This Week in Pictures: Feb. 27-March 4

  • A woman holds a young boy as a crowd of people clash with police following an officer-involved shooting at 200 South Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City, Feb. 27, 2016. Unrest broke out in a Salt Lake City neighborhood on Saturday night after what appears to be a shooting involving a police officer, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
  • Russian people participate with flowers and portraits in a memorial march for Boris Nemtsov to mark the murder’s first anniversary, in Moscow, Russia, Feb. 27, 2016. Boris Nemtsov, liberal opposition leader and sharp critic of president Putin, was killed on Feb. 27, 2015 by a group of Chechen military servicemen. Five were arrested, one was killed during detention, and one of organizers is still wanted.
  • A Palestinian man takes a selfie at a street during foggy weather in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Feb. 27, 2016.
  • Andries Coetzee of South Africa’s Lions battles to keep the ball against Japan’s Sunwolves players during their Super Rugby competition match at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 27, 2016. The Lions won the match.
  • Cate Blanchett, a presenter at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, on stage during rehearsals at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Feb. 27, 2016.
  • Red Star soccer fans cheer during a Serbian National soccer league derby match between Partizan and Red Star, in Belgrade, Serbia, Feb. 27, 2016. Red Star won 1-2.
  • An Afghan security force member holds up his rifle as he walks at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2016. A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near the Afghan defense ministry in Kabul on Saturday, causing heavy casualties just hours after an attack in the eastern province of Kunar killed 13 people and put prospects for new peace talks in doubt.
  • A father and and his children are silhouetted riding a bicycle during sunset at a park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Feb. 27, 2016.
  • The cast and crew of “Spotlight” celebrate after it won best picture during the 88th Academy Awards ceremony at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Feb. 28, 2016.
  • Bodybuilders warm up backstage prior to their performance during ‘Mumbai Shri’ Body Building and Physique Sports Competition 2016, in Mumbai, India, Feb. 28, 2016.
  • A model presents a creation from the Salvatore Ferragamo Autumn/Winter 2016 woman collection during Milan Fashion Week, Feb. 28, 2016.
  • A refugee child looks on as refugees and migrants stand at the checkpoint and wait for the opening of the border to cross into Macedonia, at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on Feb. 28 , 2016.
  • A Chilean man holds a portrait of his Haitian daughter in front of a police line, before the start of a demonstration organized by the National Coordinator of Immigrants in Chile, in Santiago, Chile, Feb. 28, 2016. Peruvians, Colombians, Haitians and other Latino immigrants living in Chile, gathered to protest the more than 100% increase in visa fees.
  • A picture taken with slow shutter speed shows members of the group ‘The Kattfiller’ from Attendorn taking part during the Norddeutsche Championship carnivalesque dance sport in Kassel (Hessen), Germany, Feb. 28, 2016. About 1,100 qualified dancers show in different disciplines their skills.
  • Stranded refugees from Syria are covered with blankets while waiting to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Feb. 28, 2016. About 5,500 migrants are braving rainy weather at a tent camp close to the border and another 500 are camped at a gas station 17 kilometers away.
  • A Syrian man rides his bicycle past a man selling grains during a halt in fighting on Feb. 29, 2016 in Douma, in the Eastern Ghouta region, east of the capital Damascus. A UN-backed ceasefire deal took hold across parts of Syria, bringing relative calm to areas where the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda’s local affiliate are not present.
  • Seen through the legs of attendees, Hillary Clinton, a Democratic presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign event at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, Mass., Feb. 29, 2016.
  • Riot police stand guard on a road blocked by supporters of a religious political party during a protest against the execution of Mumtaz Qadri, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Feb. 29, 2016. Pakistan on Monday executed Qadri who killed the governor of Punjab province over his call to reform the country’s strict blasphemy laws that carry a death sentence for insulting Islam, police said.
  • A man looks on as a rickshaw passes at a busy market in the old quarters of Delhi, India, Feb. 29, 2016. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiled a budget for the poor on Monday, announcing new rural aid and health programs in a strategy shift that could boost his ruling party in coming state elections.
