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The Week in Pictures | April 21 – 27, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. More saber rattling came from Ukraine this week, where Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the eastern part of the country and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a “punitive operation.”

Washington, D.C.: Teepees are set up on the National Mall as part of a protest against the Keystone pipeline. The demonstration was part of a “Reject and Protect” protest by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, which is organizing a weeklong series of actions by farmers, ranchers and tribes to show their opposition to the pipeline.

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.

Jindo, South Korea: The sun sets as searchers and divers look for bodies of passengers believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol.

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.

Tokyo: President Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan.

Rio de Janeiro: Violent protests broke out in Rio’s landmark beachfront district following the death of a resident last weekend during clashes with the army in a nearby favela.

Los Angeles: Archbishop Jose Gomez blesses the body of LAPD motorcycle Officer Chris Cortijo inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where funeral services were held for the officer, who died after being struck by an allegedly impaired driver.

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