Photos of the Week (04/14/19)

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A pictorial week-in review posted every Sunday.

1) Astronomers on Wednesday released humanity’s first-ever images of one of the weirdest spectacles in the universe: A black hole. The photo shows the “supermassive” black hole that’s at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, which is known as Sagittarius A. Photo: USA TODAY

2) Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses his supporters at the Machane Yehuda market on the day before elections, in which he secured a fifth term. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

3) Faithful kneel on the newly restored Holy Stairs (Scala Sancta), which according to the Catholic Church is the stairway on which Jesus Christ stepped on his way to the crucifixion, during a special opening, in Rome, Italy. Photo: AP

4) Members of the Maine State Police stand during the funeral procession for Maine State Police Detective Ben Campbell in Portland, Maine, on April 9, 2019. Campbell was helping a motorist last week when he was struck and killed by a wheel that had dislodged from a logging truck. Photo: Mary Schwalm / AP

5) A U.S. Border Patrol agent searches for undocumented migrants after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande near Palmview, Texas, on April 6, 2019. Photo: Loren Elliott / Reuters

6) Migrant children hold flowers as they stand in front of riot police officers next to a camp in the town of Diavata in northern Greece. Photo: REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

7) People watch as the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from launchpad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida, on April 11, 2019. The rocket is carrying a communications satellite built by Lockheed Martin into orbit. Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty

8) Standing nearly 20 feet high, 43 U.S. presidential busts rest in a field in Croaker, Virginia, photographed on April 9, 2019. From George Washington to George W. Bush, these remnants of the bankrupt Presidents Park are stored on the property of Howard Hankins. He has recently partnered with the historian and photographer John Plashal to provide legal tours of the busts. According to multiple media reports, Hankins has said that he is seeking to restore and transport the massive sculptures, but needs to raise more than $1.5 million in order to do so. Photo: Patrick Smith / Getty

9) The Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, drops through the newly built Jewel Changi complex at the Changi International Airport in Singapore, photographed during a media preview on April 11, 2019. Photo: Roslan Rahman / AFP / Getty

10) A member of the Bandaloop dance troupe performs an aerial dance on the side of the Müpa Budapest building in Budapest, Hungary, on April 6, 2019. Photo: Bernadett Szabo / Reuters

11) People are seen behind soap bubbles created by a street artist in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

12) Will Hyde from Darlington, England, wears a Chewbacca costume as he carries a surfboard across the beach on the first day of the Sci-Fi Scarborough weekend at the seafront Scarborough Spa complex in England on April 6, 2019. Photo: Ian Forsyth / Getty

13) Star Wars enthusiast Joseph Naiman, 7, takes a selfie with his parents Marshall (L), and Danelle next to the largest display of LEGO Star Wars minifigures at Star Wars Celebration, April 11, 2019 in Chicago. The display, made up of 36,440 LEGO storm trooper mini figures, broke the Guinness World Records title.  Photo: AP

14) A crowd including Louis, a rescue dog, left, line up at the kick off of the beer garden season at South Shore Terrace on Wednesday.  Photo: Angela Peterson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

15) Andrea Wallace, left, food and beverage manager for Milwaukee Parks, serves beer to Debbie Peterson, right at the South Shore Terrace. Even with a spring snow show several hundred turned out for the event that featured free beer and food. Photo: Angela Peterson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

16) The Virginia Cavaliers celebrate beating the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the championship game of the 2019  Final Four.  Photo: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

17) Davide Moretti (left) of the Texas Tech Red Raiders reacts after his team’s 85–77 loss to the Virginia Cavaliers during the 2019 NCAA men’s national-championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 8, 2019. Photo: Tom Pennington / Getty

18) On Friday, Milwaukee celebrated the start of the NBA Playoffs the way Chicago celebrates St. Patrick’s Day — with a bright green river. To commemorate the beginning of what fans hope is a long playoff run for the Milwaukee Bucks, the team partnered with the city and the state Department of Natural Resources to dye the Milwaukee River green and throw a kickoff party near Fiserv Forum. Photos: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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19) Since 1955, the World Press Photo Contest has recognized professional photographers for the best pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Photo story of the year, winner – The Migrant Caravan: during October and November 2018, thousands of Central American migrants joined a caravan heading to the US border. The caravan, assembled through a grassroots social media campaign, left San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on 12 October 2018, and as word spread drew people from Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.  Photograph: Pieter Ten Hoopen/Agence VU/Civilian Act

20) World press photo of the year – A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border on 12 June 2018 in McAllen, Texas. They had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained by US Border Patrol agents before being sent to a processing centre. The following week the Trump administration ended its controversial policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images. More on that picture.

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