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A child watches a nighttime Good Friday procession through the streets of Dumaguete City, Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hersley-Ven Casero

Thousands of Roman Catholic faithful join a Good Friday procession through the streets of Dumaguete City, Philippines. About 80% of Filipinos are Catholic, and Easter week rituals featuring re-enactments of the stations of the cross are commonly held throughout the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hersley-Ven Casero

Christian Arabs carry a large wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa as they enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Good Friday procession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GALI TIBBON / AFP / Getty Images

Actor James Burke-Dunsmore portrays Jesus Christ as he is nailed to a cross in Trafalgar Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press

Hundreds of faithful participate in a Good Friday procession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

Penitents take part in a Holy Week procession. Christians around the world marked Holy Week in commemoration of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LLUIS GENE / AFP / Getty Images

The Dance of the Death is performed during a Holy Week procession. Dancers dress in body stockings with skeletons painted on them and carry symbols to stir the people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LLUIS GENE / AFP / Getty Images

Ben Crane chips out of a bunker on the fourth hole during the second round the Masters golf tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Mick Fanning of Australia rides a wave on his way to defeating 11-time ASP world champion Kelly Slater of the U.S. in the finals of the Rip Curl Pro. Fanning edged out Slater by the narrowest of margins, his pair of 9.10 and 9.70 rides topping Slater's near-perfect 10 and backup 8.07 ride.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirstin Scholtz/ ASP Handout / EPA

A bee flies next to a blossoming fruit tree at a park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPA

A woman enjoys the start of the cherry blossom season near the Roppongi city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOMOYUKI KAYA / EPA

Supporters of Egyptian Salafist candidate Hazem Abu Ismail hold his posters as they shout slogans at Tahrir Square during a protest against a potential decision to rule him out of Egypt's presidential election because his mother reportedly held U.S. nationality. Under the country's electoral law, all candidates for the presidency, their parents and their wives must have only Egyptian citizenship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED HOSSAM / AFP / Getty Images

Activists of the antiwar organization Women in Black hold banners with the names of Bosnian cities during a protest. Bosnia on Friday commemorated the bloodiest conflict in Europe since World War II with a concert before thousands of empty chairs meant to symbolize the heavy civilian toll.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP / Getty Images

Connor Kotsur celebrates a shot for the 2-In for The Pink team at the World Marble Championships at a public house. The game, usually a popular school playground affair, is played in this competition by around 100 competitors usually in about 20 teams, and both individual and team trophies are played for. The tournament as it is now played has been held since 1932, although it is believed that the game has been played for over 200 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gareth Fuller / Associated Press

Dachshund Rambo and green iguana Otto size each other up at the zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMIN WEIGEL / DPA

A cameraman moves in for a face shot of 4-week-old leopard cub Imoo at Nyiregyhaza Animal Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Attila Balazs / MTI

Cats take a rest under the blossoms of a cherry tree.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

Members of the Naxi, Yi and Bai ethnic minorities perform a cultural show with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as a backdrop. Directed by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, the production aims to present the traditions and the lifestyle of these minorities.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

A worshiper has his body pierced during the Tamil Hindu festival of Panguni Uthiram. Observed in the month of Panguni, the festival celebrates the celestial weddings of important deities in the Hindu religion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

Members of the Spanish Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army, hold up the El Cristo de la Buena Muerte, or Christ of the Good Death, during a ceremony for the Easter Holy Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press

A clown provides entertainment during celebrations marking Palestinian Children's Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP

Models walk out the latest designs during Kosovo Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP

A Bangladeshi youth rafts piles of bamboos along a waterway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP

An Afghan miner loads his donkeys with coal Tuesday inside a mine north of Kabul. Afghanistan is believed to have mineral reserves worth as much as $3 trillion in U.S. dollars, which could theoretically generate billions of dollars in tax revenue for the troubled country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: QAIS USYAN / AFP

The moon hangs in the sky next to the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press

Amateur Hideki Matsuyama of Japan hits his second shot on the first fairway during the first round of the Masters Golf Tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

The crew of Hong Kong cargo ship New Lucky VII that went missing in the East China Sea wave as they launch a smoke candle from a life raft. Japan's coast guard announced that 11 crew members were rescued by patrol vessels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Kyodo News

Villagers attempt to move a dead whale in Tone-Gwa township.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khin Maung Win / Associated Press

Self-taught artist Ronald Bautista works on his version of the Passion of Christ for his neighborhood's observance of Holy Week. The giant art installation, made of recyclable materials, has attracted a number of local and foreign devotees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

