Pictures of the week

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

This gallery contains photos published April 1-7, 2017.

Children play inside a damaged car, amid heavy destruction in a neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces from Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack against civilians. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)

Turkish experts evacuate a victim of a suspected chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian city of Idlib, at a local hospital in Reyhanli, Turkey, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.(DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

Blast victims lie near a subway train hit by a explosion at the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, April 3, 2017. (AP Photo/DTP&ChP St. Peterburg via AP)

Members of the ANC Youth League flee from teargas and rubber bullets fired by police, at the end of a march by the main opposition Democratic Alliance party in Johannesburg, Friday, April 7, 2017. Thousands of South Africans demonstrated in major cities against President Jacob Zuma. Zuma's dismissal of the finance minister has fueled concerns over government corruption and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Yeshiel Panchia)

A young Tibetan monk yawns during teachings by the Dalai Lama, at the Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery in Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, India, Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Dalai Lama consecrated the Buddhist monastery on Thursday in India's remote northeast, amid Chinese warnings that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to the disputed border region would damage bilateral relations with India. (AP Photo/Tenzin Choejor)

Demonstrators throw back tear gas canisters shot by riot police during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 6, 2017. The country has seen near-daily protests since the Supreme Court issued a ruling nullifying congress a week earlier. The court pulled that decision back after it came under heavy criticism, but opposition leaders said the attempt to invalidate a branch of power revealed the administration's true dictatorial nature. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Boulders and debris surround homes on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, after rivers surrounding Mocoa, Colombia overflowed and sent a wall of water and debris surging through the city over the weekend. Authorities said hundreds were killed. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Debris flies as runners and riders clear a fence during the first day of the Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, England, on Thursday April 6, 2017. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

A man jumps into Los Cajones river in Chame, Panama, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

A commuter ferry crosses the Hudson River to New York City, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in this photo from Hoboken, N.J. Many commuters are shifting to the ferry service following Monday's derailment of a NJ Transit train which has lead to reduced train service into New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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