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Best pix of the week
From a solar eclipse seen in much of Europe to the breathtaking show of lights of the Aurora Borealis that colored the northern hemisphere, here are the most arresting photographs taken around the world over the past seven days. 
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The moon starts to block the sun during a solar eclipse over a statue of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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The aurora borealis, or the northern lights, over Derwent water near Keswick, England, Wednesday March 18, 2015. The northern lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun. (AP Photo/PA, Owen Humphreys) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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A train compartment is lifted by a crane as the mangled remains of another compartment stands at the site of an accident near Bachhrawan village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Friday, March 20, 2015. Police and rescue workers used gas cutters to rip apart the wreckage to find people who were feared to be trapped after three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Durst was rebooked on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance, a small amount of marijuana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A Nepalese Army soldier demonstrates his horse riding skills during the Ghode Jatra festival, an annual horse race festival, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, March 20, 2015. According to legend, the festival is held to celebrate the victory over a demon named Tundi who lived in the area known as Tundikhel and is believed that the clamor of horses hooves on Ghode Jatra keeps the demon's spirit away. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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In this March 3, 2015 photo, a group of California sea lions rest on a large bouy in the San Ignacio lagoon, in the Pacific Ocean, near Guerrero Negro, in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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A police car burns after clashes between demonstrators and police Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. The Blockupy alliance said activists plan to try to blockade the new headquarters of the ECB to protest against government austerity and capitalism. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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A rainbow forms over tourists visiting Iguazu Falls in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil, on March 15, 2015. The waterfalls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, are part of the Guarani Aquifer, one of the world's major underground reserves of fresh water. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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A giant circle is seen during the solar eclipse around the sun over Alexander Column at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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American rock band Interpol performs during the 16th edition of the Vive Latino music festival in Mexico City, Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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In this Jan. 26, 2015 photo, a Gentoo penguin waddles past on the shore of Punta Hanna, Livingston Island, South Shetland Island archipelago, Antarctica. While some tourists climb Mount Vinson, Antarctica's highest point at 16,050 feet (4,892 meters), others seek a chance to take in the views of other-worldly terrain or enjoy watching the penguins. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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The 'Frecce Tricolori' Italian Air Force acrobatic squad fly over Rome, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 to mark the 154th anniversary of the Italian Unification in 1861. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Firefighters spray water into a burning forest in Valparaiso, Chile, Saturday, March 14, 2015. A serious forest fire spread quickly on Chile's coast Friday and threatened to reach the nearby port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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The total solar eclipse seen from Svalbard, Norway Friday March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Haakon Mosvold Larsen, NTB Scanpix) NORWAY OUT

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An Indian farmer walks over wheat crop that was damaged in unseasonal rains and hailstorm at Darbeeji village, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Friday, March 20, 2015. Recent rainfall over large parts of northwest and central India has caused widespread damage to standing crops. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma)

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Rime ice covers rocks on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Rime ice occurs when freezing fog hits stationary objects in frigid conditions. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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In this 30-minute exposure, the streak of four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King's headlight shows his path as he mushes from theYukon River to Kaltag, Alaska, in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Alaska Dispatch News, Loren Holmes)

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A youth looks at police holding shields that read in Spanish: "I'm a police officer and also a son" as they block protesters from reaching San Francisco square in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, March 19, 2015. Demonstrators are protesting government proposed laws, including a labor law, an initiative on land ownership and a series of constitutional reforms that would allow indefinite reelection for all elected officials. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

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In this Tuesday, March 10, 2015 photo, Gary Gustafson, 58, leads Linda Dewey, 54, up an icy trail on the summit cone of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. The hikers waited about four weeks for a calm day before attempting the mountain that is notorious for its erratic weather. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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A dog is given protective glasses by its owner prior to the solar eclipse in Regent's Park in London, Friday, March 20, 2015. Unfortunately due to heavy cloud cover, the eclipse was not visible in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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A hostel dweller takes a shower in Mamelodi, South Africa, east of Pretoria on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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A make-up artist blows glitter towards a model's face as she works backstage during the ModaLisboa fashion week, in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, Gentoo penguins gather near a post of wooden arrows with names of cities and their respective distances, at the Bernardo O'Higgins scientific station, Antarctica. Increasing foot traffic poses particular risks of disturbance or contamination to some of the last remaining essentially pristine areas on the planet, said Alan Hemmings, an environmental consultant on polar regions. We should not passively watch Antarctica being turned into a theme park. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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A girl posses for a picture near a mural depicting an evil statue of liberty at Bolivar square in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 19, 2015. Supporters of embattled President Nicolas Maduro have launched a petition drive to end what they consider U.S. aggression. The goal is to round up 10 million letters and signatures demanding President Obama repeal an order freezing the assets of Venezuelan officials accused of violating human rights during anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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An ice climber makes their way up Frankenstein Cliff as freezing temperatures remain on the last full day of winter Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Harts Location, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Sheep jump through the snow near Castleside, England, as Britain was bracing itself for more snow as winds from the east sweep across the country, Friday, March 13, 2015. After a week of blue skies and sunshine, temperatures are turning markedly cooler because of a chilly blast from Scandinavia. (AP Photo / Owen Humphreys, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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Farmers walk with their donkeys on a snow covered road in La Cumbre mountain on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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In this March 3, 2015 photo, a bulldozer moves salt for loading onto barges, at the Salt Export Co. (ESSA), port installations, in Guerrero Negro, Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The largest salt-making facility on the planet is located here. The salt is extracted from ocean water by evaporation, taking advantage of the regions low yearly rainfall, large areas of flat lands and high solar radiation. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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In this Feb. 28, 2015 photo, trash litters the dock in the Vila Pinheiro slum, part of the Mare complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. High tides bring in waves of garbage daily, so fishermen dont bother trying to keep the docks clean. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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An Egyptian military helicopter circles over the venue of a major economic conference seeking billions of dollars in investment that will bring together hundreds of business executives and foreign leaders, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Friday, March 13, 2015. Egypt's Gulf Arab allies promised it $12 billion in new investment and aid on Friday, as President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi opened the international conference to promote an ambitious recovery plan for his country's ailing economy. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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A column of ash and smoke erupts from the Turrialba volcano in Turrialba, Costa Rica, Thursday, March 12, 2015. The volcano erupted three times Thursday and state observers recorded a smaller eruption Friday morning. Costa Rican officials have closed the country's principle airport in the capital of San Jose after the eruption filled the sky with ash. The country's public education ministry suspended classes Friday at 12 schools near the volcano. (AP Photo/Grupo Nacion, Alonso Tenorio)

