Photos of the week: 3/31 - 4/7

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Photos of the week: 3/31 - 4/7
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - APRIL 7: In this handout provided by the U.S. Navy,The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires a Tomahawk land attack missile on April 7, 2017 in the Mediterranean Sea. The USS Porter was one of two destroyers that fired a total of 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack that killed scores of civilians this week. The attack was the first direct U.S. assault on Syria and the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the six-year war there. (Photo by Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
MARDIN, TURKEY - APRIL 6: A general view of valley is seen during sunset in Mardin, Turkey on April 6, 2017. (Photo by Emin Sansar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A picture shows the damaged train carriage at Technological Institute metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. Around 10 people were feared dead and dozens injured Monday after an explosion rocked the metro system in Russia's second city Saint Petersburg, according to authorities, who were not ruling out a terror attack. / AFP PHOTO / STR / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
IDLIB, SYRIA - APRIL 4: Children get treatment at a hospital after Assad Regime forces attacked with chlorine gas to Khan Shaykhun town of Idlib, Syria on April 4, 2017. (Photo by Sadduldin Zaidan /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MOSUL, IRAQ - APRIL 05: A little girl takes a rest from carrying water in a refugee camp for people displaced by fighting during the offensive by the Iraqi army to retake the city of Mosul, on April 5, 2017 in Hamam al-Alil, Iraq. Around 300,000 people in Iraq's second largest city of Mosul have left their homes with large numbers settling in refugee camps outside the city, as fighting to retake the city from Islamic State enters its sixth month. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and King Abdullah II of Jordan arrive to a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The talks with the Jordanian monarch are expected to focus on other regional issues, including Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - APRIL 06: Family members mourn during the funeral of Sergeant Elchai Taharlev on April 6, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. IDF soldier Sgt. Elchai Taharlev, 20, was killed in a car ramming terror attack earlier today. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - An Indian youth jumps into a polluted reservoir on a hot sunny day on the outskirts of Chennai on April 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
EAGLEBY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: Volunteer Tim Mainwaring helps clean up a property at Eagleby that was damaged by flood water on April 3, 2017 in Eagleby, Australia. Heavy rain caused flash flooding across south east Queensland and Northern New South Wales following ex-cyclone Debbie, which hit land as a category 4 Cyclone in Northern Queensland on Tuesday 28 March. (Photo by Glenn Hunt/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Feathers fly as participants attack each other with pillows during an International Pillow Fight Day event at Pershing Square in Los Angeles, California on April 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - View of houses on a hill painted with vivid colours in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico on April 4, 2017. The initiative, promoted by the Crime Prevention Secretariat seeks to motivate young people from communities under pressure of violence to participate and paint murals in their communities. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A pedestrian walks past decorated panelling used to shroud a construction site along a street in Tokyo on April 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)
BAIDOA, SOMALIA - APRIL 04 : Maydiigo 6-year-old and Abaay 7-year-old play at the Owdiinl village in Somalia's Bay state on April 04, 2017. Maydiigo with her mother, brothers and sisters moved to live with her relatives after her husband died of cholera. Haway also stated that they had total of 16 farm animals however 15 of them have died due to drought. In the central and south parts of Somalia, extreme drought threatens to leave many people hungry and vulnerable to disease epidemics. Somalians forced to live in the camps in Somalia's Bay state due to clashes and terror in the country are fighting drought and disease from makeshift tents. (Photo by Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi during his arrival at the West Wing of the White House on April 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and President Al Sisi are scheduled to participate in an expanded bilateral meeting. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
BURSA, TURKEY - APRIL 1 : A mother and her child are seen under fully bloomed cherry blossom trees in Bursa's Inegol region, Turkey on April 1, 2017. (Photo by Saban Kilicci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A member of honour guards attends a welcoming ceremony for Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg (not pictured) outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump waits for the arrival of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TOPSHOT - A woman places flowers in honour of the victims of the April 3 blast on the platform of Technological Institute metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 4, 2017. Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed that a suicide bomber was behind the explosion that killed 14 people on a busy metro line in Saint Petersburg Monday. (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)
A rescued migrant holds onto a tent on the deck of the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix as it makes its way to Pozzallo on the island of Sicily, Italy, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 5: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley holds a photo of a victim of the Syrian chemical attack during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at U.N. headquarters, April 5, 2017 in New York City. The Security Council is holding emergency talks on Wednesday following the worst use of chemical weapons in Syria since the Ghouta attack in 2013. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (L) holds hands with her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner (R), as they listen as U.S. President Donald Trump and King Abdullah of Jordan hold a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man looks at cherry blossoms in almost full bloom in Tokyo, Japan, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AMMAN, JORDAN - APRIL 5: Pigeons land on a roof as others have already landed towards the evening hours in Amman, Jordan on April 5, 2017. Some of the Amman residents have a hobby of breeding pigeons and letting them fly from their roofs towards the evening hours, leaving a view of sky full of birds to enjoy as some others breed as a business. Bird breeders whistle or use a stick with a net attached to it's end to recall the birds to back to roof. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MOSUL, IRAQ - APRIL 06: An Iraqi federal policeman fires a machine gun at an Islamic State position on a nearby rooftop during fighting in west Mosul on April 6, 2017 in Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi forces backed by U.S and British air support have entered their sixth month of fighting as they continue the battle to retake the country's second largest city from Islamic state who have held it since 2014. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
A rubber dinghy is burnt and sunk after the migrants on board were rescued by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) in the central Mediterranean north of Sabratha on the Libyan coast, April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A worker paints the facade of the Calderon theatre in Madrid, Spain April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Isaiah J. Downing TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A migrant baby girl is seen sleeping aboard the former fishing trawler Golfo Azzurro, about thirty-two hours after her rescue along other migrants from their drifting plastic rafts by Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Libyan coast April 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man carries his pet cat as he walk under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai, China April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Aerial view of a neighborhood destroyed after flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rains leading several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks into buildings and roads, in Mocoa, Colombia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
El Norte newspaper is pictured after the paper announced its closure due to what it says is a situation of violence against journalists in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, April 2, 2017. The word reads, "Goodbye!". REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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The past week has been a newsy one around the world.

After a devastating chemical attack in Syria on Tuesday, President Trump ordered the U.S. Navy to conduct airstrikes against a Syrian military airfield in retaliation. The fight against the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations continues in Syria, Iraq and beyond.

Stateside, President Trump welcomed King Abdullah II of Jordan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to the White House for separate visits.

In Russia, a suicide bomber detonated in a busy metro station, killing 14.

Severe weather also took a toll this week, with Australians still cleaning up after Cyclone Debbie, landslides hitting Colombia and heat rising in India.

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

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