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Top moments from the week gone by

April 20, 2015 09:01 IST

Here's a collection of some of the best photos, taken last week, from around the globe.


Image: A lucky koala sat in first class on a trip from from Brisbane to Singapore as Australian airline Qantas sought to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence. The flight saw four koalas — Idalia, Chan, Pellita and Paddle — travel to the Southeast Asian city-state for a six-month sojourn at the Singapore Zoo, in an effort to strengthen ties between the nations, said a news release from Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Photograph: @Qantas/Twitter


Image: A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt, April 15. The news conference was disrupted when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters


Image: A participant cries at a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, which killed more than 300 passengers, in central Seoul April 16. A day of mourning for the 304 victims of the Sewol ferry sinking was overtaken by acrimony, as organisers called off a ceremony planned to mark its one-year anniversary to protest against the South Korean government's response to the disaster. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters


Image: An anti-establishment protester tries to attack riot police during a protest against high security prisons in Athens April 16. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters


Image: Saudi army artillery fire shells towards Houthi movement positions at the Saudi border with Yemen April 15. Photograph: Reuters


Image: A man dressed as Lord Shiva smokes during an annual Hindu religious festival locally known as Shyam Baba festival in Ajmer, Rajasthan, April 12. Photograph: Himanshu Sharma/Reuters


Image: A Hillary Clinton sticker is pictured on a street post near her campaign headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 14. An unknown entity placed “Don’t say” signs outside Clinton's Brooklyn Heights headquarters before her announcement of 2016 presidential bid. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters


Image: A student at the University of Nairobi looks down from the window at the Kimberly ladies hostels at the Kikuyu campus near the capital Nairobi, April 12. A Kenyan student died and more than 100 others were injured as they fled after a electricity transformer explosion triggered fears that their campus was being attacked, officials said. Students jumped from windows at their University of Nairobi residence halls in a stampede that underlined growing tensions just over a week after gunmen stormed another university campus. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters


Image: Actress Bai Ling arrives at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California April 12. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters


Image: An aerial view of flower fields is seen near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse ,The Netherlands April 15. Keukenhof, employing some 30 gardeners, is considered to be the world's largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters


Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks during a speech to the general public in Toronto, Canada on April 15. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Image: A model presents a creation from Lino Villaventura Summer 2016 collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters


Image: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe poses with members of Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z and other show-business celebrities at a cherry blossom viewing party at Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo. Thousands of people including entertainers, athletes and politicians were invited to the annual party hosted by Abe. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters


Image: Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad. Iraqi security forces fought Islamic State militants at the gates of the western city of Ramadi on Friday, and local authorities warned it was in danger of falling unless reinforcements arrived soon. Photograph: Reuters

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