The world in pictures: March 7-13, 2016

Updated: Mar 26, 2016, 13:02 IST
  • The world in pictures: March 7-13, 2016
    The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) navigation satellite IRNSS-1F, on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C32), launches in Sriharikota in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: March 7-13, 2016
    Ice cracks from the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier located at Los Glaciares National Park, southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. With 250 km2 ice formation, and 30 km in length, the Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: March 7-13, 2016
    Bystanders watch a solar total eclipse through cloudy conditions in Palembang. A total solar eclipse swept across the vast Indonesian archipelago, witnessed by tens of thousands of sky gazers and marked by parties, Muslim prayers and tribal rituals. Pic/AFP
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    A Cornish Rex breed cat attends the Catsburg 2016 International Cats show in Moscow. Pic/AFP
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    Burkina Faso's contemporary dancers of 'Les clameurs des arenes' (Arenas' Clamours) company, perform during the 9th edition of the MASA festival (Market For African Performing Arts) at the French Institute in Abidjan. Pic/AFP
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    Carrying a talisman, a Buddhist ascetic walks barefoot among flames on hot coals during the 'Hi-Watari', or fire walking ceremony, to herald the coming of Spring at the Fudoji temple in Nagatoro town in Saitama prefecture. Hundreds of people followed Buddhist ascetics and participated in fire walking to 'purify the mind and body' and to pray for good health and safety. Pic/AFP
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    A Nepalese Hindu Sadhu (holy man) paints coloured paste onto his face during the Maha Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting. Hundreds of sadhu have arrived in Kathmandu's Pashupatinath to take part in the Maha Shivaratri festival. Pic/AFP
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    An eagle of the Guard from Above company, grasps a drone during a police exercise in Katwijk. The bird of prey can get drones from the air by catching them with his legs. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: March 7-13, 2016
    Models present creations for Moncler Gamme Rouge during the 2016-2017 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection in Paris. Pic/AFP
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    A child stands among a razor-topped fence close to the gate at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni where thousands of migrants and refugees wait to cross the border into Macedonia. EU leaders held a summit with Turkey's prime minister on March 7 in order to back closing the Balkans migrant route and urge Ankara to accept deportations of large numbers of economic migrants from overstretched Greece. Pic/AFP
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