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BEST moments from the week gone by

April 06, 2015 09:05 IST

12 images from events that shaped the world in the week that was.


A boy wearing a surgical mask holds a weapon in Sanaa. Yemen’s Meteorological Authority warned of low visibility due to a sandstorm over parts of the middle east, affecting northern and eastern regions of Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters


A woman takes advantage of warm spring weather temperatures on the beach in Nice. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters


Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a US-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang. The drill is part of the two countries’ annual military training called Foal Eagle, which runs from March 2 to April 24. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters



A man looks at an exhibition called ‘Oh! Future Sensation’ as part of Saint-Gobain’s 350th anniversary celebrations, in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters


Relatives mourn during the funeral of the victims who died after a hillside collapsed onto a house at Ledhan village, west of Srinagar. Heavy rains and a landslide in the Himalayan region of Kashmir killed 17 people, police said, as Indian authorities continued working to rescue stranded villagers, with unseasonal rains raising fears of flash floods in the mountainous north. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters


A woman crosses the MillenniumBridge during strong winds in London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

A boy carries his belongings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district. Photograph: Rami Zayat/Reuters


A villager watches as MountSinabung volcano erupts, in Kuta Tengah village, Karo Regency in Indonesia’s North Sumatra. Photograph: Y T Haryono/Reuters


Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite paramilitary fighters hold an IslamistState flag, which they pulled down in Tikrit. Iraqi troops aided by Shi’ite paramilitaries and Sunni tribal fighters have reached the center of Tikrit after securing the Sunni city’s southern and western sections from Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters


A French rescue worker inspects the remains of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps. The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps told his girlfriend he was in psychiatric treatment, and that he was planning a spectacular gesture that everyone would remember, the German daily Bild reported. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters


Actors take part in a re-enactment of the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) during Good Friday in Cancun. Photograph: Victor Ruiz Garcia/Reuters


Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha talks to first-time homebuyers Robert Arron and Kelly Jeffers with their son Finlay during a general election campaign visit to a housing development in Chorley, northwest England. Photograph: Leon Neal/Reuters