In Pictures

Week in pictures: 8 - 14 April 2017

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

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh feed Donna, an Asian Elephant Image copyright Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Image caption The Queen fed an elephant a banana during a visit to Whipsnade Zoo. The monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh fed seven-year-old Donna while touring a new £2m home for nine Asian elephants at the Bedfordshire attraction. They also met 10-month-old Elizabeth, born the day before the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations last year and named in her honour.
Sergio Garcia of Spain is presented the green jacket by last year's champion, Danny Willett of England Image copyright Brian Snyder / Reuters
Image caption Spain's Sergio Garcia won his first major golf title at his 74th attempt with a thrilling play-off victory over England's Justin Rose at the Masters. Both players finished on nine under par after 72 holes at Augusta, setting up a sudden-death play-off on the 18th.
An English Defence League (EDL) protestor clashes with a member of the public during a demonstration in the city of Birmingham Image copyright Joe Giddens/PA
Image caption A photo of a woman smiling at an English Defence League (EDL) protester in Birmingham was shared thousands of times on social media. Saffiyah Khan, from Birmingham, said she had intervened when she saw another woman surrounded by about 25 men.
April's full moon Image copyright Ben Birchall/PA
Image caption April's full moon, also known as a Pink Moon, sets just before dawn above the towers of the Second Severn Crossing between England and Wales over the Bristol Channel.
Kenyan runner Purity Rionoripo celebrates winning the 41st Paris Marathon in Paris Image copyright Ian Langsdon / EPA
Image caption Kenyan runner Purity Rionoripo celebrates winning the 41st Paris Marathon in Paris. Her husband, Paul Lonyangata, won the men's race.
Andrew Rice of Australia Image copyright Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Image caption Andrew Rice of Australia competes in the men's 200m backstroke during the 2017 Australian Swimming Championships at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane.
Police officers line the streets as the funeral cortege of PC Keith Palmer leaves Southwark Cathedral Image copyright Mary Turner/Getty Images
Image caption Police officers lined the streets as the funeral cortege of PC Keith Palmer left Southwark Cathedral. PC Palmer, 48, who was married with a five-year-old daughter, was guarding the Houses of Parliament on 22 March when he was stabbed by Khalid Masood.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives, next to the picture of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, for a press conference in Tehran Image copyright Abedin Taherkenareh / EPA
Image caption Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seen next to the picture of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei at a press conference in Tehran. Mr Rouhani, a moderate who negotiated a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, is yet to register for the forthcoming elections but is widely expected to seek a second term.
Mourners carry the coffin of a victim of the blast at the Coptic Christian Saint Mark's church Image copyright MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP
Image caption Funerals were held in Alexandria for victims of one of the two bomb attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt by so-called Islamic State (IS). The ceremony at the Monastery of St Mina took place under heavy security. At least 45 people died in the bombings in Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta on Sunday, prompting a three-month state of emergency.
An Indonesian Sukhoi Su-30 jet fighter Image copyright Adi Weda / EPA
Image caption An Indonesian Sukhoi Su-30 jet fighter performs during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Indonesian Air Force at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta. Indonesia plans to buy eight Su-35 multirole air superiority fighter jets from Russia to boost the capabilities of its air force.

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