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April 16, 2022 — 1.55pm

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A person from the Nazarene evangelical Christian faith carries a wooden cross during the Passion Play of Iztapalapa in Mexico City, Mexico. Iztapalapa, one of Mexico City’s boroughs, hosts the oldest and most elaborated Via Crucis recreation every year on Good Friday. This traditional event involves up to 5,000 people participating and 150 of these with speaking roles. After two years of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, people are once again allowed to participate in the event following health measures.Credit:Getty Images

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Ronald Araujo of FC Barcelona reacts inside the goal after missing a chance to score during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Leg Two match between FC Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt at Camp Nou on April 14, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain.Credit:Getty Images

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Masked Palestinians take position during clash with Israeli security forces at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City Friday, April 15, 2022. Credit:AP

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Members of the Venezuelan National Bolivarian Militia, a branch of the National Armed Forces created by the late President Hugo Chavez, raise their weapons during the celebration of the militia´s 13th anniversary, in Caracas, Venezuela. Government supporters are also commemorating the 20th anniversary of Chavez’s return to power after a failed coup in 2002. Credit:AP

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Jace Peterson flies out with bases loaded during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, April 15, 2022, in Milwaukee. Credit:AP

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Gulfam Raza sits sideways on his fast moving Royal Enfield motorcycle in an enclosure known as Maut ka Kuan, or the well of death, at a local fair in Dharmsala, India. Raza and others perform death defying stunts for very little money at traditional fairs all over the country.Credit:AP

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Sri Lankan undergraduates scuffle with police during a protest demanding president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation near parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan business leaders called for an end to political instability amid public demands for the president to resign over alleged economic mismanagement, warning that failure to do so would lead to economic catastrophe. Credit:AP

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A man looks at his smartphone on a balcony in a residential community in Shanghai, China. The U.S. has ordered all non-emergency consular staff to leave Shanghai, which is under a tight lockdown to contain a COVID-19 surge. Many residents in the city of 26 million have been confined to their homes for up to three weeks as China maintains its “zero-COVID” strategy of handling outbreaks with strict isolation and mass testing.Credit:AP

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