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


Rafael Nadal (ESP) waits in the tunnel to enter the court for his fourth round match against Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Federer won 6-2, 6-3. Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports



Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) appears before his supporters in The Hague, Netherlands, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman




A woman leads her donkeys loaded with jerrycans as she walks past the carcass of a domestic animal that died due to severe drought in Baligubadle village near Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland, in this handout picture provided by The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on March 15, 2017. Photo Credit: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies/Handout via REUTERS.



Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland holds her baby as she takes part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, March 14, 2017. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler


Times Square is seen in the background as a man walks along West 59th street in falling snow in Manhattan, New York, US, March 14, 2017. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly




Thai mahouts take part in an elephant fighting demonstration during Thailand’s national elephant day celebration in the ancient city of Ayutthaya on March 13, 2017. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom



A supporter of South Korea’s ousted leader Park Geun-hye lies on a road to block a media vehicle from entering as she waits for Park’s possible arrival outside her private home in Seoul, South Korea, March 12, 2017. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon



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Demonstrators with banners of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gather outside the Turkish consulate to welcome the Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, who decided to travel to Rotterdam by land after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s flight was barred from landing by the Dutch government, in Rotterdam, Netherlands March 11, 2017. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Yves Herman



A family looks at paper lanterns during a memorial event to mourn victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo March 11, 2017, to mark the six-year anniversary of the disaster that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis. Photo Credit: Kyodo/via REUTERS



The German Central Bank (Bundesbank) presents the new 50 euro banknote at its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach