Closeup: Best Pictures of the Week, April 29 – May 6

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Andrew Medichini—Pool/UPPA/Zuma Press
May 01, 2011. The remains of Pope John Paul II were exhumed for his beatification, the most important step toward sainthood. A million people showed up in St. Peter’s Square for the rites. But the most passionate pilgrim was his successor, Benedict XVI, kneeling before John Paul’s coffin, heir to and prisoner of the charismatic Pontiff’s historic and controversial legacies. —Stephan Faris

This week: The killing of Osama bin Laden and reactions to it from around the world; NATO bombs Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, killing his son; the U.S. after tornadoes and flooding; remembering the Holocaust; the beatification of Pope John Paul II; Obama visits the World Trade Center Memorial.

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