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Last Updated: Friday, 13 April 2007, 23:47 GMT 00:47 UK
Week in pictures: 7-13 April

J company, 42 Commando Royal Marines

British forces have taken part in a Nato-led mission - Operation Achilles - to clear Taleban insurgents from the town of Sangin in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.

Saint Peter's square at the Vatican as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass on Easter Sunday

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a mass on Easter Sunday as thousands gathered in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican.

Children running on a beach

The UK's Easter weekend was blessed with good weather with forecasters predicting still better weather to come.

Dragon Dance is performed during a parade marking the opening ceremony of the 25th Luoyang Peony Festival in Luoyang of Henan Province, China.

The Dragon Dance was performed during a parade marking the opening ceremony of the 25th Luoyang Peony Festival in Henan Province, China.

Police walk past a damaged car in front of the Government Palace in the centre of Algiers

At least 17 people were killed in Algiers after two blasts rocked the Algerian capital.

Cracked earth is visible as a result of declining water levels at Wivenhoe Dam on April 10, 2007 at Wivenhoe, Australia.

Cracked earth was visible as a result of declining water levels at Wivenhoe Dam in Australia, which supplies Brisbane - the first Australian state capital to be subjected to tighter restrictions.

The Sarafiya Bridge over the Tigris River in Baghdad

The Sarafiya Bridge over the Tigris River in Baghdad was badly damaged when a truck filled with explosives blew up as morning rush hour was getting under way.

Jakarta is sprayed for mosquitoes to keep dengue fever down

Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, was fumigated to kill mosquitoes that carry dengue fever. An outbreak of the disease has killed 41 people this year.






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