Monday April 2, Our World in Pictures
INDIA — Caste Tensions Escalate: India’s lower caste, Dalits, uproot a dried tree to block traffic during a nationwide strike in Ahmadabad on April. Violence has erupted in several parts of north and central India as thousands of Dalits protest an order from the country’s top court that they say dilutes legal safeguards put in place for their marginalized community.
RUSSIA — Consulate Closes: In this Thursday photo, employees remove the U.S flag at the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg on Saturday. Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, and said it was closing the consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, a tit-for-tat response that intensified the Kremlin’s rupture with the U.S. and Europe.
CALIFORNIA — Family Grieves: Salena Manni, left, the fiancee of Stephon Clark, hugs Clark’s grandmother Sequita Thompson at a rally aimed at ensuring Clark’s memory and calling for police reform on Saturday in Sacramento. The gathering comes nearly two weeks after Clark, who was unarmed, was shot and killed by two Sacramento police officers in Thompson’s backyard.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Preparing for Sunrise: The full moon sets behind the Lincoln Memorial as people line the steps to watch the sun come up across the other end of the National Mall in Washington on Saturday.
GAZA STRIP — Authorities Attempt to Control Violence: Relatives mourn as they carry the body of Hamdan Abu Amsha, 23, during his funeral at his family’s house in Beit Hanoun on Saturday. Israel will target “terror organizations” in Gaza if violence along the territory’s border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned, after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence.
VENEZUELA — Burying Fire Victims: Relatives carry the coffin containing the remains of Jose Manuel Perez, 28, to his burial site at the Municipal Cemetery in Valencia on Friday. Weeping relatives arrived at the central cemetery on Friday carrying the caskets of many of the 68 victims who were killed in a police station fire to place them in a mass grave. Cemetery workers said they were prepared to bury at least 32 people two days after the blaze in deep graves separated by a layer of cinderblock.
UTAH — Choir Performs: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir stand during the twice-annual conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday in Salt Lake City.
MEXICO — Resting During the Procession: Men known as Nazarenes rest aside their crosses during a Good Friday procession in Iztapalapa. Every year, hundreds of residents from this working-class neighborhood carry crosses up a nearby hill, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion reenactment, in one of Mexico’s largest Holy Week celebrations.
VATICAN CITY – Easter Sunday Mass: Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) blessing at the end of the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday.
KASHMIR – Gun Battle: Residential buildings go up in flames during a gun battle between suspected militants and Indian security forces in Shopian, south of Srinagar, India, Sunday. Deadly protests against Indian rule erupted in several parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday following the killings of at least eight rebels in fighting with government forces, officials said. At least two army soldiers were also killed in the fighting.
ENGLAND – Celebration Flip: Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium in London, Sunday.
SOUTH KOREA – Christians Pray: South Korean Christians pray during an annual Easter service rally at Yeonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday. About 10,000 participants prayed for peace and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.
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