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Pope Francis washes the feet of a prisoner at the Casal Del Marmo Youth Detention Centre during the mass of the Lord's Supper on March 28 in Rome, Italy. The mass commemorates Christ's Last Supper and controversially, the pope washed the feet of two women who took part in the ritual. In previous years, only men's feet were washed.
Rescuers search through rock and debris at a gold mine on March 30 after a mudslide in Gyama village in Tibet that buried 83 workers. Authorities said chances were slim of finding any survivors.
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Indian revellers dance on the street during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad on March 27. "Holi," the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India and Nepal at the end of winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month.
Palestinian protesters throw stones at an Israeli military tower along Israel's controversial separation barrier during a rally marking Land Day at the main entrance of the West Bank town of Bethlehem on March 30. Land Day commemorates the death of six Arab Israeli protesters at the hands of Israeli troops during mass protests in 1976 against plans to confiscate land in Galilee.
On March 29 a court in Bosnia convicted a Montenegrin man, Veselin Vlahovic, of multiple counts of murder, torture, rape and looting during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, and sentenced him to 45 years in prison - the longest sentence ever issued in the country. Judge Zoran Bozic said Vlahovic killed 31 people, raped a number of Bosniak and Croat women, and tortured and robbed non-Serb residents of a Sarajevo suburb while fighting for the Bosnian Serbs.
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Demonstrators outside the Supreme Court in Nairobi on March 30 before the ruling on a petition by outgoing Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga challenging election contender Uhuru Kenyatta. The court upheld Kenyatta's victory, unanimously ruling that the election had been fair and credible and that Kenyatta and his running mate had been validly elected.
Nelson Mandela, the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president, has been hit by a lung infection again and is in a hospital. Mandela has become increasingly frail in recent years and has been hospitalised several times in recent months. Above, a hawker passes portraits of Mandela depicted in
various stages of his life in Soweto, South Africa.
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North Koreans gather at a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, on March 29. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms.