The week in photos: Kumbh Mela, BJP rally, US withdrawal
A snapshot of events across India and the world from the week gone by
18.04.2021 | 07:30 AM IST
Police women attempt to clear a ghat during Kumbh Mela in Haridwar ignoring a pilgrim sitting without mask. Over 1,700 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Haridwar between April 1 and April 15. On 16 April, the Uttarakhand government capped gatherings of people at 200 but exempted the Kumbh Mela from it, saying the restrictions were only for 'private ceremonies'.
(AP Photo/Karma Sonam)
People leave after offering prayers on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramzan at Jama Masjid, Delhi, on April 14. The Delhi government has announced weekend lockdown and weekday curfew to arrest the spread of covid19 in the national capital.
(REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui )
Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah during an election campaign road show for party candidates, in Islampur, West Bengal, on 13 April. Both BJP and TMC political leaders have come under heavy criticism for continuing to hold rallies even as the second wave of covid19 pandemic rages across several parts of the country.
Scenes from the cremation ground on the Gomti riverfront near Bhainsa Kund, Lucknow. On 15 April, active cases continued to cross 5,000 mark on the third consecutive day, with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath too testing positive for covid19.
(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
The Bhaisakund crematorium in Lucknow was covered with blue tin sheets on Thursday after its photo and videos showing a number of dead bodies burning went viral on social media on April 15
US President Joe Biden at Arlington National Cemetery in the state of Virginia. The cemetary is most notable as a place where several people killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Biden announced the withdrawal of the remainder of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his third round singles match on day six of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco. The world no. 1 (in men's tennis) lost 4-6, 5-7 to Daniel Evans from the United Kingdom on April 15
(Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)