This Week in Pictures: 2 - 8 March

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Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a glimpse into what's been going on in different corners of the world over the past seven days.

From a ready-to-wear collection show in Paris to the Geneva Motor Show, and from swimming competition in St. Petersburg to protests in India — these are just some of the events that have been taking place around the world over the past week.

© Sputnik / Anton Denisov / Go to the photo bankCheerleader girls of BC Khimki during a break in the regular season match of the VTB United League between BC Khimki and PBC CSKA Moscow.
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Cheerleader girls of BC Khimki during a break in the regular season match of the VTB United League between BC Khimki and PBC CSKA Moscow.
© Sputnik / Mikhail Voskresensky / Go to the photo bankRussian car Aurus at the Geneva Motor Show. Aurus - the market name of the project "Cortege" - a family of luxury cars.
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Russian car Aurus at the Geneva Motor Show. Aurus - the market name of the project "Cortege" - a family of luxury cars.
© Sputnik / Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankPresident Vladimir Putin during a visit to the 1st Operational Police Regiment of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow.
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President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the 1st Operational Police Regiment of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Alexey Danichev / Go to the photo bankParticipant of the Bolshaya Neva Cup winter swimming competition in St. Petersburg.
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Participant of the Bolshaya Neva Cup winter swimming competition in St. Petersburg.
© Sputnik / Alejandro Martinez Velez / Go to the photo bankPeople run with the bulls through the streets during the "Carnaval del Toro" in Ciudad Rodrigo.
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People run with the bulls through the streets during the "Carnaval del Toro" in Ciudad Rodrigo.
© REUTERS / Adnan AbidiPolice officers detain activists of the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress during a protest demanding resignations of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, over allegations of corruption in a Rafale fighter planes deal with France, in New Delhi, India on 7 March 2019.
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Police officers detain activists of the Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress during a protest demanding resignations of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, over allegations of corruption in a Rafale fighter planes deal with France, in New Delhi, India on 7 March 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Mauro PimentelRevellers take part in the "Bloco da Lama", a mud carnival party, in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on 2 March 2019. - "Bloco da Lama" started in 1986 with teenagers playing with mud and became a traditional event at the historical city of Paraty.
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Revellers take part in the "Bloco da Lama", a mud carnival party, in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on 2 March 2019. - "Bloco da Lama" started in 1986 with teenagers playing with mud and became a traditional event at the historical city of Paraty.
© REUTERS / Regis DuvignauModels present creations by designer Tommy Hilfiger as part of his Fall/Winter 2019-2020 women's ready-to-wear collection show during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, 2 March 2019.
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Models present creations by designer Tommy Hilfiger as part of his Fall/Winter 2019-2020 women's ready-to-wear collection show during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, 2 March 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Orlando SierraA student throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with the riot police which erupted in a protest to demand punishment for the intellectual authors of the murder of Honduran indigenous leader and environmentalist Berta Caceres, in Tegucigalpa on 4 March 2019 in the framework of the third anniversary of her murder on 2 March. - The Honduran prosecutor's office accused 16 people on Monday of committing "fraud" to authorize a hydroelectric plant on the Gualcarque River, based on accusations made by slain activist Berta Caceres, the OAS mission against corruption announced. Caceres was shot dead for opposing the construction of the dam.
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A student throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with the riot police which erupted in a protest to demand punishment for the intellectual authors of the murder of Honduran indigenous leader and environmentalist Berta Caceres, in Tegucigalpa on 4 March 2019 in the framework of the third anniversary of her murder on 2 March. - The Honduran prosecutor's office accused 16 people on Monday of committing "fraud" to authorize a hydroelectric plant on the Gualcarque River, based on accusations made by slain activist Berta Caceres, the OAS mission against corruption announced. Caceres was shot dead for opposing the construction of the dam.
© AFP 2022 / Joaquin SarmientoRevelers perform at the Fantasy parade during Barranquilla's Carnival, Colombia on 4 March 2019.
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Revelers perform at the Fantasy parade during Barranquilla's Carnival, Colombia on 4 March 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Marco BertorelloMembers of orange battle teams throw oranges at each other during the traditional "Battle of the Oranges" festival held during the carnival in Ivrea, near Turin, on 3 March 2019. - During the event, which marks the people's rebellion against tyrannical lords who ruled the town in the Middle Ages, revellers parading on floats represent guards of the tyrant, while those on foot the townsfolk.
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Members of orange battle teams throw oranges at each other during the traditional "Battle of the Oranges" festival held during the carnival in Ivrea, near Turin, on 3 March 2019. - During the event, which marks the people's rebellion against tyrannical lords who ruled the town in the Middle Ages, revellers parading on floats represent guards of the tyrant, while those on foot the townsfolk.
© Sputnik / Dmitriy Vinogradov / Go to the photo bankChildren in a refugee camp from Syria and IDPs (internally displaced persons) from other areas of Iraq "Barika" near the town of Sulaymaniyah (Iraqi Kurdistan).
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Children in a refugee camp from Syria and IDPs (internally displaced persons) from other areas of Iraq "Barika" near the town of Sulaymaniyah (Iraqi Kurdistan).
© Sputnik / Pavel Lvov / Go to the photo bankThe soldiers at the "Finnish candle" during practical training for the officers of the ground and coastal forces of the Russian Northern Fleet at the "Shary" training of the Pechenga district of the Murmansk region.
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The soldiers at the "Finnish candle" during practical training for the officers of the ground and coastal forces of the Russian Northern Fleet at the "Shary" training of the Pechenga district of the Murmansk region.
