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A man whips a devotee during a Maundy Thursday ritual by penitents to atone for sins in Angeles, Pampanga north of Manila. Flagellation is a form of religious discipline observed every lenten season by Catholic devotees in the Philippines
A woman burns incense in front of the graves of her relatives at a cemetery in the village of Copaciu, southwest of Bucharest. Orthodox women went to church and cemeteries in the early morning on Maundy Thursday to light candles, burn incense and mourn their dead relatives as part of a southern Romanian traditional believers.
Indian women stand in a queue to cast their votes in Rajnandgaon, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, now the centre of India’s four-decade Maoist insurgency on Thursday
A relative of a passenger aboard a sunken ferry weeps at a port in Jindo, South Korea. Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search on Thursday
An employee of the Seita-Imperial Tobacco plant in Carquefou wears the symbolic cask of comic book hero Asterix during a protest at the entrance of the factory. Imperial Tobacco on Tuesday announced the closure of factories in Britain and France with the loss of 900 jobs.
Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia during the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco
An Afghan worker prepares candies at a factory in Herat, Afghanistan on Wednesday. The nation’s economy has improved significantly since 2002 due to billions of dollars in international aid and investments.
A view of the rescue operation under way after the ferry Sewol sank in waters off Jindo Island in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea on Wednesday
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Liverpool fans sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ during a memorial service on Tuesday marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England
Ukrainian Army troops receive munitions at a field on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday