In Pictures

Week in pictures: 25 April-1 May 2015

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

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Image caption Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed "deep repentance" over Japan's role in World War Two, during an historic address to the US Congress. Mr Abe was on a state visit to the US to discuss a wide-ranging trans-Pacific trade deal and is seen here with US President Barack Obama (left) on a visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
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Image caption Burundi was hit by a new wave of protests as opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term grows. The army and police have been deployed to quell the protests, which have been described by government officials as an insurrection. More than 24,000 people have fled Burundi this month, as tensions mount ahead of presidential elections in June, the UN refugee agency said.
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Image caption The Prince of Wales played badminton during the official opening of a sports centre on the Dumfries House Estate in Cumnock.
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Image caption A 7.8-magnitude quake struck central Nepal and killed more than 6,200 people and injured at least 13,900, though the fate of thousands more in many remote areas remains unknown. Here Rishi Khanal is rescued after being trapped for 80 hours. He had been surrounded by dead bodies and drank his own urine to survive.
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Image caption Residents who marched from west Baltimore to City Hall react to the protest leaders chronicling the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. He died in police custody on 19 April. Earlier in the week violent protests in Baltimore led to the deployment of the National Guard in the town for the first time since 1968.
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Image caption Dead salmon are pictured at a fish farm affected by the eruption of Chile's Calbuco volcano.
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Image caption Tens of thousands of people took part in the 35th London Marathon, seen here as they crossed Tower Bridge. This year's event featured a farewell appearance from Britain's world record-holder and three-time champion Paula Radcliffe.
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Image caption Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis called for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany. Athens and Berlin have been engaged in a bitter war of words as the Greek government seeks to renegotiate the terms of its bailout.
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Image caption The start of the Belgrade derby between Red Star and Partizan was delayed for 45 minutes because of crowd trouble. When the game finally got under way, both sets of fans lit flares and threw stun grenades onto the athletics track around the pitch.
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Image caption A dog wearing a collar supporting austerity party Podemos is seen during a protest march against evictions in Madrid, Spain. Podemos, a leftist grassroots movement launched in January 2014, unexpectedly won five seats in last May's European elections.

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