The World in Photos This Week

The United States strikes Syria; Colombia mourns after a devastating landslide; and Moscow recovers from a terrorist attack.

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Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France perform at the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki on April 2.

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In this handout provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross fired one of the 59 cruise missiles the United States shot at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack that killed scores of civilians Tuesday. The attack — which took place on April 7 — was the first direct U.S. assault on Syria and the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the six-year war there.

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Arkade Saavedra, a supporter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, participates in a protest calling for the ouster of Vice President Leni Robredo over his drug war criticism in Manila on April 2.

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Chinese students and their parents take part in a chess contest at a primary school in Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning province on April 6.

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Indian office-goers walk past a wall displaying a mural in Mumbai on April 3.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6.

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Fans of Wydad Athletic Club cheer during a match against Far Rabat at the Stadium of Casablanca on April 3.

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Women cry over the coffin of a relative killed by a mudslide caused by heavy rains, at the cemetery in Mocoa, Colombia on April 3.

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A view of houses on a hill painted with vivid colors in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico on April 4. The Crime Prevention Secretariat started the mural-painting initiative to motivate young people from communities under pressure of violence.

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Israeli mounted policemen run over a police woman as he disperses ultra-Orthodox Jews during a protest against Israeli army conscription, in the center of Jerusalem, on April 3.

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A woman walks past a television screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on April 5.

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Iranian women attend the general assembly of conservatives in Tehran on April 6 to decide on a shortlist of five candidates for the presidential election.

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Displaced Somali children wait for food aid at a distribution centre outside Mogadishu on April 6.

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An orangutan mother named Raja holds her newly born baby on April 3 at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany.

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A picture taken on April 5 reportedly shows the dead body of an Islamic State group fighter lying in the street in the Mosul al-Jadida neighborhood in the western side of Mosul during the Iraqi forces' offensive to retake the city from IS fighters.

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Venezuela's opposition activists clash with riot police agents during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas on April 4.

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French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron reacts moments after the end of a debate between the eleven candidates on April 4 in La Plaine-Saint-Denis near Paris.

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Historical interpreters Mark Griffin and Tom Fermor during a poleaxe fighting demonstration at the Tower of London, ahead of the 'Go Medieval at the Tower' festival at Tower of London on April 6 in London, England.

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On April 4 a woman places flowers in honor of the victims of the April 3 blast in the Saint Petersburg metro station that kill 14 people.

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Horses jump a fence during the Manifesto Novices' Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse on April 6 in Liverpool, England.

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Tina Brown acknowledges former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after an interview with Nicholas Kristof during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center on April 6 in New York City.

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Kashmiri boatmen paddle a shikara across Dal Lake amid dense fog following rainfall in Srinagar on April 6.

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Bodies lie in the parking area of a hospital in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected chemical gas attack on April 4 that killed at least 58 civilians.

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Dancers perform in the street in Banjul, Gambia on April 4.

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Flowers and candles left in tribute to the victims of the April 3 blast in the Saint Petersburg metro lie next to a memorial stone by the Kremlin wall as honor guard soldiers march during the changing of the guards ceremony in central Moscow on April 6.

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