Week in pictures: 11-17 March

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

Image source, Mike Blake / Reuters

Protesters light flares as they demonstrate near the National Assembly

Image source, Mohammed Badra /EPA-EFE

A police officer fires a tear gas shell

Image source, Mohsin Raza / Reuters

Hendry Keinga reacts after he lost a family member during the Mtauchira village mudslide in the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy in Blantyre, Malawi

Image source, Esa Alexander / Reuters

Marielle Franco's photo projected onto a building, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Image source, Isaac Fontana / EPA-EFE

British Chancellor of Exchequer Jeremy Hunt waves at his family as he poses with the Budget box

Image source, Tolga Akmen / EPA-EFA

A California number plate is seen at an area affected by floods after days of heavy rain in Pajaro, California, USA

Image source, Carlos Barria / Reuters

Jazzy Matty ridden by Michael O'Sullivan wins the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival

Image source, Paul Childs / Reuters

Daniel Mazzei participates in the Birdman Rally

Image source, James Ross / EPA-EFE

A model displays jewellery

Image source, Jagadeesh Nv / EPA-EFE

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