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This Week in Pictures: March 24-30

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A deadly shopping mall fire in a Siberian city, a devastating sandstorm in Sudan, protesters’ clashes with riot police in Chile, Kim Jong-un’s surprise appearance in Beijing, religious observances, derelict building demolition and a high-speed combat aircraft contest - take a gander at the week’s more notable events in this Sputnik’s photo gallery.

Browse Sputnik’s weekly gallery and see what transpired in various corners of our planet during the last seven days, and what these events looked like.

© AFP 2022 / Cristina QuiclerPenitents of the 'La Paz' brotherhood walk to church during the Palm Sunday procession in Seville at the start of the Holy Week. March 25.
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Penitents of the 'La Paz' brotherhood walk to church during the Palm Sunday procession in Seville at the start of the Holy Week. March 25.
© Sputnik / Vitaliy TimkivA Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-C fighter during the Aviadarts 2018 international competition in Krasnodar Territory.
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A Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-C fighter during the Aviadarts 2018 international competition in Krasnodar Territory.
© AFP 2022 / Claudio ReyesStudents clash with riot police outside the Education Ministry building during a protest in Santiago, Chile after the country's constitutional court struck down a law that would have banned universities from operating for profit, dealing a blow to free tuition reforms brought in by former left wing president Michelle Bachelet. March 27.
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Students clash with riot police outside the Education Ministry building during a protest in Santiago, Chile after the country's constitutional court struck down a law that would have banned universities from operating for profit, dealing a blow to free tuition reforms brought in by former left wing president Michelle Bachelet. March 27.
© AFP 2022 / Mahmud HamsA Palestinian woman herds sheep near the Gaza-Israel border on the outskirts of Gaza City. March 27.
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A Palestinian woman herds sheep near the Gaza-Israel border on the outskirts of Gaza City. March 27.
© Sputnik / Stringer / Go to the mediabankVerkhovna Rada deputy Nadezhda Savchenko, suspected of preparing terrorist attacks in central Kiev, seen during a hearing at the Shevchenkovsky District Court in Kiev.
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Verkhovna Rada deputy Nadezhda Savchenko, suspected of preparing terrorist attacks in central Kiev, seen during a hearing at the Shevchenkovsky District Court in Kiev.
© Sputnik / Pavel Lisitsyn / Go to the mediabankDemolition of an unfinished TV tower in Yekaterinburg. The building's construction was halted during the last year of the Soviet Union's existence.
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Demolition of an unfinished TV tower in Yekaterinburg. The building's construction was halted during the last year of the Soviet Union's existence.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Pesnya / Go to the mediabankParticipants in the Holi Mela Festival of Colours, held at the Indian Culture Center in Moscow.
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Participants in the Holi Mela Festival of Colours, held at the Indian Culture Center in Moscow.
© AFP 2022 / Stefanie GlinskiChildren carry bricks to an oven near Nyamlel, South Sudan. Child labor has been on the rise in South Sudan, a country where 60 percent of the population is under 18 and Unicef says that over 70 percent of children don’t attend school. In Nyamlel, up to 30 children work in the brick-making business and they make between 50-100 South Sudanese Pounds (1USD = 240 SSP on the black market). A brick factory owner said that he hires children because they are cheaper and he additionally thinks he is helping families survive. March 22.
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Children carry bricks to an oven near Nyamlel, South Sudan. Child labor has been on the rise in South Sudan, a country where 60 percent of the population is under 18 and Unicef says that over 70 percent of children don’t attend school. In Nyamlel, up to 30 children work in the brick-making business and they make between 50-100 South Sudanese Pounds (1USD = 240 SSP on the black market). A brick factory owner said that he hires children because they are cheaper and he additionally thinks he is helping families survive. March 22.
© AP Photo / Michael ProbstAn aircraft passes by the moon over Frankfurt, Germany. March 25.
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An aircraft passes by the moon over Frankfurt, Germany. March 25.
© Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin / Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers at an impromptu memorial near the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping mall in Kemerovo to honor those killed in a fire there that claimed the lives of dozens
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Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers at an impromptu memorial near the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping mall in Kemerovo to honor those killed in a fire there that claimed the lives of dozens
© AFP 2022 / Ashraf ShazlyA thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital of Khartoumon on March 29 forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns.
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A thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital of Khartoumon on March 29 forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns.
© REUTERS / KCNANorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, during an unofficial visit to Beijing, China. March 28.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, during an unofficial visit to Beijing, China. March 28.
© Sputnik / Alexandr Kryazhev / Go to the mediabankAn EMERCOM firefighter seen while extinguishing a fire at the Zimnyaya Vishnya shoppng mall in Kemerovo.
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An EMERCOM firefighter seen while extinguishing a fire at the Zimnyaya Vishnya shoppng mall in Kemerovo.
© AFP 2022 / Nicolas AsfouriA model uses her smartphone as she waits backstage before displaying creations from designer Grace Chen on the catwalk during China Fashion Week in Beijing. March 26, 2018.
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A model uses her smartphone as she waits backstage before displaying creations from designer Grace Chen on the catwalk during China Fashion Week in Beijing. March 26, 2018.
© AP Photo / Petros GiannakourisAegean airlines air hostesses take selfies after a news conference in Athens, Wednesday, March 28. In a deal worth up to $5 billion, Greek airline Aegean says it will buy 30 new Airbus aircraft, with the option of an additional 12, to upgrade its fleet as the country expects to break tourism records. The signing of the final purchase agreement is expected in June.
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Aegean airlines air hostesses take selfies after a news conference in Athens, Wednesday, March 28. In a deal worth up to $5 billion, Greek airline Aegean says it will buy 30 new Airbus aircraft, with the option of an additional 12, to upgrade its fleet as the country expects to break tourism records. The signing of the final purchase agreement is expected in June.
© Sputnik / Vitaliy Ankov / Go to the mediabankCentral Asian shepherd dog Elza and Milasha the leopard cub during a walk at the Sadgorod Zoo outside Vladivostok.
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Central Asian shepherd dog Elza and Milasha the leopard cub during a walk at the Sadgorod Zoo outside Vladivostok.
© Sputnik / Evgeny Odinokov / Go to the mediabankSwiss pilot Raphael Domjan seen wearing a spacesuit developed by the Russian Zvezda Scientific Production Enterprise, after testing the the suit during a simulation of a flight at an altitude of 25,000 meters, at a Zvezda facility in the Moscow Region.
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Swiss pilot Raphael Domjan seen wearing a spacesuit developed by the Russian Zvezda Scientific Production Enterprise, after testing the the suit during a simulation of a flight at an altitude of 25,000 meters, at a Zvezda facility in the Moscow Region.
© Sputnik / Kirill Kallinikov / Go to the mediabankMuscovites take part in the Earth Hour on Red Square in Moscow.
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Muscovites take part in the Earth Hour on Red Square in Moscow.
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