PHOTOS: The Week in Pictures, April 18, 2014

The best photos of the week from around the world. Pope Francis poses for selfies in the Vatican, kites fly in France, El Salvador kicks off their Easter celebration and more.

The Week in Pictures, April 18, 2014.

easter, hungary, watering of the girls
A local school girl in traditional clothes of the ‘Kalocsa’ region react as boys throw water in Kalocsa, some 100 km south of Budapest on April 17, 2014 during a rehearsal of the traditional Easter celebrations by the members of the local folk dance group. Locals from south Hungary celebrate Easter with the traditional “watering of the girls”, a fertility ritual rooted in Hungary’s tribal pre-Christian past, going as far back as the second century AD. Credit: Getty Images

1. A local school girl in traditional clothes of the ‘Kalocsa’ region react as boys throw water in Kalocsa, some 100 km south of Budapest on April 17, 2014 during a rehearsal of the traditional Easter celebrations by the members of the local folk dance group. Locals from south Hungary celebrate Easter with the traditional “watering of the girls”, a fertility ritual rooted in Hungary’s tribal pre-Christian past, going as far back as the second century AD. Credit: Getty Images

kites, fun, france, beach, w
People fly kites on April 12, 2014 on the beach of the northern French resort town of Berck-sur-Mer during the 28th International Kite Meeting, which takes place until April 21. Credit: Getty Images

2. People fly kites on April 12, 2014 on the beach of the northern French resort town of Berck-sur-Mer during the 28th International Kite Meeting, which takes place until April 21. Credit: Getty Images

fire, danger, chile, extreme, smoke, emergency
General view during a fire in Valparaiso, 110 km west of Santiago, Chile, on April 12, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

3. A massive fire hits Valparaiso, a city near Santiago, Chile, on April 12, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

solar impulse, plane, flight, technology, amazing
Sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 HB-SIB is seen in silhouette during his first exit for test on April 14, 2014 in Payerne a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight. Credit: Getty Images

4. Sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 HB-SIB is seen in silhouette during his first exit for test on April 14, 2014 in Payerne a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight. Credit: Getty Images

spain, religion, easter, christian, worship,
Penitents from the ‘Cristo de la Buena Muerte’ brotherhood take part in a procession during Holy Week in the northwestern Spanish city of Zamora on April 15, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

5. Penitents from the ‘Cristo de la Buena Muerte’ brotherhood take part in a procession during Holy Week in the northwestern Spanish city of Zamora on April 15, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

blood moon, eclipse, beautiful, creative photo, photographer
This picture taken on April 15, 2014 shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse over the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial in Brasilia. Credit: Getty Images

6. This picture taken on April 15, 2014 shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse over the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial in Brasilia. Credit: Getty Images

photojournalism, photography, frame, pakistan, economy
A Pakistani family chooses a school bag at a shop in Rawalpindi on April 15, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

7. A Pakistani family chooses a school bag at a shop in Rawalpindi on April 15, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Putin, television, creepy, funny, cleaning
An employee wipes a TV screen in a shop in Moscow, on April 17, 2014, during the broadcast of President Vladimir Putin’s televised question and answer session with the nation. Credit: Getty Images

8. An employee wipes a TV screen in a shop in Moscow, on April 17, 2014, during the broadcast of President Vladimir Putin’s televised question and answer session with the nation. Credit: Getty Images

orangutan, hospital, laying down expression
In this photograph taken on April 16, 2014, a veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan found with air gun metal pellets embedded in his body in Sibolangit district in northern Sumatra island. Credit: Getty Images

9. A orangutan gets treated for gun metal wounds in the Sibolangit district located in northern Sumatra island. Credit: Getty Images

Greece, Easter, religion,
A woman lights a candle at a church in the center of Athens on April 17, 2014. Millions of Greeks flock to churches around the country this week to celebrate Easter, the country’s foremost religious celebration. Credit: Getty Images

10. A woman lights a candle at a church in the center of Athens on April 17, 2014. Millions of Greeks flock to churches around the country this week to celebrate Easter, the country’s foremost religious celebration. Credit: Getty Images

hungary, easter, celebration,
A local school girl in traditional clothes of the ‘Kalocsa’ region react as boys throw water in Kalocsa, some 100 km south of Budapest on April 17, 2014 during a rehearsal of the traditional Easter celebrations by the members of the local folk dance group. Credit: Getty Images

11. A local school girl in traditional clothes of the ‘Kalocsa’ region react as boys throw water in Kalocsa, some 100 km south of Budapest on April 17, 2014 during a rehearsal of the traditional Easter celebrations by the members of the local folk dance group. Credit: Getty Images

el salvador, special, easter, religion
Members of the El Nazareno brotherhood participate in the procession of Jesus of Nazareth in the indigenous town of Izalco, 60 km west of San Salvador, on April 17, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

12. Members of the El Nazareno brotherhood participate in the procession of Jesus of Nazareth in the indigenous town of Izalco, 60 km west of San Salvador, on April 17, 2014. Credit: Getty Images

Pope Leads Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter's Square
Pope Francis poses for pictures at St. Peter’s Square on April 13, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican.

13. Pope Francis poses for pictures at St. Peter’s Square on April 13, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Credit: Getty Images

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