A penitent lies on the ground outside a church while a boy holds his whip on Holy Wednesday. While the Roman Catholic Church has urged Filipinos to refrain from self-flagellation, many faithful continue to subject themselves to the punishment during Holy Week as a form of penance for their sins.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLEX DELA PENA / EPA

Wounded U.S. soldiers lie on the ground at the scene of a suicide attack in Maimanah, the capital of Faryab province north of Kabul. A suicide bomber blew himself up, killing at least 10 people, including two American soldiers and one other NATO service member, officials said. It was the latest in a string of attacks as spring "fighting season" gets underway in Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gul Buddin Elham / Associated Press

Walls are punctured and windows are ripped away but objects inside a home struck by one of Tuesday's tornadoes appear to be mostly intact as the sun rises Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service said as many as a dozen twisters moved across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, bouncing in and out of neighborhoods and destroying homes at random.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Ray / Associated Press

A supporter of Aceh province gubernatorial candidate Irwandi Yusuf, whose signature color is orange, attends a campaign rally ahead of Monday's elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPA

Tiger Woods hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 2012 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images

Media members crowding around a new Chevrolet unveiled at the New York International Auto Show create a forest of shadows on a wall at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The show is open to the public Friday through April 15.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty Images

Israeli police evict a group of settlers from a disputed apartment house a day after they were ordered to leave the property. Israeli officials said the settlers did not have the proper permits to take up residence in the building in the Palestinian section of the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAZEM BADER / AFP / Getty Images

Two gorillas snuggle in the "Gorillas Camp" enclosure at the Amneville zoo, where eight gorillas are part of an endangered species breeding program.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP / Getty Images

A man clears snow from a path next to a line of advancing stone soldiers at the Samjiyon Grand Monument, which commemorates a 1939 battle between forces led by North Korea founder Kim Il Sung and Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Guttenfelder / Associated Press

The grounded cargo ship MV Carrier is battered by waves after hitting rocks near a jetty and being pushed up against the seawall. Salvage and hazardous materials experts were assessing the scene.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

People at a Chinese cemetery toss fake currency into the air as a form of an offering to their deceased relatives in observance of the Qingming Festival. On Qingming, also known as Grave Sweeping Day, Chinese clean family graves and burn offerings in rituals aimed at appeasing the dead in their afterlife.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Water gushes from a main break in the 300 block of North Vista Street near Beverly Boulevard in the Fairfax district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A fire breaks out Monday atop the International Business Center's eastern Federation Tower, which is to be Europe's tallest skyscraper when completed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrey Rudakov

A SWAT team from the Oakland Police Department leaves the scene of a shooting at Oikos University that left seven dead.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Reyes / San Jose Mercury News

From left, Kansas forward Kevin Young, forward Thomas Robinson and guard Tyshawn Taylor after their 67-59 loss to Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Humphrey / Associated Press

A rescued pit bull catches drops of water from a volunteer at the Philippine Animal Welfare Society. Dozens of pit bulls rescued from a dogfighting ring will be put down starting Tuesday because there are no facilities to rehabilitate them, an activist said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

An Indochinese tiger cub drinks water at a new enclosure at the Tierpark zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

A ladybug spreads her wings as she flutters from grass blade to grass blade at Rooks Park on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF HORNER / WALLA WALLA UNION-BULLETIN

Young polar bear Anori, born Jan. 4, explores his zoo enclosure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER BERG / DPA

A German soldier wearing a headlamp eats during a mission Monday. Germany is the third-largest supplier of troops to the 130,000-strong NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

A nighttime scene dated March 28 is captured by the International Space Station Expedition 30 crew from an altitude of about 240 miles over the eastern North Atlantic, showing Aurora Borealis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA

A woman leaves offerings in honor of her ancestors ahead of the Qingming festival, or tomb sweeping day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK / EPA

Tourists take a break as they are seen through traditional Tibetan prayer flags at the Dazhao Temple, one of the city's oldest temples of Tibetan Buddhism.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Zhang Fan / Xinhua

A woman sorts fish to sell in a market on the banks of the River Brahmaputra. Fishery is the means of livelihood for hundreds of thousands who live along the banks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

Supertrees, which serve as vertical gardens, stand tall in the almost-completed Gardens by the Bay, part of the city-state's efforts to bring and nurture greenery in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

