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Smoke billows from a crater of Mount Etna volcano behind the dome of the Catania Saint Agatha cathedral in Catania, southern Italy. March 4, 2021.
Smoke billows from a crater of Mount Etna volcano behind the dome of the Catania Saint Agatha cathedral in Catania, southern Italy. March 4, 2021. Copyright Salvatore Allegra/ AP Photo
Copyright Salvatore Allegra/ AP Photo
Copyright Salvatore Allegra/ AP Photo

Deadly protests in Myanmar, Mount Etna's eruptions, sinkhole in Croatia | This week in pictures

By Natalia Liubchenkova
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The key stories of the week, captured by photographers around the world.

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This week Myanmar's security forces escalated their crackdown on peaceful anti-coup protests, Mount Etna continued spewing as in a series of eruptions, and a sinkhole appeared in Croatia,

Meanwhile, central Greece was struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

Here's a look at these and other stories from the week that were captured by photographers around the world.

Darko Bandic/AP Photo
A sinkhole in the village of Mececani, central Croatia. March 4, 2021Darko Bandic/AP Photo
STR via AFP
A soldier stands next to a detained man during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar. March 3, 2021STR via AFP
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Protesters run during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar. March 1, 2021STR/AFP
Kola Sulaimon/AFP
Humaira Mustapha, the mother of 2 daughters who were among 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by gunmen at the Government Girls Secondary School in Nigeria. February 27Kola Sulaimon/AFP
AFP
Women in red clothing dance as they welcome the meteorological spring during a protest against the Belarus presidential election results, near Minsk, Belarus. March 1, 2021AFP
Hassan Ammar/AP Photo
A protester holds up a Lebanese national flag as he walks in front of the burning tires that are blocking the main road, during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. March 3Hassan Ammar/AP Photo
Vaggelis Kousioras/AP Photo
A firefighter inside a damaged house gives a man a bag with the personal belongings after an earthquake in Damasi village, central Greece. March 4, 2021Vaggelis Kousioras/AP Photo
Hendra Syamhari/AFP
Mount Sinabung spews ash during its eruption as seen from Namanteran village in Karo, North Sumatra. March 3, 2021Hendra Syamhari/AFP
Richard Bouhet/AFP
Medical staff members prepare the evacuation of four COVID-19 patients to Paris from the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. March 4, 2021Richard Bouhet/AFP
Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure via AP
Supporters of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan hold up their phones during a rally in the centre of Yerevan, Armenia. March 1, 2021Hayk Baghdasaryan/Photolure via AP
Andy Wong/AP Photo
Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing. March 4, 2021Andy Wong/AP Photo
Thomas Coex/AFP
The waning gibbous moon appears in the sky following the weekend's full "Snow Moon", near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. February 28, 2021Thomas Coex/AFP
Mindaugas Kulbis/AP Photo
A couple walks along the snow-covered bank of the Neris River in Vilnius. February 28, 2021Mindaugas Kulbis/AP Photo

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