The week in pictures


Brazil: Firefighters put out the flames after a Cessna Caravan, belonging to the federal police, crashed in Brazil. The accident took place at the Pampulha Airport and claimed two lives. (Photo: Minas Gerais Fire Department/AFP)

Italy: A Sumatran tiger cub named Kala in her home at the Biopark zoo in Rome. The tiger cub was born in December and was shown to visitors for the first time on Thursday. (Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP)

Columbusbia: Tourists gawk at the Pachamama sculpture by artist Jorge Jaramillo, aka Jordy, and 3D printing artist Juan David Escandon. The sculpture pays tribute to the nature of the city of Medellín. To create the 5.5 m high and 5.5 m wide sculpture, the artists had 1,500 pieces made with 20 3D technology printers. (Photo: Jaime Saldarriaga/AFP)

USA: Yoda, a dog who was part of the American border patrol, patiently waits his turn to receive the medal for bravery from Animals in War & Peace. A total of seven dogs who have served in law enforcement and military operations are being honored for their service at the ceremony. (Photo: Allison Bailey/NurPhoto/AFP)

ECUdry: This aerial photo shows members of the Ecuadorian navy preparing for an exercise on board the Isla Isabela, which cannot be seen in the photo. The exercise takes place at sea near San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands. (Photo: Ernesto Benavides/AFP)