TOPSHOT - An agent (R) of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) escorts suspects during a raid at an informal settlers' area inside a public cemetery in Manila on March 16, 2017.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in late January handed the drug war campaign over to the much smaller Drug Enforcement Agency, with support from the military, after an official investigation found members of police anti-drug officers kidnapped a South Korean businessman late last year, then murdered him at the national police headquarters as part of an extortion racket, but a month later President Duterte said he would recall police to fight his drug war. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE        (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Dalmation dogs are shown on the second day of the Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, central England, on March 10, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF        (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - People walk the snow and sleet-covered streets of New York on March 14, 2017.
Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations. Stella, the most powerful winter storm of the season, was forecast to dump up to two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in New York and whip the area with combined with winds of up to 60 miles per hour (95 kilometers per hour), causing treacherous whiteout conditions. But after daybreak the National Weather Service (NWS) revised down its predicted snow accumulation for the city of New York, saying that the storm had moved across the coast.
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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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TOPSHOT - Picture released on March 12, 2017 by Aton Chile shows firefighters working to put out a forest fire in Valparaiso.
Chilean authorities decreed red alert in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar for several forest fires. / AFP PHOTO / ATON CHILE / Raul ZAMORA / Chile OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ATON CHILE / Raúl ZAMORA /HO " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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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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TOPSHOT - PVV leader Geert Wilders speaks to the press on election night in The Hague, on March 15, 2017. 
The Liberal party of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was set to win the most seats in Wednesday's elections, forcing far-right Geert Wilders into second place along with two other parties,  the Christian Democratic Appeal and the Democracy party D66, exit polls predicted. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Remko de Waal / Netherlands OUT - Belgium OUT        (Photo credit should read REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Iraqi government forces fire a rocket towards Islamic State (IS) group positions in west Mosul on March 14, 2017, as they continue to advance in the embattled city combatting the jihadists.
Baghdad's forces launched a major drive last month to oust the Islamic State group from west Mosul, a battle that has pushed more than 80,000 people to flee their homes in less than three weeks. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS        (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - An agent (R) of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) escorts suspects during a raid at an informal settlers' area inside a public cemetery in Manila on March 16, 2017.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in late January handed the drug war campaign over to the much smaller Drug Enforcement Agency, with support from the military, after an official investigation found members of police anti-drug officers kidnapped a South Korean businessman late last year, then murdered him at the national police headquarters as part of an extortion racket, but a month later President Duterte said he would recall police to fight his drug war. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE        (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - This picture taken on March 14, 2017 shows a visitor walking below cherry blossoms in Wuhan University, in central China's Hubei province. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - An Indian man is smeared with coloured powder during the Holi celebrations in Mumbai on March 13, 2017.


Holi, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE        (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Relatives pray while visiting their family's grave at the town of Otsuchi, Iwate prefecture on March 11, 2017.
Japan is marking on March 11 the sixth anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 quake which struck under the Pacific Ocean and the ensuing tsunami which left about 18,500 people dead or missing. The massive flow of water overwhelmed cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, causing meltdowns in three of its six reactors in what was the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.
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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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US President Donald Trump receives a traditional bowl of shamrocks from Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny (R) during a St. Patricks Day Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children wearing costumes walk in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood on March 13, 2017 during the religious holiday of Purim.
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, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA        (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A protest of the death penalty is seen outside the Board of Church & Society near the US Supreme Court on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Syrian security forces inspect the scene of a reported suicide bombing at the old palace of justice building in Damascus on March 15, 2017.