© REUTERS / Yuri GripasFILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump hugs American flag at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual meeting at National Harbor near Washington, U.S., 2 March 2019.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump hugs American flag at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual meeting at National Harbor near Washington, U.S., 2 March 2019.
© REUTERS / Baz RatnerModels wait behind the scenes before a fashion show featuring African fashion and culture during a gala marking the launch of a book called "African Twilight: The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent" at the African Heritage House in Nairobi, Kenya 3 March 2019. Picture taken 3 March 2019.
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Models wait behind the scenes before a fashion show featuring African fashion and culture during a gala marking the launch of a book called "African Twilight: The Vanishing Rituals and Ceremonies of the African Continent" at the African Heritage House in Nairobi, Kenya 3 March 2019. Picture taken 3 March 2019.
© AP Photo / Mark SchiefelbeinBus ushers leap as they pose for a group photo during a meeting one day ahead of the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, 4 March 2019. A year since removing any legal barrier to remaining China's leader for life, Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge, despite a slowing economy, an ongoing trade war with the U.S. and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power.
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Bus ushers leap as they pose for a group photo during a meeting one day ahead of the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Monday, 4 March 2019. A year since removing any legal barrier to remaining China's leader for life, Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge, despite a slowing economy, an ongoing trade war with the U.S. and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power.
© Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov / Go to the photo bankParticipants of Shrovetide festivities in the framework of the festival "Moscow Maslenitsa" on Manezhnaya Square in Moscow.
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Participants of Shrovetide festivities in the framework of the festival "Moscow Maslenitsa" on Manezhnaya Square in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the photo bankSale of tulips at the Spring Flower Market in Petrovsky Passage in Moscow.
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Sale of tulips at the Spring Flower Market in Petrovsky Passage in Moscow.
© AP Photo / Diego HerculanoA woman takes a selfie next to giant dolls depicting U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during carnival celebrations in Olinda, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Monday, 4 March 4 2019.
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A woman takes a selfie next to giant dolls depicting U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during carnival celebrations in Olinda, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Monday, 4 March 4 2019.
© AFP 2022 / William WestA woman and her dog pose beside a lake that has turned a vivid pink thanks to extreme salt levels further exacerbated by hot weather in a startling natural phenomena that resembles a toxic spill, in Melbourne on 4 March 2019. - The natural spectacle is the result of green algae at the bottom of the lake at Westgate Park on the outskirts of Melbourne responding to high levels of salt and changing colour.
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A woman and her dog pose beside a lake that has turned a vivid pink thanks to extreme salt levels further exacerbated by hot weather in a startling natural phenomena that resembles a toxic spill, in Melbourne on 4 March 2019. - The natural spectacle is the result of green algae at the bottom of the lake at Westgate Park on the outskirts of Melbourne responding to high levels of salt and changing colour.
© AFP 2022 / Jure MakovecChildren dressed as traditional Slovenian ethnographic characters "Kurents" perform during the International Carnival Procession of the International Carnival Festival in Ptuj, Slovenia on 3 March 2019.
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Children dressed as traditional Slovenian ethnographic characters "Kurents" perform during the International Carnival Procession of the International Carnival Festival in Ptuj, Slovenia on 3 March 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Mauro PimentelA member of the "Grande Rio" samba school performs during the first night of Rio's Carnival at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early on 4 March 2019.
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A member of the "Grande Rio" samba school performs during the first night of Rio's Carnival at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early on 4 March 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Sebastien BozonPoppy, a female Crowned sifaka, inspects a photographer's camera in the enclosure at the zoo of Mulhouse, eastern France, on 5 March 2019. - The Crowned sifaka is a critically endangered species from Madagascar.
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Poppy, a female Crowned sifaka, inspects a photographer's camera in the enclosure at the zoo of Mulhouse, eastern France, on 5 March 2019. - The Crowned sifaka is a critically endangered species from Madagascar.
© Sputnik / Alejandro Martinez Velez / Go to the photo bankParticipants in the carnival of Diablos de Luzon in the Spanish city of Luzon. The goal of carnival is to drive away evil spirits.
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Participants in the carnival of Diablos de Luzon in the Spanish city of Luzon. The goal of carnival is to drive away evil spirits.
© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the photo bankA girl during a performance at the Ak Kalpak headdress festival in Moscow.
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A girl during a performance at the Ak Kalpak headdress festival in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Ilya Timin / Go to the photo bankParticipants of the open championship of Russia in snowkiting and the annual international kite-marathon "Trans-Onego 2019" in the waters of Lake Onega.
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Participants of the open championship of Russia in snowkiting and the annual international kite-marathon "Trans-Onego 2019" in the waters of Lake Onega.
© AP Photo / David GoldmanCarol Dean, right, cries while embraced by Megan Anderson and her 18-month-old daughter Madilyn, as Dean sifts through the debris of the home she shared with her husband, David Wayne Dean, who died when a tornado destroyed the house in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, 4 March 2019. "He was my wedding gift," said Dean of her husband whom she married three years ago. "He was one in a million. He'd send me flowers to work just to let me know he loved me. He'd send me some of the biggest strawberries in the world. I'm not going to be the same."
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Carol Dean, right, cries while embraced by Megan Anderson and her 18-month-old daughter Madilyn, as Dean sifts through the debris of the home she shared with her husband, David Wayne Dean, who died when a tornado destroyed the house in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, 4 March 2019. "He was my wedding gift," said Dean of her husband whom she married three years ago. "He was one in a million. He'd send me flowers to work just to let me know he loved me. He'd send me some of the biggest strawberries in the world. I'm not going to be the same."
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