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This Week in Pictures: 9 - 15 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 pillow battle in Suzdal to rallies in Caracas, and from ice hummocks on the Golden Beach of Zelenogorsk to carnival season in Greece — these are just some of the events that have been taking place around the world over the past week.

© Sputnik / Artur Lebedev / Go to the photo bankArtists of the Russian Union of street theaters during the parade on Theater Square in Sochi.
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Artists of the Russian Union of street theaters during the parade on Theater Square in Sochi.
© Sputnik / Stringer / Go to the photo bankClashes between nationalists and police officers near the building of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine in the centre of Kiev. On Saturday, nationalists held a rally in the centre of Kiev, speaking out against embezzlement in the defence industry.
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Clashes between nationalists and police officers near the building of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine in the centre of Kiev. On Saturday, nationalists held a rally in the centre of Kiev, speaking out against embezzlement in the defence industry.
© Sputnik / Anton Denisov / Go to the photo bankAlla Shishkina, Maya Doroshko, Maria Shurochkina, Marina Golyadkina, Polina Komar, Vlada Chigireva, Veronika Kalinina, Varvara Subbotina, Anastasia Arkhipovskaya, and Mikhail Kalancha during a training session in the centre of Russian national teams "Ozero Round" in the Moscow region.
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Alla Shishkina, Maya Doroshko, Maria Shurochkina, Marina Golyadkina, Polina Komar, Vlada Chigireva, Veronika Kalinina, Varvara Subbotina, Anastasia Arkhipovskaya, and Mikhail Kalancha during a training session in the centre of Russian national teams "Ozero Round" in the Moscow region.
© Sputnik / Eva Marie Uzcategui / Go to the photo bankPeople fill tanks and bottles with water coming from Mount Avila to Caracas.
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People fill tanks and bottles with water coming from Mount Avila to Caracas.
© Sputnik / Alexey Kudenko / Go to the photo bankPillow battle at the celebration of the Broad Maslenitsa in Suzdal.
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Pillow battle at the celebration of the Broad Maslenitsa in Suzdal.
© Sputnik / Eva Marie Uzcategui / Go to the photo bankParticipants of the rally in support of the legitimate president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.
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Participants of the rally in support of the legitimate president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.
© AFP 2021 / Michael TeweldeA man carries a piece of debris on his head at the crash site of a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 10 March 2019. - A Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers, and "at least a dozen" UN staff.
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A man carries a piece of debris on his head at the crash site of a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 10 March 2019. - A Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers, and "at least a dozen" UN staff.
© Sputnik / Alexander Galperin / Go to the photo bankIce hummocks on the Golden Beach of Zelenogorsk, reaching a height of several meters. The reason for their formation was probably bad weather, accompanied by a gale wind.
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Ice hummocks on the Golden Beach of Zelenogorsk, reaching a height of several meters. The reason for their formation was probably bad weather, accompanied by a gale wind.
© AFP 2021 / Aris MessinisA reveller reacts amid a 'flour war' during the 'Ash Monday' celebrations, a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter, in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece, on 11 March, 2019.
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A reveller reacts amid a 'flour war' during the 'Ash Monday' celebrations, a traditional festivity marking the end of the carnival season and the start of the 40-day Lent period until the Orthodox Easter, in the port town of Galaxidi, Greece, on 11 March, 2019.
© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov / Go to the photo bankTransportation of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-12 manned spacecraft to the launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome. The launch of the Soyuz FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-12 launch vehicle to the ISS is scheduled for March 14.
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Transportation of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-12 manned spacecraft to the launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome. The launch of the Soyuz FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-12 launch vehicle to the ISS is scheduled for March 14.
© Sputnik / Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Austrian European, Integration and Foreign Affairs Karin Kneisl during a meeting.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Austrian European, Integration and Foreign Affairs Karin Kneisl during a meeting.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich / Go to the photo bankParticipants of the closing ceremony of the XXIX World Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.
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Participants of the closing ceremony of the XXIX World Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.
© REUTERS / Eva Plevier A woman takes part in a protest claiming for urgent measures to combat climate change during a demonstration in central Amsterdam, Netherlands 10 March 2019.
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A woman takes part in a protest claiming for urgent measures to combat climate change during a demonstration in central Amsterdam, Netherlands 10 March 2019.
© AFP 2021 / Clement MahoudeauRevelers take part in the independent 'La Plaine Carnival' in Marseille, southern France, on 10 March 2019.
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Revelers take part in the independent 'La Plaine Carnival' in Marseille, southern France, on 10 March 2019.
© REUTERS / Adnan Abidi Police officers detain a Tibetan during a protest held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, outside Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India 12 March 2019.
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Police officers detain a Tibetan during a protest held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, outside Chinese embassy in New Delhi, India 12 March 2019.
© AFP 2021 / Jack GuezIsraeli 2018 Eurovision Song Contest winner Netta Barzilai (C) presents a creation by Israeli designer Bananhot during the Tel Aviv Fashion Week, on 12 March 2019 in the coastal city of Tel Aviv.
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Israeli 2018 Eurovision Song Contest winner Netta Barzilai (C) presents a creation by Israeli designer Bananhot during the Tel Aviv Fashion Week, on 12 March 2019 in the coastal city of Tel Aviv.
© AFP 2021 / Valery HacheEnthousiasts prepare as they attend the "MAGIC" (Monaco Anime Game International Conferences) on 9 March 2019 in Monaco.
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Enthousiasts prepare as they attend the "MAGIC" (Monaco Anime Game International Conferences) on 9 March 2019 in Monaco.
© Sputnik / Alexey Malgavko / Go to the photo bankCat nicknamed ‘Mostik’ in the hands of the builder of the Crimean bridge. The bridge to the Crimea from the Krasnodar Territory is the longest in Russia, its length is 19 kilometers. Traffic on the bridge was launched on May 16, 2018.
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Cat nicknamed ‘Mostik’ in the hands of the builder of the Crimean bridge. The bridge to the Crimea from the Krasnodar Territory is the longest in Russia, its length is 19 kilometers. Traffic on the bridge was launched on May 16, 2018.
© AFP 2021 / Ahmad GharabliAn Israeli policeman pushes back a Palestinian woman outside the Old City of Jerusalem after Israeli forces closed the entrance to al-Aqsa mosque compound on 12 March 2019.
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An Israeli policeman pushes back a Palestinian woman outside the Old City of Jerusalem after Israeli forces closed the entrance to al-Aqsa mosque compound on 12 March 2019.
© Sputnik / Ilya Timin / Go to the photo bankThe starry sky above the Kizhi State Historical-Architectural and Ethnographic Museum-Reserve in the Republic of Karelia.
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The starry sky above the Kizhi State Historical-Architectural and Ethnographic Museum-Reserve in the Republic of Karelia.
© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the photo bankParticipants of the celebration of Shrovetide during the burning of the Bastille in the territory of the village of Nikola-Lenivets.
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Participants of the celebration of Shrovetide during the burning of the Bastille in the territory of the village of Nikola-Lenivets.
© AFP 2021 / Ryad KramdiAlgerian students shout slogans as they demonstrate with national flags outside the Main Post Office in the centre of the capital Algiers on 10 March 2019 against ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term.
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Algerian students shout slogans as they demonstrate with national flags outside the Main Post Office in the centre of the capital Algiers on 10 March 2019 against ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term.
© AFP 2021 / Robert AtanasovskiCostumed revelers perform in a carnival procession on the streets of Strumica, Macedonia, during the great evening carnival on 9 March, 2019. The renowned carnival, which marks the beginning of the Christian Orthodox Lent, attracted hundreds of participants and tens of thousands of visitors in Strumica.
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Costumed revelers perform in a carnival procession on the streets of Strumica, Macedonia, during the great evening carnival on 9 March, 2019. The renowned carnival, which marks the beginning of the Christian Orthodox Lent, attracted hundreds of participants and tens of thousands of visitors in Strumica.
© AFP 2021 / Ed JonesDancers perform outside a voting centre at the 'Pyonyang number four Primary School' during voting for the Supreme People's Assembly elections, in Pyongyang on 10 March 2019. North Koreans went to the polls for an election in which there could be only one winner. Leader Kim Jong Un's ruling Workers' Party has an iron grip on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as the isolated, nuclear-armed country is officially known.
