The Week in Pictures: March 20 - 27

Brothers stand on thin ice, US-Russia relations blast to space, Chicago train jumps the tracks, oil spill prompts Texas cleanup and more.

This aerial photo taken on Monday, March 24, 2014 shows a massive mudslide that killed at least 16 people on Saturday and left dozens missing, near Arlington, Wash. Ninety names are still on the list of people who may be missing and no survivors have been found since the first hours after the mudslide, raising fears that the death toll could climb far beyond the confirmed fatalities.

Ted S. Warren / AP

Steve Skaglund walks across rubble on the east side of Saturday's fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., on March 23.

Genna Martin

Corbin Crawford, 12, left, holds his brother, Dylan Crawford, 7, as the pair await rescue from shifting ice above a hydroelectric dam on the Des Moines River near Fort Dodge, Iowa, on March 20. The boys were stuck adrift on a sheet of ice about 75 feet from the west bank of the river for nearly an hour before firefighters saved them. Fort Dodge Police officer Tim Breon talks to them at left.

Hans Madsen

Cincinnati cheerleaders reach to catch their teammates after tossing them into the air during a timeout in the second half during the second round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., on March 20. Harvard won 61-57.

Elaine Thompson / AP

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasts off from a launch pad, sending the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft and its crew into space at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, early on March 26 local time. U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev blasted off for the International Space Station on Wednesday, with U.S.-Russia space cooperation pressing on despite the diplomatic standoff over Ukraine.

Vasily Maximov / AFP

A Filipino woman searches for belongings along a flooded road beside their burned house in Manila, Philippines, on March 23. About 200 houses were gutted by fire as authorities are still investigating its origin.

Aaron Favila / AP

Pupils are pictured at play time in the Ephatha Primary School in Juba, on March 25. Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels resumed in Ethiopia on Tuesday, mediators said, urging both sides to return to a moribund ceasefire agreement. The talks, mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development regional bloc, are aimed at ending the three-month-old conflict which has killed thousands and displaced nearly one million people.

Ivan Lieman / AFP

A derailed Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station early on March 24 in Chicago. More than 30 people were injured after the eight-car train plowed across a platform and scaled the escalator at the underground station.

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A sheen is seen on the water near East Beach and the Galveston Jetties on March 23, in Galveston, Texas. Dozens of ships are in evolved in clean-up efforts to remove oil that spilled into Galveston Bay after a ship and barge collided near the Texas City dike on Saturday afternoon.

Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle

Two young boys play with flags representing the National Union of Teachers, outside St George's Hall, as their parents take part in a rally during a one-day walkout by teachers across England and Wales on March 26, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Strike participants are protesting against changes to their pay, pensions and working conditions, disrupting lessons for thousands of children across the UK.

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