The week in 26 photos – Hotel security officers on Wednesday, March 12, guard the entrance of a room in Beijing that was set aside for relatives and friends of those aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The missing jet was bound for Beijing after departing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and most of the passengers were from mainland China.
The week in 26 photos – U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Burcham runs with a soccer ball that he gave to children near Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Sunday, March 9.
The week in 26 photos – A small plane crashes after getting tangled with a skydiver in Mulberry, Florida, on Saturday, March 8. Neither the pilot nor the skydiver suffered serious injuries.
The week in 26 photos – Two women wearing nun outfits drink beer while they watch curling Saturday, March 8, in Kamloops, British Columbia.
The week in 26 photos – Former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers falls after tripping on the red carpet Tuesday, March 11, at the presidential palace in Vina del Mar, Chile. He was one of many dignitaries attending the swearing-in ceremony for Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.
The week in 26 photos – A crying mother holds her child after a massive fire ravaged their home Sunday, March 9, in Kathmandu, Nepal. More than 30 families lost their homes in the fire.
The week in 26 photos – Lava streams down the side of Italy's Mount Etna on Thursday, March 13.
The week in 26 photos – A dead suicide bomber lies on a street in Kandahar, Afghanistan, after an attack on the former Afghan intelligence headquarters on Wednesday, March 12.
The week in 26 photos – A woman in Rikuzentakata, Japan, prays in falling snow Tuesday, March 11, on the third anniversary of the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
The week in 26 photos – A child affected by famine is treated at a government hospital in Mithi, Pakistan, on Tuesday, March 11.
The week in 26 photos – Villagers watch a horse fight during the Seslong festival Monday, March 10, in T'boli, Philippines. Despite a ban against horse fighting in 1998, many communities in the country still celebrate it as a cultural tradition.
The week in 26 photos – An amputee, injured during recent fighting in South Sudan, is assisted at a hospital in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday, March 8.
The week in 26 photos – Three Ukrainians take a break in front of a luxury fashion shop near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 11.
The week in 26 photos – An Israeli soldier takes up position during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers Saturday, March 8, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
The week in 26 photos – Two people are seen behind the main stage, illuminated by red flood lights, at a pre-election rally for the Serbian Progressive Party in Belgrade, Serbia, on Tuesday, March 11.