Week in pictures: 15-21 April 2017


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

Image source, Toru Hanai / Reuters
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A gust of wind catches a group of models before a rehearsal for Christian Dior's Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2017 live show on the rooftop of a shopping centre in Tokyo, Japan.
Image source, Alexandros Avramidis / Reuters
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Habib, 22, from Algeria, sits in an abandoned railway carriage used as a shelter by stranded migrants in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Image source, Jody Martin / Reuters
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Residents viewed the first iceberg of the season as it passed through an area known as "Iceberg Alley", near Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada.
Image source, Christopher Polk / Getty Images
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Young people enjoy a party at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
Image source, Juan Barreto / AFP
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A demonstrator clashes with riot police during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas.
Image source, Muhammad Hamed / Reuters
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Ameen Mukdad, a violinist who lived under so-called Islamic State for two-and-a-half years, performs at Nabi Yunus, a shrine in eastern Mosul, Iraq, following liberation.
Image source, How Hwee Young / EPA
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North Koreans rest at a pool at the Munsu Water Park as part of celebrations of the Day of the Sun which commemorates the 105th anniversary of the birth of the late supreme leader Kim Il-sung.
Image source, Stefan Wermuth / Reuters
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May emerged from 10 Downing Street to announce a snap election to be held on 8 June. The prime minister urged voters to give her "the mandate to speak for Britain and to deliver for Britain" while Jeremy Corbyn said a Labour government would stop Mrs May from using Brexit to make the UK an "offshore tax haven".
Image source, Sergei Ilnitsky / EPA
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There was an empty third seat on the Soyuz capsule which blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday. Russia is scaling back its staff on the ISS until a long-delayed space laboratory is sent to the outpost in 2018.
Image source, Outfreek Van Den Bergh / AFP
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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands blew out the candles at the opening of the 50th Resto VanHarte in Lelystad, where children can come together to cook and learn about nutrition.

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