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Photos Of The Week: April 10-16


A plume of volcanic ash rises from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. The eruption that began on April 14 has spread ash across much of Northern Europe and caused massive disruptions of air transport across the region.Photo by Olafur Eggertsson for Reuters
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A plume of volcanic ash rises from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland. The eruption that began on April 14 has spread ash across much of Northern Europe and caused massive disruptions of air transport across the region.

Photo by Olafur Eggertsson for Reuters

Mourners place candles outside the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, in honor of President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others who died in a plane crash in western Russia on April 10. Photo by RIA Novosti
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Mourners place candles outside the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, in honor of President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others who died in a plane crash in western Russia on April 10.

Photo by RIA Novosti

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev argues with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. Photo by Ian Langsdon for epa
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev argues with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

Photo by Ian Langsdon for epa

World War II veteran Alexei Vasilenko, 87, waits for the start of a ceremony in Stavropol on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Allies' victory over Nazi Germany. Photo by Eduard Korniyenko for Reuters
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World War II veteran Alexei Vasilenko, 87, waits for the start of a ceremony in Stavropol on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Allies' victory over Nazi Germany.

Photo by Eduard Korniyenko for Reuters

A supporter of exiled Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev shouts as backers of the interim government rally in Jalal-Abad. Bakiev fled to Kazakhstan on April 15 after opposition leaders seized power in a violent uprising. Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters
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A supporter of exiled Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev shouts as backers of the interim government rally in Jalal-Abad. Bakiev fled to Kazakhstan on April 15 after opposition leaders seized power in a violent uprising.

Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters

Rescue workers carry an injured man from the ruins after a devastating earthquake in China's Qinghai Province. Nearly 800 people have died in the disaster. Photo by Reuters
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Rescue workers carry an injured man from the ruins after a devastating earthquake in China's Qinghai Province. Nearly 800 people have died in the disaster.

Photo by Reuters

A plain-clothes policeman detains an opposition activist demanding freedom of speech during a rally in central Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters
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A plain-clothes policeman detains an opposition activist demanding freedom of speech during a rally in central Baku, Azerbaijan.

Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters

Activists of the environmental group Greenpeace approach the Russian cargo vessel Kapitan Kuroptev, which is carrying tons of toxic and radioactive waste, to try to prevent it from entering the port of St. Petersburg. Photo by Alexander Demianchuk for Reuters
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Activists of the environmental group Greenpeace approach the Russian cargo vessel Kapitan Kuroptev, which is carrying tons of toxic and radioactive waste, to try to prevent it from entering the port of St. Petersburg.

Photo by Alexander Demianchuk for Reuters

Russian Communist party activists celebrate the installation of a monument to Vladimir Lenin at the Finland Train Station in St. Petersburg on April 15. The bronze statue was restored after it was damaged in an explosion last year. Photo by Ruslan Shamukov for ITAR-TASS.
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Russian Communist party activists celebrate the installation of a monument to Vladimir Lenin at the Finland Train Station in St. Petersburg on April 15. The bronze statue was restored after it was damaged in an explosion last year.

Photo by Ruslan Shamukov for ITAR-TASS.

A U.S. soldier takes a break during a night mission in the Pesh valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. - Photo by Carlos Barria for Reuters
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A U.S. soldier takes a break during a night mission in the Pesh valley of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. - Photo by Carlos Barria for Reuters

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