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The week in 38 photos

Updated 1:31 PM ET, Fri March 19, 2021
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Cynthia Shi and her boyfriend, Graham Bloomsmith, embrace outside the Gold Massage Spa in Atlanta on Thursday, March 18. Eight people were killed Tuesday after shootings at three spas in the Atlanta area. Robert Aaron Long, 21, is the suspect in the shootings. He is being held without bond in Cherokee County, Georgia. Chang W. Lee/The New York Times/Redux
Migrant children from Central America sit in the back of a US Border Patrol vehicle as they wait to be transported on March 14. They had just crossed the Rio Grande on a raft, traveling from Mexico into Penitas, Texas. Customs and Border Protection is on pace to encounter more individuals on the Southwest border than in the last 20 years, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said this week. The number of children in custody is growing at a rate that has alarmed advocates. Photos: This is what we're seeing at the border Adrees Latif/Reuters
Protesters throw Molotov cocktails into a road as they try to block security forces in Yangon, Myanmar, on March 16. Protesters have been met with deadly force in Myanmar, where the military seized power in a coup on February 1. The New York Times/Redux
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the Grammy Award for best rap performance ("Savage") on March 14. Later in the show, Beyonce broke the all-time record for most Grammys won by a female artist. She now has 28. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
A child feeds an elephant in Ayutthaya, Thailand, on March 13. It was the country's National Elephant Day. Chalinee Thirasupa/Reuters
Patsy Stevenson is detained by two police officers while attending a vigil for Sarah Everard in London on March 13. The Metropolitan Police is now facing widespread criticism after officers were seen storming the stage at the vigil, pinning women down to the ground and handcuffing them before dragging them into police vans. Officers had earlier told them that they were breaching Covid-19 regulations and had to leave. Everard, 33, went missing on March 3 after leaving a friend's house in London. Her remains were found nearly two weeks later in Kent, England, and a 48-year-old police officer, Wayne Couzens, is charged with kidnapping and murdering her. Everard's death has reignited a national debate in Britain on women's safety and sexual assault. Hannah Mckay/Reuters
Ross Murdoch swims the 200-meter breaststroke at a meet in Manchester, England, on March 14. Clive Rose/Getty Images
Deb Haaland is sworn in as US secretary of the interior on March 18. Haaland is the first Native American to become a Cabinet secretary. Alex Brandon/AP
A health worker cares for a Covid-19 patient at a hospital in San Lorenzo, Paraguay, on March 16. Daniel Duarte/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters demonstrate outside the French Senate in Paris on March 16. They were voicing their opposition to a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of police officers. Kiran Ridley/Getty Images
Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, leaves a hospital in London on March 16. He had been recovering there after having heart surgery on March 3. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
A kayaker navigates the Chicago River on March 13, after it was dyed green for St. Patrick's Day. The dyeing of the river is an annual tradition in the Windy City. Scott Olson/Getty Images
Friends and relatives of slain migrants cry as they receive the bodies of their loved ones in Comitancillo, Guatemala, on March 12. The charred bodies of 16 Guatemalan migrants were found dead in Mexico in January. Esteban Biba/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Taylor Swift performs a medley of "Cardigan," "August" and "Willow" for the Grammy Awards show that aired on March 14. Swift's "Folklore" won album of the year. TAS Rights Management 2021/Getty Images
US Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, greet people in Denver on March 16. Colorado was part of Harris' three-state tour to promote the new Covid-19 relief law. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images
Baikal, a 14-year-old Siberian tiger, undergoes dental surgery at a zoo in Mulhouse, France, on Wednesday, March 17. Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images
People line up for water and food that was being distributed in Jackson, Mississippi, on Thursday, March 11. Much of the city was still under a boil water notice following last month's brutal winter storms. The notices were lifted on March 17. Rory Doyle/The New York Times/Redux
Matt James talks to Rachael Kirkconnell on the season finale of "The Bachelor" that aired on Monday, March 15. James, the show's first Black lead bachelor, chose Kirkconnell as the winner. But during the "After the Final Rose" ceremony, James said that he had broken up with Kirkconnell after photos of her surfaced at an antebellum plantation-themed fraternity formal in 2018. Craig Sjodin/ABC