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Dancers perform outside a voting centre at the 'Pyonyang number four Primary School' during voting for the Supreme People's Assembly elections, in Pyongyang on 10 March 2019. North Koreans went to the polls for an election in which there could be only one winner. Leader Kim Jong Un's ruling Workers' Party has an iron grip on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as the isolated, nuclear-armed country is officially known.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Pesnya / Go to the photo bankEmployees while working on a model of the central figure of the Rzhev memorial to the Soviet soldier in the workshop of sculptor Andrei Korobtsov and architect Konstantin Fomin in Moscow. The memorial is scheduled to open in the Tver region in 2020 to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.
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Employees while working on a model of the central figure of the Rzhev memorial to the Soviet soldier in the workshop of sculptor Andrei Korobtsov and architect Konstantin Fomin in Moscow. The memorial is scheduled to open in the Tver region in 2020 to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.
© AP Photo / Mark HumphreyMissouri dancers perform during an NCAA college basketball game between Missouri and Georgia at the Southeastern Conference tournament Wednesday, 13 March 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Missouri won 71-61.
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Missouri dancers perform during an NCAA college basketball game between Missouri and Georgia at the Southeastern Conference tournament Wednesday, 13 March 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Missouri won 71-61.
© AFP 2021 / Boris RoesslerHorse "Jenny" inspects the baby of Raphael Wцllstein as he pushes the pram through the Fechenheim district of Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on 8 March 2019. Arab mare "Jenny" is allowed to decide herself where she wants to spend her time, as her owner opens the stable door every day for his 22-years old horse. "Jenny" has fixed a sing on her holster, reading "My name is Jenny. I've not escaped, just taking a stroll".
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Horse "Jenny" inspects the baby of Raphael Wцllstein as he pushes the pram through the Fechenheim district of Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on 8 March 2019. Arab mare "Jenny" is allowed to decide herself where she wants to spend her time, as her owner opens the stable door every day for his 22-years old horse. "Jenny" has fixed a sing on her holster, reading "My name is Jenny. I've not escaped, just taking a stroll".
© AFP 2021 / Anthony Wallace/Brian Donnelly "KAWS:HOLIDAY'"This aerial photo shows the 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' 'Companion' inflatable sculpture (C) by US artist and designer Brian Donnelly, known professionally as Kaws, in a shipyard in Hong Kong on 11 March 2019. Made in collaboration with locally based creative studio AllRightsReserved (ARR), the 37-metre-long (121 ft.) KAWS:HOLIDAY sculpture will be docked in Victoria Harbour from March 22 to 31 as part of Hong Kong Arts Month.
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This aerial photo shows the 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' 'Companion' inflatable sculpture (C) by US artist and designer Brian Donnelly, known professionally as Kaws, in a shipyard in Hong Kong on 11 March 2019. Made in collaboration with locally based creative studio AllRightsReserved (ARR), the 37-metre-long (121 ft.) KAWS:HOLIDAY sculpture will be docked in Victoria Harbour from March 22 to 31 as part of Hong Kong Arts Month.
© AFP 2021 / Clement MahoudeauA reveler wearing a mask poses in front of a statue set on fire and representing Marseille city mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin as he takes part in the independent 'La Plaine Carnival' in Marseille, southern France, on 10 March 2019. Jean Claude Gaudin is under criticism for its local policies after the collapse of two buildings on rue d'Aubagne in the Marseille's Noailles district on 5 November 2018 and for the unpopular renovation project of Marseille's biggest square 'Jean Jaures'.
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A reveler wearing a mask poses in front of a statue set on fire and representing Marseille city mayor Jean-Claude Gaudin as he takes part in the independent 'La Plaine Carnival' in Marseille, southern France, on 10 March 2019. Jean Claude Gaudin is under criticism for its local policies after the collapse of two buildings on rue d'Aubagne in the Marseille's Noailles district on 5 November 2018 and for the unpopular renovation project of Marseille's biggest square 'Jean Jaures'.
© AFP 2021 / Jack GuezModels present a creation by Israeli designer Rinikini during the Tel Aviv Fashion Week, on 13 March 2019 in the coastal city of Tel Aviv.
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Models present a creation by Israeli designer Rinikini during the Tel Aviv Fashion Week, on 13 March 2019 in the coastal city of Tel Aviv.
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