A man prays for a relative who died from COVID-19 at a crematorium in New Delhi on April 20. Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images

The Month in World Photos

April brought a devastating COVID surge in India—plus the death of a royal in England, a raging fire in Northern Ireland, and a closely watched verdict in the United States.

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A man prays for a relative who died from COVID-19 at a crematorium in New Delhi on April 20. Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images

A man prays for a relative who died from COVID-19 at a crematorium in New Delhi on April 20.

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A rioter leaps as police use a water cannon during protests in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on April 8. Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

A rioter leaps as police use a water cannon during protests in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on April 8.

Jason Cairnduff/Reuters
A priest sprays holy water on believers after a service marking the Orthodox feast of Palm Sunday outside St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, on April 25.  Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

A priest sprays holy water on believers after a service marking the Orthodox feast of Palm Sunday outside St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, on April 25.

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A child glances back toward the Mexican border after crossing into the United States in La Joya, Texas, on April 14. John Moore/Getty Images

A child glances back toward the Mexican border after crossing into the United States in La Joya, Texas, on April 14.

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Sri Lankan troops march during a parade before leaving for U.N. peacekeeping duties in Mali at the Institute of Peace Support Operations training center in Kukuleganga, Sri Lanka, on April 8. ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images

Sri Lankan troops march during a parade before leaving for U.N. peacekeeping duties in Mali at the Institute of Peace Support Operations training center in Kukuleganga, Sri Lanka, on April 8.

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Democratic U.S. Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana confer during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 20. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Democratic U.S. Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana confer during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 20.

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An intersection in Medellin, Colombia, is pictured on April 23. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images

An intersection in Medellin, Colombia, is pictured on April 23.

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Burning pyres of victims who lost their lives from COVID-19 are seen at a cremation ground in New Delhi on April 26. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images

Burning pyres of victims who lost their lives from COVID-19 are seen at a cremation ground in New Delhi on April 26.

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A man walks past pink-colored salt fields—caused by a lack of rain—in Tainan, Taiwan, on April 21. SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images

A man walks past pink-colored salt fields—caused by a lack of rain—in Tainan, Taiwan, on April 21.

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Following COVID protocols, voters wear gloves as they stand in line at a polling station to cast ballots during elections in Kolkata, India, on April 17. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images

Following COVID protocols, voters wear gloves as they stand in line at a polling station to cast ballots during elections in Kolkata, India, on April 17.

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Queen Elizabeth II sits at the funeral service of her husband, Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, inside St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in England on April 17. Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, died April 9 at the age of 99. JONATHAN BRADY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II sits at the funeral service of her husband, Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, inside St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in England on April 17. Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, died April 9 at the age of 99.

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Armenians take part in a torchlight procession in Yerevan on April 23 to mark the 106th anniversary of the World War I-era Armenian genocide. KAREN MINASYAN/AFP via Getty Images

Armenians take part in a torchlight procession in Yerevan on April 23 to mark the 106th anniversary of the World War I-era Armenian genocide.

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Palestinians parade a burning tire through the streets of Gaza City on April 24 as they shout slogans in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and condemn overnight clashes in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images

Palestinians parade a burning tire through the streets of Gaza City on April 24 as they shout slogans in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and condemn overnight clashes in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.

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An Algerian woman shouts slogans during an anti-government demonstration in Algiers on April 2. RYAD KRAMDI/AFP via Getty Images

An Algerian woman shouts slogans during an anti-government demonstration in Algiers on April 2.

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A municipal worker uses a net to pick out garbage from a canal in Bangkok on April 16. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images

A municipal worker uses a net to pick out garbage from a canal in Bangkok on April 16.

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Haley Agnew wipes sweat from her brow as she works with fellow firefighters to battle the moorland and gorse fire on the slopes of Slieve Donard mountain in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, on April 24. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Haley Agnew wipes sweat from her brow as she works with fellow firefighters to battle the moorland and gorse fire on the slopes of Slieve Donard mountain in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, on April 24.

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A Palestinian woman waits as her husband, pictured behind her, receives treatment in the COVID-19 intensive care unit of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on April 7. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images

A Palestinian woman waits as her husband, pictured behind her, receives treatment in the COVID-19 intensive care unit of Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on April 7.

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Muslims devotees practice social distancing during prayers on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on April 16. MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images

Muslims devotees practice social distancing during prayers on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on April 16.

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Boats prepare to take part in a performance during the Qintong Boat Festival in Taizhou, China, on April 8. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Boats prepare to take part in a performance during the Qintong Boat Festival in Taizhou, China, on April 8.

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A member of the Guidon, Colour, and Truncheon Parties is seen ahead of the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle in England on April 17. Hannah McKay/WPA Pool/Getty Images

A member of the Guidon, Colour, and Truncheon Parties is seen ahead of the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle in England on April 17.

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Snow falls as a police officer stands guard near the Grand Hotel in Vienna, where diplomats of the EU, China, Russia, and Iran were holding talks, on April 6. JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images

Snow falls as a police officer stands guard near the Grand Hotel in Vienna, where diplomats of the EU, China, Russia, and Iran were holding talks, on April 6.

