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The week in 41 photos

Updated 3:54 PM ET, Fri March 27, 2015
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Rescue workers in France search the site of the Germanwings plane crash on Thursday, March 26. Germanwings Flight 9525 was en route from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany, when it crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24. There were 144 passengers and six crew members on board. Officials said later that the plane's co-pilot purposely crashed the aircraft. Francis Pellier MI DICOM/Ministere de l'Interieur/Getty Images
A wildlife department official holds a Malayan sun bear Tuesday, March 24, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The bear was among the animals seized by the department during an operation against illegal wildlife traders. OLIVIA HARRIS/Reuters/Landov
A man walks past an Ebola awareness painting in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sunday, March 22. The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has seen more than 10,000 deaths since it started just over a year ago, according to the World Health Organization. AHMED JALLANZO/EPA/Landov
The coffin of England's King Richard III is carried through Leicester, England, on Sunday, March 22. The monarch's remains were sensationally rediscovered in a parking lot in August 2012, more than 500 years after his death. After being pored over by scientists, the remains were reburied on Thursday, March 26. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Landov
Firefighters work the scene of a burning building after an explosion Thursday, March 26, on New York City's Second Avenue. The seven-alarm fire in Manhattan's East Village drew firefighters from across the city. The blast appeared to be a "gas-related explosion," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. From maggielines/Instagram
A worker pulls the lower jaw of a life-sized dinosaur exhibit Monday, March 23, at the Doeberitzer Heide nature reserve in Wustermark, Germany. RALF HIRSCHBERGER/EPA/Landov
Heidi Cruz holds one of her daughters as her husband, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, speaks in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Monday, March 23. The Texas Republican announced that he would be running for President. Travis Dove/The New York Times/Redux
A man in Singapore pays his respects to Lee Kuan Yew, the country's founding Prime Minister, on Monday, March 23. Lee died earlier in the day at the age of 91. He co-founded the city-state in 1965 when it declared its independence from Malaysia, and he was Prime Minister for more than three decades. Wong Maye-E/AP
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight collapses in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday, March 20, after a judge set his bail at $25 million. Knight, who suffers from diabetes and complications, was taken to the hospital, his attorney told CNN affiliate KABC-TV. Knight has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with a January hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured. Robyn Beck/Pool/AP
A Syrian soldier drives a tank during clashes with rebels in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday, March 25. She is part of an all-female battalion positioned in the suburbs of the Syrian capital. JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
Damaged vehicles litter a coastal highway in Huarmey, Peru, on Monday, March 23. A crash involving three buses and a freezer truck killed at least 37 people in the northern city, the country's Ministry of Health said. Magali Estrada/AP
A child plays in a pool during a warm day in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday, March 22. IVAN ALVARADO/Reuters/Landov
This is the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24. Information gleaned from the device revealed that the captain left the cockpit, probably to use the restroom, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said. When the captain returned, he couldn't get back inside the cockpit. He banged on the door, but co-pilot Andreas Lubitz did not open it, Robin said. Lubitz "manipulated the buttons of the flight monitoring system to activate the descent of the aircraft," Robin said. "The action can only be voluntary." Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses/AP
A man carrying a sailfish walks in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Wednesday, March 25. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images
Chinese honor guards carry caskets containing the remains of Chinese soldiers during a handover ceremony in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday, March 20. The remains of 68 soldiers killed during the Korean War were set to return home for permanent burial. Ahn Young-joon/Pool/AP
U.S. President Barack Obama tries a wheelchair designed by student Kaitlin Reed during the White House Science Fair on Monday, March 23. A rowing motion powers the wheelchair. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
French parliament members observe a minute of silence for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash on Tuesday, March 24. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
People carry an injured man out of a mosque that was attacked by a suicide bomber in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday, March 20. Deadly explosions in Sanaa rocked two mosques serving the Zaidi sect of Shiite Islam, which is followed by the Houthi rebels that took over the capital city in January. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters/Landov
Floyd Dent tells his story to the media Wednesday, March 25, at his attorney's office in Novi, Michigan. Police video of Dent's January arrest shows an officer punching him many times in the head while another officer tries to handcuff him. Dent's face and shirt were bloodied. Police say Dent disregarded stop signs and refused to pull over, then resisted arrest and threatened them. Dent's attorney, Gregory Rohl, said Dent was targeted because he was black, according to the Detroit Free Press. A district court judge dismissed charges of assault and resisting arrest, but Dent still faces a cocaine possession charge, according to the newspaper. Dent said the drugs were planted by police. Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News/AP
