Pope Francis greeting the crowds in Vatican Square, people admiring cherry blossoms in Tokyo, a farmer trying to beat the heat in India and Joe Biden gazing into the eyes of Lady Gaga are among our picks for the top 10 wire photos this week. (All photos are from the Associated Press or Getty Images and were transmitted between April 1 and today.)
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An honor guard stands by former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's casket at city hall on Monday, March 28, 2016, in Toronto. Ford died of cancer at the age of 46.
AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
People admire cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Sunday, April 3, 2016. People all over the country go out to see cherry blossoms this weekend as the country's iconic flower is full bloom.
AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
In this March, 29, 2016 photo, a woman waits for the return of the remains of over 30 people who were killed more than two decades ago in Ccano, a village in the Huanta area of Ayachcuo department, Peru. The villagers were killed by Shining Path guerrillas in the village's church in 1991, at the start of Alberto Fujimori's presidency.
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
Raindrops and trees are reflected in a puddle during a rainy Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Chicago. Rains will scatter and become more occasional during the afternoon. Snow and rain is possible on Friday as well with highs failing to reach the 40-degree mark.
AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout
An elderly Indian farmer has his umbrella mounted on his walking stick to protect himself from the scorching sun as he works on removing weed at a paddy field on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, Orissa state, India, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. India's central bank on Tuesday cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point and hinted at other measures to boost liquidity and spur economic growth.
AP Photo/A.M. Ahad
In this April 1, 2016 picture, Bangladeshi man Shukkur Ali, 58, shows his palm, filled with warts caused by years of drinking arsenic-tainted water, at his village in Sonargaon, outskirts of Dhaka. A new report estimates that some 20 million Bangladeshis are still being poisoned by arsenic-tainted groundwater drawn from government wells. That number remains unchanged from 10 years ago, despite years of action to dig new wells.
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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 02: A model backstage ahead of the Dee by Dalia show during Fashion Forward Fall/Winter 2016 held at the Dubai Design District on April 2, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Recording artist Lady Gaga (L) is greeted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden after she performed for students as part of the national It's On Us Week of Action at the Cox Pavilion at UNLV on April 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The It's On Us initiative was launched by the White House in 2014 to raise awareness about the importance of preventing sexual assaults on college campuses and supporting survivors of sexual assault.
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In this Wednesday, April 6, 2016 photo, servicemen carry a flag-covered casket containing the remains of Army Cpl. Robert Graham from a plane to a hearse at San Francisco International Airport. The remains of the Korean War soldier were flown back to the Bay Area more than six decades after he went missing in South Korea. Graham died in a North Korean prison camp in 1951, but his remains were identified only last year.
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