Photos of the week: 4/17 - 4/24

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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)
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)
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)
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 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 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)
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)
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)
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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)
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)
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