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Here is a selection of some of the most arresting images captured around the world in the past seven days.
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A small dog peers from a car at an Ukrainian army checkpoint near Kurakhove, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 on a road leading to Russia-backed separatists held territory. Ukraine's president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The Villarica volcano erupted Tuesday around 3 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. (AP Photo/ Lautaro Salinas) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN PUBLICACIONES O WEBSITES EN CHILE

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A Ukrainian mining rescuer smokes after taking part in the search for bodies of miners killed in an explosion yesterday before dawn at more than 1,000 metres (3,200 feet) underground at the Zasyadko mine, in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, March 5, 2015.Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32, while one person still remains unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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A worker stands beside metal sheeting on the 19th Century Athens Academy building, another section of which is reflected in the windows, in central Athens on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Greece appears headed to re-enter recession this quarter, after starting to expand again last year following a punishing six-year recession that led to record-high joblessness. Unemployment remains the highest in the European Union, hitting 25.8 percent in November. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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In this Sunday, March 1, 2015 photo, Sanders, a 12-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel mix, walks with winter booties with owner Malia Ebel in Concord, N.H. A harsh winter across the country has pet owners buying boots to protect their pets paws. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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An actor takes part in the reenactment of French Emperor Napoleon's landing, in Golfe-Juan, southeastern France, Sunday, March 1, 2015. This commemoration celebrates the bicentenary of the Emperor's landing after his exile on the island of Elba in 1815. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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People put colored powder on the face of a girl as they celebrate Holi in Kolkata, India , Thursday, March 5, 2015. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, will be celebrated on March 6. (AP Photo/ Bikas Das)

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Children swim as the remainder of a fire, rear, burn's out at Hout Bay on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. South African fire fighters say they are battling to control a wildfire's that has burned homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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The sculpture "Gift Horse", which portrays a skeletal horse by German-born artist Hans Haacke, stands above Trafalgar Square after it was unveiled as the new commission for the Fourth Plinth, in London, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The 4.6 meter high bronze sculpture has an electronic ribbon attached to its front leg displaying a live ticker of the London Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Celebrity Paris Hilton, left, takes a selfie with Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, son of Cuba's leader Fidel Castro during the gala dinner of the 17th Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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A woman walks in a sand storm near Lake Chad, in Chad, Tuesday March 3, 2015. Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said. The Chadian forces regained control Monday of Dikwa, a town occupied by the militants for weeks, said Chad's military spokesman Col. Azem Bermandoua.(AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

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A Turkish Airlines jet that skidded off a slippery runway while landing in dense fog is seen at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.The plane with 238 people on board was coming from Istanbul when the accident happened. Officials say passengers had bumps and bruises but no serious injuries. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)

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Fire fighters, left, battle a fire near the town of Hout Bay, South Africa, Monday, March 2, 2015. South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned down five homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. Spokeswoman Liezl Moodie said Monday that nearly 150 firefighters, along with park volunteers, have combated the blaze since early Monday. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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Sheep stand near to landscape covered by water in the small town of Boquineni, northern Spain, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. Heavy rain has lead to flooding in northern Spain over the past few days, especially in Navarra and Aragon provinces. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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A helicopter drops water on a fire above Tokai Forest near, Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. A wildfire continues to burn across the city's southern peninsula after breaking out Sunday with firefighting re-enforcements being flown in to assist with battling the blaze (AP Photo/Adrian de Kock)

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Soldiers escort a man who authorities identified as Omar Trevino Morales, alias "Z-42," leader of the Zetas drug cartel, as he is moved from a military plane to a military vehicle at the Attorney General's Office hangar in Mexico City, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. An official who was not authorized to be quoted by name because of government policy, said Morales was arrested on Wednesday in a pre-dawn raid in San Pedro Garza Garcia, a wealthy suburb of the northern city of Monterrey. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, a watchtower left over from the Cold War era is seen meters away from the Serbian border with Hungary close to Kelebija, 150 kilometers north of Belgrade, Serbia. Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa have been flocking to Serbias border with Hungary, hoping to cross illegally into the European Union in search of a better life. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