Two suicide bombings hit Damascus including the attack at the central courthouse that left at least 32 dead, as Syria's war entered its seventh year with the regime now claiming the upper hand. / AFP PHOTO / Louai Beshara        (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A boy eats out of a ladle at his home in Ngop in South Sudan's Unity State on March 10, 2017.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) distributed food (maize, lentils, oil and corn soya blend) for more than 7,100 people in Ngop. South Sudan, the world's youngest nation formed after splitting from the north in 2011, has declared famine in parts of Unity State, saying 100,000 people face starvation and another million are on the brink of famine. Aid groups have slammed a "man-made" famine caused by ongoing fighting in the country where civil war has forced people to flee, disrupted agriculture, sent prices soaring, and seen aid agencies blocked from accessing some of the worst-hit areas. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN        (Photo credit should read ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Jockies ride sulkies on the beach of Cabourg, in Normandy, on March 14, 2017, as part of training for horses for harness racing. / AFP PHOTO / LUDOVIC MARIN        (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - A picture taken on March 15, 2017 shows a female manatee swimming near his mother in the manatee tank of the Zoological parc of Beauval on March 15, 2017, eleven days after his birth. / AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT        (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - A man walks past a graffiti depicting a man throwing a petrol bomb on March 17, 2017 in the Greek capital, Athens.
Greek authorities on March 17, 2017 were trying to determine how a near-defunct militant group was able to sneak at least two parcel bombs through airport security, one of which exploded at the IMF offices in Paris. The investigation so far suggests that the booby-trapped mail sent to the IMF and the German finance ministry -- presumably by a far-left group called the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei -- failed to raise an alarm because it contained only a small amount of gunpowder.
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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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TOPSHOT - CORRECTION - Chinese conceptual artist and political activist Ai Weiwei poses for photographers during a press conference on his new exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague on March 16, 2017.
Refugees are the focus of the biggest installation of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei which goes on display on March 16 at the National Gallery in Prague.
The work called "Law of the Journey", the 70-metre-long (230-foot-long) inflatable boat with 258 oversize refugee figures is shown through the rest of the year, the gallery said. / AFP PHOTO / Michal Cizek / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michal Cizek has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION] instead of [---]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.        (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Prehispanic dancers perfom the fire dance during a ceremony at the Mexico Fashion Film Festival, on March 15, 2017 in Mexico City. / AFP PHOTO / Pedro Pardo        (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Relatives mourn over the body on an Iraqi child, killed in an airstrike targetting Islamic State (IS) group jihadists, West Mosul on March 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS        (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Kyrgyz riders play the traditional Central Asian sport of Kok-Boru (Gray Wolf) or Buzkashi (Goat Grabbing) during celebrations for Nowruz in Bishkek on March 16, 2017.
Mounted players compete for points by throwing a stuffed sheepskin into a well. Nowruz, "The New Year" in Farsi, is an ancient festival marking the first day of spring in Central Asia. / AFP PHOTO / Vyacheslav OSELEDKO        (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A picture taken on March 16, 2017 shows women practicing swimming with mermaid tails at a mermaid training school in a pool in Moscow.
Russian women who have dreamt of becoming a mermaid since their youngest years, start turning their fantasies into reality with a new type of fitness  mermaid swimming. / AFP PHOTO / Natalia KOLESNIKOVA        (Photo credit should read NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - A sheriff's deputy (R) talks to an immigration detainee (L) in a high security housing unit at the Theo Lacy Facility, a county jail which also houses immigration detainees arrested by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE), March 14, 2017 in Orange, California, about 32 miles (52km) southeast of Los Angeles.   
US President Donald Trumps first budget provides more than USD 4.5 billion in new spending to fight illegal immigration by adding immigration and border enforcement agents, prosecutors and judges, as well as building a wall on the border with Mexico. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - An activist from Black Sash, a South African human rights NGO, waits in the hall at the Constitutional Court on March 17, 2017, in Johannesburg as he waits for a ruling of the Court to resolve the social grant payment crisis in South Africa, two weeks before the current deal expires.  / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI        (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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SKIDMORE, MD - MARCH 17: Ducks swim in the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay as the Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse looms in the distance, on March 17, 2017 in Skidmore, Maryland. Under U.S. President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal, federal funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program that focuses on reducing pollution in the bay, would be eliminated.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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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