  • Kibera slum residents try to put out a fire after gas cylinder explosions late into the night in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, Feb. 29, 2016.
  • Lava and volcanic ash rises from Mount Sinabung during an eruption in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on Feb. 29, 2016. Authorities have repeatedly called on local residents to remain patient in dealing with the impact of Sinabung’s eruptions.
  • Hidden cars under tarpaulins before the opening of the 86th Geneva international motor show 2016 being held in the Palexpo Congress Center, Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 29, 2016.
  • Supporters of Senator Ted Cruz waited to greet the candidate moments after he finished delivering remarks at Gilley’s Club in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 29, 2016.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a Democratic presidential hopeful, and his wife, Jane, during a brief news conference after disembarking a charter plane in Boston, Feb. 29, 2016.
  • Pakistani supporters of Mumtaz Qadri protest his execution in Lahore, Pakistan, Feb. 29, 2016. Pakistan on Monday hanged Qadri, the convicted killer of a former governor, shot in 2011 by his bodyguard who accused him of blasphemy, officials said.
  • Several hundred protesters demonstrate against police violence in Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 29, 2016. The ‘Utah Against Police Brutality’ group organized the demonstration after a teenage boy was shot by Salt Lake City police on Saturday.
  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rallies with supporters at Lake Taylor Senior High School in Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 29, 2016.
  • A supporter of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide waves a Haitian flag and copy of the constitution in front of National Police blocking protesters from reaching Parliament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 29, 2016. Aristide supporters marched on the 12th anniversary of his ouster, to demand interim President Jocelerme Privert create a commission to review the vote counts for two general elections held last year.
  • Donald Trump and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey return to Trump’s jet after a campaign event at the Signature Flight Hangar at Port Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, March 1, 2016. Trump had rallies planned in Ohio and Kentucky before ending his Super Tuesday at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort he owns.
  • A media area at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The Republican frontrunner was to hold a news conference from Mar-a-Lago later in the evening.
  • A Sadhu or holy man smokes near the banks of river Kshipra as preparations are underway for the Simhastha Kumbh Mela festival in Ujjain, some 180 km from state capital Bhopal, India, March 1, 2016. Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage which occurs every twelve years and rotates among four locations. According to traditions, it offers Hindu devotees the chance to wash away their sins with a ritual bath in the holy waters of the holy river.
  • Josh Alsup, a park service mechanic, works to cover a Yosemite Lodge road sign with one that reads Yosemite Valley Lodge, at Yosemite National Park in California, March 1, 2016. Delaware North, a company that until recently ran the park’s hotels, restaurants and shops, has caused an uproar by having apparently successfully trademarked the name Yosemite National Park.
  • Tameika Ogburn, a polling site assistant manager, raises her hand during a swearing-in with fellow workers at a polling site before it opens to voters casting ballots in Georgia’s primary election, March 1, 2016, in Atlanta.
  • Voters cast their ballots in a polling station at the Ripton Town Clerk’s office in Ripton, Vt., in the morning on March 1, 2016. Voters in 12 states go to the polls Tuesday as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who have had the most success in the early nominating contests, look to extend their delegate leads over their nearest rivals.
  • Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters during her victory speech on Super Tuesday in Miami, Fla., March 1, 2016.
  • Supporters of the youth wing of India’s opposition Congress Party shout slogans as they scuffle with police while marching towards Indian Parliament during a protest in New Delhi, India, March 2, 2016. The protest was against a statement given by India’s Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani in the Indian Parliament during a debate on recent student protests in the country.
  • People look at their ruined houses in Cizre, Turkey, early March 2, 2016. Turkish authorities on Wednesday scaled down a 24-hour curfew imposed on the mainly Kurdish town of Cizre in southeast Turkey, nearly three weeks after declaring the successful conclusion of military operations there. The curfew was lifted at 5 a.m., allowing residents to return to their conflict-stricken neighborhoods for the first time since Dec. 14.
