The World in Photos This Week

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Bishops attend the canonization mass of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on April 27. Catholics from around the world gathered in Rome on Sunday for a mass presided by Pope Francis to confer sainthood on two influential popes who helped shape 20th century history.

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A Palestinian child plays under a tarp at the harbor in Gaza City on April 28.

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Nuns pray in the basilica of St. John Lateran, the spiritual home of former Pope John XXIII, on April 26, in Rome, Italy. Dignitaries, heads of state, and royals from Europe and across the world gathered at the Vatican ahead of the canonizations. The late Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized on April 27.

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People bow as they hold candles at a vigil for the missing passengers of a South Korean capsized ferry, in central Ansan on April 26. The confirmed death toll is 219, with 83 unaccounted for, according to CNN. The ferry capsized on April 16 with 476 people on board. 

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Egyptian women faint outside the courtroom in Egypt's southern province of Minya after an Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other alleged Islamists to death on April 28. The defendants were accused of involvement in the murder and attempted murder of policemen in Minya province on Aug. 14, the day police killed hundreds of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's supporters in clashes in Cairo, according to AFP. Steven Cook's writes on the sentencing for .

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Pro-Russian activists clash with police in front of the prosecutors office on May 1 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Activists marched to the prosecutor's office and overran the police who were guarding the building. They took control of the building and confiscated riot gear from the police before setting the officers free. May Day celebrations in Russia and eastern Ukraine turned into a show of support for Putin, and recalled the glory of the Soviet Union writes 's Hanna Kozlowska

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Supporters of the South African opposition party Democratic Alliance holds signs as they gather in Mamelodi during an election rally on April 28. South Africa celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first ever all-race, democratic election that ended decades of sanctioned racial oppression under the apartheid system. This year's anniversary coincided with South Africa's fifth democratic election on May 7, when voters will cast ballots in a fiercely fought contest. 

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Indian paramilitary soldiers arrive at their assigned polling station for election duty on April 29. Police in Indian-administered Kashmir have rounded up at least 600 activists and detained prominent separatist leaders ahead of the next round of voting on April 30, according to the Associated Press

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U.S. Forces in Korea react after U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul on April 26. North Korea will gain nothing by making threats, Obama said on April 25, warning it of sanctions with "more bite" if it went ahead with a fourth nuclear test. 

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A worker is pictured at a construction site for a high-rise building in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on April 27. Many historic buildings -- some of which have been destroyed -- hold a largely forgotten revolutionary story: Nelson Mandela's African National Congress, the Mozambique Liberation Front, Che Guevara, and Malcolm X all congregated in the port city. 

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Soldiers of Kraton Palace attend during the Cembengan ritual "Manten Tebu" on April 26 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The ritual, performed to bring about a good season's sugarcane crop, is held annually before the milling and processing season starts in Indonesian Madukismo sugar mills. 

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People look at bodies wrapped in sheets after flooding in Jowzjan province in northern Afghanistan on April 25. Flash floods in northern Afghanistan after two days of torrential rain have killed more than 80 people, according to the BBC. Scores more were missing as helicopters searched for stranded villagers. 

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Kashmiri Muslim villagers carry the body of slain alleged militant Shabir Ahmmad during his funeral procession in Keller on April 26. Two soldiers and three suspected rebels died in a gunbattle, soon after the killing of a poll official in India's marathon general elections, according to the New York Times. Two of the suspected rebels died late April 25 and the third was killed April 26 when another militant holed up in a house began shooting at government forces as they cleared debris to retrieve the bodies.

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A man stretches on a beach in Dar es Salaam on April 26, as Tanzania celebrates today the 50th anniversary of the Union Day, which celebrates the union of Zanzibar and Tanganyika.

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Water is sprayed at protesters outside Taipei Railway Station during an anti-nuclear demonstration in Taipei on April 28. Taiwan said it would stop construction at a controversial nuclear power plant after tens of thousands of protesters blockaded a main street in the capital calling for the project to be scrapped.

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People collect pond water for drinking and household use in Dala township on the southern outskirts of Yangon. Around 30 percent of Myanmar's population lacked access to safe drinking water in 2010, according to the United Nations.

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Babies held by student sumo wrestlers cry while a referee in a traditional costume (seen in the center) looks on during the "Baby-cry Sumo" competition at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo on April 26. Japanese parents believe that when sumo wrestlers make babies cry, the babies grow up with good health.

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Indian laborers sort mangoes at the Gaddiannaram Fruit Market on the outskirts of Hyderabad on April 29. India's leading export promotion agency criticized a European ban on mango imports as unjustified and appealed to Brussels to overturn its decision. The 28-member European Union imposed the ban, to take effect May 1, on import of the highly prized Alphonso mangoes, known as the "king of fruits," and four vegetables after finding unwanted pests such as "non-European fruit flies" in some consignments.

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Kyrgyz people release a candle-lit paper lamp into the sky, in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, on April 26.

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A woman does her laundry at the shores of the ILopango Lake in the town of Dolores Apulo, near San Salvador, El Salvador on April 28. 

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