TOPSHOT - Members of Kenya Girl Guides take photos after attending ceremony of the International Women's day at Kawangware in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Yasuyoshi CHIBA        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Volunteers from the Syrian civil defence help a man in Hamouria during Syrian government shelling on rebel-held areas in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on March 6, 2018.
Heavy air strikes and clashes shook the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, as France and Britain called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting on the escalating violence. / AFP PHOTO / ABDULMONAM EASSA        (Photo credit should read ABDULMONAM EASSA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Pope Francis leads his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall in the Vatican on March 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO        (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Buckingham Palace in central London on March 7, 2018.
Salman, who is on a three day visit to the UK, will lunch Wednesday with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, while Prince Charles will host him at a dinner with Prince William among the guests. The crown prince will jointly host with May the inaugural UK-Saudi strategic partnership council in No. 10, the prime minister's office and residence.
 / AFP PHOTO / Dominic Lipinski        (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A soldier of the Armed Forces, backed by armoured vehicles, aircraft and heavy engineering equipment, takes part in an operation in the violence-plagued favela of Vila Kennedy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 7, 2018.
The Brazilian army launched a new operation on a favela in Rio de Janeiro, the third since President Michel Temer ordered the military to take over the command of security in the whole of Rio state to fight organized crime. / AFP PHOTO / Mauro PIMENTEL        (Photo credit should read MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Kosovo Albanians dressed in military costumes carry torches during a bonfire ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the killing of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) founding member and commander Adem Jashari, whose sculpture is seen rear left, on March 7, 2018 in Prekaz. 
Jashari was among dozens of members of his family that were killed by Serb security forces in the village of Prekaz. / AFP PHOTO / Armend NIMANI        (Photo credit should read ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A man wades through a lake at sunset in Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil on March 7, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA        (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Lin Xiwei, a 36-years-old shoemaker from Putian, dressed as a local deity performs the "eating flowers" ritual in Xiaohu, Baitang, in Fujian province on March 8, 2018.
Working themselves into a trance, bare-chested men in eastern China lean into incandescent fountains of sparks to cleanse themselves of evil spirits and ensure a fortuitous new year. The spectacular scene takes place annually in villages such as Xiaohu in coastal Fujian province, which is home to an array of colourful centuries-old Lunar New Year rites linked to ancient customs and local gods. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Volunteers from Birmingham's Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha in Britain clean the gold plating of the Golden Temple Sikh Shrine in Amritsar on March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU        (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Members of Kenya Girl Guides take photos after attending ceremony of the International Women's day at Kawangware in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Yasuyoshi CHIBA        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Players assisted by mahouts go for the ball during the King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Bangkok on March 8, 2018. 
Elephants tromped across a manicured pitch in Bangkok on March 8 in the kick-off of a polo tournament raising money for the animals, who are celebrated as a national symbol but often subject to abuse. / AFP PHOTO / Krit PHROMSAKLA        (Photo credit should read KRIT PHROMSAKLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Members of the emergency services in green biohazard suits work to afix the tent over the bench where a man and a woman were found on March 4 in critical condition at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, southern England, on March 8, 2018 after the tent became detached. 
British detectives on March 8 scrambled to find the source of the nerve agent used in the "brazen and reckless" attempted murder of a Russian former double-agent and his daughter. Sergei Skripal, 66, who moved to Britain in a 2010 spy swap, is unconscious in a critical but stable condition in hospital along with his daughter Yulia after they collapsed on a bench outside a shopping centre on Sunday.
 / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A Russian army general (C) speaks with local tribal leaders from Damascus at a newly-opened crossing in the southern tip of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave linking the town of Jisreen to the government-controlled suburbs of the capital Damascus on March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA        (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - The pack rides during the 165km fifth stage of the 76th Paris-Nice cycling race between Salon de Provence and Sisteron on March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD        (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - ASudanese boy from Dinka tribe tends a cow in the early morning at their cattle camp in Mingkaman, Lakes State, South Sudan on March 4, 2018.
During South Sudans dry season between December and May, pastoralists from the highlands move to the lowlands and close to the Nile, where they set up big cattle camps to make sure their animals are close to grazing land.  / AFP PHOTO / Stefanie GLINSKI        (Photo credit should read STEFANIE GLINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Women chant slogans as they march during the commemoration of the International Women's Day in Medellin, Colombia on March 8, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / JOAQUIN SARMIENTO        (Photo credit should read JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - People shelter from fireworks before the traditional "torito" (little bull) made of paper, wood and fireworks during celebrations of San Juan de Dios in Tultepec on the outskirts of Mexico City,  March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT        (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - A pedestrian walks in front of a huge screen flashing a news report relating to US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong agreeing to meet for talks in Tokyo on March 9, 2018.  
Japan's prime minister on March 9 welcomed the surprise announcement of a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un by the end of May. / AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURA        (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - A picture taken on March 8, 2018 shows the border fence separating the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights and Syria, east of the Israeli settlement of Ramat Magshimim. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA        (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

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 anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on March 9, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMA        (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - An Indian army soldier member of the 'Tornadoes' motorcycle display team rides rings of fire during a combined display at an officer training academy in Chennai on March 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Fishing company workers hang arctic chars on wood high tables right after being fished, on March 6, 2018, in Henningsvaer, northern Norway, within Arctic Circle.
Those fishes stay 6 months drying up on the air. / AFP PHOTO / Olivier MORIN        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Yuko of Japan gets ready in the dressing room before the final round of the Miss International Queen 2018 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya on March 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA        (Photo credit should read LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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TOPSHOT - Actors perform during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on March 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Traditional boats are anchored at a small port during sunset on Serangan island in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA        (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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TOPSHOT - Palestinian medics carry a wounded protestor during clashes following a demonstration in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 9, 2018 against a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI        (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

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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