Mar 31, 2015 10:01 AM

AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps shocked the world last week especially after prosecutors announced that the co-pilot had deliberately locked his captain out of the cockpit and flown the plane into a mountain.

The crash brought the leaders of France, Germany and Spain together to mourn, since many of the victims were German and Spanish.

Nigeria held a presidential election that analysts said would be the most contested vote in the history of Africa's richest nation.

Hooded penitents marched in Spain to celebrate age-old traditions during Easter Holy Week.

In Switzerland, negotiators for Iran and several world powers tried to come to an agreement over the country's nuclear program.

Sierra Leone, meanwhile, held a three-day lockdown to try to halt the spread of Ebola.


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