12/04/2013 09:48 BST | Updated 12/04/2013 11:00 BST

The Week In Photos - Vote On Your Favourite Pictures

The best pictures of the week are chosen by YOU voting on our interactive slideshow.

The week kicked off with a story that sent newsrooms around the world into a frenzy: the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Having ruled the country as Prime Minister for over a decade during tumultuous times for Britain, the late Conservative leader continues to divide the nation as extreme views of the politician spilled forth in the media and House of Commons.

Elsewhere in the news, Katy Perry fist-bumped children in a pre-school in Madagascar whilst representing UNICEF. Vladimir Putin got an eyeful as a topless demonstrator confronted the Russian President during a tour of the Hannover Trade Fair with Angela Merkel. Richard Branson showed the world his talent as he lifted up his kilt after the new Virgin Atlantic flight from London Heathrow to Edinburgh.

We couldn't conclude our pics of the week without a sprinkling of charmingly funny animal pictures, we give you: Motaba the photobombing gorilla, Thong the pet crocodile, four kittens in a cereal packet, a grumpy monkey and daring shots of Man vs Burmese Python.

Happy voting and we will announce the winner on Monday morning.

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