Fighters with the Islamist militant group known as the al-Nusra Front inspect a Syrian military helicopter that crashed in Jabal al-Zawiya, Syria, on Sunday, March 22. Reuters/Landov
A Balinese man in Gianyar, Indonesia, kicks up the fire during the "Mesabatan Api" ritual ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence on Friday, March 20. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every New Year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation, and activities such as working, watching television and traveling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Agung Parameswara/Getty Images
Musician Pharrell Williams leans into youth who gathered at the United Nations General Assembly hall Friday, March 20, in New York City. During an event for the U.N. International Day of Happiness, Williams spoke in support of young people taking action on climate change. MIKE SEGAR/Reuters/Landov
Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division walk across the tarmac at Campbell Army Airfield before reuniting with their families at a homecoming ceremony Saturday, March 21, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 162 soldiers were deployed in Liberia, where they helped fight the spread of Ebola. Luke Sharrett/Getty Images
Georgia Rep. Allen Peake celebrates with Kristi Baggarly, holding her daughter Kimber, after the state Senate approved Peake's medical marijuana bill Tuesday, March 24, in Atlanta. The bill will legalize possession of cannabis oil for treatment of certain medical conditions, such as the seizures suffered by Baggarly's daughter Kendle. David Goldman/AP
Models prepare backstage for a fashion contest in Beijing on Wednesday, March 25. China Fashion Week runs until March 31. GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
A man paints one of the new wheels for the Rato Machhindranath chariot in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Monday, March 23. The four wheels of the chariot are changed once every 12 years. Both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath, known as the god of rain, to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/Reuters/Landov
Women's rights activists in Kabul, Afghanistan, chant slogans Sunday, March 22, during the funeral ceremony of Farkhunda, an Afghan woman who was killed by an angry mob of men for allegedly burning a copy of the Quran. Early reports suggested that Farkhunda was mentally ill, but her tearful father, Nadir, told CNN affiliate TOLOnews she was a religious teacher who taught the holy book to children. Twenty-six people have been arrested in connection with the brutal killing, Afghanistan's Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi said in a statement before parliament. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the killing as "heinous" and ordered a commission to investigate it fully. MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/Reuters/Landov
A trumpeter falls off his horse as the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment parades in London's Hyde Park on Thursday, March 26. The British Army regiment was undergoing its annual inspection. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
An aerial view of houses outside the town of Diffa, Niger, on Saturday, March 21. JOE PENNEY/Reuters/Landov
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, speaks with a group of children while visiting Neighborhood House, a community outreach center in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, March 20. Kentucky was the last stop for Camilla and her husband, Prince Charles, who spent four days in the United States. Luke Sharrett/Pool/Getty Images
A Syrian rebel looks inside a cannon in Idlib, Syria, on Monday, March 23. KHALIL ASHAWI/Reuters/Landov
A section of scaffolding protrudes from a shattered window at the scene of a construction accident that killed three people and sent one to a hospital Monday, March 23, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The scaffolding fell and crashed into the Charter Square project, an 11-story building being built. Harry Lynch/The News & Observer/AP
Pope Francis wears a helmet as he meets youth in Naples, Italy, on Saturday, March 21. L'Osservatore Romano/Pool/AP
A woman carries a baby Tuesday, March 24, as she walks past homes that were destroyed by a massive landslide in Chosica, Peru. MARIANA BAZO/Reuters/Landov
Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States, beats a traditional taiko drum with high school students as she visits the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto, Japan, on Friday, March 20. ISSEI KATO/Reuters/Landov
A firefighter removes a family portrait from a house that was crashed into by a school bus Tuesday, March 24, in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. No injuries were reported, police said. MARK MAKELA/Reuters/Landov
Forensic experts collect information at the scene in Jalisco, Mexico, where 10 people died in a confrontation between members of the Mexican federal police and organized crime members on Friday, March 30. Five police officers, three suspects and two civilians were killed during an attack against some members of the federal police, reports said. ULISES RUIZ BASURTO/EPA/Landov
A boy plays on salt pans in Markam County, Tibet, on Saturday, March 21. ZHANG XIAOHUA/Xinhua/Landov
Jewish men in Jerusalem attend a funeral Monday, March 23, for seven children who were killed in a New York house fire. The bodies of the seven Jewish siblings, ages 5 to 16, were flown to Israel overnight and taken to Jerusalem in a convoy escorted by police. Ariel Schalit/AP
Schoolchildren wear protective glasses as they watch for a partial solar eclipse Friday, March 20, at the Royal Observatory in London. STEFAN WERMUTH/Reuters/Landov
The view from a plane as it observes the solar eclipse over the Norwegian Sea. See last week in 31 photos SERGEI KARPUKHIN/Reuters/Landov