Week in pictures: 9 – 15 March 2019

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Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference in Wellington, New ZealandImage copyright
Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media, following shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. Ms Ardern described the nation’s deadliest attack as one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”.

A woman puts soil on her face as she mourns at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crashImage copyright
Tiksa Negeri / Reuters

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A woman puts soil on her face as she mourns at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu. The plane was en route from Addis Ababa to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, when it crashed six minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board.

A youth spins a flaming tyreImage copyright
Daniel Mihailescu / AFP

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A youth swings a flaming tyre as part of a tradition marking Clean Monday, the first day of Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church calendar, in the Romanian village of Poplaca.

A demonstrator offers a flower to a police officer as teachers and students take part in a protestImage copyright
Ramzi Boudina / Reuters

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A demonstrator offers a flower to a police officer as teachers and students take part in a protest in Algiers, Algeria. Anti-government protests have continued since February after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced that he would seek a fifth term in office. He later said that he won’t stand.

Aerial view of buildings surrounded by heavy fogImage copyright
China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

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Heavy fog surrounds high-rise buildings in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha performs a traditional dance with performers at Khon Kaen railway stationImage copyright
Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha performs a traditional dance with performers at Khon Kaen railway station during a visit ahead of the general election on 24 March.

A newborn albino red-necked wallaby is carried by its mother in their enclosure at the zoo in Decin, Czech RepublicImage copyright
David W Cerny / Reuters

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A newborn albino red-necked wallaby is carried by its mother in their enclosure at the zoo in Decin, Czech Republic.

A dhobi hangs out washed clothes at the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, IndiaImage copyright
Divyakant Solanki / EPA

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A dhobi hangs out washed clothes at the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India. The Dhobi Ghat is an open-air laundry where washermen clean and iron clothes for local customers.

Sky Brown skateboardingImage copyright
Peter Byrne / PA

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Sky Brown, 10, during the Skateboard GB team announcement in Manchester, UK. Born in Miyazaki, Japan, to a British father and Japanese mother, Sky could become Britain’s youngest ever summer Olympian if she qualifies for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

An Afghan Hound stands with its ownerImage copyright
Hannah McKay / Reuters

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An Afghan Hound stands with its owner during the third day of the annual Crufts dog show in Birmingham, UK.

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