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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: March 14 - 21

A devastating mosque attack in New Zealand, a climbable sculpture in New York, dressing up for Purim in Israel and more.

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Blue ice

Shards of ice pile up on Lake Michigan in South Haven, Michigan, on March 19, 2019.

Rising temperatures have caused a thawing of Lake Michigan that has produced stunning ice shard formations.

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Cyclone's toll

Rebecca Albino, a mother of three, mourns beside the coffin of her husband during his funeral in Beira, Mozambique on March 20.

Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, submerging towns and villages and leaving at least 500 dead.

Photos: Mozambique, Zimbabwe mourn after destructive Cyclone Idai

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Mosque attack

People wait for news after an attack outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15.

A suspected white supremacist has been charged with murder in attacks on two mosques that killed 50 worshippers. 

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A nation in pain

A girl lays flowers on a wall at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 17.

New Zealand's stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country, in a fierce determination to show kindness to a community in pain. 

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Wind power: Old and new

The "tall ship" William II passes a wind turbine as it sails along the northeast coast of England on March 19. 

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Image: An Ultra Orthodox Jewish family dressed in costumes walk during the Jewish holiday of Purim, Israel

Purim costumes

An Ultra-Orthodox family is dressed for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Israel on March 20.

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Iowa under water

Homes and businesses are surrounded by floodwaters on March 20 in Hamburg, Iowa.

Several Midwest states battled some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" inundated rivers and streams.

Photos: Devastating floods leave Midwest under water

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Polar bear debut

A polar bear cub plays with her mother Tonja as the cub ventured out for the first time outside of their indoor cage on March 18 at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin.

The bear was born on December 1 but has spent three and a half months living in darkness with her mother inside her enclosure. Born deaf and blind, polar bear cubs require intensive maternal nurturing.

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Haka tribute

Students perform a traditional Maori haka during a vigil near Al Noor mosque on March 18 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Havana spray

A wave crashes against the sea wall as a taxi drives past on the Malecon, Havana's oceanfront boulevard, on March 19.

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The Vessel opens

Visitors walk up the climbable sculpture known as the Vessel during the the opening of Hudson Yards on March 15.

New York City's newest neighborhood is a whopping 14-acre, $16 billion real estate project with 100 retail stores.

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Flooded tracks

A BNSF train sits in floodwaters from the Platte River in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on March 17.

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Holi colors

Children throw colored powder in the air during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, on March 21.

The Hindu festival marks the beginning of spring with an explosion of colors, chanting of devotional songs and prayer.

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London restoration

The newly restored Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College on March 20 in London.

The hall, designed by Sir Christopher Wren as a ceremonial dining room in the early 18th Century, reopens to the public on March 23 after a two-and-a-half year conservation project.

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Offering at the border

A woman on the Israeli side gives balloons to an Israeli soldier, near the border between Israel and Gaza on March 15.

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Cyclone's aftermath

A woman walks through the flooded streets of Beira, Mozambique, on March 17.

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Blastoff!

Photographers take pictures as a Soyuz rocket carrying cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and U.S. astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch blasts off to the International Space Station from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 15.

Hague and Ovchinin were part of an aborted launch in October that failed two minutes into its flight, activating a rescue system that allowed their capsule to land safely.

That accident was the first aborted crew launch for the Russian space program since 1983, when two Soviet cosmonauts safely jettisoned after a launch pad explosion.

The Week in Pictures: March 7 - 14

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