TOPSHOT - A picture taken early on March 23, 2018 shows a man standing looking at flames erupting in a building following regime bombardment in Douma, one of the few remaining rebel-held pockets in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. / AFP PHOTO / HAMZA AL-AJWEH        (Photo credit should read HAMZA AL-AJWEH/AFP/Getty Images)

The World in Photos This Week

Violence continues in Syria; Nowruz celebrations in Turkey; and massive labor strikes in France.

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TOPSHOT - People listen to presidential candidate, President Vladimir Putin during a rally and a concert celebrating the fourth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea at Manezhnaya Square in Moscow on March 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a rally and concert celebrating the fourth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea at Manezhnaya Square in Moscow on March 18.

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TOPSHOT - This aerial picture taken on March 18, 2018, shows a Catholic church which was damaged during the September 19, 2017 earthquake at Laredo street in Mexico City's Guerrero neighbourhood, undergoing reconstruction works.
March 19, 2018 marks six months of a devastating quake. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto recently said that the two deadly earthquakes in September 2017 partially or totally damaged 184,000 homes, while 14,000 businesses and 16,000 schools were also affected. Reconstruction in central and southern Mexico following the quakes that killed a combined 465 people will require a $2.5 billion investment. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel TOVAR        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL TOVAR/AFP/Getty Images)

A Catholic Church on Laredo Street in Mexico City’s Guerrero neighborhood damaged during the Sep. 19, 2017, earthquake. March 19 marks six months since the disaster.

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TOPSHOT - Participants ride during the first full stage of the 2018 Cape Epic African Mountain Bike Race on March 19, 2018, in the mountainous region close to the town of Robertson, about 150 Km from  Cape Town. 
The Epic, which is regarded as one of the world's foremost mountain bike races, covers a distance of 685Km, and climbs 13530m, over 8 stages, through the mountains of the Western Cape Province. The riders ride in teams of two, and have to finish close together / AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH        (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Competitors ride during the first full stage of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race in the mountainous region close to the town of Robertson, South Africa, on March 19.

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TOPSHOT - Riot police stand guard between opponents of former Brazilian President (2003-2010) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a group of supporters (out of frame), in Bage, south of Brazil, where Lula arrived for a political gathering on March 19, 2018, just days before a court decision that could lead him to jail for corruption.
Lula was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for accepting a luxury apartment from a construction company involved in a wide-ranging corruption probe that uncovered a web of kickbacks, bribes and slush funds involving high-level politicians from almost every party and throughout the business world. His lawyers appealed, but the conviction was upheld unanimously in January 2018 by a regional federal court in Porto Alegre, which increased the prison term to 12 years and one month. / AFP PHOTO / Itamar AGUIAR        (Photo credit should read ITAMAR AGUIAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Riot police stand guard between opponents of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and a group of his supporters in Bagé, Brazil, on March 19.

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TOPSHOT - A technician inspects the backside of bitcoin mining at Bitfarms in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec on March 19, 2018.
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works based on the blockchain technology without a central bank or single administrator. / AFP PHOTO / Lars Hagberg        (Photo credit should read LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

A technician inspects the backside of a bitcoin mine in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, on March 19.

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Najin (L) and Fatu, the only two remaining female northern white rhinos graze together in their paddock on March 20, 2018 at the ol-Pejeta conservancy in Nanyuki, north of capital Nairobi.
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction, a fate that only science can now prevent.  / AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA        (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Najin and Fatu, the only two remaining female northern white rhinos, graze together in their paddock at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Nanyuki, near the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, on March 20.

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TOPSHOT - A sandal is seen laying on the ground along a road at the site of a suicide bombing attack in Kabul on March 21, 2018. 
A suicide bomber on March 21 killed at least 26 people, many of them teenagers, in front of Kabul University, officials said, as Afghans took to the streets to celebrate the Persian new year holiday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack -- the fifth suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in recent weeks -- via its propaganda arm Amaq, SITE Intelligence Group said. The Taliban earlier denied involvement on Twitter.  / AFP PHOTO / SHAH MARAI        (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

A sandal lying on the ground near the site of a suicide bombing attack in Kabul on March 21.

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TOPSHOT - A young woman flashes the victory sign in front of a bonfire as Turkish Kurds gather during Newroz celebrations for the new year in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on March 21, 2018.
Newroz (also known as Nawroz or Nowruz) is an ancient Persian festival, which is also celebrated by Kurdish people, marking the first day of spring, which falls on March 21.  / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN        (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)

A young woman flashes the victory sign in front of a bonfire as Turkish Kurds gather during Nowruz celebrations for the new year in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on March 21.

 

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TOPSHOT - A Somali girl drags a jerrycan filled with water from a well at the Tawakal IDP camp on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, on March, 21, 2018.
World Water Day, on March 22, 2018, calls attention on the importance of water, with this year's theme "Nature for Water"  exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. / AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB        (Photo credit should read MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)

A Somali girl drags a jerrycan filled with water from a well at the Tawakal camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of Mogadishu on March 21.

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TOPSHOT - Safet Halil, 53, holds a stork in his farm backyard in the village of Zaritsa on March 21, 2018. 
"I found five frozen storks near the village road the day before yesterday. I took them home, lit a stove to warm them and fed them fish," Safet Halil, 53, from the village of Zaritsa told AFP on March 21, 2018. The return of winter weather in Bulgaria's northeast caught hundreds of migrating birds in an icetrap earlier this week, prompting a surprising response from many locals in the areas around the town of Dulovo. / AFP PHOTO / Dimitar DILKOFF        (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Safet Halil, 53, holds a stork in his farm backyard in the village of Zaritsa, Bulgaria, on March 21. The return of winter weather in Bulgaria’s northeast caught hundreds of migrating birds off guard.

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TOPSHOT - Children sled at the US Capitol during a snow storm in Washington, DC, March 21, 2018.
The fourth Noreaster in less than three weeks, Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Children sled at the U.S. Capitol during a snow storm in Washington on March 21.

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TOPSHOT - Russia's Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55/56, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on March 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO        (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft, carrying members of the International Space Station expedition 55-56, lifts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 20.

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TOPSHOT - An Indian labourer pushes heaps of bamboo on a river to be sold at a floating market -- and set to be used in the construction industry -- in Chakmaghat, some 56km north of Agartala, the capital of northeastern state of Tripura, on March 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Arindam DEY        (Photo credit should read ARINDAM DEY/AFP/Getty Images)

An Indian laborer pushes heaps of bamboo on a river to be sold at a floating market in Chakmaghat, east of Agartala, on March 22.

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TOPSHOT - Police uses a water canon against demonstrators during a protest against French government's string of reforms, on March 22, 2018 in Paris.
Seven trade unions have called on public sector workers to strike on March 22, including school and hospital staff, civil servants and air traffic controllers. More than 140 protests are planned across France, the biggest culminating at the Bastille monument in Paris where unions expect 25,000 demonstrators.
 / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

Police turn a water canon on demonstrators during a protest against the French government’s string of labor reforms in Paris on March 22.

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TOPSHOT - Female prisoners celebrate with songs in the back of a prison's truck as she is released from the Chikurubi Prison, in Harare, on March 22, 2018.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded ousted Robert Mugabe in November, has pardoned at least 3,000 prisoners to clear out overpopulated jails, officials said on March 22 2018. The pardon will see the release of all female prisoners except those serving life terms, as well as all disabled and juvenile prisoners. Terminally-ill prisoners and those above the age of 60 who have served a third of their time will also be freed. 
 / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA        (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Female prisoners celebrate as they are released from the Chikurubi Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, on March 22.

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This photo shows a car on fire in a police station in Conakry as anti-riot police clash with Guinean opposition supporters on March 22, 2018.
The police dispersed on March 22 in Conakry a demonstration of the Guinean opposition to demand "the truth of the polls", after February 4 local elections. / AFP PHOTO / CELLOU BINANI        (Photo credit should read CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

A car is set on fire at a police station as anti-riot police clash with Guinean opposition supporters in the capital of Conakry on March 22.

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TOPSHOT - Policemen arrest an injured man on the sidelines of a protest against French government's string of reforms, on March 22, 2018 in Paris.
Seven trade unions have called on public sector workers to strike on March 22, including school and hospital staff, civil servants and air traffic controllers. More than 140 protests are planned across France, the biggest culminating at the Bastille monument in Paris where unions expect 25,000 demonstrators.
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Policemen arrest an injured man on the sidelines of a protest against the French government’s proposed labor reforms in Paris on March 22

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TOPSHOT - The body of an alleged drug dealer lies on the ground after he was killed by an unidentified assailant in Manila on March 23, 2018. 
Philippine police said on March 22 they had shot dead 13 drug suspects, just days after President Rodrigo Duterte moved to take the country out of the International Criminal Court over its inquiry into his deadly drug war. / AFP PHOTO / Noel CELIS        (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The body of an alleged drug dealer after he was killed by an unidentified assailant in Manila, Philippines, on March 23.

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TOPSHOT - The sun sets as a Mexican soldier rides his vehicle after destroying illegal marijuana plantations at El Ajusco, near Ensenada, Baja California state, on March 22, 2018, northwestern Mexico.
The Mexican Army located four marihuana plantations on March 21 with a total surface of 5,600 square meters. / AFP PHOTO / GUILLERMO ARIAS        (Photo credit should read GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images)

A Mexican soldier in a vehicle after destroying illegal marijuana plantations near the town of Ensenada in northwestern Mexico on March 22.

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TOPSHOT - A picture taken early on March 23, 2018 shows a man standing looking at flames erupting in a building following regime bombardment in Douma, one of the few remaining rebel-held pockets in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. / AFP PHOTO / HAMZA AL-AJWEH        (Photo credit should read HAMZA AL-AJWEH/AFP/Getty Images)

A man looks at flames erupting from a building following a Syrian government attack in Douma, one of the few remaining rebel-held pockets in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, on March 23.

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TOPSHOT - People walk under cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo on March 23, 2018.
The meteorological agency said this year's first blossoms appeared nine days earlier than average due to warm weather. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

People walk under cherry blossoms in Tokyo on March 23.

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TOPSHOT - In this photograph taken on March 22, 2018, the sun rises over the central stupa of Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap. 
The well preserved remains of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th century is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia and Cambodia's top tourist attraction.  / AFP PHOTO / -        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

The sun rises over the central stupa of the Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on March 22.

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TOPSHOT - A Pakistani camel-mounted military band performs during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2018.
Pakistan National Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of The British Indian Empire was demanded on March 23, 1940. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI        (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Pakistani camel-mounted military band performs during a Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23.

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Released Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, in the northeastern state of Yobe, wait to meet the Nigerian president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on March 23, 2018. 
The Nigerian president promised on March 23, 2018 to free the remaining Christian schoolgirl still held by the Islamist militants Boko Haram, as he prepared to meet the other released Dapchi students. A total of 104 of the 110 students seized from the school in Dapchi on February 19 were released on March 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIP OJISUA / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by PHILIP OJISUA has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [school girls ] instead of [Christian school girls ]. 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 PHILIP OJISUA/AFP/Getty Images)

Released Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group from their school in Dapchi, northeastern Nigeria, wait to meet President Muhammadu Buhari at his villa in Abuja on March 23.

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Britain's Prince Harry (L) and Prince Harry's fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle leave after a visit to one of Belfast's most historic buildings, The Crown Liquor Saloon, a former Victorian gin palace, now run by the National Trust, on March 23, 2018, during the Royal Couple's first joint visit to Northern Ireland. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kelvin BOYES        (Photo credit should read KELVIN BOYES/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee, U.S. actress Meghan Markle, during the royal couple’s first joint visit to Northern Ireland on March 23.

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