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Photos Of The Week -- April 14-20

North Korea celebrates, Russian punks protest, and daily life in Afghanistan.

North Korean soldiers march past the podium during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of DPRK founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang on April 15. (Reuters)
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North Korean soldiers march past the podium during a military parade to celebrate the centenary of the birth of DPRK founder Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang on April 15. (Reuters)

North Korean dancers perform during a gala show in Pyongyang. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)
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North Korean dancers perform during a gala show in Pyongyang. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

A column of Topol intercontinental-ballistic-missile launchers rolls during a rehearsal of the Victory Day Parade in Alabino, outside Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A column of Topol intercontinental-ballistic-missile launchers rolls during a rehearsal of the Victory Day Parade in Alabino, outside Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Eleven-year-old Tarana Akbari, who features in a 2012 Pulitzer-winning image, poses for a photograph after an interview with a reporter at her home in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)
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Eleven-year-old Tarana Akbari, who features in a 2012 Pulitzer-winning image, poses for a photograph after an interview with a reporter at her home in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)

A laborer drinks water while harvesting wheat crop at a field in Jhanpur village of the northern Indian state of Punjab. (Reuters/Ajay Verma)
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A laborer drinks water while harvesting wheat crop at a field in Jhanpur village of the northern Indian state of Punjab. (Reuters/Ajay Verma)

A member of the Cryophil winter swimmers club lies on floating ice from the spring melting on the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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A member of the Cryophil winter swimmers club lies on floating ice from the spring melting on the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

A grenade lies on the floor next to a sandal inside the building where Taliban militants launched an attack in Kabul on April 15. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)
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A grenade lies on the floor next to a sandal inside the building where Taliban militants launched an attack in Kabul on April 15. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

A Iraqi traffic policeman directs vehicles during a sandstorm in Baghdad's Karrada district. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)
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A Iraqi traffic policeman directs vehicles during a sandstorm in Baghdad's Karrada district. (Reuters/Thaier al-Sudani)

The space shuttle "Discovery" sitting atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies over the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. (AFP/ Mladen Antonov)
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The space shuttle "Discovery" sitting atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies over the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. (AFP/ Mladen Antonov)

A boy walks under a flag of Iran used before the Islamic Revolution during the Persian Day Parade to celebrate the Iranian New Year in New York on April 15. (Reuters/Keith Bedford)
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A boy walks under a flag of Iran used before the Islamic Revolution during the Persian Day Parade to celebrate the Iranian New Year in New York on April 15. (Reuters/Keith Bedford)

A man sprays water onto the beak of his rooster during a break in between rounds during a weekly cockfight gathering in Kabul.  (AFP/Johannes Eisele)
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A man sprays water onto the beak of his rooster during a break in between rounds during a weekly cockfight gathering in Kabul.  (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Three Afghan boys play cricket near a tree in the city of Kabul. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)
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Three Afghan boys play cricket near a tree in the city of Kabul. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

A girl leans over a boy as the weekly Friday Prayers are held during a rally in Sanaa on April 20. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)
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A girl leans over a boy as the weekly Friday Prayers are held during a rally in Sanaa on April 20. (Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

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