The World in Photos This Week

Damascus mourns after multiple suicide bombings leave dozens of people dead; countries around the world celebrate the vernal equinox; and heavy snow blankets the northeastern United States.

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Dalmatians are shown on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, on March 10.

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People walk the snow- and sleet-covered streets of New York City on March 14 when a winter storm unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States.

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Firefighters work to put out a forest fire in Valparaíso, Chile, in a picture released on March 12.

 

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Far-right Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders speaks to the press on election night in The Hague on March 15. Wilders was defeated by liberal Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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Iraqi government forces fire a rocket toward Islamic State positions in western Mosul on March 14 as they continue to combat the jihadis in the embattled city.

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An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency escorts suspects during a raid at an informal settlers area inside a public cemetery in Manila on March 16.

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A visitor walks below cherry blossoms at Wuhan University in central China’s Hubei province on March 14.

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An Indian man is smeared with colored powder during the Holi (festival of colors) celebrations in Mumbai on March 13.

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Relatives pray while visiting their family’s grave in the town of Otsuchi, Japan, on March 11, the sixth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that left nearly 16,000 people dead or missing and caused a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

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President Donald Trump receives a traditional bowl of shamrocks from Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny during a St. Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington on March 16.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children wearing costumes for the holiday of Purim walk in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood on March 13.

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A installation protesting the death penalty stands outside the General Board of Church and Society near the U.S. Supreme Court on March 15 in Washington.

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Syrian security forces inspect the scene of a reported suicide bombing at the old Palace of Justice building in Damascus on March 15.

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A boy eats out of a ladle on March 10 at his home in Ngop in South Sudan’s Unity State, where 100,000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine.

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Jockeys train horses for harness racing on the beach of Cabourg in Normandy, France, on March 14.

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A baby manatee swims near its mother in the zoological park of Beauval in France on March 15.

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A man walks past graffiti depicting a protester throwing a petrol bomb on March 17 in Athens, Greece.

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Chinese conceptual artist and political activist Ai Weiwei poses for photographers during a press conference for his new exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague on March 16.

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Dancers perform the fire dance during a ceremony at the Mexico Fashion Film Festival on March 15 in Mexico City.

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Relatives mourn the death of an Iraqi child killed in an airstrike targeting Islamic State jihadis in western Mosul on March 17.

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Kyrgyz riders play the traditional Central Asian sport of kok-boru — also known as buzkashi — during celebrations for Nowruz in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on March 16.

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A picture taken on March 16 shows women practicing swimming with mermaid tails at a mermaid training school in Moscow.

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A sheriff’s deputy talks to an immigration detainee on March 14 at the Theo Lacy Facility, a county jail in Orange, California, which also houses immigration detainees arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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An activist from Black Sash, a South African human rights organization, sits in the hall at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on March 17, waiting for a ruling to resolve the social grant payment crisis in the country.

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Ducks swim in the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay as the Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse looms in the distance, on March 17 in Skidmore, Maryland. Under President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, federal funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, which focuses on reducing pollution in the bay, would be eliminated.

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