Photos of the Week (04/15/18)

2) This  and this were taken in Appleton, WI. Photos: Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin  USA TODAY

3) Not everyone hated the April storm. This again was taken in Appleton. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin  USA TODAY

4) Victims of a suspected gas attack lie on the ground in Douma, Syria, on April 8. The suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town near Damascus killed more than 40 people over the weekend, many of them said to have suffocated in underground shelters from a chlorine-like substance. The attack was quickly and widely blamed on President Bashar Assad’s forces, provoking calls from Western nations for swift retribution. But Assad and his backers in Russia have denied it. Photo: Emad Aldin / EPA

5) Sofia Latif, with the advocacy group, Avaaz, walks past a display of life-sized cutouts depicting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wearing “Fix Fakebook” T-shirts on the southeast lawn of the Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on April 10, 2018. This photo takes place ahead of Zuckerberg’s appearance before a Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees joint hearing. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

6) Facebook co-founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2018. Zuckerberg was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty

7) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer, 22, pulls a “Women for Trump” shirt up to reveal a handgun firmly tucked into her white jeans. Spencer posted the photo on her Twitter account with the caption, “I don’t take normal college graduation photos…” The photo drew praise from gun rights advocates and condemnation from others. “I did think that it would get a little attention, but not to this degree,” Spencer told ABC. “It was really, really surprising to see the amount of hate that I got.” Spencer told ABC that she owns several handguns and carries “everywhere that I’m allowed to carry.

8) A young Mexican helps a compatriot to climb the metal wall that stands on the border between Mexico and the United States, to cross illegally to Sunland Park from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on April 6, 2018. Photo: Herika Martinez / AFP / Getty

9) A protester is about to throw a Molotov cocktail at riot forces as clashes erupt on April 10, 2018, during a police operation to raze the decade-old camp known as ZAD (Zone a Defendre, or “zone to defend”) at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near the western city of Nantes, France. The operation plans to evict the last of the protesters who had refused to leave despite the government agreeing to ditch a proposed airport. In January, the government jettisoned plans for an airport that had divided the local community for nearly half a century, and told the protesters to clear off the farmland by spring. But some of the motley group of eco-warriors, anti-capitalists and farmers who had turned the 4,000 acre site into a Utopian experiment in autonomous living had demanded the right to stay put. Photo: Loic Venance / AFP / Getty

10) Left: A photo taken on September 7, 2015, of a statue of China’s first emperor, “Qin Shi Huang.” Right: A photo taken on April 7, 2018, after gale force winds had toppled the statue, flattening its face, in Binzhou, Shandong province, China. Photo: AFP / Getty

11) President Trump hosted America’s senior defense and military leaders for dinner at the White House. he said “America’s military is the GREATEST fighting force in the history of the world. They all have my pledge of unwavering commitment to our men and women in uniform!” Photo: President’s tweet

12) After six years of restoration, the baroque Margravial opera house, a Unesco world heritage site, has reopened in Bayreuth, Germany.  Photograph: Lukas Barth/EPA

13) Children pretend to be vets for the day at The London Animal Hospital in Camberwell, as it celebrates its one year birthday. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

14) Russian Orthodox believers attend the Orthodox Easter service in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, Russia, on April 8, 2018.  Photo: Mikhail Svetlov / Getty

15) Rescue workers and locals help a stranded whale in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on April 9, 2018. The whale died despite the rescue efforts. Photo: Diego Izquierdo / AFP / Getty

16) These are peacock butterflies during a sunny day in Jicin, Czech Republic. British butterflies suffered their seventh worst year on record in 2017. Photograph: Slavek Ruta/REX/Shutterstock

17) A manta ray swims in the waters of Raja Ampat in eastern Indonesia’s remote Papua province. The area has become home to the world’s biggest manta ray sanctuary as it seeks to protect the huge winged fish and draw more tourists to the sprawling archipelago. Photograph: Shawn Heinrichs/Conservation international/AFP/Getty Images

18) A jackass penguin dives in a pool in the Opel Zoo in Kronberg near Frankfurt, Germany, on April 9, 2018. Photo: Michael Probst / AP

19) A mandarin duck on a tree by the Solyonaya Protoka River, outside Vladivostok, Russia. Photograph: Yuri Smityuk/TASS

20) A crow plucks fur off a panda’s back for its nest in a zoo in Beijing, China. Photograph: Feature China/Barcroft Images

21) A young girl feeds a Rothschild giraffe with her mouth at the Giraffe Centre in Lang’ata, outside Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

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