Week In Photos

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Our favorite images this week from around the world which are making the news!

On Sunday, Roman Catholic Cardinals gathered together to choose a new pope. Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley laughs during an address by a priest while leading mass at the Santa Maria Della Vittoria church in Rome

 
 
Egyptian children smoke near a protest against President Mohamed Mursi at Tharir Square in Cairo.
 
 
A Balinese man kicks up fire during the "Perang Api" ritual ahead of Nyepi day in Gianyar, Bali. Nyepi is a day of silence for self-reflection to celebrate the Balinese Hindu New Year, where Hindus observe meditation and fasting, but are not allowed to work, cook, light lamps or conduct any other activities.
 
 
A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns at the grave of his father who was killed by shelling in a public park that has been converted into a makeshift graveyard in Syria.
 
 
KCNA, North Korea’s official news agency releases photo of leader Kim Jong-Un (C) as he visits the Wolnae Islet Defence Detachment in the western sector of the front line near Baengnyeong Island of South Korea where US and South Korean forces are conducting large-scale military drills.

A female giant panda watches a panda mating video at a research base in China in this photo released. According to the staff of the research base, the video helped the female panda learn how to mate. 
 
In this photo from 2008, then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio washes and kisses the feet of patients in the shelter for drug users, during a Holy Thursday mass in Buenos Aires. Pope Francis was chosen by the Roman Catholic Church as the new pope after Pope Benedict resigned last month. 

 
 
Delegates pose for a photograph during the fifth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China.
 
 
A pig escapes from a swinery before being sold on a street in China. More than 6,000 rotting bodies of pigs were found in a river supplies tap water to Shanghai. 
 
 
Horses jump a fence during the Novices' Steeple Chase race at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in England.
 
 
Catholic priest Adolfo "Gofo" Huerta leaves church after conducting mass. Huerta is an unconventional priest who likes rock music, dyes the ends of his hair red, dresses in black, and enjoys riding his motorcycle.
 
 
Newly elected Pope Francis I, leads a mass with cardinals at the Sistine Chapel, at the Vatican March 14, 2013. 
 
 
All Images are from Reuters
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