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Best pictures include a Uruguayan gaucho, a monkey policeman and Holy Week costumes.
BOSTON — From GlobalPost's editors, a selection of the best pictures of the week.
Penitents prepare their costumes before a procession during Holy Week in Bilbao, March 29, 2010. In Ireland, for the first time in nearly a century, bars in Limereck were allowed to serve alcohol on Good Friday. (Vincent West/Reuters)
A child's toy duck is partially buried by hailstones following an ice storm in Derry, Northern Ireland, March 31, 2010. (Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)
An Uruguayan gaucho rides a wild or untamed horse during the celebration of "Criolla" week in Montevideo, March 30, 2010. (Andres Stapff/Reuters)
A combination of pictures shows the great Giza pyramids and the Sphinx before and during Earth Hour in Cairo, March 27, 2010. A recent study found that people are more likely to cheat and steal after purchasing green goods as opposed to conventional goods. At work is a phenomenon called “moral licensing,” our propensity to balance out our behavior. (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)
A student jumps into the sea in Larantuka, Indonesia's Flores island, March 31, 2010. Despite the government’s best efforts to curb the consumption of alcohol, the party in Indonesia is as rollicking as ever. (Beawiharta/Reuters)
Santisuk (peace in Thai language), a 5-year-old pig-tailed macaque monkey, wears a police shirt as he rides atop a patrolling vehicle in Saiburi district in Yala province in southern Thailand, April 1, 2010. The monkey goes dressed in uniform on patrol every day to help improve force's image and relations with the population in the troubled predominantly Muslim province. And if you can't get enough of these furry friends, check out the man vs. monkey battles on Delhi's streets, the sloths of Costa Rica, South Africa's bush babies, a monkey savior in Chile — and finally, glowing monkeys. (Issei Kat/Reuters)