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An official exits St Pauls Cathedral, in central London, following a service of commemoration to pay tribute to members of the British armed forces past and present who served on operations in Afghanistan, Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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People enjoy watching a Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways' plane landing at the Narita International Airport from a popular viewing spot at Sakuranoyama Park in Narita, east of Tokyo, Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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A sadhu, or Hindu holy man, walks past burning hay on the banks of the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Hay had been used to cover the slippery banks of the Sangam in order to prevent accidents with thousands gathering during the Magh Mela festival that ended in February. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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The moon blocks part of the sun during a solar eclipse as seen over a statue at the one of the city landmarks, the General Staff Headquarters in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

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A Filipino uses a cloth to filter sediments from ink which he collects from open cans of newspaper printing machines in Manila, Philippines Thursday, March 19, 2015. He scrapes the ink out from the cans and sell later for 1,500 Philippine Peso (about US$33) for a 25-kilogram (882 oz) can after filtering. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Chinese honor guards place caskets containing the remains of Chinese soldiers during the handing over ceremony at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, March 20, 2015. The remains of 68 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War were transferred from the temporary columbarium in South Korea to the airport to return home for permanent burial. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)

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Fireworks from Polaris Fireworks AB of China fill the night sky at Manila Bay on the last weekend of the 6th Philippine International Pyro musical competition Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Mall of Asia shopping complex at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The Netherlands was declared this year's champion, followed by China and with Portugal 2nd runner up. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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People watch in darkness during the totality of a solar eclipse on as seen from a hill beside a hotel on the edge of the city overlooking Torshavn, the capital city of the Faeroe Islands, Friday, March 20, 2015. For months, even years, accommodation on the remote Faeroe Islands has been booked out by fans who don't want to miss an almost three-minute-long astronomical sensation. Now they just have to hope the clouds will blow away so they can fully experience Friday's brief total solar eclipse. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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A NATO warship maneuvers on the Black Sea after leaving the port of Constanta, Romania, Monday, March 16, 2015. NATO ships take part in sea military exercises in the Black Sea region involving ships USS Vicksburg, as well as a German auxiliary ship and frigates from Canada, Turkey, Italy and Romania. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Elephants walk during a performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Washington. It was recently announced elephants would be eliminated from its circus performances by 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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In this image provided by UNICEF Pacific, people on a dock view yachts damaged in Port Vila, Vanuatu, Saturday, March 14, 2015, in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam. Winds from the extremely powerful cyclone that blew through the Pacific's Vanuatu archipelago are beginning to subside, revealing widespread destruction. (AP Photo/UNICEF Pacific, Humans of Vanuatu) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES

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Uwen Garae surveys his damaged house in Port Vila, Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam Monday, March 16, 2015. Vanuatu's President Baldwin Lonsdale said Monday that the cyclone that hammered the tiny South Pacific archipelago over the weekend was a "monster" that has destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital and has forced the nation to start anew. (AP Photo/Dave Hunt, Pool)

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A maintenance worker waters a rooftop garden on a building in the central business district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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A group of boys watch a rattlesnake in a pit at the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup, Friday, March 13, 2015, in Sweetwater, Texas. (AP Photo/Odessa American, Courtney Sacco)

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A tourist, right, rides a horse-drawn carriage locally known as "Kalesa" around the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila, Philippines on Monday, March 16, 2015. The tour costs P350 (about US$8) per passenger. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Rescue personnel work at the site where a tourist bus crashed killing at least 54 people, near the city of Joinville, southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, Sunday, March 15, 2015. The Brazilian government raised the death toll of a bus accident to 54 while police continued their search for more victims Sunday in the rugged lands of southern Brazil. The dead include at least eight young children, three adolescents, 24 women and 14 men, the government of Santa Catarina state said in a statement earlier Sunday, when the death toll stood at 49. (AP Photo/Eduardo Valente-Agencia O Globo) BRAZIL OUT

Best pix of the week

From a solar eclipse seen in much of Europe to the breathtaking show of lights of the Aurora Borealis that colored the northern hemisphere, here are the most arresting photographs taken around the world over the past seven days. 

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