Week in pictures: 23 - 29 April 2022

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

Two men move a head from a statue during its demolition on 26 April 2022 in Kyiv, UkraineImage source, Alexey Furman / Getty Images
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A Soviet-era statue that once represented friendship between Ukraine and Russia is dismantled in Kyiv. The 8m (26ft) bronze monument was removed on the orders of the city's mayor, Vitali Klitschko. He said: "Russia destroyed the normal life of millions of Ukrainians and destroyed the peace in Europe."
Image source, Michel Stoupak / Getty Images
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Supporters of French President Emmanuel Macron celebrate in Paris following his victory in France's presidential election. The centrist leader is the first sitting president in 20 years to be re-elected.
Image source, Ahmad Gharabli / AFP
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Orthodox Christians gather with lighted candles around the edicule - a shrine that is said to have been the burial chamber of Christ - during the Holy Fire ceremony at Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church.
Image source, Luisa Gonzalez / Reuters
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A woman flees from foul-smelling white foam in a street in Mosquera, near Bogotá, in Colombia. It is thought that detergents dumped in a local river are generating the froth, which drifts through the air, clumping and clinging to buildings.
Image source, Mariana Suarez / AFP
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A lightning bolt illuminates clouds during a thunderstorm over Montevideo, in Uruguay.
Image source, Maria Alejandra Cardona / Reuters
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A reveller at music and arts festival Coachella, in Indio, California. The event, which takes place over two weekends and attracts an audience of thousands, included headline performances from Harry Styles and Billie Eilish.
Image source, Anushree Fadnavis / Reuters
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A girl selling bottled water uses an umbrella to shade herself from the sun in Delhi, India.
Image source, Dan Peled / Getty Images
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A member of the Australian Defence Forces stands guard during Anzac Day commemorations at the Cenotaph in Brisbane. The annual event marks the anniversary of the ill-fated Gallipoli landings during World War One, in which thousands of Australians and New Zealanders died.
Image source, Hannah McKay / PA Media
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are given a tour of a TV studio by BBC Afghan presenter Sana Safi, during a visit to the BBC's headquarters in London. The royal couple visited Broadcasting House to mark the 90th anniversary of the BBC World Service.
Image source, Henry Nicholls / Reuters
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The Ewell St Mary's Morris Men dance at the Shepherd Market in London, as part of St George's Day celebrations.

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