This Week in Pictures: April 16-23
This week, both Japan and Ecuador were struck by earthquakes — Japan’s 6.2 and subsequent 7.0 quakes have killed more than 40 people, while Ecuador’s 7.8 earthquake has killed more than 570 people and injured almost 2,500 in addition. In the Houston, Texas, area, more than a foot of rain has caused massive flooding, resulting in multiple deaths and damaging thousands of homes. Meanwhile, the migrant crisis continued to pose serious problems across Europe.
On Monday, runners and crowds gathered to watch the Boston Marathon. On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton won the New York Democratic primary over Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump won the state’s Republican primary with a wide margin.
Legislators in Brazil voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff over corruption scandals and a weakening economy. Queen Elizabeth II of England turned 90 this week, and on Friday the world will celebrate the 46th annual Earth Day.
Music legend Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator on Thursday, and died at the age of 57.