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Naisha Wright, right, Daunte Wright’s aunt, grieves during a press conference at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 13. Two days earlier, Daunte Wright was killed by police during a traffic stop. KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images

Naisha Wright, right, Daunte Wright’s aunt, grieves during a press conference at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 13. Two days earlier, Daunte Wright was killed by police during a traffic stop.

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Internally displaced people from Palma gather to receive humanitarian aid in the Pemba Sports center in Pemba, Mozambique, on April 2. People were evacuated from the coasts of Palma after armed insurgents attacked the city March 24. ALFREDO ZUNIGA/AFP via Getty Images

Internally displaced people from Palma gather to receive humanitarian aid in the Pemba Sports center in Pemba, Mozambique, on April 2. People were evacuated from the coasts of Palma after armed insurgents attacked the city March 24.

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A migrant father grips his children while walking ashore on the bank of the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border in Roma, Texas, on April 14. John Moore/Getty Images

A migrant father grips his children while walking ashore on the bank of the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border in Roma, Texas, on April 14.

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Women clash with police officers behind riot shields during a protest in support of Victoria Salazar, a Salvadoran woman who died after a Mexican police officer was seen in a video kneeling on her back, in Mexico City on April 2. Raquel Cunha/Reuters

Women clash with police officers behind riot shields during a protest in support of Victoria Salazar, a Salvadoran woman who died after a Mexican police officer was seen in a video kneeling on her back, in Mexico City on April 2.

Raquel Cunha/Reuters
The children of slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans sit with their mother during his memorial service at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on April 13. Drew Angerer/Reuters

The children of slain U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans sit with their mother during his memorial service at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on April 13.

Drew Angerer/Reuters
Amid surging coronavirus cases in India, a man is given oxygen provided by a gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, along a roadside in Ghaziabad, India, on April 26. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images

Amid surging coronavirus cases in India, a man is given oxygen provided by a gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, along a roadside in Ghaziabad, India, on April 26.

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Asylum-seeking migrant families from Guatemala embrace after crossing the Rio Grande into Roma, Texas, from Mexico on April 20. Go Nakamura/Reuters

Asylum-seeking migrant families from Guatemala embrace after crossing the Rio Grande into Roma, Texas, from Mexico on April 20.

Go Nakamura/Reuters
People celebrate as the verdict is announced in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 20. Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

People celebrate as the verdict is announced in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 20. Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

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Members of the Siumut party wave flags as they celebrate exit poll results during the legislative election in Nuuk, Greenland, on April 6. EMIL HELMS/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the Siumut party wave flags as they celebrate exit poll results during the legislative election in Nuuk, Greenland, on April 6.

EMIL HELMS/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images
COVID-19 patient Jesus Nogales attends a therapy session the Hospital de Emergencias Enfermera Isabel Zendal in Madrid on April 19. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19 patient Jesus Nogales attends a therapy session the Hospital de Emergencias Enfermera Isabel Zendal in Madrid on April 19.

PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images
A taxi driver chats with friends along a street in Kolkata, India, on April 5. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images

A taxi driver chats with friends along a street in Kolkata, India, on April 5.

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Palestinian children play at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on April 8. SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images

Palestinian children play at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on April 8.

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A great white pelican shares a park bench with a man in London on April 1. Leon Neal/Getty Images

A great white pelican shares a park bench with a man in London on April 1.

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A Ukrainian serviceman walks in a trench near a mannequin as he works his post on the front line with Russia-backed separatists near the town of Zolote, Ukraine, on April 8. STR/AFP via Getty Images

A Ukrainian serviceman walks in a trench near a mannequin as he works his post on the front line with Russia-backed separatists near the town of Zolote, Ukraine, on April 8.

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A pedestrian walks in western Moscow on April 3. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images

A pedestrian walks in western Moscow on April 3.

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A COVID-19 patient holds rosary beads as health workers from a Portuguese charity hospital in Belem, Brazil, sing and pray for patients as part of Easter celebrations April 4. TARSO SARRAF/AFP via Getty Images

A COVID-19 patient holds rosary beads as health workers from a Portuguese charity hospital in Belem, Brazil, sing and pray for patients as part of Easter celebrations April 4.

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface on April 19—the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter took this shot while hovering over the Martian surface on April 19—the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet.

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Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against tax reform in Bogota, Colombia, on April 28. RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP via Getty Images

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against tax reform in Bogota, Colombia, on April 28.

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A man celebrates after health workers inoculate a woman with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at her house in Lima, Peru, on April 28. ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP via Getty Images

A man celebrates after health workers inoculate a woman with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at her house in Lima, Peru, on April 28.

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A balloon vendor walks past a shuttered market in Lahore, Pakistan, on April 11 as a lockdown was imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus. ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images

A balloon vendor walks past a shuttered market in Lahore, Pakistan, on April 11 as a lockdown was imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus.

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The pink supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor in England on April 26. Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images

The pink supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor in England on April 26.

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A boy attempts to pet a dog that put its face through a hole in a house’s wall in the village of Alle-sur-Semois, Belgium, on April 25. Yves Herman/Reuters

A boy attempts to pet a dog that put its face through a hole in a house’s wall in the village of Alle-sur-Semois, Belgium, on April 25.

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