Around the World With the Week's Best Photos

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, people gathered to pay their respects at the Boston Public Library's memorial, where objects left by mourners were collected for a display of running shoes, hats, notes, and more. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama also participated in a memorial this week, touching down in Texas for both a Fort Hood memorial service and the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Civil Rights Act. Across the globe, things were decidedly lighter for Prince William and Kate Middleton, who continued their royal tour adventures with little Prince George. See all that and more with the week's best pictures from around the world!

Cherry Trees
Getty | Drew Angerer

Cherry Trees

A woman photographed the Washington DC cherry blossoms, which are in their peak blooming season.

Winning Smile
Getty | Pool

Winning Smile

Kate Middleton and Prince William were all smiles during the royal tour stop in Auckland, New Zealand, where the cute couple raced against each other. (Kate won.)

Sweet Snap
Getty | Mark Wilson

Sweet Snap

In Washington DC, a child snapped a picture of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the anniversary of the civil rights leader's death.

Sunny Landing
Getty | Gary Miller

Sunny Landing

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama touched down in Texas, where they attended the Civil Rights Summit for the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

In Their Shoes
Getty | Darren McCollester

In Their Shoes

People attended the Boston Marathon memorial exhibition at the Boston Public Library ahead of the one-year anniversary of the bombing.

Wizardry Win
Getty | Richard Ellis

Wizardry Win

The Quidditch World Cup took place in Myrtle Beach, SC, where the University of Texas took home the championship.

Moving Memorial
Getty | Chip Somodevilla

Moving Memorial

People gathered for the emotional 20th anniversary commemoration of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

All White
Getty | Marco Secchi

All White

A visitor checked out the installation by Doug Wheeler during the press preview at Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Italy.

On the Lookout
Getty | Pool

On the Lookout

Members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force continued their search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Feather Fest
Getty | Rob Stothard

Feather Fest

London's Trafalgar Square was full of feathers for all the World Pillow Fight Day festivities.

Bowed Heads
Getty | BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

Bowed Heads

The loved ones of Fort Hood, TX, shooting victims comforted one another during a memorial service, where President Barack Obama spoke and paid his respects.

Dining in Style
Getty | Dan Kitwood

Dining in Style

Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family welcomed Irish President Michael D. Higgins to Windsor in style for his first state visit.

Modern Move
Getty | Nigel Treblin

Modern Move

German Chancellor Angela Merkel accepted a tulip from a robot at an industrial trade fair in Hanover, Germany.

Holiday Shades
Getty | Sascha Schuermann

Holiday Shades

Chicken eggs were colored ahead of the Easter holiday in Breckerfeld, Germany.

High Wire
Getty | Aurelien Meunier

High Wire

Tightrope walker Denis Josselin completed a successful, 30-minute walk across the Seine River in Paris.

Spring Stroll
Getty | Clemens Bilan

Spring Stroll

The botanical gardens in Berlin drew crowds at the start of Spring.

Robot Races
Getty | Laura Lezza

Robot Races

Two students shared a hug while watching a race during the RoboCup Junior Rescue in Pontedera, Italy, where more than a thousand students gathered for three days of competitions.