This Week in Pictures: 13 April - 19 April

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Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a glimpse into what's been going on in different corners of the world over the past seven days.

From a devastating blaze in the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral and a bus crash in Portugal, to the ISU World Synchronised Skating Championships 2019 and Miss Russia beauty pageant; from Creole week celebrations in Uruguay, to the "GrelkaFest" festival in the sports and tourist complex Sheregesh — these are just some of the events that have been taking place around the world over the past week.

© Sputnik / Dominique Boutin / Go to the mediabankThe heart of Paris on fire - a devastating blaze tears through the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre Dame cathedral have reached nearly 700 million euros (790 million dollars) amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments.
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The heart of Paris on fire - a devastating blaze tears through the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre Dame cathedral have reached nearly 700 million euros (790 million dollars) amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments.
© Sputnik / Alexander Kryazhev / Go to the mediabankParticipants of the festival "GrelkaFest" in the sports and tourist complex Sheregesh, the largest resort in Siberia.
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Participants of the festival "GrelkaFest" in the sports and tourist complex Sheregesh, the largest resort in Siberia.
© AFP 2022 / Ed JonesA bride and groom jump over a skipping rope as they pose during a wedding photo shoot at a park in Pyongyang.
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A bride and groom jump over a skipping rope as they pose during a wedding photo shoot at a park in Pyongyang.
© REUTERS / Lehtikuva/Roni RekomaaTeam Paradise from Russia performs during the ISU World Synchronised Skating Championships 2019 in synchronised skating in Helsinki, Finland.
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Team Paradise from Russia performs during the ISU World Synchronised Skating Championships 2019 in synchronised skating in Helsinki, Finland.
© AFP 2022 / StringerThe wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on 17 April 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira. At least 28 people were killed when a tourist bus crashed, the local mayor said.
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The wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on 17 April 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira. At least 28 people were killed when a tourist bus crashed, the local mayor said.
© AFP 2022 / Ye Aung Thu Daytime fireworks go off during a military parade commemorating 30 years since a ceasefire was signed with Myanmar’s military in the Wa State, in Panghsang.
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Daytime fireworks go off during a military parade commemorating 30 years since a ceasefire was signed with Myanmar’s military in the Wa State, in Panghsang.
© AFP 2022 / Sai Aung Main A girl plays with soap suds during celebrations during the Thingyan festival, also known as the Buddhist New Year, in Yangon on April 13 2019.
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A girl plays with soap suds during celebrations during the Thingyan festival, also known as the Buddhist New Year, in Yangon on April 13 2019.
© Sputnik / Ekaterina Chesnokova / Go to the mediabankA model demonstrates a swimsuit during a defile at Lingerie Fashion Week’s regular underwear, swimsuits and home clothes.
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A model demonstrates a swimsuit during a defile at Lingerie Fashion Week’s regular underwear, swimsuits and home clothes.
© REUTERS / Andres StapffA gaucho rides an untamed horse during Creole week celebrations in Montevideo, Uruguay on April 17 2019.
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A gaucho rides an untamed horse during Creole week celebrations in Montevideo, Uruguay on April 17 2019.
© AFP 2022 / StringerA Summit Air Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft bound for Kathmandu is seen after it hit two helicopters during take-off at Lukla airport, the main gateway to the Everest region.
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A Summit Air Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft bound for Kathmandu is seen after it hit two helicopters during take-off at Lukla airport, the main gateway to the Everest region.
© AFP 2022 / Cristina QuiclerPenitents of the “La Paz” brotherhood make their way to church for a Palm Sunday procession in Seville as part of Holy Week on 14 April 2019.
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Penitents of the “La Paz” brotherhood make their way to church for a Palm Sunday procession in Seville as part of Holy Week on 14 April 2019.
© Sputnik / Justin Griffiths-Williams / Go to the mediabankParticipants in a protest in London against environmental pollution. The protest was organised by the environmental organisation Extinction Rebellion.
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Participants in a protest in London against environmental pollution. The protest was organised by the environmental organisation Extinction Rebellion.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Pesnya / Go to the mediabankElizaveta Tuktamysheva (Russia) participates in demonstration performances at the World Figure Skating Championships in Fukuoka.
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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (Russia) participates in demonstration performances at the World Figure Skating Championships in Fukuoka.
© AFP 2022 / Charly TriballeauSumo wrestlers take part in a "honozumo", a ceremonial sumo exhibition, on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Sumo's top wrestlers took part in the annual one-day exhibition before thousands of spectators within the shrine's precincts.
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Sumo wrestlers take part in a "honozumo", a ceremonial sumo exhibition, on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Sumo's top wrestlers took part in the annual one-day exhibition before thousands of spectators within the shrine's precincts.
© AFP 2022 / Yasuyoshi ChibaA woman walks past graffiti on a wall in the Kibera slum in Nairobi.
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A woman walks past graffiti on a wall in the Kibera slum in Nairobi.
© AFP 2022 / Christophe Petit Tesson/PoolDebris inside the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris on 16 April 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital.
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Debris inside the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris on 16 April 2019, a day after a fire that devastated the building in the centre of the French capital.
© AP Photo / Ng Han GuanA woman poses next to a Preface concept sedan from Chinese automaker Geely Auto during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai on Tuesday, April 16 2019. Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand.
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A woman poses next to a Preface concept sedan from Chinese automaker Geely Auto during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai on Tuesday, April 16 2019. Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand.
© REUTERS / Jon NazcaA woman, penitent of the Los Gitanos brotherhood, leaves a church as she takes part in a procession during Holy Week in Ronda, Spain.
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A woman, penitent of the Los Gitanos brotherhood, leaves a church as she takes part in a procession during Holy Week in Ronda, Spain.
© AFP 2022 / Inti OconA lifebelts street vendor walks along the shore of Lake Cocibolca, or Lake Nicaragua, in Granada, some 48 km from Managua, on 15 April 2019 as Catholic faithful carry out an aquatic re-enactment of the Way of the Cross procession. On 19 April Catholics mark Good Friday with the traditional Way of the Cross procession.
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A lifebelts street vendor walks along the shore of Lake Cocibolca, or Lake Nicaragua, in Granada, some 48 km from Managua, on 15 April 2019 as Catholic faithful carry out an aquatic re-enactment of the Way of the Cross procession. On 19 April Catholics mark Good Friday with the traditional Way of the Cross procession.
© REUTERS / Christian HartmannA dancer poses for her own photographer in front of pink cherry tree blossoms during a sunny spring morning at the Parc de Sceaux gardens near Paris, France.
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A dancer poses for her own photographer in front of pink cherry tree blossoms during a sunny spring morning at the Parc de Sceaux gardens near Paris, France.
© Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov / Go to the mediabankAlina Sanko from Azov (right) during a performance in the final of the Miss Russia 2019 beauty pageant in Barvikha Luxury Village.
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Alina Sanko from Azov (right) during a performance in the final of the Miss Russia 2019 beauty pageant in Barvikha Luxury Village.
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