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The Week in Pictures: March 10 - 17
Russian mermaids, a high school victory, misery in Mosul and more of the best pictures of the week.
The lights of New York's Times Square glow in the background as a man walks along West 59th street in falling snow on March 14.
While some parts of the Northeast were hammered by Tuesday's storm, most major cities weren't hit as hard as expected.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is passed out on the floor during celebrations of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem on March 13. The holiday commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire, 2,500 years ago.
Researchers in Buenos Aires released this photo on March 16 of a polka-dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) that is fluorescent when exposed to ultraviolet light. Fluorescence has previously been documented in fishes and sea turtles, but this is the first case of the phenomenon in an amphibian.
South Koreans release fireworks as they celebrate the court's ruling on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul on March 11.
In a historic ruling, South Korea's Constitutional Court formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil, worsened an already-serious national divide and led to calls for sweeping reforms.
A displaced Iraqi girl cries during a battle between Iraqi forces and ISIS fighters near Badush, Iraq, on March 16.
More than 200,000 have been displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since October, when the U.S.-backed push against ISIS began - creating a huge challenge for aid agencies delivering food and shelter to people who have known years of suffering.
Displaced children flee a neighborhood in west Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake the city from ISIS fighters on March 16.
Five months into the campaign to liberate Mosul, ISIS' last major stronghold in the country, Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes have retaken the eastern half of the city and about half of the western side across the Tigris river.
Russian Orthodox believers attend a service marking 100 years since the forced abdication of Czar Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, at a cathedral in Moscow on March 15.
Nicholas II abdicated in 1917 as revolutionary fervor swept Russia, and he and his family were detained. The czar, his wife Alexandra and their son and four daughters were fatally shot by a Bolshevik firing squad in 1918.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish child dressed as a clown stands among men reading from the Book of Esther during a prayer for the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem on March 12. The joyful Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther.
Nicolas Vanier, of Paris, France, pulls off the sea ice with his race team and on to Front Street in Nome, Alaska, for the final stretch of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 16, 2017. Nicolas finished in 36th place.