People walk past teepees that are on the National Mall in Washington as part of a protest against the Keystone pipeline. As part of its "Reject and Protect" protest, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance is organizing a weeklong series of actions by farmers, ranchers and tribes to show their opposition to the pipeline.
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Archbishop Jose Gomez blesses the body of LAPD motorcycle Officer Chris Cortijo inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, where funeral services were held for Cortijo, who died after being struck by an allegedly impaired driver.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Police in Rio de Janeiro aim their guns during a violent protest in a favela next to Copacabana. Violent protests broke out in Rio's landmark beachfront district following the death of a resident last weekend during clashes with the army.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Rockets fly over the bell tower of Panagia Erithiani church during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios. Thousands of handmade rockets are fired every year on Great Saturday night, before the Resurrection, by locals of the two rival churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani, in the village of Vrontados. The tradition is 125 years old, but locals say it could be even older.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
Members of the Ewell St Mary's Morris Men group perform during an event to celebrate St George's Day in Leadenhall Market in the city of London. Named after the patron saint of England, St George's Day falls annually on April 23 and is England's national day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated PressLink
Ukrainian communal workers remove a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev. Russia warned that it would send troops to Ukraine if its citizens come under attack there.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
Police train their fire hoses at protesters trying to force their way closer to the U.S. Embassy for a rally against next week's visit of President Obama in Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Students and citizens hold candles as they pray for the safe return of missing passengers aboard the South Korean ferry Sewol, which sank off the coast of Jindo Island in Ansan, South Korea. The confirmed death toll is reported to have risen to 150, with more than 150 people still missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty ImagesLink
Anti-nuclear protesters, right, face off against police during a demonstration outside the ruling Kuomintang party headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. The former Taiwanese opposition leader and anti-nuclear activist Lin Yi-hsiung launched a hunger strike in protest at a nearly completed nuclear facility, while some of his supporters clashed with police.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM YEH / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People carry the portrait of late Myanmar democracy activist Win Tin near his tomb during the funeral in Yangon. Hundreds of mourners gathered to mark the funeral of Win Tin, a former journalist and giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SOE THAN WIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A supporter of the Democratic Alliance, South Africa's main opposition party, holds a placard while carrying her baby as she marches toward the office of the Gauteng province premier in Johannesburg during a protest against corruption and unemployment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Indian security personnel and a polling official are silhouetted against the setting sun as they walk on a sandy path to reach their polling station at a remote island of Assam state on the eve of the third and last phase of the Indian general election.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires, left, vies with Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis during the UEFA Champions League first leg semifinal football match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER SORIANO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Australian surfer Mick Fanning in action during the final of the men's Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach surfing event in Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KELLY CESTARI / EPALink
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