The World in Photos This Week

International Women’s Day around the world, violence in Syria, and a chemical assassination in the U.K.

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Volunteers from the Syrian civil defense help a wounded man during government shelling of rebel-held areas on the outskirts of Damascus on March 6.

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Pope Francis leads his weekly general audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican on March 7.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Buckingham Palace in London on March 7.

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A Brazilian soldier during a military operation in the Vila Kennedy favela in Rio de Janeiro on March 7.

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Kosovar Albanians carry torches during a bonfire ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the killing of Kosovo Liberation Army commander Adem Jashari in Prekaz, Kosovo on March 7.

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A man wades through a lake at sunset in the Pantanal wetland area of Mato Grosso, Brazil on March 7.

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A man dressed as a local deity performs the "eating flowers" ritual during lunar new year celebrations in Fujian province, China on March 8.

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Volunteers clean the gold plating of the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India on March 8.

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Members of a Kenya Girl Guides troop take photos after attending a ceremony celebrating International Women's Day in Nairobi on March 8.

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Elephants and their riders during the King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament in Bangkok, Thailand on March 8.

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British emergency service members work to secure the area where a former Russian spy and his daughter were found poisoned on March 4 in Salisbury, England on March 8.

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A Russian army general speaks with local tribal leaders at a newly opened crossing linking rebel-held areas of Eastern Ghouta to the town of Jisreen in the government-controlled suburbs of Damascus, Syria on March 8.

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Cyclists during the fifth stage of the 76th Paris-Nice cycling race between Salon de Provence and Sisteron, France on March 8.

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A Dinka boy tends a cow in the early morning in Mingkaman, Lakes state, South Sudan on March 4.

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Women chant slogans as they march during celebrations for International Women's Day in Medellín, Colombia on March 8.

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People shelter from fireworks during celebrations of San Juan de Dios in Tultepec, Mexico on March 8.

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A pedestrian in Tokyo walks in front of a screen displaying a news report that U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to meet for talks, on March 9.

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The border fence separating the Golan Heights and Syria, east of the Israeli settlement of Ramat Magshimim on March 9.

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A Tibetan exile activist is detained by Indian police during a protest to commemorate the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on March 9.

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A member of the Indian army's motorcycle display team, the Tornadoes, rides through a ring of fire at an officer training academy in Chennai, India on March 9.

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Workers hang freshly caught arctic char on wood tables in Henningsvaer, Norway on March 6.

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A contestant in a dressing room before the final round of the Miss International Queen 2018 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand on March 9.

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Actors perform during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on March 9.

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Traditional boats anchored at a small port on the Indonesian island of Bali on March 9.

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Palestinian medics carry a wounded protester during clashes following a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 9.

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