In Pictures

Week in pictures: 28 March-2 April 2015

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

Image copyright Goran Tomasevic/reuters
Image caption A Nigerian mother queueing to vote at a polling station in the northern city of Kano. Muhammadu Buhari became the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria.
Image copyright Tauseef MUSTAFA/afp
Image caption Grief-stricken relatives at a funeral in Indian-administered Kashmir for victims of landslides that were triggered by flooding. Rescue workers said they had recovered the bodies of at least 15 people from debris that buried homes in the town of Chadoora.
Image copyright Alaa Al-Marjani/reuters
Image caption A member of the Iraqi security forces attacking an Islamic State insurgent, who was captured in Tikrit, home town of the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi government declared a "magnificent victory" over IS militants after a month-long operation to recapture the city.
Image copyright Mohamad Torokman/reuters
Image caption Palestinian protesters run from tear-gas canisters launched by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh during clashes after a demonstration marking Land Day. It commemorates the killing of six Israeli Arabs by troops in 1976 after a protest over the confiscation of land.
Image copyright KIMIMASA MAYAMA/epa
Image caption Cherry trees in Tokyo came into full bloom five days earlier than average because of higher temperatures.
Image copyright Manu Fernandez/ap
Image caption Hooded penitents of La Sangre ("The Blood") brotherhood who were taking part in a Holy Week procession in the southern Spanish city of Cordoba.
Image copyright Jason Redmond/reuters
Image caption Amanda Knox outside her mother's home in the US city of Seattle after Italy's highest court quashed the 27-year-old American's conviction for the murder in 2007 of the British student Meredith Kercher.
Image copyright ANATOLY MALTSEV/epa
Image caption Actors from the clown-mime theatre Mimigranty celebrate Humour Day in the Russian city of St Petersburg.
Image copyright Ruben Sprich/reuters
Image caption US Secretary of State John Kerry takes a break in his hotel room in the Swiss city of Lausanne after extending his stay to continue negotiations with Iran about its nuclear programme.
Image copyright Andy Rain/epa
Image caption An owl wing, one of the attractions of a butterfly exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.
Image copyright FAZRY ISMAIL/epa
Image caption The Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix over his Mercedes rivals Lewis Hamilton (left) and Nico Rosberg.

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