AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

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Posted: Apr 07, 2015 11:54 AM
AP PHOTOS:  Top pictures from Europe and Africa

LONDON (AP) — The slaughter of students at Kenya's Garissa University College by al-Shabab extremists last week horrified the world — and unleashed a wave of mourning and protest across a nation weary of violence from the Somali militants.

Pope Francis offered a prayer for the victims of the university attack in his Easter Sunday Urbi and Orbi speech from St. Peter's Square.

The faithful observed Holy Week across Europe, with a "Descent of the Angel" ceremony in Tudela, northern Spain and a Palm Sunday memorial for the departed in Herasti, southern Romania.

British Prime Minister David Cameron informed Queen Elizabeth II of the dissolution of Parliament ahead of May 7 general elections.

The chief executives of Germanwings and Lufthansa laid a wreath at a monument commemorating victims of the Germanwings jet crash.

Thousands in Turkey attended a funeral ceremony for slain Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz in Istanbul.