Pictures in the News | April 25, 2014

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Russia with a moon rising above the domes of the Smolny Cathedral in St.Petersburg. Keeping with the space theme, we have a celestial shot showing the arrival and ultimate capture and berthing of the SpaceX Dragon capsule at the International Space Station.

Horlivka, Ukraine: Gorlovka councilman Volodymyr Rybak is mourned by his widow, who is comforted at the grave site by their daughter. More photos

Vatican City: Seminarians from the Legionaries of Christ religious order hold a picture depicting former popes John Paul II  and John XXIII near St. Peter’s Square as people arrive for the historic double canonization of both former pontiffs, which is expected to draw around 1 million pilgrims and tourists.

Lisbon: A man holds a red carnation as he and others attend a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the 25th April revolution that restored democracy in Portugal in 1974.

Canakkale, Turkey: People mourn during the ceremony marking the 99th anniversary of the ANZAC Day, the World War I campaign that took the lives of thousands of New Zealand and Australian servicemen.

Denpasar, Indonesia: Indonesian air force soldiers arrest an Australian man after boarding the Virgin Australia 737-800 plane on the resort island of Bali. A drunk passenger sparked a hijacking alert when he attempted to break into the cockpit on a Virgin Australia flight from Brisbane heading for the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Add stops in Bulgaria, Germany, Syria, India and South Africa to round out the report.