Photos of the Week: 4/10 - 4/17

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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)
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)
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)
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)

From political announcements to colorful festivals and holidays around the world, relive all of the past week's biggest stories through our selection of the best photos of the week in the slideshow above.

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Prince Harry greets members of the public outside the Australian War Memorial on April 6, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Prince Harry, or Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, will end his military career with a month long secondment to the Australian Defence Force in barracks in Sydney, Perth and Darwin. (Photo credit Lukas Coch - Pool/Getty Images)
Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military drill in the Zhytomyr region, some 150 kms from Kiev, on April 9, 2015. The Ukrainian Parliament on April 9 voted to ban all symbols and propaganda representing 'the totalitarian Communist and Nazi regimes', including street names and flags, as well as monuments and plaques. (Photo credit Anatolii Stepanov AFP/Getty Images)
Kyle Isbelle dressed as Titanfall Pilot attends 'Fan Expo Vancouver 2015' at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo credit Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
A blood red moon lights up the sky during a total lunar eclipse on April 4, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. The shortest total lunar eclipse, or 'blood moon', of the century will last just a few minutes. (Photo credit Phil Walter/Getty Images)
A Badr Brigade militia soldier mourns along the Tigris River in the palace compound of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on April 9, 2015 in Tikrit, Iraq. Iraqi government forces continue to locate the corpses of up to 1,700 soldiers who where reportedly executed last year by Islamic State fighters when they captured Tikrit, with many shot and pushed into the river and others put into mass graves. Government troops and allied Shia militia retook Tikrit in early April with the aid of U.S. airstrikes, and they continue to push ISIS fighters out from the area. (Photo credit John Moore, Getty Images)
Students cheer as the Cecil Rhodes statue is being removed from the University of Cape Town on April 9, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. The statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes was removed from the University of Cape Town as a result of a month long protest by students citing the statue 'great symbolic power' which glorified someone 'who exploited black labour and stole land from indigenous people'. (Photo credit Charlie Shoemaker, Getty Images)
Indian farmers thresh the harvested wheat crop at a village on the outskirts of Beawar, about 184 kms southwest of the capital Jaipur in western Rajasthan state on April 9, 2015. (Photo credit STR/AFP/Getty Images)
American Civil War re-enactors dressed as Union cavalry celebrate after defeating Confederate troops at a re-enactment of the Battle of Appomattox Station April 8, 2015 in Appomattox, Virginia. Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of Confederate General Robert E. LeeÕs surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union forces commanded by General Ulysses S. Grant in the McLean House at Appomattox, Virginia. The surrender marked the beginning of the end of the American Civil War in 1865. (Photo credit Win McNamee, Getty Images)
 ZL Construction workers Alex Hernandez (R) and Raul Buenrostro (L) begin demolition of a swimming pool at an apartment complex on April 8, 2015 in Hayward, California. As California enters its fourth year of severe drought, some California residents are opting to have their home swimming pools removed as they face a mandatory 25 percent reduction in water use. (Photo credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
An Israeli boy swims next to sheep belonging to a Palestinian farmer in the West Bank village of Al-Auja in the Jordan Valley on April 8, 2015 during the Jewish Passover holiday. Thousands of Israelis spent the day outdoors, picnicking and touring the country during the eight-day Passover holiday, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago.(Photo credit Menahem Kahana, AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers take part in a giant pillow fight in Trafalgar Square on 'International Pillow Fight Day' on April 4, 2015 in London, England. Mass public pillow fights have been arranged in numerous cities around the world by the 'Urban Playground Movement'. (Photo credit Tolga Akmen, Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Oguz Yildirim, the owner of a limited edition miniature automobile produced in Germany, drives his car in Isparta, Turkey on April 8, 2015. Yildirim has put up the vehicle, which is single person, runs on petrol and can reach speeds of 45 kilometers an hour, for sale for 12 thousand Euros. (Photo credit Murat Yolcu, Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama makes his way to board Air Force One under a rainbow upon departure from Kingston, Jamaica on April 9, 2015. Obama is heading to Panama to attend the Summit of the Americas. (Photo credit Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron reads a book to Lucy Howarth, 6, and Will Spibey, 5, during a visit to Sacred Heart RC primary school in Westhoughton on April 8, 2015 near Bolton, England. Britain goes to the polls in a General Election on May 7. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
A water canon salute is given for two Mi-17 V5 Helicopters during the induction ceremony into the Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi on April 9, 2015. The BSF inducted two new advanced MI-17 V5 choppers to help boost its air wing which is suffering from operational difficulties. (Photo credit Prakash Singh, AFP/Getty Images)
Peaceful protesters stand with candles as they gather outside the North Charleston City Hall in North Charleston, SC, April 8, 2015, after the latest in a series of police killings of black suspects was caught on video. (Photo credit Jim Watson, AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters battle a fire at the explosion site of PX chemical plant on April 7, 2015 in Zhangzhou, China. Explosion hit Zhangzhou PX chemical plant at 18:58 on April 6 due to oil leaking with no casualty found. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama delivers opening remarks from the Truman Balcony as a person dressed as the Easter Bunny stands behind him during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people people are expected to attend the 137-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Women dressed as angels gather to pose for a group photo before the annual Easter procession during traditional Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 5, 2015 in Ouro Preto, Brazil. Holy Week marks Easter celebrations for Catholics and Brazil holds the largest number of Catholics on the planet. Ouro Preto was a colonial mining town founded in the late 17th century and the Semana Santa tradition in Ouro Preto can be traced back to the 18th century Portuguese colonial period. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
CLACTON-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate Douglas Carswell installs a placard in the garden of a supporter on April 8, 2015 in Clacton-on-Sea, England. Mr Carswell was formally the local Conservative Member of Parliament until he defected to UKIP causing a by-election which he won with 57% of the vote in 2014. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Students evacuated from Moi University listen to an address by Interior Minister for Security Joseph Ole Nkaissery before they are transported to their home regions from a holding area on April 3, 2015. Kenya's interior minister vowed that the country would not bow to terrorist threats, a day after the massacre of 147 students by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab fighters. AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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