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PHOTOS of the week that was

March 30, 2015 11:14 IST
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Syrian refugee girls undergo training in the Korean Taekwondo Academy For Syrian Children at the Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. According to the academy, which was founded in 2013 for Syrian refugee children and is affiliated to the Korea Food for the Hungry International relief organization, they have about 300 Syrian children taking martial arts classes that are held four times a week. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

 

A rebel fighter looks inside a cannon on the frontline of Idlib city in northern Syria. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

 

Troops fire 105mm howitzers during the celebration of the 118th Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Army at the military headquarters in FortBonifacio, TaguigCity, Metro Manila. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

 

A wildlife department official holds a Malayan sun bear for the media at its head office in Kuala Lumpur. It was among other animals estimated to be worth $20,000, including juvenile eagles and a slow loris, seized by the wildlife department during an operation against illegal wildlife traders earlier this month. The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be $8 billion a year worldwide, according to TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

 

A serviceman embraces his son after a farewell ceremony at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi. According to Georgia’s Defence Ministry, the 43rd battalion from the IV mechanized brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces is departing to Afghanistan to join a NATO-led mission called Resolute Support. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

 

People bow as they pay their respects to the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew at Tanjong Pagar community club, in the constituency which Lee represented as Member of Parliament since 1955, in Singapore. Lee, Singapore’s first prime minister and architect of the tiny Southeast Asian city-state's rapid rise from British tropical outpost to global trade and financial centre, died early on Monday, aged 91, the Prime Minister's Office said. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

 

Family members of passengers feared killed in Germanwings plane crash react at Barcelona’s El Prat airport. No one survived when an Airbus A320 passenger plane operated by Lufthansa’s budget subsidiary Germanwings flight crashed in southern France on Tuesday and it is likely to take days to recover the bodies of those on board due to difficult terrain, French police at the crash site said. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

 

Protesters dressed as chickens stand outside Old Granada studios ahead of a speech by Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the Conservative Party spring forum in Manchester northern England. Photograph: Phil Nobel/Reuters

 

Amanda Knox talks to the press surrounded by family outside her mother’s home in Seattle, Washington. Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge. The Court of Cassation threw out the second guilty verdict to have been passed on Knox, 27, and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the lethal stabbing. Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

 

A man pulls his camel as he sits in an auto rickshaw during a dust storm in Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

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