Monday, March 19, 2018
Human Interest

All Eyes photo gallery: The 20 best wire photos of the week

This week's collection of the best wire photos includes people protesting in France, bathing in India, worshipping in Jerusalem, shedding tears for Prince in Minneapolis, toasting Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon and confessing to Pope Francis. (All photos are from the Associated Press or Getty Images and were transmitted between April 22 and today.)


AP Photo/Noah Berger

Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco, Saturday, April 23, 2016. The solar-powered airplane, which is attempting to circumnavigate the globe to promote clean energy and the spirit of innovation, arrived from Hawaii after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean.



AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

Ethiopian Christians pray at Deir El Sultan outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, April 24, 2016 during the Palm Sunday.



AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

The crowd is reflected in the sunglasses of Big Sam, of Big Sam's Funky Nation, as he performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, April 23, 2016.



AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski

Police officers hold their shields as protestors pelt the new building of the Agency for Media Services with colored paint, during a protest in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, April 22, 2016. Thousands of people have been protesting almost nightly in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, since President Gjorge Ivanov announced a decision last week to grant presidential pardons that halted criminal proceedings against dozens of people, including high-ranking politicians, accused in a wiretapping scandal that has roiled Macedonia for months.



AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru

An elderly woman spreads incense near a grave at sunrise in the village of Copaciu, southern Romania, early Thursday, April 28, 2016. On Maundy Thursday, during the Holy Week, many Romanians visit the graves of their loved ones, light fires and share food with community members in memory of the departed, ahead of Orthodox Easter, celebrated this year on May 1.



AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia

An elderly Tibetan woman, who was among those waiting to receive the Dalai Lama, gets emotional as the spiritual leader greets devotees upon arrival at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics near Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Tibetan leader presided over a convocation event at the institute.



AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Children peer from a carriage at a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Friday, April 29, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe.



AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos

A woman crosses a landscape covered with yellow flowers as the sun sets on a spring day in Unzue, near Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, April 28, 2016.



AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

Flower plants are seen grown in a computer monitor shell at E-Parisaraa, an electronic waste recycling company in Dabaspet 48 Kilometers (30 miles) from Bangalore, India, Friday, April 22, 2016. Countries around the world annually recognize April 22 as Earth Day with hopes in urging local action and increasing awareness about the state of the world's environment.



Scott Olson/Getty Images

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 22: Jacqueline Pruitt wipes away a tear after leaving flowers at a memorial to Prince outside the First Avenue nightclub on April 22, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince, 57, was pronounced dead shortly after being found unresponsive yesterday at his Paisley Park Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota near Minneapolis.



AP Photo/Andre Penner

A model wears a creation from the Adriana Degreas collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, April 26, 2016.



Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: A woman wearing a William Shakespeare mask looks out of a window during the Shakespeare Birthday Celebration Parade on April 23, 2016 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. This year the traditional annual parade through the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.



AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa

In this April 17, 2016 photo, a formal dress hangs from a wardrobe closet in a home destroyed by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador. The April 16 earthquake destroyed or damaged about 1,500 buildings and left some 23,500 people homeless, the government said.



Bryan Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP

The Financial Building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, stands out in purple as a tribute to the late pop musician Prince, on Friday, April 22, 2016. Prince passed away at his home in suburban Minneapolis at age 57 on Thursday.



Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP Photo

Pope Francis shakes hands with a young faithful after confessing him, during Youth Jubilee at Saint Peter square in Vatican, Saturday, April 23, 2016. Sixteen teenagers have gotten an unexpected opportunity to confess sins to Pope Francis. The pontiff made a surprise appearance in St. Peter's Square, where thousands were participating in Holy Year youth activities, with confession outdoors at the Vatican.



AP Photo/Francisco Seco

A bullfighter "picador" prepares to use his lance as he rides his horse in front of a Los Rodeos ranch's bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 24, 2016.



AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed

Sabha al-Wawi, right, Palestinian mother of 12-year-old Dima al-Wawi, imprisoned by Israel for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack, comforts her daughter, after her release from an Israeli prison, at Jabara checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarem, Sunday, April 24, 2016. Al-Wawi who was imprisoned after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement has been released Sunday.



Sean Gallup/Getty Images

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 28: New passenger cars of German automaker Volkswagen AG await their new owners in one of the twin car towers at the Volkswagen factory on day of the company's annual press conference on April 28, 2016 in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is facing high costs and stiff penalties, including the possible buyback of up to 500,000 cars it sold in the USA, as a reult of VW's diesel emissions scandal. The twin car towers in the Autostadt park adjacent to the factory are 48 meters tall and have a capacity of 800 cars.


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