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Week in Photos: April 27, 2013

From vigils for the Boston victims to the Bush library opening, see the week’s most striking images.

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Boston, Massachusetts

April 22, 2013
Jack Fleming of the Boston Athletic Association, which runs the Boston Marathon, pauses at the finish line on Boylston Street between Dartmouth and Exeter streets. Federal investigators formally released the finish line bombing crime scene to the city of Boston in a brief ceremony at 5 p.m.

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Rome, Italy

April 21, 2013
Actors dressed as ancient Roman maids march in front of the Coliseum in a commemorative parade during festivities marking the 2,766th anniversary of the city’s founding. The capital celebrates its founding annually based on the legendary foundation of the Birth of Rome. Actors dressed as denizens of ancient Rome participate in parades and reenactments of the ancient Roman Empire. According to legend, Rome was founded by Romulus in 753 B.C. in an area surrounded by seven hills.

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Ya An, China

April 22, 2013
Two earthquake survivors eat instant noodles outside a tent in a middle school in Baoxing county. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province on April 20, claiming more than 190 lives and injuring thousands.

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Boston, Massachusetts

April 21, 2013
Nurse practitioner Maureen Quaranto (R), who treated victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in Tent A, wears her Boston Marathon jacket during Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on the first Sunday after the attacks. Quaranto said she will definitely attend the marathon next year and added, “There is evil but there is a lot more good, a lot more love.” The Mass honored the victims of the bombings and subsequent manhunt as well as first responders.

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Waco, Texas

April 25, 2013
Family members attend a memorial at Baylor University for firefighters killed at the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.

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Kaesong, North Korea

April 24, 2013
A North Korean boy on rollerblades is pulled by a woman on a bicycle on a road north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 21, 2013
Argentina players celebrate with Maria Irigoyen after she beat Elena Baltacha of Great Britain during day two of the Fed Cup World Group Two Play-Offs between Argentina and Great Britain at Parque Roca.

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan

April 23, 2013
A Pakistani girl, center, adjusts her head scarf, while she and other children attend a daily lesson in a mosque on how to read verses of the Quran.

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Dallas, Texas

April 25, 2013
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell (Ret.) (R), who was the first female American soldier to lose a limb in the war in Iraq, recites the Pledge of Allegiance as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, former President George W. Bush, and former first lady Laura Bush look on during the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The Bush library, on the campus of Southern Methodist University, with more than 70 million pages of paper records, 43,000 artifacts, 200 million emails, and 4 million digital photographs, will be opened to the public on May 1. The library is the 13th presidential library in the National Archives and Records Administration system.

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Madrid, Spain

April 25, 2013
Police clash with demonstrators during a protest near the Spanish Parliament. The protest, mostly against austerity measures, came on the day Spain’s jobless figures were released. With more than 6 million unemployed for the first time ever, Spain’s jobless rate shot up to a record 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013, the National Statistics Institute said in another grim picture of the recession-wracked country.

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Sunderland, England

April 20, 2013
Paolo Di Canio, manager of Sunderland, celebrates a victory after the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light.

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Boston, Massachusetts

April 25, 2013
Boston Marathon bombing victim Heather Abbott of Newport, R.I., is wheeled into a press conference at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Abbott had her left leg amputated several inches below the knee because of injuries sustained in the blast.

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Sydney, Australia

April 21, 2013
Police officers extinguish a flare as Western Sydney Wanderers fans walk to the stadium before the A-League 2013 Grand Final match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium.

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New Delhi, India

April, 23, 2013
Indian students shout slogans as they hold placards demanding stringent punishment to rapists during a protest. A second suspect was arrested Monday in the rape of a 5-year-old girl who New Delhi police said was left for dead in a locked room, a case that has brought a new wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes.

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Watertown, Massachusetts

April 20, 2013
Watertown Police officer Brandon O’Neill holds up a large American flag during a candlelight vigil at Victory Park.