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A helper competes with dog 'Charlie of Greydon' of owner Zsolt Erdei, Jersey, during the IPO competition at the Belgian Shepherd World Championships in Halle (Saale), Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. IPO is a three part sport which includes tracking, obedience and protection phases. Dog sportsmen from 40 countries take part at the six different competitions until April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Photos of the week: 20 great images from around the globe

This week's collection of the most interesting photos from around the world features flying Belgian Shepherds and Blue Jays, mudbathers in Mosul, flooding in North Carolina, a service for a fallen New York firefighter and a convoy of 10,000 bikers. All photos are from the Associated Press, Getty Images or the Tampa …

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  1. Climate March draws massive crowd to Washington in sweltering heat

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — On a sweltering April day, tens of thousands of demonstrators assembled in Washington on Saturday for the latest installment of the regular protests that punctuate the Trump era. This large-scale climate march marked President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, which have already seen multiple …

    People march from the U.S. Capitol to the White House during the People’s Climate March to protest the policies of President Donald Trump on Saturday in Washington, D.C. The president has rolled back some regulations put in by Obama.
  2. Peaceful gatherings mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence that would turn into one of the deadliest race riots in American history.

    Peace rally participant Dennis Ojogho, 22, stands at Florence and Normandie avenues in Los Angeles on Saturday to remember the 25th anniversary of the rioting and looting sparked by the verdict in the Rodney King case.
  3. Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

    World

    CAIRO — Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants. …

    Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Egypt’s tiny Catholic community at the Air Defense Stadium on Saturday in Cairo. Francis urged the crowd to be good and merciful.
  4. North Korean missile test fails hours after U.N. meeting on nukes

    World

    SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

    A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 29, 2017. A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. The letters on top left, reading "North Korea fired a ballistic missile." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  5. Trump's executive order on offshore oil drilling sets up clash with Florida

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump acted Friday to expand offshore oil drilling, a move that could affect Florida, which seven years ago this month reeled from the BP oil catastrophe. Bipartisan opposition from state leaders was already building.

    President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Friday directing the Interior Department to begin review of restrictive drilling policies for the outer-continental shelf. [Associated Press]