  • Palestinian mother Fawzeyah Shalan, 40, holds her son Mahmoud Shalan, 17, during his funeral in the West Bank village of Deir Debwan, near Ramallah, March 2, 2016. The Israeli army said that the Palestinian brandishing a knife tried to stab soldiers on duty near Ramallah last Friday afternoon before forces at the scene opened fire and killed him.
  • A woman reacts while walking among the ruins of damaged buildings following heavy fighting between government troops and Kurdish fighters, on March 2, 2016 in the southeastern Turkey Kurdish town of Cizre, near the border with Syria and Iraq.
  • Migrants, who are waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, stand in a camp, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, March 2, 2016.
  • Curator Stuart Baker (R), Gallery Assistants Ian Evans and David Wells (top L) hang a picture of Charles II as Prince of Wales from 1638 by Anthony van Dyck, in the Portland collection at the Hartley Gallery near Worksop, March 2, 2016.
  • The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on March 2, 2016 (Kazakh time). Kelly and Kornienko completed an International Space Station record year-long mission to collect valuable data on the effect of long duration weightlessness on the human body that will be used to formulate a human mission to Mars. Volkov returned after spending six months on the station.
  • Keeper Lucy Truelson washes Asian elephant bull Bong Su as it lies against the barrier in its enclosure at Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne, Australia on March 3, 2016.
  • Iraqi girls hold makeshift white flags as they flee with their families a military operation by Iraqi security personnel aimed at retaking areas from Islamic State group jihadists, in the desert west of the city of Samarra on March 3, 2016.
  • Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court, which was hearing arguments in its first major abortion case in almost a decade, in Washington, March 2, 2016. The court on Wednesday appeared sharply and perhaps evenly divided in the case, one that has the potential to revise constitutional standards and to affect millions of women.
  • A hooded unidentified migrant from Iran gets his lips treated with a medical disinfectant after they were sewn, prior to a demonstration in an attempt to prevent the dismantling of makeshift dwellings at a camp near Calais, France, Thursday March 3, 2016.
  • Runners race down the back straight at Taunton racecourse on March 03, 2016 in Taunton, England.
  • A man stands by as a makeshift shelter burns in the so-called Jungle migrant camp in the French port city of Calais on March 3, 2016, during the ongoing demolition of the camp’s southern half. Demolition workers razed makeshift shelters at the so-called Jungle migrant camp on the outskirts of Calais for a fourth day running, under the close watch of dozens of police officers equipped with water cannon.
  • Syrian refugees walk back after a failed attempt to reach the Greek island of Lesbos early in the morning on March 3, 2016, at Dikili in Izmir.
  • Hostesses perform tea pouring ceremony before the opening session of the Fourth Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3, 2016.
  • Riot police shoot tear gas at students protesting in Tegucigalpa against the murder of indigenous activist Berta Caceres, in La Esperanza, 200 km northwest of the capital, on March 3, 2016. Caceres, a respected environmentalist who won the prestigious Goldman Prize last year for her outspoken advocacy, was murdered in her home Thursday, her family said.
  • Republican presidential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio and businessman Donald Trump argue during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016, in Detroit, Mich.
  • Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after attending a session ahead of Saturday’s opening of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing on March 4, 2016. The political conclave comes as China’s leaders are being tested by new challenges including an economy that has slowed to a 25-year low, global uncertainty over the country’s tumultuous stock markets and currency movements, and tensions over the South China Sea.
  • Attendees to the 43rd Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) say a prayer at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. on March 3, 2016.


This week, 12 states and one U.S. territory voted on Super Tuesday, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each winning the most states in their respective parties’ contests. The Supreme Court continued to hear a case on a Texas abortion law that could limit women’s access to safe abortions in the state. Astronaut Scott Kelly and his team returned to Earth after an almost year-long mission aboard the International Space Station.

Across Europe, the ongoing migrant crisis continues. Milan fashion week ended as Paris fashion week kicked off. North Korea was reported to have fired off test missiles on Thursday, and the opening session of the annual Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) was held in Beijing.

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