In Pictures

Week in pictures: 16-22 April 2016

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

Member of the Lower House of Congress, Bruno Araujo (centre) celebrates with fellow congressmen Image copyright Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters
Image caption Brazil's lower house voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over charges of manipulating government accounts. Here Bruno Araujo, a member of Socialist Democratic Party, celebrates with fellow congressmen upon making the decisive yes vote.
Israeli police forensic experts work at the scene after an explosion tore through a bus in Jerusalem Image copyright Ammar Awad / Reuters
Image caption At least 21 people were wounded and one killed by a bomb explosion on a bus in south Jerusalem, Israel. Over the past six months, 29 Israelis have been killed in a wave of stabbings, shootings or car-ramming attacks by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs. About 200 Palestinians - mostly attackers, Israel says - have also been killed in that period.
A boy covered with a mosquito net sleeps in a cot on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India Image copyright Anindito Mukherjee / Reuters
Image caption An unusually early heatwave is affecting some areas of India. Temperatures have risen above 40C in at least seven states with at least 330 million people affected by drought. Here a child sleeps on a hot summer day in New Delhi.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is given a tour of the National Composites Centre at the Bristol and Bath Science Park Image copyright Matt Cardy / PA
Image caption Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (right) was given a tour of the National Composites Centre at the Bristol and Bath Science Park before making a speech in which he stated that Britain would be "permanently poorer" outside the European Union. He issued the warning ahead of the in-out referendum on 23 June. Leave campaigners dismissed the forecasts as "absurd".
US actor Johnny Depp (second from right) and his wife, US actress Amber Heard arrive at Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold Coast, Australia Image copyright Dave Hunt / EPA
Image caption Actress Amber Heard avoided a conviction for illegally taking her dogs into Australia. Ms Heard had brought the dogs, Pistol and Boo, to Queensland in a private jet in May 2015 to visit her husband, actor Johnny Depp, who was filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Australia's tough quarantine laws are designed to keep disease at bay. Dogs entering from the US must spend 10 days in quarantine. The couple are seen here arriving at court for the hearing.
Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, lights the torch Image copyright Thanassis Stavrakis / AP
Image caption The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil was lit in southern Greece. The lighting ceremony took place in Ancient Olympia, where the Games took place for more than 1,000 years. Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, lit the torch with the help of the sun's rays.
Wrestlers in Sudan Image copyright Albert Gonzalez Farran / AFP
Image caption South Sudan held a wrestling for peace tournament, bringing together athletes from around the country. Here two participants from Imatong and Terekeka counties wrestle at Juba Stadium, on April 20, 2016. The last big tournament was cancelled when civil war broke out in December 2013.
Police officers search for missing victims in the village of Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan Image copyright Jiji Press / AFP
Image caption Police officers continued to search for missing victims in the village of Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. Buildings and roads in the mountain town had been destroyed by an earthquake and landslide on Saturday.
Rescuers search for victims buried under the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador Image copyright Rodrigo Buendia / AFP
Image caption On the other side of the world in Ecuador, rescuers were also searching for survivors following a 7.8 quake in Muisne. Thousands of people have been left homeless, making them vulnerable to dirty drinking water and disease, and nearly 600 killed.
Queen Elizabeth II meets well wishers during a walkabout close to Windsor Castle Image copyright John Stillwell / PA
Image caption Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday with a walkabout in Windsor where she met well-wishers who lined the streets. The monarch also unveiled a plaque marking The Queen's Walkway - a trail stretching nearly four miles that links 63 significant points in Windsor.

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