Preparing for Easter, South Korean drill, and South Carolina flooding — in pictures

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Saturday, April 1 A man wears the traditional ‘Tora’ outfit used during the medieval carnival of masks and characters in the small village of Casavieja, Spain

© Antara Foto/Reuters

Saturday, April 1 Government officials destroy a foreign boat that had been caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters near Morela village, on Ambon island

© Danny Lawson/PA

Saturday, April 1 Devotees install a 36-feet-high cross ahead of Easter on Surprise View, at the top of Otley Chevin in Yorkshire, England

© Paul Childs/Reuters

Sunday, April 2 Cambridge celebrates winning the women's boat race in the Oxford v Cambridge university boat race on the Thames river in London, England

© Charles Platiau/Reuters

Sunday, April 2 Protesters throw bottles at French riot police after a ceremony in memory of 56-year-old Shaoyao Liu, who was shot dead by police at his home on March 26, in Paris, France

© Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Sunday, April 2 Shkodran Mustafi gets Arsenal’s second goal past Manchester City’s goalkeeper, Willy Caballero, at the Emirates Stadium, London, England

© Chung Sung-Jun/Getty

Sunday, April 2 South Korean marines participate in a landing operation with US troops in Pohang, South Korea

© Cathal Mcnaughton/Reuters

Monday, April 3 Farmers from Tamil Nadu were half shaved during a protest demanding a drought-relief package from the federal government, in New Delhi, India

© Antonio Calann/AP Photo

Monday, April 3 Visitors enter the ‘Giro Giro Tondo design for children’ exhibition at the Triennale di Milano museum in Milan, Italy

© AbdulMonam Eassa/Getty

Monday, April 3 Syrians carry an injured man after a reported government air strike on the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria on the outskirts of the capital Damascus

© Oswaldo Rivas

Tuesday, April 4 A child dressed as Jesus participates in a mass honouring Jesús del Rescate at the Popoyuapa National Sanctuary in Nicaragua

© Susana Vera/Reuters

Tuesday, April 4 Technicians remove old paint before applying a new coat on a power transmission tower in Karachi, Pakistan

© Vano Shlamov/Reuters

Tuesday, April 4 A peacock at a zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia

© Susana Vera/Reuters

Tuesday, April 4 A worker paints the façade of the Calderón theatre in Madrid, Spain

© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Wednesday, April 5 Demonstrators scuffle with security forces during an opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela

© Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Wednesday, April 5 A girl dressed as Kumari, or a living goddess, rests after attending rituals to celebrate the Navratri festival inside the Adyapeath Temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India

© Feisal Omar/Reuters

Wednesday, April 5 Somali women react to explosions in the capital Mogadishu

© Abhishek N. Chinnappa/Reuters

Wednesday, April 5 An artist applies make-up backstage, before taking part in a celebration to mark the Hindu festival of Ramnavami in Bangalore, India

© John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Wednesday, April 5 Atlanta Public Works’s team is stranded in deep flood water after severe storms hit South Carolina, US

© AFP

Wednesday, April 5 Displaced Iraqis, who fled the northern city of Mosul because of the government’s military operation to retake the city from Isis, wait for food aid at al-Khazar camp in the village of Hasan Sham, 40km east of Arbil.

© Reuters

Wednesday, April 5 A young man celebrates after being exempted from military service during an army draft held at a school in Klong Toey, the dockside slum area in Bangkok, Thailand

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Thursday, April 6 Chinese students and their parents take part in a chess contest during an open day at a primary school in Shenyang in north-east China’s Liaoning province

© Ford Williams/EPA

Friday, April 7 Guided missile destroyer USS Porter launches a strike in the Mediterranean. The US launched at least 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles against the al-Shayrat airfield near Homs, Syria

© Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty

Friday, April 7 Emergency services at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store in central Stockholm

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