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From the South American land of gauchos, as Argentinian cowboys are called, to a heartfelt Palm Sunday procession in Madrid, Spain — here are some of the most arresting images taken in the past seven days.
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In this March 31, 2015 photo, a South American cowboy known as a gaucho falls beneath a wild horse during the Criolla del Prado rodeo in Montevideo, Uruguay. The city of Montevideo has organized the annual rodeo during Holy Week since 1925. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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Tourists ride horses along the beach as the sun sets in Cadiz the south of Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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This photo provided by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada shows a Air Canada Airbus A-320 at Halifax International Airport after making an "abrupt" landing and skidding off the runway in bad weather early Sunday, March 29, 2015. Officials said 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries, none of which were considered life threatening. (AP Photo/The Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

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A South American cowboy known as a gaucho tries not to be thrown off a wild horse during the Criolla del Prado rodeo in Montevideo, Uruguay,Thursday, April 2, 2015. Riders come from all over Uruguay and neighboring countries to participate in the rodeo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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Red flares burn while penitents of the Cristo de Viga brotherhood carrying a float with a cross take part in a Holy Week procession in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Monday, March 30, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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A penitent from Los Estudiantes brotherhood walks during a Palm Sunday Holy week procession in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.(AP Photo/Paul White)

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 photo, a group of men bathe at the Nezafat public bathhouse, in Tabriz, Iran. The steamy air and curved tiled walls of Irans famed public bathhouses, some rinsing and massaging patrons for hundreds of years, slowly may wash away as interest in them wanes. The bathhouses, known as hammams in Persian, find themselves in rough financial times as modern conveniences now allow showers and baths in most homes across the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, flames burn at an oil complex near El Tigre, a town located within Venezuela's Hugo Chavez oil belt, formally known as the Orinoco Belt. The Costa Rica-sized area is home to the worlds largest oil reserves and about half of Venezuelas current production. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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A home with a swimming pool sits near hillside, Thursday April 2, 2015, in Altadena, Calif. California Gov Jerry Brown on Wednesday, April 1, ordered a mandatory 25 percent overall cutback in water use by cities and towns, but not farms, in the most sweeping drought measure in history by the United States largest state economy. The water crackdown comes as California moves toward its fourth summer of drought after record low winter snowfall, leaving the state with a years worth of water stored in its reservoirs, and dwindling groundwater for wells. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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Migrant laborers work on a construction site during a sandstorm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, April 2, 2015. A major sandstorm has whipped into the Mideasts commercial hub of Dubai and other Gulf cities, reducing visibility, forcing flight diversions and making breathing outside more difficult. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck)

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Penitents take part in the "Procesion del Silencio" (Silence Procession) by the "Cristo de las Injurias" brotherhood, during the Holy Week in Zamora, Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Children dressed as angels lead a boy portraying Jesus Christ and his triumphant return to Jerusalem, in the Children's Holy Thursday Procession, in Tunja, Colombia, Thursday, April 2, 2015. In this annual Holy Week tradition, now in its 55th year, children carry religious floats, and depict the key moments of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Penitents take part in "La Carrera" procession by the 'Vera Cruz' brotherhood in Villarrin de Campos, Spain, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Firefighters battle a wildfire along the Mojave Riverbed between Apple Valley and Victorville Calif., Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The Southern California desert wildfire pushed by gusty winds has burned two outbuildings and prompted evacuation of homes east of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/The Victor Valley Daily Press, James Quigg)

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Gendarme Bruno Hermignies stands by a bulldozer clearing a path to the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Monday, March 30, 2015. European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of a 27-year-old German co-pilot who prosecutors say deliberately flew a Germanwings plane carrying 150 people into a mountain, a French police official said Monday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, Pool)

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A sparrow drinks the nectar of a cherry blossom in full bloom at Ueno park in Tokyo, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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Water flows down a sidewalk from water sprinklers running at a home Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Rancho Cordova, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered a 25 percent overall cutback in water use by cities and towns, but not farms, in the most sweeping drought measures ever undertaken by the nation's most populous state. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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A model displays creations by Ashima-Leena during the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Delhi, India, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)

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In this photo provided by the NYPD Special Ops, smoke rises from the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of the building near several New York University buildings. (AP Photo/NYPD Special Ops)

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In this Thursday, March 5, 2015 photo, Israeli high-school seniors preparing to join the Israeli military later this year lie in foxholes during privately run military combat fitness training in Shefayim, central Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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A pigeon dips its head in a water fountain as they take a bath in suburban Quezon city, east of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Penitents of the Jesus Yacente brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, Spain, Friday, April 3, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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In this Jan. 9, 2015 photo, two young laborers bathe at the Ghebleh public bathhouse, in Tehran, Iran. The steamy air and curved tiled walls of Irans famed public bathhouses, some rinsing and massaging patrons for hundreds of years, slowly may wash away as interest in them wanes. The bathhouses, known as hammams in Persian, find themselves in rough financial times as modern conveniences now allow showers and baths in most homes across the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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Ladder trucks from Lebanon, Ore., Corvallis, Ore., and Albany, Ore., battle a 4-alarm fire that destroyed the cafeteria of South Albany High School, early Wednesday, April 1, 2015. There was no immediate report of injuries or what caused the fire. (AP Photo/Albany Democrat-Herald, Mark Ylen)

