Week in Pictures: April 27, 2014

From an iceberg six times the size of Manhattan and Spain’s master bullfighters, to Obama’s reading of ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ the most compelling images of the past seven days.

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Mumbai, India
April 25, 2014

Saddam, 19, practices stunts at a beach along the Arabian Sea. Saddam belongs to a small group called The Scrolls, who travel from the far northern suburbs to the city to perform breakdancing and other stunts in marriages parties and other events.

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Seville, Spain
April 23, 2014

Students hold capotes during a bullfight master class for schoolchildren at the Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital.

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Mathura, India
April 21, 2014

Supporters of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), climb over the poles of a temporary tent to get a glimpse during an election campaign rally in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Around 815 million people have registered to vote in the world's biggest election—a number exceeding the population of Europe and a world record—and results of the mammoth exercise, which concludes on May 12, are due on May 16.

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Baghdad, Iraq
April 25, 2014

An explosion is seen during a car-bomb attack at a Shiite political organization rally. A series of similar attacks killed 18 people, police and medical sources said. The militant group Asaib Ahl Haq (League of the Righteous) introduced its candidates for elections on April 30 at the rally in eastern Baghdad. Three bombs exploded in succession as people were leaving, Reuters reporters at the scene said.

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Rio de Janeiro
April 24, 2014

Mourners gather over the body of dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva at his funeral, after he was shot and killed. Da Silva's body was discovered in the Pavao-Pavaozinho community, just blocks from Copacabana Beach, on April 22. Protests and shootings broke out as a result after protesters alleged he was killed by police in the "favela."

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April 22, 2014

The Yasukuni Shrine's Shinto priests prepare for its annual spring festival. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that the Japanese government should not interfere if a lawmaker pays a visit to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, as an individual.


The B-31 Iceberg is seen after separating from a rift in Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier in this NASA Earth Observatory image. Scientists are monitoring an unusually large iceberg—roughly six times the size of Manhattan—that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the open ocean, although not in an area heavily navigated by ships.

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Washington, D.C.
April 21, 2014

President Barack Obama acts out the line "gnashed their terrible teeth" from the children's book Where the Wild Things Are during the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Camp Pendleton, Calif.
April 24, 2014

Cpl. Samantha Grant holds her friend's son, Kaiden Helms, during a homecoming at Del Mar Beach. Approximately 2,400 Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit were returning from an eight-month deployment to the western Pacific, where they provided humanitarian aid and disaster relief, reinforced embassies, and conducted non-combatant evacuation operations through the combined capabilities of the Marine Air Ground Task Force.

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Ankara, Turkey
April 22, 2014

Supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan react as he addresses the audience during a meeting at the Turkish parliament.