The week in photos: April 3-9, 2022


This week’s selection of news, sports, lifestyle, entertainment and human-interest photos from the Philippines and around the world

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy calls for support not only from the diplomatic community but also from musicians at the Grammy’s.

Meanwhile, bound bodies shot at close range, a mass grave and other signs of executions have been uncovered after a series of relentless Russian military attacks on civilians, particularly in the town of Bucha, in the kyiv region of Ukraine.

Check back for more of these striking visuals in the weeks to come.

SPECIAL GUEST. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses the audience at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine via video feed as the Grammy show takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada , April 3. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
COLLATERAL DAMAGE. A dog carries a chicken in its mouth next to houses destroyed by shelling during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in the village of Motyzhyn, kyiv on April 4. Gleb Garanich/Reuters
EXPRESSION. Activists from the Association for Financial Transaction Taxation and Citizen Action are dressed in morph suits as they protest Russian energy imports by oil companies Shell, Aral and Esso amid the invasion from Ukraine, in front of the Rhineland Oil Refinery in Cologne, Germany on April 4. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
DAY IN COURT. Convicted persons prepare to march in formation after being presented at the Court of Appeal to deliberate on their cases in Kigali, Rwanda, April 4. Jean Bizimana/Reuters
PASSIONATE. Workers of the parish church of Our Lady of the Pillar in Sta. Cruz, Manila, begins covering images with veils to begin the final two weeks of Lent on April 4. call back
FOR THE HIGHEST BIDDER. Stijn Alsteens, International Director of the Old Master Drawings Department at Christie’s, poses with the drawing “A Naked Young Man (After Masaccio) Surrounded by Two Figures” by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) ahead of its auction at the auction house at Christie’s auction in Paris, France on April 5. Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
START THEM YOUNG. Sergio Garcia’s Spanish daughter Azalea and Paul Casey’s English children Astoria and Lex run down the 2nd fairway during the Masters par 3 tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 6. Brian Snyder/Reuters
STRUGGLE FOR THE LAND. Indigenous people silhouette against the setting sun during a protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and for land demarcation in Brasilia on April 6. Adriano Machado/Reuters
FLASHMOB. People commemorate the victims of the massacre of Bucha residents in the Kyiv region during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, near the parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, April 6. Irakli Gedenidze/Reuters
RAMADAN. Iranian women read the Koran at the Abdol-Azim shrine in Tehran, Iran, on April 6. Majid Asgaripour/WANA/Reuters
HOLY MASS. Hundreds of Catholics attend the “Solidarity Mass for Moral Choice” celebrated by Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula at the Mother of Perpetual Help National Shrine in Paranaque on April 6. Angie de Silva/Rappler
BLOOD STAIN. Pope Francis holds the Ukrainian flag sent to him from the town of Bucha where bound bodies were shot at close range, a mass grave and other signs of executions were discovered, during the weekly general audience at the Vatican’s Paul VI hall on April 6. Remo Casilli/Reuters
ACCIDENT. Firefighters stand at the scene where a Boeing 757-200 cargo plane operated by DHL made an emergency landing before skidding off the runway and separating, at Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela, Costa Rica , April 7. Mayela Lopez/Reuters
LIFT-OFF. Axiom’s four-man team lifts off, riding a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, on the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on April 8. Thom Baur/Reuters
SLIM. Jack Harlow onstage during the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 9. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters


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