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Photos Of The Week -- March 12-18

Japan is engulfed in a triple tragedy, as unrest continues across the Middle East.

A Japanese man covers his face as he walks through a destroyed residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi on March 14. In Otsuchi 12,000 out of a population of 15,000 have disappeared following the massive earthquake and tsunami. Photo by Damir Sagolj for Reuters
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A Japanese man covers his face as he walks through a destroyed residential area of tsunami-hit Otsuchi on March 14. In Otsuchi 12,000 out of a population of 15,000 have disappeared following the massive earthquake and tsunami.

Photo by Damir Sagolj for Reuters

A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori in northern Japan on March 13, after a massive earthquake and tsunami that are feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. Photo by Asahi Shimbun for Reuters
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A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori in northern Japan on March 13, after a massive earthquake and tsunami that are feared to have killed more than 10,000 people.

Photo by Asahi Shimbun for Reuters

A man cries next to his destroyed house where his dead mother is still buried in the rubble at a devastated area hit by the earthquake and tsunami in Onagawa on March 17. Photo by Yomiuri Shimbun for Reuters
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A man cries next to his destroyed house where his dead mother is still buried in the rubble at a devastated area hit by the earthquake and tsunami in Onagawa on March 17.

Photo by Yomiuri Shimbun for Reuters

Antinuclear protesters are seen through a banner with the radioactivity sign as they demonstrate in front of the German Chancellery in Berlin, on March 15. Photo by Tobias Schwarz for Reuters
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Antinuclear protesters are seen through a banner with the radioactivity sign as they demonstrate in front of the German Chancellery in Berlin, on March 15.

Photo by Tobias Schwarz for Reuters

A ruined house is seen in the abandoned village of Vorotets, near the 30-kilometer exclusion zone around the Chornobyl nuclear reactor on March 17. Belarus, Ukraine and Russia will mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chornobyl, the place where the world's worst civil nuclear accident took place, on April 26. Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters
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A ruined house is seen in the abandoned village of Vorotets, near the 30-kilometer exclusion zone around the Chornobyl nuclear reactor on March 17. Belarus, Ukraine and Russia will mark the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion in Chornobyl, the place where the world's worst civil nuclear accident took place, on April 26.

Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters

The vendors of the Osh market in the Kyrgyz capital, who recently lost their jobs, try to cross the fence of the government headquarters in Bishkek on March 17. Some 200 protesters gathered in central Bishkek to demand the resignation of the mayor after some of their stalls were removed overnight. Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko for AFP
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The vendors of the Osh market in the Kyrgyz capital, who recently lost their jobs, try to cross the fence of the government headquarters in Bishkek on March 17. Some 200 protesters gathered in central Bishkek to demand the resignation of the mayor after some of their stalls were removed overnight.

Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko for AFP

Libyans celebrate in Benghazi on March 17 the UN Security Council's resolution to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. Photo by Patrick Baz for AFP
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Libyans celebrate in Benghazi on March 17 the UN Security Council's resolution to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.

Photo by Patrick Baz for AFP

Opposition activists hold a banner with portraits of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin titiled "Next in line" during their authorized rally at Pushkin Square in Moscow on March 13. Photo by Andrei Smirnov for AFP
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Opposition activists hold a banner with portraits of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin titiled "Next in line" during their authorized rally at Pushkin Square in Moscow on March 13.

Photo by Andrei Smirnov for AFP

Yemeni demonstrators protest against the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on March 17. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli for AFP
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Yemeni demonstrators protest against the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on March 17.

Photo by Ahmad Gharabli for AFP

A Libyan rebel gestures as he mans an antiaircraft gun in Ajdabiyah on March 14, as Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi's forces shelled rebel positions on the doorstep of the key town, which the revolt against his rule has vowed to defend at all costs. Photo by Patrick Baz for AFP
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A Libyan rebel gestures as he mans an antiaircraft gun in Ajdabiyah on March 14, as Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi's forces shelled rebel positions on the doorstep of the key town, which the revolt against his rule has vowed to defend at all costs.

Photo by Patrick Baz for AFP

A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell toward the upper slopes to clear snow buildup above the Transcaucasian highway some 110 kilometers from the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz on March 13. Avalanches are a constant threat on the road, which is the only route connecting Russia to the Georgian separatist region of South Ossetia. Photo by Kazbek Basayev for Reuters
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A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell toward the upper slopes to clear snow buildup above the Transcaucasian highway some 110 kilometers from the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz on March 13. Avalanches are a constant threat on the road, which is the only route connecting Russia to the Georgian separatist region of South Ossetia.

Photo by Kazbek Basayev for Reuters

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