Attack, counter-attack - this week in pictures

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Attack, counter-attack - this week in pictures

<p>Here is a selection of pictures that marked the headlines in a week dominated by attacks on civilians, from St. Petersburg, Russia to Khan Sheikhoun in Syria.</p> <p>It was in response to the suspected poison gas attack by President Assad’s regime that left dozens of civilians dead that the US fired a barrage of missiles at a Syrian government airbase early on Friday.</p> <br /> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x365_bonus-1-USA-CRISIS-SYRIA-650-365.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>US Navy guided-missile destroyer <span class="caps">USS</span> Porter (<span class="caps">DDG</span> 78) conducts operations in the Mediterranean Sea in what the US Defense Department said was part of a cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. Ford Williams/Courtesy U.S. Navy</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x433_bonus-2-CRISIS-SYRIA-IDLIB-650-433.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>A civil defence member breathes through an oxygen mask, after a gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria on April 4, 2017. <span class="caps">REUTERS</span>/Ammar Abdullah</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x450_bonus-3-RUSSIA-BLAST-MEMORIAL-MOSCOW-650-450.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Members of the honour guard march by the Kremlin wall in Moscow during a memorial on April 6, 2017, commemorating the victims of the St. Petersburg metro blast. <span class="caps">REUTERS</span>/Maxim Shemetov</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x444_bonus-4-BRITAIN-EU-TUSK-650-444.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May greets Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, outside 10 Downing Street in central London, Britain on April 6, 2017. <span class="caps">REUTERS</span>/Hannah McKay</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x433_bonus-5-Budapest-CEU-Demonstration-650-433.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Demonstrators rally against a new law passed by parliament which could force the Soros-founded Central European University out of Hungary. Budapest, April 4, 2017. <span class="caps">MTI</span> Photo: Kovács Tamás</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x366_bonus-6-new-zealand-floods-650-366.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Aircraft can be seen surrounded by floodwaters near the airport of the northern New South Wales town of Lismore, Australia, after heavy rains associated with Cyclone Debbie swelled rivers to record heights across the region. Picture taken March 31, 2017. <span class="caps">AAP</span>/Dave Hunt/via <span class="caps">REUTERS</span></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x457_bonus-7VENEZUELA-POLITICS-650-457.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Gaby Arellano, a deputy of the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (<span class="caps">MUD</span>), clashes with national guards during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela on April 1, 2017. <span class="caps">REUTERS</span>/Marco Bello</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x438_bonus-8-COLOMBIA-LANDSLIDE-650-438.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Rescue workers walk at the burial of a companion who died after flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rains led several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks into buildings and roads, in Mocoa, Colombia. April 4, 2017. <span class="caps">REUTERS</span>/Jaime Saldarriaga</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x366_bonus-9-melania-650-366.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>The official portrait of the new First Lady is out in the US and has caused quite a buzz on social media. </p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/36/26/362602/650x433_bonus-10-USA-CHINA-650-433.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>US President Donald Trump interacts with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, US, on April 6, 2017. <span class="caps">REUTERS</span>/Carlos Barria</p>