Week in pictures: 27 March - 2 April 2021


A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

A health worker stands behind a wall painted in hearts, on 29 March 2021Image source, Toby Melville / Reuters
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Bereaved families paint hearts along the southern bank of the River Thames, in London, as a memorial to those who have died with Covid-19.
Image source, Suez Canal Authority / Handout via Reuters
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The Ever Given is partially refloated in the Suez Canal, Egypt. The 400m (1,300ft) container ship was freed from the shoreline after it ran aground, blocking one of the world's busiest trade routes for almost a week.
Image source, Sophia Groves / Getty Images
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People watch as lava flows from a volcano near Reykjavik, Iceland. Lava started to burst through a crack in Mount Fagradalsfjall on 19 March, in the first eruption of its kind in more than 800 years.
Image source, Nicholas Pfosi / Reuters
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Lawyer Ben Crump, the Rev Al Sharpton and the Floyd family kneel during the first day of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin on two counts of murder and one of manslaughter over the death of George Floyd, last May, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Image source, Xavier Galiana / AFP
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People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Holi, in Jodhpur, India. The annual Hindu festival celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil.
Image source, Christopher Furlong / Getty Images
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Demonstrators block tram tracks during a Kill the Bill protest in Manchester. Protests opposing the government's Police and Crime Bill have been held in a number of towns and cities across the UK.
Image source, Karamallah Daher / Reuters
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A priest stands on the back of a pick-up truck as he visits neighbourhoods in Qlayaa, Lebanon, on Palm Sunday.
Image source, Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP
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Commuters wait for a bus before the start of a curfew in Nairobi, Kenya. Travel restrictions and increased curfews were introduced in the country, following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases between January and March.
Image source, Yui Mok / PA Media
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A mother and daughter enjoy warm weather in Kew Gardens, south-west London. Parts of the UK saw the second warmest March day on record, with temperatures hitting 24.5C, a day after lockdown measures were eased in England.
Image source, Soe Zeya / Reuters
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A tiger plays in water at a zoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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