In Pictures

Week in pictures: 9 - 15 March 2019

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

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference in Wellington, New Zealand Image copyright Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images
Image caption New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media, following shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. Ms Ardern described the nation's deadliest attack as one of New Zealand's "darkest days".
A woman puts soil on her face as she mourns at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash Image copyright Tiksa Negeri / Reuters
Image caption A woman puts soil on her face as she mourns at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu. The plane was en route from Addis Ababa to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, when it crashed six minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board.
A youth spins a flaming tyre Image copyright Daniel Mihailescu / AFP
Image caption A youth swings a flaming tyre as part of a tradition marking Clean Monday, the first day of Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church calendar, in the Romanian village of Poplaca.
A demonstrator offers a flower to a police officer as teachers and students take part in a protest Image copyright Ramzi Boudina / Reuters
Image caption A demonstrator offers a flower to a police officer as teachers and students take part in a protest in Algiers, Algeria. Anti-government protests have continued since February after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced that he would seek a fifth term in office. He later said that he won't stand.
Aerial view of buildings surrounded by heavy fog Image copyright China News Service/VCG via Getty Images
Image caption Heavy fog surrounds high-rise buildings in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha performs a traditional dance with performers at Khon Kaen railway station Image copyright Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters
Image caption Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha performs a traditional dance with performers at Khon Kaen railway station during a visit ahead of the general election on 24 March.
A newborn albino red-necked wallaby is carried by its mother in their enclosure at the zoo in Decin, Czech Republic Image copyright David W Cerny / Reuters
Image caption A newborn albino red-necked wallaby is carried by its mother in their enclosure at the zoo in Decin, Czech Republic.
A dhobi hangs out washed clothes at the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India Image copyright Divyakant Solanki / EPA
Image caption A dhobi hangs out washed clothes at the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India. The Dhobi Ghat is an open-air laundry where washermen clean and iron clothes for local customers.
Sky Brown skateboarding Image copyright Peter Byrne / PA
Image caption Sky Brown, 10, during the Skateboard GB team announcement in Manchester, UK. Born in Miyazaki, Japan, to a British father and Japanese mother, Sky could become Britain's youngest ever summer Olympian if she qualifies for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
An Afghan Hound stands with its owner Image copyright Hannah McKay / Reuters
Image caption An Afghan Hound stands with its owner during the third day of the annual Crufts dog show in Birmingham, UK.

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