Most Remarkable Photos of April 2016

May 10, 2016

 A Swiss guard stands guard at the Vatican on April 7th.

 

California Governor Jerry Brown signs landmark legislation SB 3 into law in Los Angeles, California. The law makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide.

 

Protester Bob Bowes, of Somerville, Mass., displays an American flag featuring corporate logos, outside the Boston location of a news conference by General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Bowes joined a protest with others outside the news conference to highlight the millions of dollars in tax breaks and public incentives used to lure the company.

 

Northern Lights seen near the town of Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia.

 

A participant from Aksarka rides a sled during a reindeer race in the village of Aksarka, in the center Priuralsky district of Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district, Russia.

 

A young Indian girl dressed as Hindu goddess Laxmi participates in a procession to mark “Gudi Padwa” in Mumbai, in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

 

Holocaust survivor Israel Loewenstein, age 91, looks at a photo album of his life at his home in Yad Hana, Israel.

 

Syrian children run with balloons past heavily damaged buildings in the neighborhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus.

 

French high school students attend a demonstration against the French labour law proposal in Marseille, France.

 

A rescue worker searches for survivors after a three-story residential building collapsed in Shanghai, China.

 

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant looks on after the Lakers defeat of the Utah Jazz 101-96 at Staples Center in Bryant’s final game of his career. Bryant scored 60 points in the game.

 

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally at Hunters Point park in the Queens borough of New York.

 

A protester is removed as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Buffalo, New York.

 

Chilean policeman Hugo Alcalde and Jose Luis Valdes are kissing in Santiago following their civil union celebration, after Alcalde became the first member of the police to get his civil union in the country.

 

A boy shakes the hand of Pope Francis as he greets migrants and refugees at Moria refugee camp near the port of Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos.

 

Jay B. Walker visits his fraternity brother before the memorial service, as Oklahoma City marks the 21st anniversary of the terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols carried out the bombing in 1995 on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 169 people and injured more than 680 others.

 

A Palestinian woman holds a portrait of a of jailed relative in Israel, during a protest to mark Prisoners’ Day at the West Bank city of Ramallah.

 

Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman walks across the finish line after a wreath laying ceremony at the sites of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Girls perform in a tea garden during the shooting of a television show in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Contestants of a TV reality show did yoga and picked tea at a tea garden in Hangzhou.

 

This two-picture combo shows a February 11th, 1992 photo (left) of Princess Diana sitting in front of the Taj Mahal, and her son Prince William sitting with his wife Kate (right), at the same spot in Agra, India. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invoked nostalgia Saturday as they sat and smiled for photos on the same marble bench in front of the Taj Mahal where Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana, had posed alone for a memorable 1992 photo.

 

A Syrian refugee girl plays outside her home at a tent camp on the outskirts of Izmir, Turkey. For many Syrian refugees, living in Turkey has become their only option. With the new E.U.-Turkey deal effectively shutting down the route to Europe and the war continuing in Syria, many refugees have become stranded and are now looking to make a permanent life in Turkey. However, life is difficult: With limited access to health care and education and without stable housing, many are forced to squat on empty land or in unused buildings.

 

An exciting atmosphere of crowds and fireworks is seen during the third day of the Tomorrowland music festival at Parque Maeda, Itu, in São Paulo, Brazil.

 

A police officer reacts during a clash with protesters in Lyon, central France, against the proposed changes to France’s working week and layoff practices.

 

A pilot looks up from a U.S. F-22 Raptor fighter as it prepares to refuel in mid-air with a KC-135 refueling plane over European airspace, during a flight to Britain from Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in Romania.

 

A Dinka girl stands at a cattle camp in Toch, Warrap state in South Sudan. The camp houses over 10,000 Ankoli longhorn cattle and is supported by Veterinaires Sans Frontieres, Germany, who helps the farmers with medicine and vaccines. Food security for livestock and agriculture is at a serious level in South Sudan due to last year’s low rains.

 

Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco on Saturday, April 23. The solar-powered airplane, which is attempting to circumnavigate the globe to promote clean energy and the spirit of innovation, arrived from Hawaii after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean.

 

A woman visits the “Rain Room” exhibition by the artist collective Random International, bathed in purple light in honor of music icon Prince, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 

Alexander Burinin, left, former Chernobyl liquidator, his wife, Olga, and grandson Georg visit Mitino Cemetery in Moscow on the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant. About 600,000 people, often referred to as Chernobyl’s “liquidators,” were sent in to fight the fire at the nuclear plant after the catastrophic explosion on April 26, 1986.

 

A ranger from the Kenya Wildlife Service stands guard near some of around a dozen pyres of ivory, in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. The wildlife service has stacked 105 tons of ivory consisting of 16,000 tusks, and 1 ton of rhino horn, from stockpiles around the country, in preparation for it to be torched on Saturday to encourage global efforts to help stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos.

 

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