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The week in 39 photos

Updated 8:07 PM ET, Thu March 4, 2021
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People mourn together in Dengolat, Ethiopia, on Friday, February 26. A CNN investigation published that day revealed a massacre that took place in Dengelat late last year. Eyewitnesses told CNN that a group of Eritrean soldiers opened fire at church while Mass was underway, claiming the lives of priests and entire families. The UN's high commissioner for human rights has called for an independent investigation. Eritrea's government has yet to respond to CNN's request for comment. Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images
This satellite image shows buildings that were destroyed by US airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, February 25. The airstrikes, which targeted a site used by two Iranian-backed militia groups, were launched in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region. "Up to a handful" of militants were killed in the strikes, a US official told CNN. Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler were hundreds of miles apart when they co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, February 28. They poked fun at it with some creative camerawork. NBC/Getty Images
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong looks back as he arrives at a detention center in Hong Kong on Tuesday, March 2. He and dozens of other activists have been charged with subversion under the new national security law that Beijing enacted unilaterally last summer. Vernon Yuen/AFP/Getty Images
From left, high school students Emma Banker, Jessi McIrvin and Valerie Sanchez record their vocals in pop-up tents during a choir class in Wenatchee, Washington, on Friday, February 26. Wenatchee High School has been using the tents for its music programs during the Covid-19 pandemic. David Ryder/Getty Images
Anti-coup protesters run away from tear gas in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday, March 1. Protests have been taking part across the country since the military seized power on February 1. Some have been met with deadly force. Aung Kyaw Htet/SOPA Images/SIPA USA
Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso is hit in the face by Phoenix's Dario Saric during an NBA game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 2. Mark J. Terrill/AP
Fireworks explode behind people in Tainan, Taiwan, on Friday, February 26. The spacesuit-styled costumes are an annual tradition during the Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival. An Rong Xu/Getty Images
Former US President Donald Trump prepares to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Sunday, February 28. He was making his first public remarks since leaving the White House. Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Redux
People play basketball at a park in Yuncheng, China, on Tuesday, March 2. Yan Xin/VCG/Getty Images
First lady Jill Biden speaks with a student as she tours an elementary school in Meriden, Connecticut, on Wednesday, March 3. Bolstering education is one of the key initiatives for Biden, who has been a teacher for more than four decades. Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
A full moon appears behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday, February 28. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images
Political consultant Roger Stone, left, dances in a pro-Trump music video outside of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Saturday, February 27. Octavio Jones/Reuters
Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted by gunmen last week meet with regional governor Bello Matawalle after they were released on Tuesday, March 2. Sunday Alamba/AP
The US Department of Defense launched a three-stage suborbital sounding rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Wednesday, March 3. NASA said the launch was to study ionization in space just beyond the reaches of Earth's atmosphere. NASA
Aquilon, a bearded vulture, is released in Espinama, Spain, on Monday, March 1. The bird spent four months recuperating in a local shelter after crashing into a power line tower. Pedro Puente Hoyos/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
US President Joe Biden talks with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as they tour the Harris County Emergency Operations Center in Houston on Friday, February 26. Biden offered comfort and federal support after a severe winter storm battered Texas and left millions without power, heat or water. Patrick Semansky/AP
People gather virtually to commemorate Makha Bucha Day, a Buddhist festival, at a temple in Thailand's Pathum Thani province on Friday, February 26. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
People move the body of a woman who was killed by gunmen in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, March 2. Three female media workers were fatally shot in Jalalabad, government officials said, amid a wave of killings that is spreading fear among professional workers in urban centers. Government sources said the women were killed on their way home from work. Sadaqat Ghorzang/AP
FBI Director Christopher Wray arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 2. Wray told lawmakers that the FBI has not seen any evidence indicating that the rioters who took part in the January 6 US Capitol attack were "fake Trump protesters," knocking down a baseless claim that has been pushed by US Sen. Ron Johnson in recent weeks. Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
A box containing Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine heads down the conveyor to an awaiting transport truck in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, on Monday, March 1. The US Food and Drug Administration has given the vaccine emergency use authorization. Timothy D. Easley/Pool/Getty Images
A boat weaves through partially submerged cars and trailers in Beattyville, Kentucky, on Tuesday. March 2. Heavy rains caused the Kentucky River to flood. Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader/AP
Canoeist Núria Vilarrubla trains in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain, on Tuesday, March 2. David Ramos/Getty Images
Law enforcement officers work at the scene of a deadly crash in Holtville, California, on Tuesday, March 2. At least a dozen people were killed after an SUV packed with people pulled out in front of a semitruck towing two trailers, officials said. (CNN has blurred the license plate in this image.) Gregory Bull/AP
Country music legend Dolly Parton receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday. March 2. She posted the video to her Twitter account, urging her followers to get their shot when they can. @DollyParton/Reuters
A man spreads a net to fish in shallow waters as the sun sets in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Sunday, February 28. Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images
US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene walks to her office on Capitol Hill on Thursday, February 25. Greene posted an anti-transgender sign outside her office, directly across the hall from US Rep. Marie Newman, whose daughter is transgender. Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock
The Richmond Tigers celebrate after winning an Australian Football League match in Geelong, Australia, on Friday, February 26. It was the first-ever AFLW victory for the club, which joined the league last year. Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
Canadian ski jumper Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes competes in Oberstdorf, Germany, on Friday, February 26. This photo was shot with a slow shutter speed. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the new director-general of the World Trade Organization, arrives at the WTO's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, March 1. Okonjo-Iweala, an economist and former finance minister of Nigeria, is the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
Stuttgart Ballet dancers Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel take part in "Social Distance Stacks," a performance of conceptual artist Florian Mehnert at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, on Friday, February 26. Ralph Orlowski/Reuters
Children in London wear costumes as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim on Friday, February 26. Ming Yeung/Getty Images
An airplane flies over the North Rift crack of Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf in this January photo released on Friday, February 26. A giant iceberg bigger than New York City just broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf. British Antarctic Survey/AP
Vegas defenseman Alex Pietrangelo tangles with Minnesota forward Kevin Fiala during an NHL game in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 3. John Locher/AP
The Mount Sinabung volcano erupts in Karo, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 2. No one was injured in the eruption, but authorities have warned people to stay away. Antara Foto/Sastrawan Ginting/Reuters
A US Border Patrol agent delivers a young migrant and his family to a bus station in Brownsville, Texas, on Friday, February 26. John Moore/Getty Images
Staff members measure a panda's blood pressure at the Shanghai Zoo in China on Monday, March 1. Zhang Jiansong/Xinhua/eyevine/Redux
People in New York City's Foley Square participate in a rally Saturday, February 27, to protest a wave of attacks on Asian Americans. Budi/Redux
A firefighter battles flames at a commercial yard in Compton, California, on Friday, February 26. The fire consumed what appeared to be large stacks of pallets. See last week in 43 photos Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP