The best news photos from the past week

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Our selection of some of the most outstanding photos taken this week around the world

Premier Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media at a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand

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Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images

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New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern addresses the media following the shooting at two mosques in Christchurch. Mrs. Ardern described the country's deadliest attack as one of New Zealand's "darkest days".

A woman is mourning at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302

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Tiksa Negeri / Reuters

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A woman puts down her face while she is in mourning at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302, near the town of Bishoftu. The plane was en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, when it crashed six minutes after take-off, killing the 157 passengers on board.

A young man throws a tire on fire

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Daniel Mihailescu / AFP

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A young man launches a burning tire as part of a tradition marking clean Monday, the first day of Lent in the calendar of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, in the Romanian village of Poplaca.

Protester offers a flower to a police officer as teachers and students take part in a protest

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Ramzi Boudina / Reuters

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A protester offers a flower to a policeman teachers and students participate in a protest in Algiers, Algeria. Anti-government demonstrations have been going on since February, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his candidacy for a fifth term. He later said he would not stay.

Aerial view of buildings surrounded by heavy fog

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China Press Service / VCG via Getty Images

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Heavy fog surrounds high-rise buildings in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha Performs Traditional Dance with Artists at Khon Kaen Station

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Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

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Thailand's Prime Minister, Prayuth Chan-Ocha, performs a Traditional Dance with Performers at Khon Kaen Railway Station during a visit ahead of the March 24 general election.

A newborn albino red neck wallaby is carried by his mother in Decin Zoo, in the Czech Republic.

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David W Cerny / Reuters

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A newborn albino wallaby with a red collar is carried by his mother in their enclosure at Decin Zoo in the Czech Republic.

Dhobi drags washed clothes at Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India

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Divyakant Solanki / EPA

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A dhobi drags washed clothes at Mahalaxmi Dhatobi Mumbai, India. Dhobi Ghat is an outdoor laundry where washers clean and iron clothes for local customers.

Skateboarding Sky Brown

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Peter Byrne / PA

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Sky Brown, 10, at the announcement of the Skateboard GB team in Manchester, UK. Born in Miyazaki, Japan, from a British father and a Japanese mother, Sky could become the youngest summer Olympian in Britain if she qualifies for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

An Afghan dog standing with his owner

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Hannah McKay / Reuters

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An Afghan dog standing with his owner on the third day of Crufts' annual dog show in Birmingham, England. UNITED KINGDOM.

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