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The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

THIS WEEK WE saw spring melt into summer, the faithful gather for celebrations and the pictorial power of three little words.

Enjoy – and happy snapping this Easter weekend…

The week in photos
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  • Spring/summer collection

    Cherry blossoms and daffodils vie for attention in the sunny weather. Image: John Giles/PA Wire.
  • Duty-free fever

    A crowd gathers at the first duty-free shop on Sanya in south China as part of the island province's efforts to make it a tourist and shopping attraction. Image: Luo yunfei/PA
  • Easter chickens - the dayglo batch

    Artificially-coloured chicks seen here on sale at a Karachi hatchery. Image: PA Images/Demotix/Farhat Parveen.
  • Dancing queens

    Three girls tiara-ed up to compete at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin this week. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall.
  • Towering inferno

    A wildfire threatens a house near Possum Kingdom, Texas. Image: AP Photo/LM Otero
  • Quick. Hide that.

    New head of the Anglo Irish Bank group Mike Aynsley takes away the Anglo icon as the sign is removed from the bank's Dublin HQ. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland.
  • Action man

    A gaucho, or cowboy, rides a horse during a rodeo in Montevideo, Uruguay. Image: AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico
  • The faithful in uniform

    Catholics carry an image of Jesus Christ during a Holy Week procession in Guatemala City. Image: AP Photo/Moises Castillo.
  • Now you hear her...

    Mary Byrne gives a private concert to a competition winner in her front room. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland.
  • ...now you don't

    One onlooker seems less than impressed as Mary Byrne gives a concert in a competition winner's front room. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
  • Midnight sun

    People on skidoos admire a nimbus, an optical phenomenon produced by ice crystals in cirrus clouds on the island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic circle during 'midnight sun' season. Image: PA Images/Ben Birchall
  • Your personal Jesus

    A man has been sightseeing in the old city of Jerusalem all week, pretending to be Jesus. The man, named Salimgor, apparently arrived a month ago from Russia. Image: PA Images/Demotix/NSI Agency
  • Enda, David and Maggie

    Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes Taoiseach Enda Kenny inside 10 Downing Street, London, under the beady eye of former PM Margaret Thatcher. Image: PA Images/Peter Macdiarmid
  • Melting into spring

    Icicles yield to the march of spring in Norway. Image: PA Images/Ben Birchall
  • What can I say?

    Peter Nyberg presents his report on what caused the collapse of the Irish banks to the assembled media this week. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland.
  • Silent protest

    Prostitutes in South Korea disguise themselves as they stage a rally to protest against the country's new anti-prostitution law. Image:AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
  • Wigs on the Green

    The store window of a costume shop across from the Stephen's Green shopping centre, Dublin. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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