Arresting Images Syria, Easter, and More

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April 5 2013 4:57 PM

Arresting Images From Syria, Celebrating Easter, and More From the Week in Photos

Slate’s photo editors present a curated look at some of the defining images from around the world for the week ending April 5, 2013.

A relative mourns over the body of Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, a Palestinian prisoner who died of cancer while in Israeli detention, at Al-Ahli hospital in the West Bank city of Hebron ahead of his funeral on April 4, 2013.
A relative mourns over the body of Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, a Palestinian prisoner who died of cancer while in Israeli detention, at Al-Ahli Hospital in the West Bank city of Hebron ahead of his funeral on April 4, 2013. The Palestinian leadership has accused Israel of medical negligence, despite moves by the prison service to secure his early release on compassionate grounds, with news of his death sparking angry clashes with the army, notably in Hebron.

Photo by Marco Longari/Getty Images

A Palestinian demonstrator throws a petrol bomb towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron on April 4, 2013.
A Palestinian demonstrator throws a Molotov cocktail toward Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron on April 4, 2013. Clashes rocked the West Bank as thousands attended the funerals of a prisoner and two teenagers shot dead by Israeli troops. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the killings jeopardized U.S. efforts to rekindle peace talks.

Photo by Marco Longari/Getty Images

Vilma Gorostiaga cries outside her home as she dries her family pictures on the ground in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province on April 4, 2013.
Vilma Gorostiaga cries outside her home as she dries her family pictures on the ground in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province on April 4, 2013. Buenos Aires Gov. Daniel Scioli says 49 people died in this flooded capital of Argentinaís largest province as torrential rains swamped entire neighborhoods, washing away cars and flooding some houses to their rooftops.

Photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Car tires are seen on fire during clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in Hebron on April 3, 2013.
Car tires burn during clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in Hebron on April 3, 2013. Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza were observing a general strike, with prisoners refusing food to mourn the death of a fellow inmate in an Israeli jail.

Photo by Marco Longari/Getty Images

A Palestinian demonstrator kicks a flaming tire during clashes with the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Hebron on April 3, 2013.
A Palestinian demonstrator kicks a flaming tire during clashes with the Israeli army in the Hebron, West Bank, on April 3, 2013.

Photo by Marco Longari/Getty Images

A Pakistani taxi driver offers the daily Asr prayer, the afternoon prayer, on a roadside in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
A Pakistani taxi driver offers the daily Asr prayer, the afternoon prayer, on a roadside in Islamabad, Pakistan, on April 3, 2013.

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP

Kashmiri school children walk at a tulip garden on the outskirts of Srinagar, India on April 3, 2013.
Kashmiri school children walk in a tulip garden near Srinagar, India, on April 3, 2013. Kashmir, known for its mountains, lakes, forests, and moderate weather, was one of Asia's most popular tourist destinations until a Muslim separatist rebellion broke out in the region in 1989. According to officials, the conflict has claimed more than 60,000 lives. With the situation improving, many tourists have started returning to Kashmir.

Photo by Mukhtar Khan/AP

Afghan refugee Abdulkareem Khan, 80, smokes a cigarette while watching his sheep, not pictured, feeding in a field on the on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on April 3, 2013.
Afghan refugee Abdulkareem Khan, 80, smokes a cigarette while watching his sheep, not pictured, feeding in a field on the on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on April 3, 2013. Abdulkareem, a shepherd from Afghanistan's northeastern city of Kunduz, fled the violence in his hometown in 2007 along with 22 members of his family and 60 sheep. He took refuge in Pakistan.

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP

A submerged car is seen in a flooded street after a rainstorm in Buenos Aires on April 2, 2013.
A submerged car sits on a flooded street after a rainstorm in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 2, 2013. Thunderstorms damaged property and vehicles, cut power, and caused flight delays in Buenos Aires and its suburbs. The city's emergency service announced that the death toll has risen to five.

Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

A member of the Free Syrian Army holds his weapon as he sits on a sofa in the middle of a street in Deir al-Zor on April 2, 2013.
A member of the Free Syrian Army holds his weapon as he sits on a sofa in the middle of a street in Deir al-Zor on April 2, 2013.

Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Lightening strikes New Delhi, India as ominous clouds and sudden rain descended the city on April 2, 2013.
Lightening strikes New Delhi as ominous clouds and sudden rain descended the city on April 2, 2013.

Photo By Raj K. Raj/Hindustan Times/Getty Images

US Vice President Joe Biden is silhouetted during a video presentation as he addresses the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.
Vice President Joe Biden is silhouetted during a video presentation as he addresses the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013. The event honored "women leaders from around the world who are the unsung heroines to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity, and protect human rights," according to the group's website.

Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

A woman walks through snow covered Mlociny Park following heavy snow fall in Warsaw, Poland on April 1, 2013.
A woman walks through snow-covered Mlociny Park following heavy snowfall in Warsaw, Poland, on April 1, 2013. Following a chilly and snowy Holy Week, more snow blanketed the country on Easter Monday.

Photo by Peter Andrews/Reuters

Revelers participate during the annual Easter Day procession on 5th Avenue on March 31, 2013 in New York City.
Revelers participate during the annual Easter Day procession on Fifth Avenue on March 31, 2013, in New York City. The annual festivities attracts hundreds of New Yorkers gathering in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral wearing colorful hats and costumes celebrating one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar.

Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

People are silhouetted as the sun rises during an Easter sunrise service in Scituate, Massachusetts on March 31, 2013.
People are silhouetted as the sun rises during an Easter sunrise service in Scituate, Mass., on March 31, 2013.

Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

A child receives communion at Regina Mundi church in Soweto on March 31, 2013. Regina Mundi church is situated near to former South African president, Nelson Mandela's old residence and is known for its involvement during the struggle against apartheid.
A child receives communion at Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, South Africa, on March 31, 2013. The church is situated near to former South African President, Nelson Mandela's old residence and is known for its involvement during the struggle against apartheid.

Photo by Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistani devotees gather at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Hussain, popularly known as Madhu Lal Hussain, on March 30, 2013 in Lahore.
Pakistani devotees gather at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Hussain, popularly known as Madhu Lal Hussain, on March 30, 2013, in Lahore. The annual festival was held at Madhu Lal's shrine on his424th birth anniversary.

Photo by Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Participants dance and throw colored chalk during the Holi Festival of Colors at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah on March 30, 2013.
Participants dance and throw colored chalk during the Holi festival of colors at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah, on March 30, 2013. According to organizers, 50,000 people were expected pack the temple grounds to celebrate Holi, the passing of winter to spring, and throw colorful powder throughout the day.

Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters