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A choice selection of the week’s most striking images from around the world A Picture and its Story: Ninty-year-old woman escapes Mosul.

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The week in pictures

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A choice selection of the week’s most striking images from around the world

A Picture and its Story: Ninty-year-old woman escapes Mosul.
Khatla Ali Abdullah, 90, is embraced as she flees her home as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A woman walks towards the border to cross at the U.S.-Canada border after arriving in a taxi with a group that claimed to be from Syria into Hemmingford
Quebec, Canada March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Dario Ayala

Protesters shout slogans while holding red and yellow umbrellas during demonstrations against an agreement that would ensure the wider official use of the Albanian language, in Skopje, Macedonia, March 1, 2017. REUTERS

Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28, 2017. Picture taken February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses Joint Session of Congress
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses Joint Session of Congress – Washington, U.S. – 28/02/17 – An audience member wears an American flag hijab. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A pro-settlement activist climbs onto a rooftop of a house to resist evacuation of some houses in the settlement of Ofra in the occupied West Bank, during an operation by Israeli forces to evict the houses, February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

89th Academy Awards – Oscars Awards Show – Hollywood, California, U.S. – 26/02/17 – Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture Oscar awarded to “Moonlight,” after announcing by mistake that “La La Land” was winner. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

An Iraqi Airforce helicopter fires missiles at Islamic State fighters at the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

FIS Nordic Ski World Championships – Men’s Nordic Combined Team Ski Jumping – Lahti, Finland – 26/2/17 – Judges watch Hannu Manninen of Finland in action. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A reveller parades for the Tom Maior samba school during the carnival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, February 24, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker