In Pictures

Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015

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

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Image caption The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted twice in the space of a few hours - after lying dormant for decades. The authorities declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius.
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Image caption More than 80 migrants managed to make it to the shore when the boat they were using ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes. European leaders decided to triple funding for search-and-rescue operations aimed at migrant boats in the Mediterranean following crisis talks in Brussels. The summit came after more than 750 people died on a boat crossing from Libya on Sunday.
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Image caption Hong Kong's government unveiled proposed reforms for the next election, which do not concede to pro-democracy demands for a fully free vote. Democracy activists said this amounted to a "fake democracy".
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Image caption The Shanghai motor show was a chance for global carmakers to show off their latest offerings to the world's biggest automotive market. Last year, more than 23 million vehicles were sold in China, though as the Chinese economy slows, so has demand for new cars.
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Image caption Comedian Amy Schumer pretended to trip and fall on the floor in front of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Time 100 Gala. The event celebrated the 100 most influential people featured in an annual list by Time in New York.
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Image caption Scarlett Johansson waved to fans as the opening of her latest film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, the 11th movie in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe", which opened in UK cinemas a week before the US.
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Image caption A hummingbird is seen in Soberania National Park, on Earth Day, when Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela launched a national plan to promote eco-tourism in protected areas of the country.
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Image caption A £20,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gang responsible for the Hatton Garden theft. Seventy two safe deposit boxes were opened in a raid at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd in central London over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
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Image caption The authorities in Bangladesh say they have still not found the DNA of 135 people believed to have died in the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse two years ago. The collapse of the eight-storey building killed 1,100 people and injured more than 2,500. The factories in the building were making shirts, trousers and leggings for nearly 30 western retailers and brands including Benetton, Primark, Matalan, Walmart and Mango.
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Image caption An exhibition of carriage driving took place at the Maestranza bullring in Seville.

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