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The week in 32 photos

Updated 7:02 PM ET, Thu March 19, 2015
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, on Monday, February 23. Pavel Golovkin/AP
Singer Madonna falls as she performs "Living for Love" at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday, February 25. Samir Hussein/Redferns/Getty Images
People run from an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Monday, February 23. ISMAIL TAXTA/Reuters/Landov
A veterinarian performs dental surgery on a sedated former circus lion, "King," in Lima, Peru, on Friday, February 20. According to the vets, King was removed from a circus in November 2014 and is unable to chew his food properly because most of his teeth were pulled out or partially pulled out by his circus owners. Martin Mejia/AP
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Friday, February 20. Sebastian Scheiner/AP
Bangladeshi rescue workers lift a body after a ferry accident near Dhaka, Bangaldesh, on Monday, February 23. A double-decker ferry sank after it was hit by a cargo vessel around midday February 22, police and witnesses said. A.M. Ahad/AP
John Travolta and Idina Menzel present an Oscar together, referencing last year's flub when he mispronounced her name. MIKE BLAKE/Reuters/Landov
A woman reacts as she walks to the cemetery to attend the funeral of Carnival stampede victims in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday, February 21. Reuters/Landov
Police force their way into Emilia Montoya Vazquez's apartment after they broke down the main door to evict her and her family in Madrid on Wednesday, February 25. Andres Kudacki/AP
Indian passengers stand on a train as it departs from a station on the outskirts of New Delhi on Wednesday, February 25. MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images
Ursula Ward, mother of Odin Lloyd, cries in court as photographs of her son's body are shown as evidence on Tuesday, February 24, in Fall River, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the 2013 murder of semipro football player Lloyd. Brian Snyder/Pool/AP
Surfers enjoy the waves caused by tropical cyclone Marcia at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on Friday, February 20.
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The body of a Ukrainian serviceman is removed from the rubble of the airport building outside Donetsk, Ukraine, on Wednesday, February 25, after a battle over the airport. Vadim Ghirda/AP
Men wait for priests to drop the sacred talisman at the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival at Saidaiji Temple on Saturday, February 21, in Japan. Some 9,000 men battle to grab a pair of lucky sticks thrown by a priest. Trevor Williams/Getty Images
Britain's Prince William, second from right, chats with Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe, on a boat in Tokyo harbor near the Rainbow Bridge on Thursday, February 26. William is on a four-day visit to Japan. Koji Sasahara/AP
A Palestinian woman hangs laundry in her home in the Gaza town of Beit Hanun on February 25. The area was severely damaged in the 50-day war in summer 2014 between Israel and Hamas militants. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
Sangita Magar, 16, lies in a hospital bed crying on Sunday, February 22, as she receives treatment after an unidentified person attacked her with a bottle of acid in Kathmandu, Nepal. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/Reuters/Landov
Onlookers gather on Queen Elizabeth Bridge in Johannesburg to look at a public bus that drove over the side on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images
People dance during the street parade in Torremolinos, Spain, launching the European Ballroom Dancing Championships on Monday, February 23. Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images
This photo, taken with a long exposure, shows lightning near Mount Sinabung volcano, glowing with lava, as seen from Karo district on Sumatra island in Indonesia on Saturday, February 21. SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the Mauritanian special forces dance after a training session during Flintlock 2015, a U.S.-led military exercise, in Mao, Chad, on Saturday, February 21.
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Ice surrounds the Brooklyn Bridge in New York on Tuesday, February 24. Seth Wenig/AP
Acrobatic pilots perform during the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield near Melbourne on Tuesday, February 24. PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images
Valkiria, the winner of the drag queen competition, performs during Carnival festivities in Las Palmas on the Spanish Canary Island of Gran Canaria on Friday, February 20. BORJA SUAREZ/Reuters/Landov
An Indian bride waits for her groom to arrive during a mass marriage ceremony in New Delhi on Friday, February 20. Twelve couples tied the knot in a single ceremony. Saurabh Das/AP
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed falls during a scuffle with police as he arrives to a courthouse on Monday, February 23. The court refused him bail and access to his lawyers, his party said, according to the Guardian. ADAM SIREII/AFP/Getty Images
Chinese blacksmiths staff a furnace as molten metal is thrown against a cold stone wall to create sparks on Monday, February 23. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
Women are photographed as they wait to attend a show at London Fashion Week on Friday, February 20. TOBY MELVILLE/Reuters/Landov
Local revelers celebrate Clean Monday with a flour war, a unique colorful flour fight marking the end of the Carnival season near Athens, on Monday, February 23. The flour fight, on the coastal road lining an old harbor, takes place on Clean Monday,
the beginning of the 40-day Christian Lent fast that ends on Easter Sunday.
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Afghan refugees attend a class at a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Monday, February 23. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Dead fish are seen in the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, February 24. International Olympic Committee members will decide if its waters are acceptable for the sailing events in 2016, the state's governor said on Monday. RICARDO MORAES/Reuters/Landov
Actor Jared Leto photo bombs producer James W. Skotchdopole, who won the best picture award for the film "Birdman," and his guests at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, February 22. See last week in 30 photos DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters/Landov