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Week in pictures: 27 March – 2 April 2021

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

image copyrightToby Melville / Reuters

image captionBereaved families paint hearts along the southern bank of the River Thames, in London, as a memorial to those who have died with Covid-19.

image copyrightSuez Canal Authority / Handout via Reuters

image captionThe Ever Given is partially refloated in the Suez Canal, Egypt. The 400m (1,300ft) container ship was freed from the shoreline after it ran aground, blocking one of the world’s busiest trade routes for almost a week.

image copyrightSophia Groves / Getty Images

image captionPeople watch as lava flows from a volcano near Reykjavik, Iceland. Lava started to burst through a crack in Mount Fagradalsfjall on 19 March, in the first eruption of its kind in more than 800 years.

image copyrightNicholas Pfosi / Reuters

image captionLawyer Ben Crump, the Rev Al Sharpton and the Floyd family kneel during the first day of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin on two counts of murder and one of manslaughter over the death of George Floyd, last May, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

image copyrightXavier Galiana / AFP

image captionPeople throw coloured powder as they celebrate Holi, in Jodhpur, India. The annual Hindu festival celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil.

image copyrightChristopher Furlong / Getty Images

image captionDemonstrators block tram tracks during a Kill the Bill protest in Manchester. Protests opposing the government’s Police and Crime Bill have been held in a number of towns and cities across the UK.

image copyrightKaramallah Daher / Reuters

image captionA priest stands on the back of a pick-up truck as he visits neighbourhoods in Qlayaa, Lebanon, on Palm Sunday.

Commuters wait for a bus before the start of a curfew in Nairobi, Kenya. Travel restrictions and increased curfews were introduced in the country, after the Covid-19 positivity rate jumped from 2% to 22% between January and March this year.

image copyrightYasuyoshi Chiba / AFP

image captionCommuters wait for a bus before the start of a curfew in Nairobi, Kenya. Travel restrictions and increased curfews were introduced in the country, following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases between January and March.

image copyrightYui Mok / PA Media

image captionA mother and daughter enjoy warm weather in Kew Gardens, south-west London. Parts of the UK saw the second warmest March day on record, with temperatures hitting 24.5C, a day after lockdown measures were eased in England.

image copyrightSoe Zeya / Reuters

image captionA tiger plays in water at a zoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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