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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Throwing punches at 75 and dancers in bubbles

Dining next to Audrey Hepburn, a golden statue of Trump, a cargo train derails, malnutrition in Yemen and more.

Image: Washington


A jogger runs past the security fence at the base of Capitol Hill on March 3, 2021 during heightened security concerns over possible protests or violence.

U.S. Capitol Police are asking to keep National Guard members around for a while longer to help protect the complex.

The police officials made the request of the Defense Department as fears of another assault on the Capitol by extremists went unrealized Thursday. The request highlights the continued concerns about security at the building.


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Image: A Border Patrol agent delivers a young asylum seeker and his family to a bus station in Brownsville, Texas, on Feb. 26, 2021.


A Border Patrol agent delivers a young asylum seeker and his family to a bus station in Brownsville, Texas, on Feb. 26.

U.S. immigration authorities are releasing many asylum seeking families after detaining them while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The immigrant families are then free to travel to destinations throughout the U.S. while awaiting asylum hearings.

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Image: Kentucky


A boat weaves through partially submerged cars and trailers in Beattyville, Ky., on March 2 following heavy rains which caused the Kentucky River to flood.

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Image: Florida


Matt Braynard, left, helps artist Tommy Zegan move his statue of former President Donald Trump to a van at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 27.

In a speech to close out the conference, Trump teased his political future and repeated the lie that he won the 2020 election.

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Image: Afghanistan


A Hazara boy flies a kite on March 3 near the site of giant Buddha statues which were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, in Bamiyan province, Afghanistan.

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Image: Panama


A nurse injects a woman with a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination campaign for people over 60, in Panama City on March 4.

Arnulfo Franco / AP
Image: Yemen


Four year-old Meshaal Mohammad lies in his mother's arms at a camp for the internally displaced in Yemen's northern Hajjah province on March 2.

Meshaal weighs a little under 20 lbs. (9 kg.) due to acute malnutrition. Famine could become part of war-torn Yemen's "reality" in 2021, the UN warned, after a donor conference raising funds to keep millions from starvation fell short by over half. The United Nations had sought Monday to raise $3.85 billion from more than 100 governments and donors. $1.7 billion was offered.

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Image: Thailand


A migrant from Myanmar cries during a memorial in Bangkok on March 4 to honor those who died during demonstrations against the military coup in their homeland.

Myanmar has been in crisis since the army seized power on Feb. 1 and detained government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership after the military complained of fraud in a November election her party won. The election commission said the vote was fair.



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Image: Myanmar


The body of 19-year-old student Kyal Sin lies during her funeral in Mandalay, Myanmar, on March 4.

Kyal Sin, also knows as Angel, was shot in the head as Myanmar forces opened fire to disperse an anti-coup demonstration.

Image: California


A derailed cargo train in the Southern California desert sent more than two dozen rail cars crashing into the sand near Ludlow on March 3.

Nobody was hurt and there was no fire when the BNSF train went off the tracks near the remote Mojave community, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

San Bernardino County Fire Department / AP
Image: Germany


Dancers Elisa Badenes and Friedemann Vogel perform in "Social Distance Stacks" by conceptual artist Florian Mehnert at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, on Feb. 26.

Ralph Orlowski / Reuters
Image: Ohio


Shanta Thomas talks with a neighbor from a hotel room after being evicted from her home on March 2 in Columbus, Ohio. A neighbor paid for Thomas to stay in the hotel for four nights so she could arrange living accommodations. Thomas' daughters stayed in different locations, one with a school friend and the other at a relative's home.

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Image: Turkey


Nancy Van Der Stracten, a 75-year-old woman suffering from Parkinson's, practices with her trainer Muhammed Ali Kardas at a boxing club in the southern resort city of Antalya, Turkey, on Feb. 26.

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Image: New York City

New York City

Madame Tussauds' wax figure of Audrey Hepburn sits at an empty table to comply with social distancing requirements at Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 26.

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Image: New York City

New York City

A boy wearing a costume walks behind his father during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 26.

Stephanie Keith / Reuters
Image: Washington


Emma Banker, from left, Jessi McIrvin, and Valerie Sanchez record vocals in pop-up tents during choir class at Wenatchee High School in Wenatchee, Wash., on Feb. 26. The school is using pop-up tents for its music program to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 as students return to classrooms.

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Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, on March 2. The volcano is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia.

Last week's gallery: Tiger's crash and this sheep needs a haircut

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