from glass, bronze, and stone for each victim of the bombing. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
A chick pecks its way out of its egg in an incubator at a lab at the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine of the Dresden Institute of Technology (TU Dresden) as part of a project to determin spectroscopically the sex of chicks in ovo before they hatch at their lab in Dresden on April 14, 2016. / AFP / John MACDOUGALL / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Mathilde RICHTER (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II meets the public during her 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
A honeybee is shown resting on a feather after beekeepers with the Olympia Beekeepers Association transferred approximately 25,000 honeybees to two hives installed on the lawn of the Governor's mansion, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Capitol In Olympia, Wash. Feathers are used to brush any stubborn bees from their transfer containers to the hive to avoid damaging them. The group hopes to raise public awareness about the decline in bee populations throughout the United States, and how honeybees contribute to Washington's agriculture economy. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: A runner jogs through the archway of Horse Guards Parade as the sun rises shining through on April 20, 2016 in London, England. Preparations are being made across the city for President of the United States, Barack Obama, who will be visiting this week including a trip to Horse Guard's Parade. (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump votes at his local polling station in New York's primary on April 19, 2016 in New York City. Trump is looking to win in New York after a string of losses to Senator Ted Cruz. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
People watch commemorations marking the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, standing in the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 20: A horse belonging to Nevsehir General Commandership of Gendarmerie, horse and dog training center (JAKEM) is seen at their cage as they receive training to intervene social events, patrol services at areas closed to traffic all around the country, at shows and ceremonies, in Nevsehir, Turkey on April 20, 2016. (Photo by Emin Sansar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 20: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a campaign rally at The Fillmore on April 20, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A day after Hillary Clinton won the New York presidential primary, she spent the day campaigning in Philadelphia. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
KUMAMOTO, JAPAN - APRIL 20: A collapsed house is pictured following an earthquake, on April 20, 2016 in Mashiki near Kumamoto, Japan. As of April 20, 48 people were confirmed dead after strong earthquakes rocked Kyushu Island of Japan. Nearly 11,000 people are reportedly evacuated after the tremors Thursday night at magnitude 6.5 and early Saturday morning at 7.3. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
LITTLEHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: A racehorse makes its way past a bluebell covered woodland on its way to the gallops at William Knight's Lower Coombe racing stables in Angmering Park on April 19, 2016 in Angmering, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst)
DARFUR, SUDAN - APRIL 19: A woman worker carries bricks on her head as a part of her job at a brick factory after fleeing from civil war and take shelter at Abu Shouk refugee camp in El Fasher, Northern Darfur on April 19, 2016. Civil war caused to lost their jobs and houses and they had to work under bad conditions to take care of their children or members of family. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Actress Katerina Lehou, right, as high priestess, lights a pot with the Olympic Flame, during the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, Greece, Thursday, April 21, 2016. The flame will be transported by torch relay to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2016 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally on the eve of the New York primary, April 18, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. While Sanders is still behind in the delegate count with Hillary Clinton, he has energized many young and liberal voters around the country. New York holds its primary this Tuesday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Festival goers are seen during Matt and Kim on day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
People walk on the ash-covered streets of San Andres Cholla, Mexico, Monday April 18, 2016, after the Popocatepetl volcano erupted overnight, spewing ash on nearby towns. Officials there are urging to people to wear masks to avoid inhaling the fine grit that has covered houses and cars. (AP Photo/Pablo Spencer)
A lone bison is blanketed by snow as the animal stands at the buffalo overlook along Interstate 70 as a severe spring storm packing high winds and heavy, wet snow sweeps over the intermountain West Saturday, April 16, 2016, near Evergreen, Colo. While the storm is starting later than predicted, forecasters are expecting driving snow to pummel the region Saturday night into Sunday, which has forced the cancellation of hundreds flights out of Denver's airport. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
A poster with the face of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen on a table at the Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Brunch in Staten Island, New York on April 17,2016. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian boy looks for recyclable materials near resting greater adjutant storks at a dumping site on the outskirts of in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 22, 2016. Countries around the world annually recognize April 22 as Earth Day with hopes in urging local action and increasing awareness about the state of the world's environment. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Serbian Radical Party supporters light torches during a pre-election rally in Novi Sad, Serbia, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Serbian voters go to the polls on Sunday in a snap election that will test Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucicâs proclaimed bid to lead the Balkan country toward European Union integration. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - APRIL 15: A Palestinian man rides a camel during the sunset at beach in Gaza City, Gaza on April 15, 2016. (Photo by Ali H. M. Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The shadow of a boy is seen as he jumps into the Ganges river to cool off on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
In this undated image provided by the United States Department of Justice, an elevator inside a tunnel stretching from Mexico to San Diego is seen. Officials announced the recent discovery of the nearly half-mile-long tunnel Wednesday, April 20, 2016, along with the seizure of more than a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana. Six people were also arrested. (United States Department of Justice via AP)
Flower plants are seen grown in a computer monitor shell at E-Parisaraa, an electronic waste recycling company in Dabaspet 48 Kilometers (30 miles) from Bangalore, India, Friday, April 22, 2016. Countries around the world annually recognize April 22 as Earth Day with hopes in urging local action and increasing awareness about the state of the world's environment. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Residents look at a rift in the highway created by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Chacras, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A firefighter responds to a fire at an auto wrecking yard in the Sun Valley section of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley as a huge plume of thick, black smoke rises over them on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The city Fire Department said the blaze at Self Service Auto Recycler in Sun Valley has engulfed at least 15 vehicles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds his two year-old grand daughter Isabel Dobbs-Higginson for the signing of the accord at the United Nations Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement climate change accord that came out of negotiations at the COP21 climate summit last December in Paris. on April 22, 2016 in New York City. At least 155 countries are expected to sign the agreement which has the goal of limiting warming to 'well below' 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. The ceremony symbolically takes place on Earth Day. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: General atmosphere attends the Fifth Avenue flagship opening at Hublot Boutique on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
DARMSTADT, GERMANY - APRIL 19: Romanian seasonal workers harvest asparagus on a field of asparagus farmer Merlau on April 19, 2016 near Darmstadt, Germany. A cold and wet winter left ground temperatures to cool delaying the growth of the first asparagus this season. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
NINGBO, CHINA - APRIL 18: (CHINA OUT) Picture shows the solar halo in the sky on April 18, 2016 in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
MESA, AZ - APRIL 16: Kyler VanSwol (right) and Trevor Carroll (left) launch off the blocks at the start of the head C final of the men's 100 meter freestyle at the Skyline Aquatic Center on April 16, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

The past week has been packed with news, whether it be the New York primary or the death of rock legend Prince in the U.S., or the major earthquakes occurring in both Japan and Ecuador. We also saw some severe yet beautiful weather around the country and world, and watched as Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 90th birthday.

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

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