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Striking pictures from around the world this week



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Striking pictures from around the world this week, photos - AP

March 19 (AP): From a Pakistani bride’s beautiful hands designed with henna and adorned with jewellery at her wedding ceremony in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Pakistan, to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s moving speech to the U.S. Congress by video pleading for support as his country is besieged by Russian forces, at the Capitol in Washington, to the Jewish community’s global celebrations of Purim, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past week.


 

President Joe Biden speaks at the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


 


Participants take part in the closing ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)


 


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the U.S. Congress by video to plead for support as his country is besieged by Russian forces, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)


 


A firefighter walks outside a destroyed apartment building after a bombing in a residential area in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)


 


Ukrainian soldiers pay the last tribute to colonel Valeriy Gudz who was killed in a battle against the Russian invaders, in a cemetery in the town of Boryspil close to the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)


 


A volunteer of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces assists a woman to cross the street in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, during the Russian invasion. (AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)


 


Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his speech at a concert marking the eighth anniversary of the referendum on the state status of Crimea and Sevastopol and its reunification with Russia, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 18, 2022. (Sergei Guneyev/Sputnik Pool Photo via AP)


 


An MV-22 Osprey participates during a joint military helicopter-borne operation drill between Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and U.S. Marines at Higashi Fuji range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)


 


Lady Gaga poses for photographers upon arrival at the 75th British Academy Film Awards, BAFTA's, in London, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)


 


Jewish ultra-Orthodox men and children, some wearing costumes celebrate the festival of Purim, at a synagogue in Bnei Brak, Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)


 


Juventus' Danilo, left, is tackled by Villarreal's Pau Torres during the Champions League, round of 16, second leg soccer match between Juventus and Villarreal at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)


 


Iranian pop star Googoosh performs during a concert at the Dubai Expo 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)


 


Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William laugh as Lieutenant Colonel Rob Money puts a bearskin hat on his 20-month-old daughter Gaia Money's head as they attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards' St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks, Thursday, March 17, 2022 in Aldershot, England. (Chris Jackson, Pool via AP)


 


A professional surfer manoeuvres on a wave in the Mediterranean Sea after competing in the first round of the Qualifying Series of the world Surf League event in Netanya, Israel, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)


 


Rabbi Rafael Schaffer delivers a speech as Romania's Jewish community celebrates Purim at the Coral Temple synagogue in Bucharest, Romania. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)