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The Week in Pictures: March 17 - 24

Devotees celebrate with color, Brussels hit by terrorism, Obama makes history and more.


Air Force One carrying President Barack Obama and his family flies over a Havana neighborhood as it approaches the runway to land at Havana's international airport, on March 20. Obama made history by being the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.

Photo Gallery: Cuba Welcomes Obama for Historic Visit

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Lightning streaks across the sky over 6th Street during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on March 18.

Jay Janner / via AP
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Nidhi Chaphekar (right), a 40-year-old Jet Airways flight attendant and mother of two from Mumbai, sits stunned with another unidentified wounded woman after the Brussels airport bombings on March 22. Chaphekar's yellow uniform was apparently shredded from the force of one of the blasts.

Photo Gallery: Brussels Blasts Kill Dozens in Airport and Subway Attacks

Ketevan Kardava / Courtesy of via Reuters
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A woman consoles her children at a street memorial following the bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium on March 23. A series of explosions hit Brussels airport and the Belgian capital's subway on March 22.

Photo Gallery: Tributes Around the World Show Solidarity With Brussels

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President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice talk on the phone with Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco to receive an update on the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium on March 22. The President made the call from the residence of the U.S. Chief of Mission in Havana.

Full Coverage: Brussels Attacks

Pete Souza / White House via Reuters
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North Carolina forward Brice Johnson reacts after dunking the ball against Providence during a second-round NCAA Tournament game in Raleigh, N.C. on March 19. North Carolina won 85-66.

Gerry Broome / AP
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A man watches President Barack Obama deliver a speech at the Gran Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso in Havana, March 22.

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A migrant woman walks in a field at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece on March 20.

Vadim Ghirda / AP
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Firefighter Scott Dawson kneels down with Finn, a Chihuahua mix, after pulling him out of a house fire in Bloomsburg, Pa. on March 18. The dog was one of three saved from the burning home.

Mary Bove / Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP
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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso crashes into the wall after colliding with Haas F1 Team's Brazilian driver Esteban Gutierrez during the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Alonso was able to walk away from the horrific crash.

ALEX COPPEL / AFP - Getty Images
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Bangladeshi students celebrate Holi at the Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University on March 23.

Photo Gallery: Devotees Celebrate Spring With Splashes of Color

Suvra Kanti Das / Zuma Press
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A Cuban migrant couple rests inside a tent at a provisional shelter in Paso Canoas, at the border with Costa Rica on March 20. More than 1,500 Cuban immigrants are currently waiting at Costa Rica's southern border with Panama as they seek overland passage towards the United States, according to local officials.


Photo Gallery: Cubans Flee Country for Fear of Losing U.S. Special Treatment



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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance the tango with tango dancers during the State Dinner at the Centro Cultural Kirchner on March 23, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Video: President Obama Does The Tango


Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP
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Cherry blossoms frame the Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin in Washington at dawn on March 24.

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A girl walks to a synagogue of the Tzanz Hasidic dynasty community to read the Book of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, in Netanya, Israel on March 23. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia.


The Week in Pictures: March 10 - 17

Ariel Schalit / AP
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