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A man reads a newspaper by a window at the Rossio train station in Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The station located in the city centre is frequented by local commuters from outside the Portuguese capital and tourists who want to visit the historical town of Sintra. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this photo taken Monday, March 2, 2015, a helicopter water bombs fire in the Tokai Forest near Cape Town, South Africa. A wildfire continues to burn across the city's southern peninsula Tuesday, March 3, 2015 after breaking out Sunday with firefighting re-enforcements being flown in to assist with battling the blaze (AP Photo/Mark Wessels)

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The Popocatepetl volcano spews ash and steam, seen from the water canals of Xochimilco, as the sun rises in Mexico City, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Earlier in the week, the volcano forced the cancellation of flights at the nearby Puebla International Airport for two consecutive days. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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Swiss guards stand at the Bronze door prior to the start of a private audience Pope Francis granted to Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of Iraq's Kurdistan regional government, at the Vatican, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)

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A visitor uses his phone inside a pavilion at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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EDS NOTE NUDITY, GRAPHIC CONTENTS - Police investigate the area next to the body of Boris Nemtsov, an opposition leader and a former deputy prime minister, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. In the background is St. Basil's Cathedral. Russia's Interior Ministry says Nemtsov was shot and killed near the Kremlin shortly after midnight. His death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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David Chapman scrapes ice and snow off of his car windshield Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Bowling Green, Ky. after several inches of snow fell across the region. Much of the South was forecast to see temperatures drop 30 to 45 degrees in a 24-hour period due to an arctic cold front. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson)

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A man walks his dogs past a puddle as the sun sets at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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South Korean people twirl cans with holes filled with burning wood chips and straw to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 1, 2015. According to the lunar calendar, the first full moon falls March 5 this year, and is the day Koreans traditionally eat special treats and wish for a bountiful harvest in the year.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force wait under a parachute used as shade after the Assumption of Command Ceremony at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The investigation continues on a recent operation against Southeast Asia's top terrorist suspect Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan, that resulted in the death of 44 police SAF members in southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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The dome of Jesse Hall, left, is framed between the twin stacks of the power plant at the University of Missouri, as steam from the Callaway nuclear power plant, right, drifts into the near zero-degree air before sunrise, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Missourian, Brian Kratzer)

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A mural of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez smiling from a hammock decorates a wall in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. In 2007, Chavez said he felt a deep connection to the plains where he grew up, and that when died he hoped to be buried in the savanna. "A man from the plains, from these great open spaces ... tends to be a nomad, tends not to see barriers. What you see is the horizon," Chavez said. Tomorrow, the country will mark the second anniversary of Chavez's death. Chavez died at age 58 on March 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Models wear creations for Marco De Vincenzo women's fall-winter 2015-2016 collection, as part of Milan Fashion Week, Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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A Ukrainian coal miner waits for a bus after exiting the underground of the Zasyadko mine, where he helped search for bodies of colleagues and clear up debris following an explosion, in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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A woman holds up her hand as she waits to be silhouetted with white chalk during a performance by Spanish Artist Irisarri at ARCO, the international contemporary Art fair in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The ARCO art fair will run from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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In this Feb. 23, 2015 photo, a car remains buried in snow along a residential street in South Boston. Officials typically turn a blind eye to the lawn chairs, orange cones and assorted bric-a-brac Bostonians use to reserve a parking space after clearing it of snow. That ends Monday, March 2, 2015, with an order from City Hall to remove space savers, reigniting the ugly parking wars that have pitted neighbor against neighbor. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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A Nigerian boy who fled Boko Haram to Chad receives help at the clinic at the Baga Solo refugee camp near the shore of Lake Chad, Wednesday March 4, 2015. The camp, jointly run by the Chadian government and UNHCR, opened mid-January 2015 and hosts over 6000 refugees. Officials say that several thousand had arrived in Chad by the end of 2014 as Boko Haram intensified its attacks in the area. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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A Hindu widow lies on a sludgy ground filled with a mixture of colored powder, water and flower petals during celebrations to mark Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan, India, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. After their husband's deaths many of the women in the ashrams have been banished by their families, for supposedly bringing bad luck, while some move voluntarily to and around the town where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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A mortar round sticks out of the ground as a car passes a destroyed tank at a former Ukrainian army checkpoint that was overran last month by Russia-backed separatists during the offensive for Debaltseve, outside the city of Chornukhyne, Ukraine, Monday, March 2, 2015. More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure," the U.N. human rights office said Monday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sturgeon Bay breaks ice in the shipping channel on the Hudson River on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Catskill, N.Y. With the prolonged cold winter weather, the Coast Guard has been busy clearing shipping lanes. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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A firefighter controls the flames as 15 tons of elephant tusks are set on fire during an anti-poaching ceremony at Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to the elephant ivory during World Wildlife Day to discourage poaching, saying that 25 years after the historic banning of the ivory trade, new demand from emerging markets is threatening Africa's elephants and rhinos. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

