The World in Photos This Week

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On March 2, a classroom lies in ruins at an elementary school in Ishinomaki, Japan. As the country marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami, the areas most affected continue to struggle. The disasters left 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing, according to Japan's National Police Agency, and thousands of people without homes still live in temporary dwellings.

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Ruth Malhotra shows off her henna-dyed hands, which she had colored in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a pancake brunch at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, on March 4. The results of the Super Tuesday GOP primary elections failed to produce a conclusive winner, extending the fight for the GOP nomination.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib participate in a joint press conference after a bilateral meeting at the State Department on March 8 in Washington, D.C. Clinton said the United States will begin to issue visas for Libyan government officials at the embassy in Tripoli.

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A Pakistani Hindu child celebrates Holi in Lahore on March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, is a popular holiday that marks the end of winter.

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A South Korean firefighter participates in a anti-terror exercise on March 9 in Seoul. The drill is part of South Korea's preparation for the upcoming 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, scheduled for March 26-27, which some 50 world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, are expected to attend.

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A man walks by a wall adorned with graffiti in Athens on March 8. Greece added up pledges by private debt holders to cancel half the money owed to them in a countdown to a March 8 deadline, critical for a new bailout. After tense negotiations, Greece was announced to have "met bailout conditions."

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds up copies of a 1944 correspondence asking the U.S. War Department to bomb the Auschwitz concentration camp while addressing the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on March 5 in Washington, D.C. Earlier in the day, Netanyahu met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House where they discussed Iran. With more than 100,000 members, AIPAC is the most prominent organization lobbying the United States government on behalf of Israel.

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A speed sign sticks out above the rising waters of the flooding Murrumbidgee River on March 6 in Wagga Wagga, Australia. Residents were instructed to evacuate, with authorities predicting the worst flooding in decades.

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Pirate-themed bar decor looms over an empty beach early on March 2 in Acapulco, Mexico. Drug violence surged in the coastal resort last year, making Acapulco the second most deadly city in Mexico after Juarez. Long one of Mexico's top tourist destinations, Acapulco has suffered a drop in business from foreign tourists due to drug violence in the last year.

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Above, a young sexual assault victim stands in a home with her family after they were relocated from a camp with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on March 5. Sexual assaults against women have risen to epidemic levels in the tent camps where 500,000 Haitians still live after losing their homes in the  earthquake two years ago. Port-au-Prince's homicide rate has shot up from below 10 per 100,000 people in 2007 to more than 60 per 100,000 early this year.

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Prince Harry leaves Usain Bolt in his wake as he races the track star at the University of the West Indies on March 6 in Kingston, Jamaica. Prince Harry is in Jamaica as part of a Diamond Jubilee Tour, representing Queen Elizabeth II.

 

On March 8, Charlotte Roirdan views a letter written by Mary Queen of Scots in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 450 year old letter, unearthed in Blair Castle in Ayrshire, has been verified as the hand writing of Mary Queen of Scotts and valued at 3,000 GBP (about $4,700). The letter, dated March 20, 1554, relieves the then laird of Blair from his duties due to gout.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV.

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French Navy schooners (goelettes) L'Etoile and La Belle Poule leave Brest's harbour in western France on March 8 en route to the United States for the bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812 on June 12, in New York. The two training ships began a four-month trip following the route of French Vice-Admiral Louis-René Levassor de Latouche-Tréville, who participated in the war.

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Laborers carry baskets on their head at a vegetable market in Islamabad on March 8. The IMF said this week that Pakistan's economy would grow at a rate of 3.4 percent in fiscal 2011-2012, compared to 2.4 percent in 2011.

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