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The week in 35 photos

Published 1045 GMT (1845 HKT) April 3, 2015
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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly gives the thumbs-up after donning his spacesuit Friday, March 27, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts were launched into space for a stint aboard the International Space Station. MAXIM ZMEYEV/Reuters/Landov
Two men in Lagos, Nigeria, lie on posters Tuesday, March 31, as they celebrate Muhammadu Buhari's victory in the country's presidential election. Buhari defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by about 2 million votes, according to Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission. It is the first time in Nigeria's history that the opposition has defeated the ruling party in democratic elections. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images
Talk-show host Jimmy Fallon poses with his wax figure at the Madame Tussauds museum in New York on Friday, March 27. SHANNON STAPLETON/Reuters/Landov
Kenyan soldiers take cover Thursday, April 2, as shots are fired in front of Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya. At least 147 people were killed when a swarm of gunmen stormed the university before dawn, officials said. The Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the assault. DANIEL IRUNGU/EPA/Landov
A boat sits on Horseshoe Bend, a portion of the Colorado River near Page, Arizona, on Monday, March 30. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Georgia Ball Keely, 4, holds still as a butterfly lands on her nose Tuesday, March 31, at the Natural History Museum in London. Hundreds of live tropical butterflies are featured at a museum exhibition that runs until September 13. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Nuns in Quezon City, Philippines, carry wooden crosses as they make a Stations of the Cross display on Wednesday, April 1. See more photos from Holy Week, which marks the last week of Lent and the beginning of Easter celebrations. Aaron Favila/AP
Relatives mourn together Tuesday, March 31, during a funeral for landslide victims in India-controlled Kashmir. With unseasonal rains raising fears of flash floods in the region, Indian authorities have been rescuing stranded villagers. DANISH ISMAIL/Reuters/Landov
Pedestrians are hit by a wind gust in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, March 31. SVEN HOPPE/EPA/Landov
A police officer in Cali, Colombia, carries a pack of marijuana on Monday, March 30. Narcotics police seized 4.1 tons of marijuana from drug-trafficking gangs in the city of Corinto, authorities said. JAIME SALDARRIAGA/Reuters/Landov
People in Singapore weep as the coffin carrying Lee Kuan Yew, the country's founding Prime Minister, passes by on Sunday, March 29. Lee died March 23 at the age of 91. He co-founded the city-state in 1965 when it declared its independence from Malaysia, and he was Prime Minister for more than three decades. Ed Wray/Getty Images
Solar panels line up at a photovoltaic park in Les Mees, France, on Tuesday, March 31. Colle des Mees, the biggest solar farm in France, consists of 112,780 solar modules covering 200 hectares of land (494 acres). JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/Reuters/Landov
A helicopter drops rescue workers next to plane crash debris near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, on Sunday, March 29. There were 150 people aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 when it crashed in the French Alps last month. GONZALO FUENTES/Reuters/Landov
During a break in Iran nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks out the window of his hotel room Wednesday, April 1, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The United States and other world powers have agreed on the general terms of a deal meant to keep Iran's nuclear program peaceful, a major breakthrough after months of high-stakes negotiations. The deal calls for Iran to limit its enrichment capacity and stockpile in exchange for the European Union lifting economic sanctions that have hobbled Iran's economy. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
A pigeon dips its head in a water fountain Wednesday, April 1, in Quezon City, Philippines. Aaron Favila/AP
Arkansas Rep. Warwick Sabin cheers with protesters Monday, March 30, outside the House chamber of the state Capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas. The protesters were speaking out against a religious freedom bill that they said could lead to discrimination of gays and lesbians. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked state lawmakers to make changes to the bill so that it mirrored federal law. Hutchinson said he wants his state "to be known as a state that does not discriminate but understands tolerance." Danny Johnston/AP
A Palestinian boy looks through a sheet covering the remains of his family's house in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, on Tuesday, March 31. Witnesses said the house was heavily damaged by Israeli shelling during its war with Hamas last summer. MOHAMMED SALEM/Reuters/Landov
A boy sits under a roadside water tap during a hot day in Bhubaneswar, India, on Friday, March 27. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
The Mount Sinabung volcano releases pyroclastic flows Wednesday, April 1, in North Sumatra, Indonesia. After being dormant for more than 400 years, Mount Sinabung has erupted sporadically since 2010. Binsar Bakkara/AP
A rescue worker stretches his hand to help a local resident cross a mud-covered street in Chanaral, Chile, on Friday, March 27. Heavy thunderstorms, torrential rains and overflowing rivers left tons of mud in parts of northern Chile. Pablo Sanhueza/AP
People rowing boats in Tokyo enjoy a night view of cherry blossom trees on Monday, March 30. KIMIMASA MAYAMA/EPA/Landov
Police in Taipei, Taiwan, remove independence activists from Parliament during a protest on Friday, March 27. SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images
A British Shorthair cat takes part in the World Cat Show in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, March 29. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images
The eye of Super Typhoon Maysak was photographed from the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 31. The storm was churning over the Pacific Ocean, days away from a possible direct hit on the Philippines. ESA/NASA/AFP/Getty Images
A circus artist performs during a show in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday, March 28. Efrem Lukatsky/AP
A boy in Lisbon, Portugal, has luminous ink on his face for Earth Hour, a symbolic switching-off of lights on Saturday, March 28. At 8:30 p.m. local time, people around the world turned off their lights for one hour to build awareness about energy use and climate change. Francisco Seco/AP
An Iraqi soldier searches for ISIS fighters in Tikrit, Iraq, on Monday, March 30. Tikrit had been under ISIS control since June, but Iraqi forces retook it with the help of Shiite militiamen. Khalid Mohammed/AP
Relatives apply makeup to a boy's face Wednesday, April 1, during the Poy Sang Long festival in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Poy Sang Long is a rite-of-passage ceremony for the Shan people in Myanmar and northern Thailand. Boys between 7 and 14 are ordained as novices to learn the Buddhist doctrines. Taylor Weidman/Getty Images
Heavy fog surrounds buildings in Qingdao, China, on Friday, March 27. Wang Haibin/Xinhua/Landov
Heather Mack holds her baby inside a cell before her trial in Bali, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 31. Mack, 19, and Tommy Schaefer, 21, were charged with premeditated murder last year after the badly beaten body of Mack's mother was found in a suitcase outside a hotel. Firdia Lisnawati/AP
A woman cries in Kaduna, Nigeria, as she attends the funeral of Omar Abdul Bakar on Tuesday, March 31. Bakar, a 20-year-old student, was killed the day before when soldiers shot into a crowd of young men on the side of the road, according to The Washington Post. Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks under a bridge in Athens, Greece, on Monday, March 30. Greece and its international creditors are still struggling to agree on a list of economic reforms that are deemed necessary for the country to unlock emergency funds and stay afloat. Petros Giannakouris/AP
Tracy Foster cries after Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal, which would extend health coverage to about 280,000 low-income Tennesseans, was voted down by a Senate committee Tuesday, March 31, in Nashville, Tennessee. Foster is a cancer patient who has no insurance. Mark Humphrey/AP
A gaucho rides a wild horse Tuesday, March 31, during the annual celebration of Criolla Week in Montevideo, Uruguay. ANDRES STAPFF/Reuters/Landov
A woman takes advantage of warm weather in Nice, France, as she sunbathes on a beach on Tuesday, March 31. See last week in 41 photos ERIC GAILLARD/Reuters/Landov