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The week in pictures

Indian students play with coloured powders as they celebrate ‘holi’ or the ‘festival of colours’ during a special function in Kolkata on March 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR

The week in pictures

Indian youth play with colors during Holi celebrations in Chennai, civil security aircrafts parade during the inauguration of the Nimes-Garons civil security air force base in France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a victory speech at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, a day after votes were counted in legislative assembly elections in five Indian states, balloons in the shape of doves are released into the air during a memorial service for victims of the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster in Natori, Japan is marking on March 11 the sixth anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 quake which struck under the Pacific Ocean and the ensuing tsunami which left about 18,500 people dead or missing, birds fly at sunset over the rebel-held town of Arbin in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus and much more in this spectacular visual feast from around the world.

(Images – AP and AFP; compiled by Parimita Barik)

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