22 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week
Widow Alexandra McClintock holds an American flag with her son Declan during the burial of her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st class Matthew McClintock, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. McClintock, a Special Forces engineer sergeant, was killed on January 5th while conducting operations in southern Afghanistan.
Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers aim their weapons during a military training session held by Dutch army trainers at a shooting range in Irbil, northern Iraq.
A boy injured during a suicide attack in Shabqadar, Pakistan, is transported on a stretcher at Lady Reading hospital in Peshawar.
Blood stains the street at the scene of a stabbing attack in Jaffa, a mixed Jewish-Arab part of Tel Aviv, Israel.
A woman covers her face as Turkish anti-riot police use tear gas to disperse protestors outside of Zaman, a Turkish daily newspaper. Istanbul police officers conducted a dramatic raid on the newspaper’s headquarters, which raised fresh alarms over declining media freedoms in Turkey.
A student offers a heart-shaped paper cutout to a French CRS riot policeman during a demonstration against the French labor law proposal in Lyon, France.
A man wearing plastic bags for socks awaits food handouts during a rainfall at the northern Greek border station of Idomeni. After nearly three days of rain, conditions in the refugee camp have deteriorated significantly, with many of its residents struggling to re-pitch their small camping tents in slightly drier patches.
Children play in the grass near the border fence at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, where thousands of refugees and migrants are currently stranded.
An honor guard stands over the casket of former first lady Nancy Reagan. The 94-year-old wife of former President Ronald Reagan passed away on March 6th of congestive heart failure.
A model performs an underwater protest to point out violence against women within a project called, “Together Against Violence to Women,” prior to International Women’s Day in Istanbul, Turkey.
A near total solar eclipse is seen over Jakarta, Indonesia on March 9th.
Malaysian school children wearing glasses with special filters watch the partial solar eclipse at the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur.
A Kashmiri Muslim woman kisses her son after his participation in a parade at a garrison in Rangreth, Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, India. Over 240 Kashmiri men took an oath after successfully completing 49 weeks of arduous training.
A woman puts flowers into the sea to pray for victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northern Japan. Japan marked the fifth anniversary of the March 11th quake and tsunami that claimed some 18,500 lives, flattened coastal communities and set off the worst atomic crisis in a generation.
Pope Francis confesses his sins during the Penitential celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican City.
A guest arrives at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week on March 8th in Paris, France.
Visitors take a selfie during day three of the Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Hostesses pose for selfies outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, during the second day of the National People’s Congress. China’s Communist-controlled parliament opened its annual session on March 5th and is expected to approve a new five-year plan to tackle slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy.
Wiaczeslaw Borecki from Poland inspects a walrus-shaped sand sculpture in Binz, on the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen, northeastern Germany. Around 50 sand carvers worked on their sculptures for a festival themed “Fascinating Nature”.
Palestinian Mohammad Baraka, age 20, has knives dropped on his stomach as he exercises in Deir al-Balah, a Palestinian city in the central Gaza Strip. Mohammad Baraka, who prefers to be known as “The Incredible”, has been putting on displays in his hometown of Deir al-Balah for the past two years, earning a reputation as the strongest man in the Gaza Strip.
An eagle belonging to the private security firm Guard from Above, takes down a drone during a police exercise in Katwijk, South Holland.
A polar bear cub snuggles up against her mother Valeska, in their enclosure at Bremerhaven’s Zoo by the Sea, Germany. The female cub, who is yet to be named, was born on December 11th of last year.