The Week in Photos: Arresting Images from Around the World

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March 8 2013 4:11 PM

The Week in Photos: Arresting Images from Around the World

Slate’s photo editors present a curated look at some of the defining images from around the world for the week ending March 8, 2013.  

Palestinian fire fighters battle flames that erupted in a Bedouin encampment during clashes between Palestinian stone throwers and Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Anata on March 8, 2013.
Palestinian firefighters battle flames that erupted in a Bedouin encampment during clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Anata on March 8, 2013.

Photo By Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

A woman walks by the beach of Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa March 6, 2013.
A woman walks by the beach of Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa on March 6, 2013.

Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters

Men watch the incoming provisional election results on a television outside a shop in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya's capital, March 5, 2013. Kenya's deputy prime minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces an international crimes against humanity trial, took an initial lead in presidential elections today, the first since disputed polls five years ago sparked a wave of violence.
Men watch the incoming provisional election results on a television outside a shop in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya's capital on March 5, 2013. Kenya's deputy prime minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces an international crimes against humanity trial, took an initial lead in presidential elections today, the first since disputed polls five years ago sparked a wave of violence.

Photo by Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

A man walks between glass facades of the Bonn Post Tower, the headquarters of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL in Bonn March 5, 2013.
A man walks between glass facades of the Bonn Post Tower, the headquarters of German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post DHL in Bonn on March 5, 2013.

Photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Voters queue at dawn to cast their ballot at St. Matthews Church in the Langata constituency of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on March 4, 2013 during the elections.
Voters queue at dawn to cast their ballot at St. Matthews Church in the Langata constituency of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on March 4, 2013 during the elections. Long lines of Kenyans formed far before dawn to vote Monday in the first election since the violence-racked polls five years ago, with a deadly police ambush hours before polling started marring the key ballot. The tense elections are seen as a crucial test for Kenya, with leaders vowing to avoid a repeat of the bloody 2007-8 post-poll violence in which over 1,100 people were killed, with observers repeatedly warning of the risk of renewed conflict.

Photo by Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

People wait in line to cast their ballots in front of a polling station in Kenya's town of Gatundu March 4, 2013.
People wait in line to cast their ballots in front of a polling station in Kenya's town of Gatundu on March 4, 2013. Polling stations opened up to Kenyans on Monday for a tense presidential election that will test whether the east African nation can repair its damaged reputation after the tribal blood-letting that followed a 2007 poll.

Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters

Hotel guide for delegates waits outside the Great Hall of the People during a  presidium meeting after a pre-opening session of the National People's Congress, China's parliament, on March 4, 2013 in Beijing, China.
Hotel guide for delegates waits outside the Great Hall of the People during a presidium meeting after a pre-opening session of the National People's Congress, China's parliament, on March 4, 2013 in Beijing, China. China's defensive military policies have played a core role in maintaining peace and stability in Asia, a spokesperson for the annual session of China's national legislature said Monday.

Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

The ash-encrusted hands of a sadhu (Hindu holy man) are seen as he sits beside a fire after applying ashes to his face and body at his ashram at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 4, 2013.
The ash-encrusted hands of a sadhu (Hindu holy man) are seen as he sits beside a fire after applying ashes to his face and body at his ashram at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on March, 4, 2013. Hindu holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Shivaratri festival, which this year falls on March 10. Celebrated by Hindu devotees all over the world, Shivaratri is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and holy men mark the occasion by praying, smoking marijuana or smearing their bodies with ashes.

Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

A child (bottom) does homework inside a shipping container serving as his accommodation, in Shanghai March 4, 2013. The containers, which house different families, were set up by the landlord, who charges a rent of 500 yuan ($ 80) per month for each container.
A child (bottom) does homework inside a shipping container serving as his accommodation, in Shanghai on March 4, 2013. The containers, which house different families, were set up by the landlord, who charges a rent of 500 yuan ($ 80) per month for each container.

Photo by Aly Song/Reuters

A Somali woman sits on a bed where her son has been admitted to a tented-hospital ward at a free Outpatient's Department (OPD) medical clinic at the headquarters of the Burundi Contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) at the former National University in the Somali capital Mogadishu, March 4, 2013.
A Somali woman sits on a bed where her son has been admitted to a tented-hospital ward at a free Outpatient's Department (OPD) medical clinic at the headquarters of the Burundi Contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) at the former National University in the Somali capital Mogadishu, on March 4, 2013. According to the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team (AU-UN IST), since Burundi first deployed it's troops to Somalia in 2007 as part of the AU mission, their free medical facilities have been a lifeline for thousands of civilians that were caught-up and injured during fighting with the Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab in and around Mogadishu, and in 2012 alone, they treated over 50,000 patients at the clinic. The OPD clinic is held twice a week, treating hundreds of civilians and would be more regular but for the limited medical supplies; the Burundians share much of their own resources, as well as distributing those donated by external NGO groups and other organisations.

