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From the World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai, China, to a building collapse in Lower Manhattan that altered the NYC skyline, here are the most arresting images taken in the past seven days.  
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A masked supporter of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan jumps over a Nowruz fire during the Nowruz celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for "new year", is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. Ocalan on Saturday renewed a call for his fighters to end their armed struggle against Turkey as part of efforts toward a peaceful resolution of a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands of people.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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Kate Hanson, of Rochester, Minn., loses a ski as she crashes during the second run of the women's giant slalom skiing race at the US Alpine Ski Championship in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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A woman walks with an umbrella during a snowstorm, Monday, March 23, 2015, in Niles, Ill. Spring snow hit just in time for the commute and could bring as much as 5 inches of snow in some parts of the Chicago area. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the Pairs Free Skating in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Duhamel and Radford finished in first place in the event. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A Bangladeshi Hindu devotee dressed as Hindu God Shiva sits on the banks of the Brahmaputra river during a Hindu bathing ritual in Langalbandh, 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 27, 2015. Local police chief Nazrul Islam said a stampede took place in a Hindu pilgrimage spot on the banks of the Brahmaputra river during an annual religious bathing ritual. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

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Ivett Toth of Hungary performs during the Ladies Short Program in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Imam Ali Brigades, members of of an Iraqi Shiite militant group, launch rockets against Islamic State extremist positions during clashes in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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A usually busy street is deserted as Sierra Leone enters a three day country wide lockdown on movement of people due to the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, March. 27, 2015. Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

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New York City firefighters work the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of the building near several New York University buildings. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Against the setting sun, a young girl skips near a medieval castle near a small harbor in Cyprus coastal resort town of Paphos, on Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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A model gets her hair styled for a Shantall Lacayo fashion show, at the former convent of Regina, in Mexico City, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Nicaraguan designer Lacayo, who debuted on the international stage in the 2010 edition of Project Runway Latin America, was presenting her 2015 fall-winter collection, entitled "Dimensiones." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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In this March 17, 2015 photo, Ashaninka Indian men, identified by locals as illegal loggers, tie tree trunks together to move them along the Putaya River near the hamlet of Saweto, Peru. Illegal logging persists unabated in this remote Amazon community where four indigenous leaders who resisted it were slain in September. The Putaya River is the waterway that transports felled trees, cut both legally and illegally, to the city of Pucallpa. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Portuguese model Sigrid Vieira poses for a photograph after having her make-up applied backstage during the first day of the Portugal Fashion Fall-Winter 2015-16, in Lisbon, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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A woman rests on a mattress on a mud covered street after rains caused heavy flooding in Copiapo, Chile, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Unusually heavy thunder storms and torrential rains that began on Tuesday have blocked roads, caused power outages and affected some 600 people on this normally dry region. (AP Photo/Aton Chile, Marcelo Hernandez) - CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN CHILE

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Rescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captains frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. In a split second, he killed all 150 people aboard the plane. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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This aerial view shows a cargo ship sailing through the Culebra Cut, during a media tour organized by Salini Impregilo, sub-contractor of the canal expansion project, in Panama City, Panama, Monday, March 23, 2015. The Panama Canal is undergoing the biggest expansion since it opened in 1914, which will allow larger Post-Panamax ships to cross the canal. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

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A model walks the runway for the Farley Chatto Fall 2015 collection during Toronto fashion week in Toronto on Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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Two visitors take an escalator after attending a press preview of the exhibit "The Oasis of Matisse" at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The exhibit with over 100 loaned pictures opens for the public on Friday March 27 and runs till Aug. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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A boy plays in the surf adjacent to Aphrodite's Rock, the spot where according to ancient Greek mythology the ancient goddess Aphrodite was born, near Cyprus' coastal resort town of Paphos, on Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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A model displays a creation by Samant Chauhan during the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The five day event runs till Sunday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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Firefighters spray water on a collapsed building in New York's East Village, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in New York. An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, partially destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Jewish men look at the funeral of seven Jewish siblings killed in a New York house fire, in Jerusalem, Monday, March 23, 2015. The bodies of the children, ages 5 to 16, were flown to Israel overnight from New York and were immediately taken to Jerusalem in a convoy escorted by police. According to Jewish tradition, funerals take place as soon as possible after death. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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In this March 15, 2015 photo, tourists walk in the spray of Iguazu Falls in Brazil. From walkways and bridges, viewers can count 270 water falls almost 100 meters (330 feet) high. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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This aerial photo shows storm damage of the River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Sand Springs, Okla., on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated the mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Tom Gilbert) KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT

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The One World Trade Center building, second from right, is reflected in the windows of the 9/11 Museum, in New York, Monday, March 23, 2015. The first stair-climb benefit will be held at One World Trade Center in May to raise money for military veterans, two foundations, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Captain Billy Burke Foundation, formed after the 9/11 attacks announced Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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A fighter of Ukraine's "Azov" volunteer battalion takes his position in the village of Shyrokine, outside the city of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Despite the ceasefire heavy fighting continues near Mariupol between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

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A basenji puppy looks out as he is held by a soldier watching the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment parade in Hyde Park in London, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The regiment was undergoing their annual inspection to validate their ability to conduct state ceremonial duties for the year. 160 horses were paraded accompanied by the mounted Band of the Life Guards and Band of the Blues and Royals. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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A firefighter walks away from a debris pile from collapsed buildings in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Authorities say two people are unaccounted for following an apparent gas explosion that leveled three buildings in the East Village neighborhood of New York. Preliminary evidence suggested a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside the building was to blame. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Three couples enjoy the spring equinox sunset over Turnagain Arm from Beluga Point on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. The high temperature Saturday reached a high of 42 degrees, 7 degrees above the normal high, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)

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Authorities investigate a tractor-trailer that crashed into an overpass under construction on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Salado, Texas. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Becky Ozuna says the truck hit a beam being used to build a bridge across Interstate 35 on Thursday morning in Salado, about 40 miles north of Austin. She says several beams then toppled onto other vehicles. (AP Photo/The Killeen Daily Herald, Clay Thorp)

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Anna Pogorilaya of Russia falls as she performs during the Ladies Short Program in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A rescue worker descends from a helicopter at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and ìintentionallyî rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captainís frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. In a split second, he killed all 150 people aboard the plane. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov perform during the Pairs Free Skating in the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2015 held at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Children play under the plum blossoms which began blooming at a public park in Beijing Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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In this March 21, 2015 pool photo, made available Monday, March 23, 2015, Pope Francis wears a helmet as he meets youths in Naples, Italy. Pope Francis made an impassioned defense of the unemployed during a speech to people in the poor Neapolitan neighborhood of Scampia Saturday. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)

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In this Sunday, March 22, 2015 photo, a tufted titmouse drinks maple sap dripping from an icicle that formed on a broken limb of a maple tree in Marshfield, Mass. (AP Photo/The Patriot Ledger, Greg Derr)

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African lioness named Rani, or Queen, sits with her newly born five cubs at the house of her owner who has grown her as a pet, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Multan, Pakistan. The African lioness has given birth to five healthy cubs. Lions normally have litters of two or three cubs. (AP Photo/Asim Tanveer)

Best pix of the week

From the World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai, China, to a building collapse in Lower Manhattan that altered the NYC skyline, here are the most arresting images taken in the past seven days.  

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