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The week in pictures
From the tenth anniversary of Iraq's invasion to a deadly fire in Thailand, Al Jazeera showcases the week in images.
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2013 12:19


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Relatives visit graves in the Mahdi Army cemetery in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The country marked the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion that ousted former leader Saddam Hussein on Tuesday.


STRINGER/IRAQ/REUTERS
Members of the US Secret Service walk through the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. US President Barack Obama arrived in Jordan on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians.


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Kurdish people celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year festival, in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. The festival was particularly celebratory this year after jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan called for a ceasefire, telling fighters to lay down their arms and raising hopes for an end to a three-decade conflict with Turkey that has cost tens of thousands of lives.


YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS
Thousands of bank employees protest outside the finance ministry in Nicosia, Cyprus. President Nicos Anastasiades has met Brussels officials in the hopes of sealing a bailout package from the European Union.


MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks during a news conference in Beirut. Mikati announced his resignation after Shia group Hezbollah and its allies blocked the creation of a body to supervise parliamentary elections and opposed extending the term of a senior security official.


JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS
Indigenous people attend the first session of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's trial at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City. The trial of Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, which led to the deaths of at least 1,771 Ixil Mayans, is the first time a country has prosecuted an ex-head of state in a national court on such charges.


ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS
A security officer stands guard at the entrance of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's campaign office, decorated with posters in Karachi. Musharraf returned to the country after more than four years in self-imposed exile to run in upcoming elections.


AP/AP
Karen refugees from Myanmar flee their refugee camp in northern Thailand as fire breaks out. At least 32 refugees died in a raging blaze at this camp, which houses about 3,300 people. The fire is believed to have been started by a cooking accident, and destroyed about 100 huts.


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Members of the US Secret Service walk through the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. The US President Barack Obama arrived in Jordan on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians.

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Members of the US Secret Service walk through the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. The US President Barack Obama arrived in Jordan on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians.

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Relatives visit graves in the Mahdi Army cemetery in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The country marked the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion that ousted former leader Saddam Hussein on Tuesday.

Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-3%2F24?image_id=05r63vW2FPei3STRINGER/IRAQREUTERSReuters Pictures

Relatives visit graves in the Mahdi Army cemetery in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The country marked the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion that ousted former leader Saddam Hussein on Tuesday.

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Kurdish people celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year festival, in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. The festival was particularly celebratory this year after jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan called for a ceasefire, telling fighters to lay down their arms and raising hopes for an end to a three-decade conflict with Turkey that has cost tens of thousands of lives.

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-3%2F24?image_id=017h1hW18GaaZSTRAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Kurdish people celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year festival, in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. The festival was particularly celebratory this year after jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan called for a ceasefire, telling fighters to lay down their arms and raising hopes for an end to a three-decade conflict with Turkey that has cost tens of thousands of lives.

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Thousands of bank employees protest outside the Finance Ministry in Nicosia, Cyprus. President Nicos Anastasiades is travelling to Brussels early in the hopes of sealing a bailout package from the European Union or see the island's stricken banks cut off from emergency funding.

Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-3%2F24?image_id=0daaesAgNO4G0YANNIS BEHRAKISREUTERSReuters Pictures

Thousands of bank employees protest outside the Finance Ministry in Nicosia, Cyprus. President Nicos Anastasiades is travelling to Brussels early in the hopes of sealing a bailout package from the European Union or see the island's stricken banks cut off from emergency funding.

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Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks during a news conference in Beirut. Mikati announced his resignation after Shia group Hezbollah and its allies blocked the creation of a body to supervise parliamentary elections and opposed extending the term of a senior security official.

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:23:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-3%2F24?image_id=0fZI83p7Lg9KoMOHAMED AZAKIRREUTERSReuters Pictures

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati speaks during a news conference in Beirut. Mikati announced his resignation after Shia group Hezbollah and its allies blocked the creation of a body to supervise parliamentary elections and opposed extending the term of a senior security official.

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Indigenous people attend the first session of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's trial at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City. The trial of Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, which led to the deaths of at least 1,771 Ixil Mayans, is the first time a country has prosecuted an ex-head of state in a national court on such charges.

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-3%2F24?image_id=03zNeYG0OY0y7JORGE DAN LOPEZREUTERSReuters Pictures

Indigenous people attend the first session of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's trial at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City. The trial of Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, which led to the deaths of at least 1,771 Ixil Mayans, is the first time a country has prosecuted an ex-head of state in a national court on such charges.

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A security man stands guard at the entrance of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's campaign office, decorated with posters in Karachi. Musharraf returned to the country after more than four years in self-imposed exile to run in upcoming elections.

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-3%2F24?image_id=0evO13i2cv7u2ATHAR HUSSAINREUTERSReuters Pictures

A security man stands guard at the entrance of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's campaign office, decorated with posters in Karachi. Musharraf returned to the country after more than four years in self-imposed exile to run in upcoming elections.

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Karen refugees from Myanmar flee their refugee camp in northern Thailand when fire broke out. At least 32 refugees died in a raging fire at this camp, which houses about 3,300 people. The fire is believed to have been started by a cooking accident, and destroyed about 100 huts.

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/The-week-in-pictures%2C-3%2F24?image_id=0fra4t9f1Z1zoAPAPAP Photo

Karen refugees from Myanmar flee their refugee camp in northern Thailand when fire broke out. At least 32 refugees died in a raging fire at this camp, which houses about 3,300 people. The fire is believed to have been started by a cooking accident, and destroyed about 100 huts.



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