A vendor is silhouetted against the sunset as he releases bubbles from a toy gun to attract customers at Lake View Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anjum Naveed / Associated Press

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves at her supporters from her car as she leaves after a brief visit to the headquarters of her National League for Democracy Party. Suu Kyi claimed victory Monday in Myanmar's historic by-election, saying she hoped it would mark the beginning of a new era for the long-repressed country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Greenpeace activists wearing protective suits in kayaks and holding placards reading "Mexican Rivers. Toxic Rivers. Greenpeace" to mark World Water Day near the Salto de Juanacatlan waterfall on the Santiago River. Activists demand that the Mexican authorities clean up Mexico's waterways.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IVAN CASTANEIRA / GREENPEACE

Russian investigators and rescue workers at the site of an ATR-72 airliner crash outside Tyumen in western Siberia. Reports state that more than 30 people were killed when the Russian plane carrying 43 people crashed and caught fire shortly after takeoff from Tyumen in central Siberia on Monday, media reports quoting the government said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VICTORIA YUSCHENKO / EPA

Models present creations by designer Song Hye Myung during the 2012-13 Fall/Winter Seoul Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEON HEON-KYUN / EPA

Scotland's skip Tom Brewster, center, delivers a stone while lead Michael Goodfellow, left, and second Scott Andrews are sweeping during a round robin match between Scotland and Switzerland at the World Men's Curling Championship 2012 in the St. Jakobshalle in Basel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GEORGIOS KEFALAS / EPA

Sara Jones, widow of Col. "H" Jones, views his name at the National Memorial Arboretum after a service for the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War. In the battle for the South Atlantic islands, 255 British and 650 Argentine troops die.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Tiger Woods hits an approach shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images

A soldier of the Presidential Regiment takes part in the Change of Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier just outside the Kremlin wall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP / Getty Images

A woman looks at a creation by British artist Damien Hirst titled "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living," 1991, during the opening of his solo exhibition showcasing work spanning more than two decades at the Tate Modern in central London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP / Getty Images

A jewelry industry worker shouts anti-government slogans as he urges the government to roll back a spate of taxes introduced on jewelry products, including higher excise duties, at a rally.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

A Syrian boy watches as a Free Syrian Army fighter stands guard in a neighborhood of Damascus. Government and opposition forces clashed across Syria as international envoy Kofi Annan prepared to brief the U.N. Security Council on the progress of his mission to ease the Syrian crisis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

British students in fancy dress walk through the streets during the first night of parties during the SalouFest. Saloufest is a sporting tour event in which thousands of British university students take part in different sport competitions and join parties during the Easter holidays in the Catalan village of Salou.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Ramos / Getty Images

The twin reflecting pools, center, of the National September 11 Memorial are illuminated at the World Trade Center in New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

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The Week in Pictures | April 2 – 8, 2012

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

We started the week off in the Philippines, where self-taught artist Ronald Bautista worked on his version of the Passion of Christ for his neighborhood’s observance of Holy Week. The giant art installation made of recyclable materials has attracted a number of local and foreign devotees. In San Fernando City, Philippines, a penitent lies on the ground outside a church while a boy holds his whip on Holy Wednesday. Though the Roman Catholic Church has urged Filipinos to refrain from self-flagellation, many faithful continue to subject themselves to the punishment during Holy Week as a form of penance for their sins.

Good Friday events from around the world also delivered compelling images. In Israel, Christian Arab worshipers carry a large wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa as they enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem’s Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims took part in processions along the route where, according to tradition, Jesus Christ carried the cross during his last days. In London, an actor portraying the part of Jesus Christ is put on the cross during a performance in Trafalgar Square; hundreds of faithful participate in a Good Friday procession in Paraty, Brazil; dancers in Spain dress in body stockings with skeletons painted on them and carry symbols to stir the people and prepare them for a good death.

History was made this week in Myanmar, where pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves at her supporters from her car as she leaves the headquarters of her National League for Democracy Party in Yangon. Suu Kyi claimed victory in Myanmar’s historic by-election, saying she hoped it would mark the beginning of a new era for the long-repressed country.

In Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers are wounded after a suicide attack north of Kabul that killed at least 10 people, including three NATO service members. It was the latest in a string of attacks as the spring “fighting season” gets underway.

Closer to home, the Masters golf tournament is underway in Augusta, Ga. See gallery.

Add stops in Texas, New York, Indonesia, Syria, Spain, South Korea and the West Bank to round out the report. Enjoy!

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