EXECUTION PARDONED: In these dramatic photos provided by ISNA, an semi-official news agency in Iran , taken on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Samereh Alinejad is slapping blindfolded Bilal, who was convicted of murdering her son Abdollah prior to his execution in public in the northern city of Nour, Iran. Bilal who was convicted of killing Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, was pardoned by the victim’s family moments before being executed.
AP Photo/ISNA, Arash Khamoushi
AN ORANGUTAN WALKS INTO A DOCTOR’S OFFICE ….. Veterinary staff members of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. The orangutan was rescued by Indonesia’s ministry of forestry personnel and Orangutan Information Center on April 15, 2014 in nearby Langkat district in a small patch of forest and agricultural plantation. The center has cared for over 280 orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations, poachers and pet owners and over 200 have been reintroduced in the wilds. The critically-endangered primates population are dwindling rapidly due to poaching and rapid destruction of their forest habitat that is being converted into palm oil plantation.
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DRAMATIC SEA RESCUE: 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 16, 2014 shows South Korea Coast Guard members rescuing some of the 477 passengers and crew aboard a South Korean ferry capsizing on its way to Jeju island from Incheon. South Korea’s coastguard said on April 16, it had recovered one body as it struggled to rescue 477 people — mostly high school students — from a capsized ferry off the southern coast.
CREDITS: YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images, EPA/SOUTH KOREA COAST GUARD / HANDOUT
HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN: Penitents from ‘Cristo de la Buena Muerte’ or ‘Good Dead Christ’ brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, on the early hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week
CREDITS: TOP PHOTO: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images), ALL OTHER PHOTOS: AP Photo/Andres Kudacki
ROYAL BATTING PRACTICE: APRIL 14: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge AND Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket in Latimer Square Gardens on April 14, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.
CREDITS: Ian Jones and Martin Hunter (Pool photos from wires)
BEE MAN: This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China’s Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported.
SKYDIVE EXTRAVAGANZA: In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014 photo provided by The World Team, a group of 222 skydivers from 28 nations, team members dive over Eloy, Ariz. The jump was part of the group’s ongoing attempt to set a world record by forming two distinct aerial formations within the same dive. The team did not break the record with this attempt.
(AP Photo/World Team, Andrey Veselov)
SMOG ALERT: The skyscrapers of the Canary Wharf business district in London are shrouded in smog, as seen from a viewing gallery on the Orbit sculpture in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park during an tour of the park organized for the media, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. British authorities have warned people with heart or lung conditions to avoid exertion as a combination of industrial pollution and Sahara dust blankets the country in smog. The environment department said Wednesday’s air pollution level could reach the top rung on its 10-point scale. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)