The World in Photos This Week

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Dozens of women throw their bras in the air during a rally organized by Pink Bra Bazaar, a charitable organization dedicated to breast health education and support of women with breast cancer, on March 15 in Paris.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Avraham Yitzhak sect celebrate Purim in their synagogue in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on March 17. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago.

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Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on March 16. Hundreds of Venezuelans marched Sunday in Caracas against "Cuban interference" in anti-government demonstrations, which have so far killed 28 people.

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A member of Indonesia's National Search and Rescue team looks toward the horizon during a search in the Andaman Sea around the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra Island for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 on March 17. Take a look at J. Dana Stuster's post on where the jet could have landed.

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The bodies of two Syrian children lie in the rubble of a residential building in Aleppo reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government helicopter on March 18.

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An Afghan resident poses with her voter identification card at a registration center in Mazar-i-Sharif on March 18. Afghanistan is due to hold presidential and provincial council elections in April.

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A Kashmiri resident looks out of the window of his house as Indian paramilitary troopers keep watch during a strike following the killing of a youth in Srinagar on March 16.

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Palestinian children watch an Israeli settler walk past dressed up as a clown during a parade to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in al-Shuhada Street, in the West Bank town of Hebron, on March 16.

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A Thai monk tattooist carves a tattoo on a devotee's belly with a long needle during the celebration of the annual tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra on March 15 in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. Thousands of believers from all over Thailand come to take part in the festival outside of Bangkok to pay respects to the temple's monks, renowned as master tattooists.

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A Burmese monk takes a photo with his cell phone during the Shwedagon Pagoda festival on March 15 in Yangon, Burma.

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Mourners carry the body of 15-year-old Yussef Sami Shawamreh, shot dead by Israeli troops, during his funeral in the village of Deir al-Asal al-Tahta, near Hebron, on March 19.

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Volunteers prepare a polling station in Simferopol on March 15. Crimean citizens voted to join Russia in a referendum the next day. Read Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer's article on the dark history of referendums here.

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A reveler dances during the 124th annual Lalon Shah festival on March 15 in Kushtia, Bangladesh. The Lalon Shah festival is an annual celebration of the life and death of Fakir Lalon Shah, a Bangladeshi mystic, philosopher, and musician.

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Moroccan men play sand hockey in Mhamid el-Ghizlane, in the Sahara Desert in the country's south, on March 15.

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An Iraqi Kurdish woman visits a graveyard for the victims of a 1988 gas attack ordered by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. People marked the 26th anniversary of the attack in the Kurdish town of Halabja, 190 miles northeast of Baghdad, on March 16.

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Joseph Dayrit feeds small freshwater mud snails to his 900 ducks at his duck farm in suburban Manila on March 16.

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Sofas and armchairs stand ready to be used by hikers and guests of the Hochbichl alpine hut near Ofterschwang, southern Germany, on March 21.

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One of the 14 week-old twin polar bear cubs rests with her mother Giovanna during their first presentation to the media at Hellabrunn Zoo on March 19 in Munich, Germany. The twins were born at the zoo on December 9, 2013.

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