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Smoke rises from a fire at the Port Metro Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Vancouver health officials are warning people near the city's port to stay indoors due to a fire in the shipping container holding an industrial disinfectant and bleaching agent. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

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A worker looks at his smartphone as he polishes the floor at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, ahead of its inauguration in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Icicles hanging from a tarp at the White House begin to melt after an ice storm in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Fog begins to lift off farmland, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, near Carlinville, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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A fire fighters, right, battle a fire with others, near the town of Hout Bay, South Africa, Monday, March 2, 2015. South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned down five homes in Cape Town's southern peninsula. Spokeswoman Liezl Moodie said Monday that nearly 150 firefighters, along with park volunteers, have combated the blaze since early Monday. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, Gentoo penguins stand on rocks near the Chilean station Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica. Here on the Antarctic peninsula, where the continent is warming the fastest because the land sticks out in the warmer ocean, 49 billion tons of ice (nearly 45 billion metric tons), is lost a year according to NASA. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Kristy Fogden, right, of New Zealand, hands her friend Dave Shaw a guitar as they stand on a sand dune at dusk, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in White Sands National Monument, N.M. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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A model wears a creation for Indian fashion designer Manish Arora's fall-winter 2015-2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection as part of the Paris Fashion Week, presented in Paris, France, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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Thai Buddhist monks pray and gather at Wat Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province to participate in Makha Bucha Day ceremonies Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Makha Bucha, a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Lord Buddha's mass sermon to the first 1,250 newly ordained monks 2,558 years ago.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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A workman clears snow Thursday, March 5, 2015, during a winter storm at City Hall in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia area was forecast to receive 5 to 8 inches of snow through Thursday, with lesser amounts to the north and more to the south. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Chinese military personnel watch over Tiananmen Square from a rooftop across from the Great Hall of the People, as the sun rises before the opening session of the National People's Congress in Beijing Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Couples from around the world participate in a mass wedding ceremony at the Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. 3,800 couples from more than fifty countries exchanged or reaffirmed marriage vows in the Unification Church's mass wedding arranged by Hak Ja Han Moon, wife of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the church. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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A man walks in front of a colorful mural along Market Street on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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The ancient Acropolis is seen through a broken window of an abandoned building, in Athens, on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Greece is struggling to emerge from a six-year recession and renegotiate its bailout deal with lenders, after gaining a four-month agreement extension through June. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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An Indian Hindu devotee from Barsana village prostrates amid colors as he prays at the Nandagram temple, famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holi festival, in Nandgaon, India, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. During Lathmar Holi the women of Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, beat the men from Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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A couple stand on the beach as they look at the fire, rear, at Houtbay on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. South African fire fighters say they are battling to control wildfire's that have burned homes. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, children perform during the second round of a casting for the Young Ensemble of the Friedrichstadt-Palast Theatre in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of children apply every year for only 20-30 spots in the theaters renowned Young Ensemble. Overall, some 250 children, ages seven through 16, attend the school at any one time. The ensemble provides year-round theatre training for children. All children receive two years of basic training in classic dance, drama and jazz. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Best pix of the week

Here is a selection of some of the most arresting images captured around the world in the past seven days.

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