Week in Pictures: April 19, 2014

From the heartbreaking disaster in South Korea to rising tension in Ukraine and a remembrance in Boston, a look at the most striking images of the past seven days.

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Sibolangit, Indonesia

April 16, 2014

Aveterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia's ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Center on April 15, 2014 in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of forest and agricultural plantation.

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Jindo, South Korea
April 16, 2014

Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry Sewol. Almost 300 people were missing after the ship capsized, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coast-guard vessels, fishing boats, and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in more than 20 years.

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Jindo, South Korea
April 18, 2014

A relative weeps at a port as she waits for missing passengers of a sunken Sewol ferry.

Pool photo by Greg Wood

Southern Indian Ocean
April 13, 2014

The Chinese Maritime Safety Administration vessel Hai Xin 01 is seen from a Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft, as the search continues for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Australian officials leading the search, which is now in its sixth fruitless week.

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Jodhpur, India
April 17, 2014

A woman has her finger inked by an elections worker before voting at a polling station in the desert state of Rajasthan. India is in the midst of a nine-phase election that began April 7 and ends May 12.

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Shabazpur Dor, India
April 17, 2014

A woman carries her baby as she walks through a wheat field on her way to cast her vote in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election, with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls.

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April 16, 2014

A participant number tag is seen among running shoes left at the makeshift memorial following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, in an exhibit, Dear Boston: Messages From the Marathon Memorial, at the Boston Public Library. The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will be held April 21.

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Kramatorsk, Ukraine
April 16, 2014

A fighter jet flies overhead as Ukrainian soldiers sit on an armored personnel carrier in eastern Ukraine. Government forces and separatist pro-Russian militia staged rival shows of force amid escalating rhetoric on the eve of crucial four-power talks in Geneva about the former Soviet country's future.

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April 15, 2014

A man takes a picture during the moon rise.

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Mexico City
April 18, 2014

People stand along a street after evacuating a building following an earthquake. The magnitude-7.5 quake was centered in the western state of Guerrero, north of the beach resort of Acapulco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage.

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Xishuangbanna, China
April 15, 2014

Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Yunnan province.


Pyongyang, North Korea
April 15, 2014

Female soldiers prepare to take a photograph in front of a flower exhibition commemorating Kim Il-sung, on the 102nd birthday of the North Korean nation's founder.

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Bethesda, Maryland
April 14, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama has stickers put on her face by 20-month-old Lily Oppelt during a visit with children at the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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April 17, 2014

Norichika Aoki (No. 23) of the Kansas City Royals reaches first base safely in the fifth inning as Marc Krauss (No. 18) of the Houston Astros reaches for the ball during a game at Minute Maid Park.

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Katoomba, Australia
April 17, 2014

Britain's Prince William looks over the edge of a cliff as he and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, visit the Narrow Neck Lookout and observe abseiling by the Mountain Youth Services group in the Blue Mountains town west of Sydney. William and Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son, George.