In Pictures

Week in pictures: 5-11 March 2016

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

Image copyright Walter Diaz / AFP
Image caption Part of one of Argentina's biggest attractions, the Perito Moreno Glacier, collapsed into the water. The glacier, known as the "White Giant", sheds ice roughly every few years. The last time big ice chunks fell off was in 2012.
Image copyright Gerald Herbert / AP
Image caption Record-level flooding in parts of Louisiana forced some people from their homes, including here at the Pecan Valley Estates trailer park in Bossier City.
Image copyright Georgi Licovski / EPA
Image caption Macedonia said it will no longer let any migrants through its border with Greece, effectively blocking the Balkan route north. The decision came after Slovenia barred access to migrants transiting the country. Croatia and Serbia then said they would follow suit. Some 13,000 migrants are now stranded at the Macedonia-Greece border.
Image copyright Diego Azubel / EPA
Image caption A total of 10 teams took part in the King's Cup Elephant Polo event in Bangkok, Thailand, which raises funds to improve the lives of elephants and elephant conservation.
Image copyright Eloy Alonso / Reuters
Image caption Red shoes from a performance to denounce violence against women are seen on the pavement in Gijon, Spain. The event was organised by Amnesty International to mark International Women's Day.
Image copyright Beawiharta / Reuters
Image caption Millions of people across Indonesia and the Western Pacific experienced a rare total solar eclipse. The Moon passed directly in front of the Sun, blocking direct sunlight and creating a night-time effect.
Image copyright Andy Rain / EPA
Image caption An equaliser earned 10-man Arsenal an important point as Tottenham Hotspur missed the opportunity to go top of the Premier League in the north London derby at White Hart Lane.
Image copyright Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Image caption Democratic Party presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was on the campaign trail in Florida, Illinois and Missouri amongst other states. Her opponent Bernie Sanders had a surprise victory in Michigan on Tuesday, but Mrs Clinton increased her overall lead with a big win in Mississippi.
Image copyright Thierry Gouegnon / Reuters
Image caption Kalandjibo Balo, who recycles plastic for a living, posed for a photograph at Akouedo dump in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Image copyright Andrew Winning / Reuters
Image caption Laura Trott (red bicycle) claimed gold for Great Britain at the Track Cycling World Championships in London with victory in the scratch race.

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