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Our world in photos: April 2

April 2, 2021 By Michaela Keil
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cabinet meeting: President Joe Biden spoke during a Cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. From left, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Photo: Evan Vucci/AP


LOUISIANA — Blocked: Orlando Magic forward Chuma Okeke (3) blocked a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans on Thursday. The Magic won in overtime, 115-110.
Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP


FRANCE — Good Friday: Christians prayed during a Good Friday veneration of the Crown of Thorns relic believed to have been worn by Jesus Christ, displayed on the altar at the St Germain l’Auxerrois church in Paris on Friday.
Photo: Michel Euler/AP


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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In bloom: Flowers bloomed on Capitol Hill on Friday, as Congress began a two-week holiday recess.
Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP


PENNSYLVANIA — Opening day: Snow fell on a statue of Pittsburgh Pirates baseball Hall of Famer Willie Stargell, outside PNC Park on Pittsburgh’s Northside on Thursday, the Pirates’ opening day of the baseball season.
Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP


TAIWAN — Recovery: Rescue workers recovered a body from a derailed train near the Taroko Gorge area in Hualien on Friday. The train partially derailed on Friday after colliding with an unmanned vehicle that had rolled down a hill, killing and injuring dozens.
Photo: Chiang Ying-ying/AP

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