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An Iranian boy flies a kite during the ancient festival of Sizdeh Bedar, an annual public picnic day on the 13th day of the Iranian new year, at the Pardisan Park in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Iranians flocked to parks and wilderness on Thursday to mark the ancient festival, a legacy from pre-Islamic era, in the last day of Persian New Year holidays. Sizdeh means 13 and Bedar means day out in Persian and it is believed unlucky to stay indoors on Sizdeh Bedar which means getting rid of number 13. Unlike other countries in the Middle East, Iranians follow the Persian solar year, which begins on the first day spring. On March 21 this year, Iran began the year 1394. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Penitents carry an image of Jesus Christ as they take part in the "Procesion del Silencio" (Silence Procession) by the "Cristo de las Injurias" brotherhood, during the Holy Week in Zamora, Spain, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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A Transportation Safety Board investigator inspects an engine, Monday, March 30, 2015, at the crash site of Air Canada AC624 that crashed early Sunday during a snowstorm, at Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said Monday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)

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In this Jan. 3, 2015 photo, hounds wander in a field as huntsman Geoff Hyde, top center, and members of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club prepare for a fox hunt to begin in Monkton, Md. More of a chase than a hunt, the hounds and club members pursue a fox by scent, but the goal is not to kill it. And in the midst of the heavily-populated Boston-Washington corridor, the club has made efforts to preserve large swaths of open land from suburban development, hoping to uphold the club's nearly 140-year history and traditions. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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People watch the PSLV-C27 take off carrying India's fourth navigational satellite, in Sriharikota, India, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Indian Space Research Organisations Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C27 successfully lifted off from the Sriharikotta rocket port carrying IRNSS-1D, the fourth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) that will provide navigation, tracking and mapping services. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)

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In this Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 photo, Israeli high-school seniors preparing to join the Israeli military later this year crawl out of mud up to a grassy embankment during an exercise at a privately run training camp for military combat fitness near Yakum, central Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Smoke of burning incense flows while penitents take part in the "Estacion Penitencial de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno Cautivo" Holy Week procession in Arriate, Spain, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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A circus artist performs during a show in Ukraine's National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Chinese tourists take photographs at Red Square during a snowfall in Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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An Indian Christian plays the role of Jesus Christ during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ, to mark Good Friday, in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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In this Sunday, March 29, 2015 photo, drummer Agripino Tanta Pareja, of the Cagallo district of Ayacucho, poses for a photo during the Vencedores de Ayacucho dance festival in the Acho bullring in Lima, Peru. There was singing in the native Quechua language during the one-day dance competition, and traditional music played on instruments including Andean pan pipes, harps and violins. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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A Pakistani scavenger girl writes on a notebook she collected from a garbage, while another girl sits next to her in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Thousands of children pick recyclable items from waste dumping points to earn living for their poor families. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

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Penitents take part in "Nuestro Senor Atado a la Columna, Maria Santisima de la Paz y San Juan Evangelista" Holy Week procession in Arcos de la Frontera, Spain, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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More than 120 Louisville Firefighters continue to battle the blaze in building six at the General Electric Appliance Park complex in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 3, 2015. The fire broke out in a non-production building, creating huge columns of smoke. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says there are no known injuries. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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In this Sunday, March 29, 2015 photo, dancers from the Huanta district of Ayacucho lie on the ground, representing the victims of a massacre that took place during the country's political violence, as they perform during the Vencedores de Ayacucho dance festival in the Acho bullring in Lima, Peru. The Ayacucho region in the Andes saw some of the worst modern-day atrocities in Peru, with more than 8,000 believed killed in that region alone in violence from 1980 to 2000 between Shining Path rebels and government forces. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Revelers covered in colored corn starched celebrate during the 2015 Festival of Colors, Holi Celebration at the Krishna Temple on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Spanish Fork, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Brendan Paul plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia performs during the Exhibition event in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday, in Gauhati, India , Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)

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Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows seen from Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Mount Sinabung, among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, has sporadically erupted since 2010 after being dormant for more then 400 years. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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In this Jan. 20, 2015 photo, a Chinstrap penguin stands on the coast near the town of Villa Las Estrellas on King George Island in Antarctica. Their beady little eyes, squarish torsos and adorable waddling make penguins one of the main attractions for tourists who come to Antarctica. Tourism to Antarctica rose by 10 percent in 2014, compared to the previous year. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Best pix of the week

From the South American land of gauchos, as Argentinian cowboys are called, to a heartfelt Palm Sunday procession in Madrid, Spain — here are some of the most arresting images taken in the past seven days.

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