Photos of the week

Our top photos from the last week.

  • Fishermen try to salvage their boats in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique John Goh Reuters

  • A flag flies at half staff as workers look out over the mud and debris as search work continues from a massive mudslide that struck Oso near Darrington Thomas White Reuters

  • Anti-government protesters and students block an avenue in front of the United Nations office with tents in Chacao district in Caracas Thomas White Reuters

  • Activists from the Internet Party of Ukraine, dressed as Star Wars characters, hold a party congress in Kiev Thomas White Reuters

  • A Palestinian woman touches her face after an Israeli border police officer sprayed her with tear gas during Land Day protest in Jerusalem Thomas White Reuters

  • Injured girl, covered with blood, sits at a clinic after being injured by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district Thomas White Reuters

  • A security officer pushes supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah back as they attend an election campaign in Herat province Thomas White Reuters

  • Theresa Ruddy holds a picture while her husband Leo holds photo of their daughter at Senate Commerce and Transportation Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance subcommittee in Washington Thomas White Reuters

  • Anti-government demonstrators pretend to bat gas canisters to police during riots in Caracas Thomas White Reuters

  • U.S. President Obama makes a statement about the shooting at Fort Hood in Texas while in Chicago John Goh Reuters

  • Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps throw smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang Thomas White Reuters

  • An ethnic Kaman internally displaced person living in a Rohingya refugee camp shows a ticket given to him after giving his data as part of a national census, in Sittwe Thomas White Reuters

  • Palestinian boy climbs a fence as he watches members of Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas during a military graduation ceremony in Gaza Thomas White Reuters

  • People walk next to a crack along a damaged road leading to Alto Hospicio commune, after a series of aftershocks, in the northern port of Iquique Tom Peters Thomson Reuters

  • People cast shadows as they pray in front of the statue of Pope John Paul II on the ninth anniversary of his death in Wadowice Thomas White Reuters

  • A villager holds a red flag as he waits to signal an arriving helicopter at Basa ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A protester cries during clashes with police officers at a demonstration in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Fago, ridden by Barry Fehilly, falls at the open ditch on the way to winning the 'Supporting The Everton In The Community Steeple Chase' during the Grand National horse racing meeting at Aintree, northern England ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • A girl reads a book on her balcony as smoke rises from chimneys of a steel plant, on a hazy day in Quzhou Tom Peters Thomson Reuters