A week in Pictures ... Easter parades and Turkish protests

Main picture above: Sorbian men dressed in black tailcoats ride decorated horses during an Easter rider procession near Panschwitz, Germany. Matthias Rietschel

A choice selection of the week’s most striking images from around the world. All pictures courtesy of Reuters:

Istanbul, Turkey

Anti-government demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Besiktas.

Huseyin Aldemir

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

A worker washes a statue of the Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin on the eve of his birth anniversary

Ilya Naymushin

Ottawa, Canada

A woman smokes marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Chris Wattie

Tokyo, Japan

Models struggle against strong wind before the rehearsal of Christian Dior’s Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2017 live show.

Toru Hanai

London, England

A bird sits and pulls fur from the back of a deer.

Peter Nicholls

Mount Gerizim, West Bank

Members of the Samaritan sect take part in a traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Passover.

Abed Omar Qusini

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft set on the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch.

Shamil Zhumatov

Mosul, Iraq

An Iraqi girl stands on a hill close to her house.

Marko Djurica

Ourem, Portugal

Worshippers re-enact the “Stations of the Cross” during a procession on Good Friday.

Rafael Marchante

Szenna, Hungary

Women run as men throw water at them as part of traditional Easter celebrations. Laszlo Balogh
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