LensWeek in Photos: April 6, 2013The Daily Beast04.06.13LensWeek in Photos: April 6, 2013From the aftermath of a Taliban bombing in Afghanistan to the view from One World Trade Center and a condemned man’s last smoke in Kuwait, see the week’s most striking images.The Daily Beast04.06.13 8:45 AM ETSpencer Platt/GettyNew York April 2, 2013 Members of the Port Authority Police stand near the windows in the One World Observatory from the 100th floor of One World Trade Center at the Ground Zero site. When completed, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western hemisphere, at 1,776 feet. Patrick Semansky/APBaltimore April 1, 2013 Children play basketball at a park near blighted row houses. Baltimore is far from the worst American city for poverty, but it faces all the problems of cities where vast numbers of the poor now live. The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s, while $85 billion in federal-government spending cuts that began last month are expected to begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide. Suhaimi Abdullah/GettySingaporeApril 4, 2013 Family members visit the graves of their loved ones to pay their respects and burn offerings at the Choa Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery during the Qing Ming Festival. Qing Ming, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, is an annual Chinese festival to commemorate the dead. Families mark the day by visiting and cleaning the graves of their ancestors, burning incense and paper money, and presenting offerings such as food, tea, wine, and joss paper accessories. Chip Somodevilla/GettyJohannesburg, South AfricaApril 4, 2013 Members of the Twelve Apostles Church of Christ pray on a hill in the Yeoville neighborhood. Members of the church, many of them immigrants from Zimbabwe, gather in the open on the hill overlooking downtown Johannesburg because they say the Bible tells the faithful to go to the mountaintop to pray. According to government officials, Noble Peace Prize laureate and former South African president Nelson Mandela, 94, is continuing to recover from pneumonia after spending more than a week in the hospital, his third time since December. Nasser Shiyoukhi/APHebron, West BankApril 4, 2013 Palestinian police escort the body of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, a 64-year-old prisoner who had been serving a life sentence since 2002 for a foiled bombing of a busy Jerusalem café. Palestinians blamed Israel for his death, caused by terminal cancer, saying he was not given proper medical care. Marco Longari/AFP/GettyHebron, West BankApril 4, 2013 Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli security forces following the funeral of a prisoner and two teenagers shot dead by Israeli troops. Hoshang Hashimi/APFarah, AfghanistanApril 4, 2013 An Afghan soldier stands guard in a destroyed courthouse a day after suicide bombers disguised as Afghan soldiers stormed it in a failed bid to free more than a dozen Taliban prisoners in western Afghanistan, officials said. Tens of people, including the nine attackers, were reported killed in the fighting. The assault in Farah province was the latest example of the Taliban’s ability to strike official institutions despite tight security measures. With escalating violence in recent months and a government still trying to find its footing, each attack is a reminder of how far the country has still to go. Chung Sung-Jun/GettyPaju Checkpoint, South KoreaApril 4, 2013 A South Korean soldier stands guard. Four hundred South Koreans remain in the joint industrial complex, fearing they cannot get back in if they return to the South. In recent weeks North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea and U.S. military bases. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters,via CorbisNairobi, KenyaMarch 30, 2013 Supporters of Kenya’s prime minister, Raila Odinga, the defeated presidential candidate of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy, react after a Supreme Court ruling. Kenyan police fired tear gas at hundreds of stone-throwing youths in the western city of Kisumu, an Odinga stronghold, after a court threw out his challenge to the victory of rival Uhuru Kenyatta. Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/GettyKuwait City, KuwaitApril 1, 2013 A Saudi man smokes his last cigarette before being hanged for the murder of a compatriot just west of the capital. Authorities in Kuwait hanged three convicted murderers—a Pakistani, a Saudi, and a stateless Arab—in the first executions in the Gulf state since May 2007, the Ministry of Justice said.