Week in pictures: 8 - 14 April 2017


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

image source, Chris Jackson/Getty Images
image captionThe 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.
image source, Brian Snyder / Reuters
image captionSpain'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.
image source, Joe Giddens/PA
image captionA 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.
image source, Ben Birchall/PA
image captionApril'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.
image source, Ian Langsdon / EPA
image captionKenyan runner Purity Rionoripo celebrates winning the 41st Paris Marathon in Paris. Her husband, Paul Lonyangata, won the men's race.
image source, Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
image captionAndrew Rice of Australia competes in the men's 200m backstroke during the 2017 Australian Swimming Championships at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane.
image source, Mary Turner/Getty Images
image captionPolice 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.
image source, Abedin Taherkenareh / EPA
image captionIranian 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.
image captionFunerals 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.
image source, Adi Weda / EPA
image captionAn 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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