Photos of the Week (04/30/17)

1) U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis looks out over Kabul as he arrives via helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: Reuters

2) Isabella Tolley, 8, holds a blanket with a picture of her father, New York City firefighter William Tolley, as his casket is loaded onto a truck at his funeral in Bethpage, N.Y. on April 27. Tolley, 42, died after falling five stories while battling a blaze in Queens last week. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused him to fall to his death. The FDNY Foundation has set up an educational fund for Isabella. Photo: Seth Wenig / AP

3) One mother in Canada is taking the heartbreak of losing her son to a fentanyl overdose and turning it into a poignant PSA on the dangers of the synthetic opioid. In a Facebook post, Sherri Kent shared a photo of her holding her dying 22-year-old son, Michael Kent, in his hospital bed. Kent wrote on Facebook, “I just want everyone to know that my son Michael overdosed on fentanyl . My son was not an addict he made a mistake that cost him his life. I just want to make everyone aware of the epidemic that’s goin on right now that’s killing 5-7 people a day in every city in Canada. It’s out of control and there is no way to protect our children from this other than to warn them of the dangers of drug use today. I’ve lost my son to this horrible tragedy and want to make parents aware that it can happen to anyone who decides to touch anything that can be snorted up your nose. Fentanol is the number #1 killer in Canada and it’s taking our children and loved ones. Please share this with your family and friends to help prevent another tragedy.”

4) A woman is claiming a photo of her dying father was used as a warning on the back of a cigarette packet without her permission. Jodi Charles from Essex, England, said she’s sure the man in the photo is of her father, David Ross, who died in 2015. “It is horrific to see my dad who has just passed away on a fag packet. It is morally wrong and extremely distressing for the whole family,” Charles, 42, said. The photo on the pack shows an unconscious man in a hospital bed with a breathing tube down his throat. Photo: Tony Kershaw/SWNS.COM

5) President Donald Trump greets children in the Rose Garden of the White House during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Photo: Getty Images

6) Palestinian apiarists keep bees in order to collect their honey at honey filling facility in Tel al-Sultan district of Rafah, Gaza.  Photo: Getty Images

7) Aurora, a seven-year-old female polar bear, jumps into a swimming pool which was recently filled with water after the winter season, at the Royev Ruchey zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Photo: Reuters

8) A two-week-old pygmy hippopotamus rests in the hippopotamus enclosure in Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, 227 kms east of Budapest, Hungary. Photo: AP

9) Cuba’s Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by U.S.-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black land crabs. Each year, after the first spring rains, the crabs march for days from the surrounding forests to the bay on Cuba’s southern coast to spawn in the sea, wreaking havoc along the way. Crabs coming from the surrounding forests gather near the sea to spawn on April 21, 2017 in Playa Giron, Cuba. At dawn and dusk the crabs emerge, scuttling sideways toward the sea, climbing up house walls and carpeting the coastal road that curves around the bay. Photos: Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters

10) Men sit in a hot tub during freezing weather on the Stanserhorn mountain on April 27, in Nidwalden, Switzerland. Photo: Alexandra Wey / EPA

11) A street artist performs with soap bubbles at Rossio square in downtown Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: Reuters

12) A 13-year-old from Cincinnati asked his mother to get him a Prince Charming costume to surprise his sister with a Disney princess photo shoot as a birthday gift. Christina Angel says that she was looking for a costume for herself. She had just given birth to her seventh child a few weeks ago and was looking for a princess gown to reward herself with if she “lost the baby weight.”  Her son Anthony was beside her and saw a Prince Charming costume and asked his mom if she would buy one for him. “Belle had just had a birthday, and he wanted to surprise her with a princess photo shoot as a birthday gift,” Angel said. Photos 1, 2, and 3. Photos: Paint the Sky Photography Facebook page.

AND FINALLY,

President Trump’s first 100 days

 

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