Police extinguish a flare as soccer fans head to Sydney's Allianz Stadium for a finals match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners on April 21. The teams faced off as part of Australia's Hyundai A-League, with the Central Coast Mariners claiming victory.
Why We Love It
"Photography is all about light. This photo would not have the same impact without the sunlight filtering through the trees and the smoke. The faces both in shadow and in the red glow of the flare add another element of mystery and hints at revolution." —Monica Corcoran, senior photo editor
"When I look at this photo I see elements of both daytime and nighttime. On the left half of the frame, shafts of bright sunlight cut through the trees. On the right half, the shadows and flare make the image look like it was taken during an evening bonfire." —Janna Dotschkal, assistant photo editor
—Korena Di Roma
Pictures We Love: Best of April
International pillow fights and frost-covered flowers are among our photo editors' picks of the most interesting news pictures from April.