Photo by Stuart Price/AU-UN IST/Reuters

Kamlapur Railway Station in Dhaka March 4, 2013.
Kamlapur Railway Station in Dhaka on March 4, 2013. Three compartments of a train, which runs between Dhaka and Noakhali, stationed at Kamalapur was set on fire on the second day of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islamís country wide two-day strike. Bangladesh Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque accused Bangladesh Jamaat-Shibir activists for the attack, after visiting the site, local media reported.

Photo by Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Plainclothes security personnel use batons to beat a protester at Cairo's Tahrir Square March 3, 2013.
Plainclothes security personnel use batons to beat a protester at Cairo's Tahrir Square on March 3, 2013.

Photo by Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

An ethnic Tuareg Malian soldier under the command of Col. El Hadj Ag Gamou fixes his headscarf at a checkpoint in Gao, March 3, 2013.
An ethnic Tuareg Malian soldier under the command of Col. El Hadj Ag Gamou fixes his headscarf at a checkpoint in Gao on March 3, 2013.

Photo by Joe Penney/Reuters

Egyptian anti-Morsi protesters hold up their shoes near a burning police vehicle in Tahrir Square during a march against a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on March 3, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.
Egyptian anti-Morsi protesters hold up their shoes near a burning police vehicle in Tahrir Square during a march against a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on March 3, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. Secretary Kerry released a $250 million aid package to Egypt for political reforms during his visit today.

Photo by Hong Wu/Getty Images

A demonstrator wearing a mask of a pig smokes during a march against government austerity policies in central Lisbon March 2, 2013.
A demonstrator wearing a mask of a pig smokes during a march against government austerity policies in central Lisbon on March 2, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of Portuguese poured into the streets of Lisbon and other cities on Saturday to demand an end to austerity measures dictated by an international bailout and for the centre-right government to resign.

Photo by Rafael Marchante/Reuters

A Bahraini medic treats a protester wounded by a pellet gun during clashes with police in the village of Zinj, a suburb of Manama, on March 2, 2013.
A Bahraini medic treats a protester wounded by a pellet gun during clashes with police in the village of Zinj, a suburb of Manama, on March 2, 2013. Protesters were dispersed by police as they tried to reach Salmaniya hospital to retrieve the body of Mahmud al-Jaziri, 20, who succumbed to his wounds on February 21 after he was shot during clashes between police and protesters marking the second anniversary of the February 14, 2011 uprising. His family says Bahraini authorities have not handed over his body because of a dispute over the location of the planned funeral.

Photo by Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

A woman poses for a picture in between cleaning the the destroyed main market in Gao, March 2, 2013.
A woman poses for a picture in between cleaning the the destroyed main market in Gao on March 2, 2013. French soldiers visited the market on Saturday, nine days after it was destroyed during fighting between radical Islamists and Malian and French soldiers.

Photo by Joe Penney/Reuters

Kashmiri Muslims raise their arms upon seeing a relic of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, being displayed to devotees during the Friday following at his shrine in Srinagar March 1, 2013.
Kashmiri Muslims raise their arms upon seeing a relic of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, being displayed to devotees during the Friday following at his shrine in Srinagar on March 1, 2013. Thousands of Kashmiri Sufi Muslims gathered on Friday at the shrine of Jeelani, also known as Shah-e-Baghdad (King of Baghdad), on his 873rd death anniversary to offer special prayers.

Photo by Danish Ishmail/Reuters

Palestinian demonstrators throw stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the old city of Hebron on March 1, 2013 following a protest demanding the reopening of Shuhada Street, the one-time heart of the city, which has been declared off-limits to Palestinians and can only be used by Jewish settlers.
Palestinian demonstrators throw stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the old city of Hebron on March 1, 2013 following a protest demanding the reopening of Shuhada Street, the one-time heart of the city, which has been declared off-limits to Palestinians and can only be used by Jewish settlers.

Photo by Marco Longari//AFP/Getty Images

A worker directs the removal of a Parasaurolophus dinosaur from a lorry at Twycross Zoo near Atherstone, central England March 1, 2013. 15 dinosaurs will go on display at Dinosaur Valley, a new attraction at the zoo.
A worker directs the removal of a Parasaurolophus dinosaur from a lorry at Twycross Zoo near Atherstone, central England on March 1, 2013. 15 dinosaurs will go on display at Dinosaur Valley, a new attraction at the zoo.

Photo by Darren Staples/Reuters

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