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

View more Week in Pictures slideshows.




News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

Movies

Shia LaBeouf disorderly conduct case pushed to September

A judge on Thursday adjourned until September the disorderly conduct and harassment case against actor Shia LaBeouf, who was charged with disturbing a Broadway theater…

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

NBA

NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

By Kim PalmerCLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy…

NFL

Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.