Indonesian children watch Mount Sinabung erupting in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia. March 11, 2021
Indonesian children watch Mount Sinabung erupting in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia. March 11, 2021   -  Copyright  Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo

Women's rights protests, volcano eruptions, Fukushima's anniversary | This week in photos

By Natalia Liubchenkova

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

This week Japan marked the 10th anniversary since an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster; protests and celebrations took place for International Women’s Day around the world, and volcanoes Mount Sinabung and Mount Etna erupted.

Here's how these and other stories from the week were captured by photographers around the world.

Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP
People release dove-shaped balloons into the sky to mourn earthquake and tsunami victims on the 10th anniversary of the disaster in Miyagi prefecture, Japan. March 11, 2021Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP
Gent Shkullaku/AFP
A girl puts flowers at an installation of women's red shoes displayed on staircase, as a symbol to denounce violence against women in Tirana, Albania. March 8, 2021Gent Shkullaku/AFP
Thibault Camus/AP Photo
Four 200-year-old oaks are being felled for wood to reconstruct Notre Dame cathedral's fallen spire in the forest of Berce in the Loire region, France. March 9, 2021Thibault Camus/AP Photo
Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo
Indonesian children watch Mount Sinabung erupting in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia. March 11, 2021Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo
Stian Lysberg Solum /NTB via AFP
An arial view over the village of Ask in Norway more than two months after the tragic landslide there swept away nine buildingsStian Lysberg Solum /NTB via AFP
Aaref Watad/AFP
A child is photographed atop a stack of neutralised shells at a metal scrapyard on the outskirts of Maaret Misrin town in Idlib province, Syria. March 10, 2021Aaref Watad/AFP
A glowing river of lava gushes from the slopes of Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, Sicily, Italy. March 10, 2021AP
Andrew Medichini/AP Photo
Pope Francis, surrounded by shells of destroyed churches, attends a prayer for the victims of war at Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul, Iraq. March 7, 2021Andrew Medichini/AP Photo
Anwar Amro/AFP
A man stands next to flaming tires at a make-shift roadblock set-up by anti-government demonstrators in the Martyrs' Square in Beirut, LebanonAnwar Amro/AFP
Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP
Motorised police arrive to tend to their injured colleague during a demonstration against police violence in an Athens suburb, Greece, March 9, 2021Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP
Yuri Kadobnov/AFP
A man cleans a street during heavy snowfalls in the village of Zykeyevo, 45 km outside Moscow, Russia. March 8, 2021Yuri Kadobnov/AFP
Giuseppe Cacace/AFP
People dine around a table suspended by a crane at 50 meters above the ground, at the Dinner in the Sky restaurant, in the Gulf emirate. March 11, 2021Giuseppe Cacace/AFP
Valentin Flauraud/AP
An aerial view shows a giant landart fresco by French-Swiss artist Saype, painted for his worldwide 'Beyond Walls' project in Ganvie, village on stilts, Benin. March 3, 2021Valentin Flauraud/AP

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