Week in pictures: 17 – 23 April 2021

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week

image copyrightAdnan Abidi / Reuters

image captionRelatives wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) attend the funeral of a man who died from coronavirus, in New Delhi. On Friday India reported 332,730 new cases of the disease, setting a world record for a second day running.

image copyrightCarlos Barria / Reuters

image captionCrowds celebrate the guilty verdict of white former police officer Derek Chauvin outside Hennepin County Government Center, in Minneapolis, US. A jury found Chauvin guilty on three charges for the killing of George Floyd: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.

image copyrightVictoria Jones / Reuters

image captionQueen Elizabeth II at the funeral of her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. More than 730 members of the armed forces took part in the event, but there was a limit of 30 mourners inside the chapel.

image copyrightCarl Recine / Reuters

image captionHouses are seen on the edge of a cliff after it collapsed in the village of Nefyn, Wales. The major landslide, which eyewitnesses say is up to 40m (131ft) wide, saw some seaside homes lose parts of their gardens to the beach below.

image copyrightVasily Maximov / AFP

image captionCadets shelter from the rain near a church in the town of Vladimir, where jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was reportedly transferred. Navalny’s doctors have urged him to immediately end his hunger strike, warning that he may die. Thousands of Russians rallied on Wednesday demanding his release.

image copyrightMike Hutchings / Reuters

image captionFlames are seen close to Cape Town, South Africa, as a huge fire burns along Table Mountain. Monday’s fire destroyed the reading room of the University of Cape Town’s Jagger Library, which housed a unique collection of African books.

image copyrightOctavio Jones / Reuters

image captionKatie Wright, mother of Daunte Wright, at his funeral at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. Mr Wright, a black man, was shot dead by police officer Kim Potter during a routine traffic stop in the Brooklyn Center suburb of the city. The officer has since resigned and been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

image copyrightAl Drago / EPA

image captionPresident Joe Biden attends a virtual international Leaders Summit on Climate, in the White House, Washington. The US has promised to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels, by the year 2030.

image copyrightArnd Wiegmann / Reuters

image captionThe Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, is burnt in a bonfire on the Devil’s Bridge over the Schoellenen Gorge near Andermatt in Switzerland. The traditional event is part of Sechselauten, a Spring festival. The belief is that the longer it takes for the snowman’s head to explode, the warmer the summer will be.

image copyrightAaron Chown / PA Media

image captionA gardener tends to tulips at the first ever Hampton Court Tulip Festival at Hampton Court Palace, in London. Last autumn, more than 100,000 bulbs were planted in preparation for the festival.

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