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The week in 30 photos

Updated 1254 GMT (2054 HKT) April 25, 2014
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Officers reveal U.S. banknotes strapped to the legs of a man at a checkpoint in the Chinese city of Shenzhen on Wednesday, April 23. The man hid around $580,000 in excess cash. Wang xu/Imaginechina/AP
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits the Taronga Zoo in Sydney on Sunday, April 20. The duke and duchess are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their 8-month-old son, Prince George. Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/AP
A man accused of being a thief lies in pain after being attacked by a man with a machete and sticks in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Friday, April 18. Foreign journalists intervened and stopped the beating as the crowd shouted "he is a thief, he must die." Police arrived and took the man into custody. He was then taken to a hospital for treatment under police surveillance before being brought before a prosecuting officer. Jerome Delay/AP
Worshippers join for a sunrise service at the No Fences Cowboy Church on Easter Sunday, April 20, in Falkville, Alabama. Gary Cosby Jr./The Decatur Daily/AP
A pro-Russian armed man escorts Ukrainian journalist Irma Krat after news conference in Sloviansk, Ukraine, on Monday, April 21. Ukraine has seen a sharp rise in tensions since a new pro-European government took charge of the country in February. GLEB GARANICH/Reuters/Landov
Surfers and rowers gather around a Hobie Cat catamaran off Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, on Friday, April 18, to celebrate the life of surf and sailing entrepreneur Hobie Alter. Hobie died on March 29 at his California home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 80. Bruce Chambers/The Orange County Register/AP
Relatives of mountaineers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest cry during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, on Monday, April 21. A high-altitude avalanche killed 13 Sherpa guides on Friday in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest. Three more Sherpas are missing and feared dead. A Buddhist clergy commended all 16 souls in a religious ceremony. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
NOAA's GOES-East satellite captures a stunning view of the Americas on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22. NASA
Lee Joon-seok, center, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol, leaves a court that issued his arrest warrant in Mokpo, South Korea, on Saturday, April 19. Lee and some other crew members have been criticized for failing to evacuate the sinking ship quickly and for giving orders for passengers to remain where they were. Lee has said he was worried about the cold water, strong currents and lack of rescue vessels. Yonhap/AP
Pope Francis is silhouetted as he leaves after his meeting with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and his wife, Linda, at the Vatican, on Thursday, April 24. Alessandra Tarantino/Pool/AP
Women in traditional costumes are sprayed with water by men as members of the Margaretha Dance Group perform in the Museum Village in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, on Monday, April 21. Attila Balazs/MTI/AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles with female soldiers after inspecting a multiple-rocket launching drill at an undisclosed location. The undated photo was released on Thursday, April 24, by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency. KNS/AFP/Getty Images
Performers dance through the street during the Lagos Carnival in Nigeria on Monday, April 21. Sunday Alamba/AP
A Nepalese rescue team retrieves a survivor of an avalanche on Mount Everest on Friday, April 18. A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 13 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest. Buddhabir RAI/AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama and ASIMO bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, or the Miraikan, in Tokyo, on Thursday, April 24. The robot performed a series of exercises including one with a soccer ball. The President told an audience of some 30 students that "we saw some truly amazing robots -- although I have to say the robots were a little scary. They were too lifelike. They were amazing." Carolyn Kaster/AP
Lightning strikes Museum Island in Berlin on Wednesday, April 23. David Heerde/Rex USA
A man in a bear costume smokes a joint at the Fill the Hill marijuana rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, April 20. 420 is a once clandestine term used in pot culture to refer to marijuana. Though the date has long been observed in Colorado, this is the first celebration since recreational sales of marijuana became legal in the state on New Year's Day. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press/AP
Mist shrouds a man playing altinha, a soccer spinoff played on the beach, on Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema Beach on Monday, April 21. Mario Tama/Getty Images
Turkish soldiers stand in line during the ceremony celebrating the 99th anniversary of ANZAC Day in the town of Canakkale, Turkey, on Thursday, April 24. ANZAC is the acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The day originally marked the landing of soldiers from both nations at Gallipoli, Turkey, in 1915. In the eight-month campaign fought there, 2,721 New Zealanders and 8,709 Australians died before the allied forces withdrew. The day is now a tribute to those who have died in all conflicts. BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images
On Earth Day, a greater adjutant stork flies by a picker looking for recyclable items at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Gawuhati, India, on Tuesday, April 22. Anupam Nath/AP
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya breaks the tape to win the women's division at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21. For Jeptoo, 33, it was a second consecutive victory. She again won the women's division with an unofficial -- and course record -- time of 2:18:57, according to the event's official Twitter account. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters/Landov
An infant lies on the back of a woman during a ritual as she worships Sheetala Mata, the Hindu goddess of smallpox, during the Sheetala Puja in Kolkata, India, on Saturday, April 19. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/Reuters/Landov
Wearing ghillie suits, Iranian army troops march in a parade marking National Army Day in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini just outside Tehran on Friday, April 18. Vahid Salemi/AP
People gather to observe the Perimetral overpass after its partial demolition in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, April 20. The project is part of the city's redevelopment ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. RICARDO MORAES/Reuters/Landov
Supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, climb up the poles of a temporary tent to get a glimpse of Modi during an election campaign rally in Mathura, India, on Tuesday, April 21. It is the largest democratic exercise in history as voters will elect 543 members to the lower house of parliament, which will then select the country's next prime minister. The vote counting will be carried out and concluded on May 16. STRINGER/INDIA/Reuters/Landov
Saleh Zawaraa, 28, arrives on horseback after being severely injured by a tank shell as he tried to bring bread into the Syrian village of Beit Jinn on Sunday, April 20. The United Nations says more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since the opposition launched anti-government protests in 2011. Hussein Malla/AP
Chen Qingzu, 56, stands in a small room covered with his collection of bras in Sanya, China, on Tuesday, April 22. Chen has collected about 5,000 bras over 20 years after touring more than 30 colleges around the country for public benefit activities aiming to raise awareness of breast cancer. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS/LANDOV
A boy climbs out of a charred shanty as he collects reusable materials after a fire razed a slum in Caloocan, Philippines, on Monday, April 21. ROMEO RANOCO/Reuters/Landov
A boy looks through the scope on a machine gun as a pro-Russian armed man stands guard outside the mayor's office in Slaviansk, Ukraine, on Sunday, April 20. GLEB GARANICH/Reuters/Landov
On Tuesday, April 22, Bahraini protesters clash with riot police after the funeral of Ahmed al-Mosajen and Ali Abbas, who died when their vehicle exploded two days earlier. See last week in 33 photos. MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images