A man in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, reads a newspaper with a headline announcing the death of Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Thursday, March 18. Magufuli was 61 and died of a heart ailment he had battled for over a decade, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan said. AFP/Getty Images
A woman walks along a pedestrian bridge during a massive sandstorm in Beijing on March 15. Mark Schiefelbein/AP
A medical worker administers a Covid-19 vaccine to a woman in Dronero, Italy, on March 13. Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images
Texas guard Celeste Taylor is fouled by Baylor's DiJonai Carrington during a Big 12 Tournament game in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 13. Orlin Wagner/AP
Supporters of pop star Britney Spears hold a rally in Los Angeles after a conservatorship court hearing on March 17. Spears' father, Jamie, has served as her conservator for 13 years. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images
A boy dressed in the style of a Hindu god is seen behind a trident during Maha Shivaratri celebrations in Kaveripattinam, India, on March 12. Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually to honor the god Shiva. Abhishek Chinnappa/Getty Images
Xavier Coates of the Brisbane Broncos scores a try during a National Rugby League match in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday, March 12. The Broncos lost to the Parramatta Eels 24-16. Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images
Faces of Covid-19 victims are projected onto the Brooklyn Bridge during a memorial service in New York on Sunday, March 14. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
People walk inside "Ephemeral Solidified Light," an interactive installation in Tokyo, on Monday, March 15. It was during a media preview of "teamLab Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna." The art and sauna experience was organized by teamLab and Tiktok. Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images
A cameraman from St. Bonaventure University's athletics department is restrained by a security guard in Dayton, Ohio, after the school's basketball team won the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Sunday, March 14. After players and staff members came to the cameraman's defense and explained who he was, he was able to come back on the court and shoot the postgame celebrations. The conference was investigating the incident, a spokesman told the Buffalo News. Griffin Quinn/Reuters
A body is wheeled out from a massage parlor in Atlanta where three people were fatally shot on Tuesday, March 16. At least eight people were killed at three spas in the Atlanta area. Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images
This aerial photo, taken on Wednesday, March 17, shows a migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico, where asylum seekers are waiting for US authorities to hear their cases. Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images
Chimpanzees watch other chimps on a giant screen at the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, March 16. The chimps on the screen were being broadcast from a zoo in Brno, Czech Republic. David W Cerny/Reuters
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken pose with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and their Japanese counterparts while visiting the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Tuesday, March 16. From left are Austin, Blinken, Suga, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi. It was the first international trip by Cabinet officials in the Biden administration. Kim Kyung-hoon/Pool/AP
Oakland's Chad Pinder tries to catch a foul ball during a spring-training game in Mesa, Arizona, on Friday, March 12. Matt York/AP
A jockey spurs his cows during pacu jawi practice in Tanah Datar, Indonesia, on Saturday, March 13. The traditional cow-racing event is held annually in muddy rice fields to celebrate the end of the harvest season. Antara Foto/Iggoy el Fitra/Reuters
People in New York pose next to a statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, March 12. The statue of the late Supreme Court justice was unveiled last week in her hometown of Brooklyn. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images
RB Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen reacts after he failed to score during a German league soccer match against Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, March 14. Michael Sohn/AP
Domesticated pigeons are seen on a roof in Raqqa, Syria, on Saturday, March 13. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images
George Floyd's brother Rodney lays flowers Friday, March 12, at a memorial for Imez Wright, who was killed last week inside the Minneapolis area known as George Floyd Square. Two people were arrested in connection with Wright's shooting death, according to the Star Tribune. See last week in 40 photos Stephen Maturen/Getty Images