This Week in Pictures: March 22-28
Family members of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were given the heartbreaking news this that week that their loved ones most likely perished and that the missing aircraft went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of western Australia. Search efforts for evidence of the plane continued to be thwarted by poor weather conditions, however, and frustration grew with each passing day that presented few answers as to what happened to the jet nearly three weeks ago.
A wave of violence gripped Afghanistan in the lead-up to presidential elections as a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle Tuesday outside an election office in Kabul, near the home of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani. In Brazil, authorities have ramped up efforts to quell violence in the favelas less than three months before the start of the World Cup.
In the U.S. this week, crews continue to search for survivors in the wake of a massive mudslide in Washington that has killed more than a dozen people.