This Week in Pictures: Mar. 21-27
When the news broke that a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf had crashed in the French Alps, few people suspected what would be revealed by the end of the week: That the co-pilot had locked the captain out of the cockpit and may have intentionally downed the plane, killing himself and all 150 on board.
In Israel, seven siblings who were killed in a Brooklyn, New York, house fire were buried in a heartbreaking ceremony. The mother and a sister of the three girls and four boys suffered serious injuries but survived the blaze. In Manhattan on Friday, an explosion rocked the East Village as one building collapsed and fire raged through a heavily trafficked area downtown injuring 19 people.
People around the world observed World Water Day on March 22. In the U.S., Ted Cruz became the first official presidential candidate for 2016, and March Madness continued as college basketball teams vied for the NCAA championship title.