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Shards of ice pile up on Lake Michigan along the South Haven Pier in South Haven, Mich., on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The motion of the water underneath the ice has pushed up sheets of ice into a mesmerizing stacked pattern. (Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com via AP)

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

- Associated Press

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

FILE - In this file photo released on April 25, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, young boys known as the "caliphate cubs" hold their rifles as they parade after graduating from a religious school, in Tal Afar, near Mosul city, north Iraq. The Arabic words, center, read: "A parade of caliphate cubs after their graduation from a religious school." (Militant website via AP, File)

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group

- Associated Press

The Islamic State group erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate."

File-In this July 20, 2018 file photo, a lead pipe is shown after being replaced by a copper water supply line to a home in Flint, Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing a $180 million plan to boost the quality of tap water across Michigan, from replacing lead pipes and school drinking fountains to combating chemicals that are contaminating public supplies and private wells. The proposal is included in a supplemental spending request for the current budget. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Whitmer budget would direct $180M more toward drinking water

- Associated Press

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing a $180 million plan to boost the quality of tap water across Michigan, from replacing lead pipes and school drinking fountains to combating chemicals that are contaminating public supplies and private wells.

Cobblers face extinction - and are busier than ever

- Associated Press

The clock is ticking at shoe repair shops around the region. In most of them, men in their 70s and 80s work alone in stained aprons, maneuvering shoes against trimmers and finishers, stitching, gluing, polishing and nailing to finish those boots by Tuesday, those pumps by Saturday.

Can brutal Bethlehem slaying ever be solved after 40 years?

- Associated Press

The package arrived in the mail several months ago and landed on Bethlehem Detective Tom Galloway's desk with a thud. There was no return address.

Why Penn, Drexel are recruiting retailers, not just students

- Associated Press

Inside the Saxbys coffee shop at Drexel University, Alyssa Bennett, 21, makes deposits, sets schedules, and pitches in at the latte machine when the line gets long.

Blight a major issue facing rural communities

- Associated Press

Marianna Borough sits quietly, unobtrusively in southeastern Washington County, a small town dozens of miles from an appreciable population base. But it is one with a burning history.

Apple CEO Tim Cook reacts during the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Cook says he's "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation being carried out, and he's urging China to continue to "open up." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

In China, Apple's Cook says he's bullish on global economy

- Associated Press

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Saturday that he is "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation underway, and urged China to continue to "open up" amid complaints from the U.S. and others that it is shutting foreign firms out of key high-tech industries.