In Pictures

Week in pictures: 9-15 April 2016

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

A migrant catches his breath after inhaling teargas Image copyright Stoyan Nenov / Reuters
Image caption Tear gas was fired at migrants after they tried to scale a border fence near the village of Idomeni, at the Greek-Macedonian frontier, where more than 11,000 refugees and other migrants are camped.
Real Madrid's supporters cheer during the arrival of the team bus next to Santiago Bernabeu stadium Image copyright Juanjo Martin / EPA
Image caption Real Madrid's supporters cheered the arrival of the team bus ahead of their Champions League quarter-final match against Wolfsburg. A hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo overturned a 2-0 first leg deficit to see them progress to the semi-finals.
Deeside power station, Shotton Steelworks Image copyright Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
Image caption Tata Steel began the formal process of selling its loss-making UK plants, inviting interested bidders to submit their offers. Tata Steel directly employs 15,000 workers in the UK and supports thousands of others, across plants in Port Talbot, Rotherham, Corby and Shotton (pictured).
Suad Keserovic cleans a stone ball in Podubravlje village near Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina Image copyright Dado Ruvic / Reuters
Image caption Suad Keserovic is pictured with a stone ball in Podubravlje village near Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Keserovic claimed that the stone sphere is 3.3m in diameter and the estimated weight of it is about 35 tons. Hundreds of tourists from around the world have visited this stone.
Duchess of Cambridge playing cricket Image copyright Rafiq Maqbool / AP
Image caption The Duchess of Cambridge played a few shots from the crease during a visit to Mumbai's Oval Maidan recreation ground during a tour of India and Bhutan. She was helped by advice from behind the stumps by former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar.
Competitors taking part in the fourth Stage of the Marathon des Sables Image copyright Jean-Philippe Ksiazek
Image caption Competitors took part in the fourth Stage of the Marathon des Sables in the southern Moroccan Sahara desert. The race is run over six days and over a course of between 150 and 156 miles (254km).
A female giraffe calf at San Francisco Zoo Image copyright Jeff Chiu / AP
Image caption A female giraffe calf born at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens was pictured with its mother called Barbro. According to the zoo, the calf took its first steps within 30 minutes of its birth.
Construction of the Sao Conrado metro station Image copyright Christophe Simon / AFP
Image caption Work to construct the Sao Conrado metro station is well under way. It will form part of Line 4 on the subway system that will reach the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Children play along the dry banks of the Pahang river Image copyright Mohn Rasfan / AFP
Image caption More than 250 Malaysian schools were closed on 11 April because of a heatwave. Here children play along the dry banks of the Pahang river in Termerloh, outside Kuala Lumpur.
US President Barack Obama blows a bubble from a bubble wand Image copyright Win McNamee / Getty Images
Image caption US President Barack Obama blows a bubble from a bubble wand made with a 3D printer by nine-year old Jacob Leggette, while touring exhibits at the White House Science Fair in Washington, DC. Leggette wrote letters to different printer companies asking if they would donate a 3D printer in return for feedback on how easily he could use their device. His sales pitch worked and he has been creating toys and games ever since.

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