The world in pictures: March 21-27, 2016

Updated: Apr 05, 2016, 11:36 IST
  • The world in pictures: March 21-27, 2016
    Pope Francis performs the foot-washing ritual at the Castelnuovo di Porto refugees center near Rome. Pope Francis washed the feet of 11 young asylum seekers and a worker at their reception centre to highlight the need for the international community to provide shelter to refugees. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: March 21-27, 2016
    A man wrapped in a Belgian flag holds a candle as people gather at a makeshift memorial in front of Brussel's Stock Exchange on Place de la Bourse (Beursplein), two days after a triple bomb attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, hit Brussels' airport and the Maelbeek - Maalbeek metro station, killing 31 people and wounding 300 others. Pic/AFP
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    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dances on a table in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak during the feast of Purim. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. Pic/AFP
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    An Indian man get his face smeared with colors as he takes part in Holi celebrations in Chennai. The Hindu festival of Holi, or the 'Festival of Colours' heralds the arrival of spring and the end of winter. Pic/AFP
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    Bjorn, 6, poses for pictures with Owl butterflies during a photocall at the Natural History Museum in central London. The photocall was to promote the Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' exhbition which runs until September 11. Pic/AFP
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    People hold a child as they protest at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni. Greece will not be able to start sending refugees back to Turkey from March 20, 2016, the government said, as the country struggles to implement a key deal aimed at easing Europe's migrant crisis. The numbers are daunting: officials said as of Saturday there were 47,500 migrants in Greece, including 8,200 on the islands and 10,500 massed at the Idomeni camp on the Macedonian border. Pic/AFP
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    Spanish matador David Galvan gored in the foot by a bull during the San Isidro bullfight festival at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid. Pic/AFP
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    Kyrgyz women wearing traditional costumes perform during the celebrations of Nowruz (New Year) at the central Ala-Too Square in Bishkek. Nowruz, 'The New Year' in Farsi, is an ancient festival marking the first day of spring in Central Asia. Pic/AFP
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    Yemenis visit the grave of relatives reportedly killed during Saudi-led military coalition air strikes against Huthi rebels at a cemetary in Sanaa. Pic/AFP
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    Children watch fish swimming in an aquarium at the Scientific Center of Kuwait in Kuwait City. Pic/AFP
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