The World in Photos This Week

Indians prepare for Holi festivities, Egypt makes a new archeological discovery, and people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day.

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An elderly woman carries a USSR flag in Independence Square as she celebrates International Women's Day in Minsk, Belarus, on March 8.

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A member of the Iraqi police prays as Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State group fighters in Mosul on March 5.

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A Palestinian man helps clear the debris of an illegal home after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers near the West Bank town of Hebron on March 6.

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Venezuela's National Guard prevent Venezuelan opposition deputy Carlos Paparoni of the "Primero Justicia" party from protesting in front of the Food Ministry in Caracas on March 8.

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A visitor looks at a walrus at a zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on Mar. 6.

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A woman carries strawberries at an open market in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on March 6.

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Supporters of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye clash with police in Seoul after the Constitutional Court announced her impeachment on March 10.

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An Indian worker dries out eco-friendly herbal coloured powder ahead of the upcoming Hindu festival of Holi at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on March 7.

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Kosovo Albanians dressed in military costumes carry torches and salute during a bonfire ceremony in Pristina on Mar. 7 marking the 19th anniversary of the killing of Kosovo Liberation Army founding member and commander Adem Jashari.

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A Femen activist, poses in front of artwork by Mahn at the Regional Council headquarters in Marseille, France on Mar. 8, as part of the 40th International Women's Day.

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Tepees set up by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters stand next to the Washington Monument on Mar. 8, in Washington, D.C.

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South Africans protest outside municipal offices over service delivery and housing issues on Mar. 9, in Boksburg, South Africa.

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A Buddhist devotee dashes barefoot through flames during the Nagatoro Hi-Matsuri, or fire-walking festival, to herald the coming of spring at the Fudoji temple in Nagatoro town, Japan, on Mar. 5.

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A security guard looks on during the opening session of the National People's Congress, China's legislature, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Mar. 5.

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A swimmer watches a big wave pours into a pool as the turbulent sea pounds the coast at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, on Mar. 6.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a speech in Istanbul on Mar. 5 during a pro-government women's rally.

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Egyptian minister of antiquities Khaled el-Anani poses for a picture with workers on Mar. 9 next to the head of a statue at the site of a new archeological discovery n Cairo's Mattarya district.

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Conservatives in Lima, Peru, protest on Mar. 4 against a government proposal that promotes gender equality curriculum in schools they say "homosexualizes" children.

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A woman pours a container of palm oil into a barrel at an artisinal workshop on Mar. 7, in Divo, Ivory Coast.

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl wearing a bride outfit walks in the street during a school Purim celebration in Jerusalem, Israel, on Mar. 8.

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An Indian labourer sifts colored powder, known as 'gulal', to be used during the forthcoming spring festival of Holi, inside a factory at Fulbari on Mar. 6.

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Dozens of Egyptians demonstrate in front of a government office in downtown Alexandria on Mar. 7, against a government decision to limit the distribution of subsidized bread.

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People watch a military parade during the celebration of the 60 years of Independence of Ghana on Mar. 6 in Accra.

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People run away from fireworks exploding around them next to a traditional "torito" (little bull) made of paper, wood, and fireworks- during the San Juan de Dios celebration in Tultepec, Mexico, on Mar. 8.

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People celebrate on Mar. 9 after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir pardoned 259 rebels captured in fighting with government forces in 2015.

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