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A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt

This Week in Pictures: April 11-17

04/17/15 09:21AM

Striking images from around that world capturing everything from Hillary Clinton's campaign kick-off in Iowa to mourners marking the anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster in South Korea. read more

A look at one young Syrian refugee's journey through Europe

03/10/15 10:17AM

Photographer Matteo Bastianelli of Rome, Italy, began following 21-year-old Mohamad al-Masalmeh, who is one of 2.5 million Syrian refugees, on his journey from Bulgaria to Germany beginning in December 2013. Aiming to highlight the problems with immigration and analyze the consequences of the war in Syria, Bastianelli spent three weeks in the... read more

On World Circus Day, a peek backstage at Cirque du Soleil

04/18/15 11:00AM

Australian Photographer Tim Georgeson has always been fascinated by the circus. "I’ve just been always interested in that way of life. Not that I want to live that way of life, but I’ve just been fascinated by the characters and the people that are drawn to that lifestyle," Georgeson told msnbc. read more

Off to the races: Republican event draws leading 2016 hopefuls

04/17/15 02:08PM

The Republican Leadership Summit, taking place Friday and Saturday in Nashua, New Hampshire, is expected to draw most of the party’s top names — including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and many others. The possible and declared presidential hopefuls flocked to the... read more

These are the faces and scars of those changed by gun violence

04/17/15 09:39AM

In her ongoing project, "SHOT," New-York based photographer Kathy Shorr is taking pictures of shooting victims, often at the location of the incident. Churches, shopping centers, movie theaters, public events, and neighborhoods — nowhere is safe from possible gun violence, she told msnbc. read more

Are you ready for Tax Day?

04/15/15 07:00AM

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that nothing is "certain, except death and taxes." Well, he might have forgotten one thing in that phrase — procrastination. For those multitudes subject to that bad habit, April 15, the infamous last day for Americans to file their tax returns, is here. That means late night number crunching, last minute... read more

This photograph was made during President-elect Abraham Lincoln's first sitting in Washington, D.C., just a day after he arrived by train. (Photo by Alexander Gardner/Getty)

Remembering Honest Abe, 150 years later

04/14/15 08:31AM

On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln sat alongside his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, in his state box at Ford’s Theater for an evening performance of Our American Cousin. His bodyguard, John Parker, left the theater during the intermission to drink at a saloon next door. On that night, John Wilkes Booth’s bullet met its target—the 16th President of the... read more

Kenyan university students participate in a demonstration against an attack by gunmen at the Garissa University College campus, along the streets of the capital Nairobi

This Week in Pictures: April 4-10

04/10/15 11:40AM

Another GOP candidate enters the presidential race, Duke takes home the NCAA championship trophy, funerals are held for the victims of a brutal attack in northern Kenya, and a South Carolina police officer is fired and charged with murder. read more

Cuba's emerging LGBT nightlife comes into focus

04/08/15 06:57AM

Proving true to the complexities of Cuba’s social and political climates, LGBT nightlife on the island is no less multifaceted. Regular gay-oriented parties, which started to pop up a little more than five years ago, are held in state-run clubs, but, technically listed as “audio-visual projects,” are not themselves state-run.  read more

This Week in Pictures: Mar. 28-Apr. 3

04/03/15 12:22PM

Around the world, Holy Week activities took place in the run-up to Easter, as Christians observe Good Friday and Jews celebrate Passover at sundown. A deal is reached with Iran. Al Shabaab launches a deadly attack at a Kenyan university. Nigeria chooses its first democratically elected president. read more