Week in pictures: 17 - 23 March 2018


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

Image source, Danish Siddiqui/ Reuters
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Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they celebrate the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the new year for Maharashtrians in Mumbai, India.
Image source, TORU YAMANAKA/ AFP
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At the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo visitors participate in Leandro Erlich's artwork. The Argentine artist's work is entitled "Building" and uses mirrors to create its optical illusion.
Image source, Toby Melville/ Reuters
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Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage and Aaron Brown, the founder of campaign group Fishing for Leave, symbolically throw fish into the River Thames next to the Houses of Parliament. The act was intended to highlight the detrimental effect that they believe delaying leaving the Common Fisheries Policy will have on the British fishing industry.
Image source, Lucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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People walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the rain in Los Angeles, California.
Image source, Scott Olson/ Getty Images
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The Chicago River is dyed a lurid green in celebration of St Patrick's Day in Chicago, Illinois. Dyeing the river has been a tradition in the city since 1962.
Image source, ANGELA WEISS/ AFP
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Dogs walk along the red carpet for a special screening of Wes Anderson's new film Isle of Dogs at the IFC Center, New York.
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Humanoid robot Sophia delivers a speech during a United Nations conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is able to portray more than 60 facial expressions.
Image source, Victoria Jones/ PA
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The invitations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding being printed by Lottie Small who has recently completed an apprenticeship at printers Barnard and Westwood in London.
Image source, Ari Jalal/ Reuters
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Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain as they celebrate the New Year festival of Newroz in the town of Akra, Iraq.
Image source, Thomas Lohnes/ Getty Images
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Spectators kiss during the Philipp Geist exhibition at the Luminale festival in Frankfurt, Germany.

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