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Saturday, 26 March 2016
AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
Two boys look out of a truck in a convoy carrying families fleeing
Islamic State-held Hit, Iraq, at a checkpoint on the western edge of
Ramadi, Iraq. Much of Iraq’s north and west fell to the Islamic State
group in the summer of 2014, but over the past year Iraq’s military has
slowly regained pockets of territory. While IS still controls a large
swath of Iraq and neighboring Syria, the group has lost an estimated 40
percent of the territory it once held in Iraq, according to U.S.-led
In this photo provided by Ralph Usbeck, an unidentified woman lies on
the ground in a smoke filled terminal at Brussels Airport after
explosions in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The
Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks at the
city's airport and subway.
A girl dressed as an angel walks to a synagogue of the Tzanz Hasidic
dynasty community to read the Book of Esther, which tells the story of
the Jewish festival of Purim, in Netanya, Israel, Wednesday, March 23,
2016. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from
genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Migrants stand around a fire at the northern Greek border point of
Idomeni, Greece, Saturday, March 19, 2016. German Chancellor Angela
Merkel is urging migrants in the squalid tent city, on the border with
Macedonia, to trust Greek authorities and leave for better accommodation
as thousands have stayed on site after the closure of the Macedonian
border, hoping the Balkan route used for months by migrants heading for
central Europe will reopen.
Election officials count votes by flashlight inside a school used as a
polling station during elections in Niamey, Niger, Sunday, March 20,
2016. The electoral commission released results Tuesday showing that
President Mahamadou Issoufou received more than 92 percent of the runoff
North Carolina forward Brice Johnson (11) reacts after dunking the ball
against Providence during the second half of a second-round men's
college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Raleigh, N.C.,
Saturday, March 19, 2016. North Carolina won 85-66.
Workers start to load garbage bags into trucks from a street in Jdeideh,
east Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in what residents hope
marks the end of Lebanon's eight-month garbage crisis. Authorities
managed to blunt public anger by ensuring that the streets of Beirut
were kept relatively garbage-free. However, the trash was instead pushed
to the city's periphery, where it piled up along roadsides and the
banks of the Beirut River.
The USS Zumwalt, a new guided missile destroyer, makes it way down the
Kennebec River as it heads out to sea in Bath, Maine, Monday, March 21,
2016. The ship, which was built at Bath Iron Works, will undergo final
builder trials before it is presented to the U.S. Navy for inspection.
People gather to mourn for bombing victims at the Place de la Bourse in
the center of Brussels, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The Islamic State group
claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks at the Belgian capital's
airport and subway.
Hooded penitents from the "La Candelaria" brotherhood walk to the church
to take part in a traditional annual procession in Seville, Spain,
Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Hundreds of processions take place throughout
Spain during the Easter Holy Week.