Main picture above: Sorbian men dressed in black tailcoats ride decorated horses during an Easter rider procession near Panschwitz, Germany.
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:
Anti-government demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Besiktas.
A worker washes a statue of the Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin on the eve of his birth anniversary
Ottawa, CanadaA woman smokes marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Chris Wattie
Tokyo, JapanModels struggle against strong wind before the rehearsal of Christian Dior’s Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2017 live show. Toru Hanai
London, EnglandA bird sits and pulls fur from the back of a deer. Peter Nicholls
Mount Gerizim, West BankMembers of the Samaritan sect take part in a traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Passover. Abed Omar Qusini
Baikonur Cosmodrome, KazakhstanAn 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, IraqAn Iraqi girl stands on a hill close to her house. Marko Djurica
Ourem, PortugalWorshippers re-enact the “Stations of the Cross” during a procession on Good Friday. Rafael Marchante
Women run as men throw water at them as part of traditional Easter celebrations. Laszlo Balogh