Wednesday April 25, 2018 10:53 AM

In pictures: This week around the world

  • A picture taken on April 8, 2018, shows smoke billowing as Syrian Army soldiers advance in agricultural land on the eastern outskirts of Douma, as they continue their fierce offensive to retake the last opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta. The Syrian government unleashed a ferocious assault on the then-rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta on February 18, aiming to crush Islamist and jihadist groups on the doorstep of the capital | AFP

  • Palestinians protestors burn an Israeli flag at the site of a tent protest on April 9, 2018, on the Israel-Gaza border east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip | AFP

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, April 10, 2018 | Reuters

  • The Algerian military plane is seen after crashing near an airport outside Algiers, April 11, 2018 | Reuters

  • Reporters at media centre of Boao Forum for Asia watch Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering his speech at the annual forum, in Boao, in the southern Chinese province of Hainan, China April 10, 2018 | Reuters

  • Indian army soldiers stand guard near the site of a gun battle between Indian government forces and rebels at Khudwani area of Kulgam, south of Srinagar on April 11, 2018. Three civilians were killed on April 11 in Indian-administered Kashmir during clashes with government forces, following a gun battle with rebels that also left three militants and a soldier dead, police said | AFP

  • Supporters of India's main opposition Congress Party scuffle with police during a protest demanding the arrest of Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a state legislator from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Lucknow, India April 12, 2018 | Reuters

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses a news conference where he announced he would not seek re-election in November, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, April 11, 2018 | Reuters

  • Workers transport imported soybean products at a port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China April 9, 2018. Picture taken April 9, 2018 | Reuters

  • Opponents of a treaty safeguarding women, backed by the Roman Catholic Church, protest against its ratification arguing it is imposing what they call a 'gender ideology' in the southern town of Split on April 12, 2018 | AFP

  • Indian Congress workers participate in a candle light procession as they shout slogans against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest against rape incidents, in Allahabad on April 13, 2018. India's women's minister on April 13 called for the death penalty for child rapists as nationwide outrage mounted over the brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl | AFP

  • Rescuers taking a fire victim to a hospital in Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on April 13, 2018 | UNB

  • Syria air defences strike back after air strikes by US, British and French forces in Damascus, Syria in this still image obtained from video dated early April 14, 2018 | Reuters

  • The coffin of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arrives at the Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa April 14, 2018 | Reuters

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