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Best pictures include adulthood rituals in Sudan, flooding in Rio and Spanish thoroughbreds.
BOSTON — From GlobalPost's editors, a selection of the best pictures of the week.
A Sudanese woman with ethnic Nuer tribal scarification stands outside her grass hut in the town of Malakal in Upper Nile state, April 10, 2010. The Nuer receive facial markings during initiation into adulthood. Voters in Sudan this week went to the polls in the country's first multi-party election in more than two decades. (Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters)
Residents walk near a soccer goal post on Copacabana beach after heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro, April 10, 2010. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced this week the city would remove between 1,500 and 2,000 families from slums. (Sergio Moraes/Reuters)
A girl scout holding flowers prepares to enter the presidential palace to bid farewell to the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria in Warsaw, April 14, 2010. Members of a new generation of Poland’s best and brightest met untimely deaths in a place that the former president of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, has called “a cursed place.” (Ints Kalnins/Reuters)
Models parade during a performance called "VIP Volie Islamique Parisien" (Parisian Islamic Full-Face veils) by Moroccan artist Majida Khattari in Paris, April 10, 2010. And in Karachi, can Fashion Week reinvent Pakistan's image? (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)
The Rainbow Warrior, one of the Greenpeace's most popular ships, spent two weeks in the bluefin tuna fishing grounds, monitoring that the fishing season's designated closing date was enforced. (Giulio di Sturco/VII Mentor/GlobalPost)
And this week's cute animal bonus:
Andalusian horseman and a horsewoman wait for their performance with their Spanish thoroughbred horses at a morphological contest during the Sacab Andalusian Horse Show in Coin, near the southern Spanish city of Malaga, April 9, 2010. (Jon Nazca/Reuters)