From the first-ever image of a black hole to the emotional funeral for rapper Nipsey Hussle, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on April 12, 2019, at 5:21 p.m. ET
The Event Horizon Telescope captures a black hole at the center of galaxy M87 in this handout photo provided by the National Science Foundation on April 10. The black hole is outlined by hot gas emissions swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon.
Members of the media are seen reflected in President Donald Trump's eye as he answers questions on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, before boarding Marine One helicopter, April 10.
In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since taking office, and amid intense speculation over his review of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, Attorney General William Barr appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, April 9.
A hearse carrying the casket of rapper Nipsey Hussle, draped in the flag of his father’s native country, Eritrea in East Africa, passes through a crowd in Los Angeles, April 11.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Westminster Magistrates Court after he was arrested in London, April 11.
A man wears a Trump yarmulke prior to a speech by the president during the Republican Jewish Coalition 2019 Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, April 6.
Comedian Michael Che attempts to wrestle Braun Strowman at WWE WrestleMania in East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7.
A Malian wrestler brings down his opponent during the traditional wrestling festival in the capital city of Bamako, April 7.
An injured man lies on the ground during clashes between immigrants and Greek riot police outside a refugee camp in Thessaloniki, April 6.
A South African police officer reacts after he was hit by a rock during a demonstration of Gomora settlement residents protesting against the lack of basic necessities in Pretoria, April 11.
A woman cries out as she looks at the body of Evaldo dos Santos Rosa slumped inside his car in the Guadalupe neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, April 7. Authorities say soldiers mistook Evaldo dos Santos Rosa's car for that of criminals, and armed forces shot at him 80 times, killing him and wounding his wife's stepfather.
Firefighters battle a fire at the scene of a gas explosion in Durham, North Carolina, April 10.
The feet of a malnourished child of an ISIS fighter is seen at a hospital in Hasakah, Syria, April 6.
A woman confronts security forces during a demonstration in Algiers, Algeria, April 10.
Elizabeth Medrano Escobedo (left), the mother of Christian Escobedo, who was killed by Los Angeles police, comforts Ciara Hamilton, whose cousin Diante Yarber was killed by Barstow police, during an state assembly hearing on legislation to restrict the use of deadly force by police in Sacramento, April 9.
Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against climate change in Lausanne, Switzerland, April 6.
A firefighter of the underwater unit dives to inspect a submerged car at a road tunnel after heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro, April 9.
Elephants and people play with water as part of celebrations for the water festival of Songkran, which marks the start of the Thai New Year in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 11.
An Indian Muslim woman shows her face for identification to a polling station agent before voting in Muzaffarnagar, India, April 11.
Nazi concentration camp survivor Petro Mishuk of Ukraine mourns during commemoration ceremonies for the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald, near Weimar, Germany, April 11.
People hold candles as they attend a night vigil and prayer as part of the 25th commemoration of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, in Kigali, Rwanda, April 7.
Fred Deurman from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center unpacks Trix the T. rex, the world's only real touring Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, April 12.
Will Hyde from Darlington wears a Chewbacca costume to the beach on the first day of the Scarborough Sci-Fi weekend in Scarborough, England, April 6.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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