The Week in Photos: Arresting Images From Around the World

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March 29 2013 4:07 PM

The Week in Photos: Arresting Images From Around the World

Residents dressed as penitents take part in an Easter Passion Play on Good Friday in the Basque town of Balmaseda, Spain, March 29, 2013.
Residents dressed as penitents take part in an Easter Passion Play on Good Friday in the Basque town of Balmaseda, Spain, March 29, 2013.

Photo by Vincent West/Reuters

Slate’s photo editors present a curated look at some of the defining images from around the world for the week ending March 29, 2013.

A Pakistani Christian woman prays during a Good Friday service at the Saint Anthony Church in Lahore March 29, 2013.
A Pakistani Christian woman prays during a Good Friday service at the St. Anthony Church in Lahore, Pakistan, March 29, 2013.

Photo by Mohsin Raza/Reuters

Western Sydney Wanderers fans cheer as a flare is lit during the round 27 A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney at Hunter Stadium on March 29, 2013, in Newcastle, Australia.
Western Sydney Wanderers fans cheer as a flare is lit during the round 27 A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney at Hunter Stadium on March 29, 2013, in Newcastle, Australia.

Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

A woman walks past while attending the inauguration of program by Bolivia's President Evo Morales in Silala on the border with Chile, about 497 miles south of La Paz, Bolivia, March 28, 2013.
A woman walks past while attending the inauguration of program by Bolivia's President Evo Morales in Silala on the border with Chile, about 497 miles south of La Paz, Bolivia, March 28, 2013.

Photo by Gaston Brito/Reuters

A Syrian opposition fighter runs for cover from Syrian army snipers during clashes in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on March 27, 2013.
A Syrian opposition fighter runs for cover from Syrian army snipers during clashes in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on March 27, 2013.

Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

A Laiki Bank manager tries to calm depositors waiting for the opening of the bank's branch in Nicosia, Cyprus, March 28, 2013. Banks in Cyprus opened their doors on Thursday for the first time in almost two weeks, with tight controls on transactions to prevent a run on deposits after the island was forced to accept a stringent EU rescue package to avert bankruptcy.
A Laiki Bank manager tries to calm depositors waiting for the opening of the bank's branch in Nicosia, Cyprus, March 28, 2013. Banks in Cyprus opened their doors on Thursday for the first time in almost two weeks, with tight controls on transactions to prevent a run on deposits after the island was forced to accept a stringent EU rescue package to avert bankruptcy.

Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Edith Windsor, the 83-year-old plaintiff in the case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, acknowledges her supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court, March 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Edith Windsor, the 83-year-old plaintiff in the case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, acknowledges her supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court, March 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Models rest before Minzu University of China Collection on the fourth day of Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 at Banquet Hall of Beijing Hotel on March 27, 2013 in Beijing.
Models rest before Minzu University of China Collection on the fourth day of Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 at Banquet Hall of Beijing Hotel on March 27, 2013 in Beijing.

Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

A boy smeared with colors reacts as another boy pours water on him during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai, March 27, 2013. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
A boy smeared with colors reacts as another boy pours water on him during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai, March 27, 2013. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

Photo by Babu/Reuters

Macarena, a penitent of "San Esteban" brotherhood, poses for a portrait before making her penance during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, March 26, 2013.
Macarena, a penitent of "San Esteban" brotherhood, poses for a portrait before making her penance during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, March 26, 2013.

Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men bake the matzo or unleavened bread for the Passover holiday in Jerusalem on March 25, 2013. Religious Jews throughout the world eat matzo during the eight days, which begins on March 25 at sunset and commemorates the Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men bake the matzo or unleavened bread for the Passover holiday in Jerusalem on March 25, 2013. Religious Jews throughout the world eat matzo during the eight days, which begins on March 25 at sunset and commemorates the Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt.

Photo by Menahem Kahana/Getty Images

Child soldiers of the Seleka coalition sit on a pickup truck near the presidential palace in Bangui, Central African Republic, on March 25, 2013.
Child soldiers of the Seleka coalition sit on a pickup truck near the presidential palace in Bangui, Central African Republic, on March 25, 2013.

Photo by Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images

Two boys walk through the ruins of the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp near Mae Hong Son, Thailand, on March 24, 2013. At least 42 people have died in a fire at a camp that is home to thousands of refugees from Burma.
Two boys walk through the ruins of the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp near Mae Hong Son, Thailand, on March 24, 2013. At least 42 people have died in a fire at a camp that is home to thousands of refugees from Burma.

Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Stewardesses talk to one another while waiting at a station on March 23, 2013, in East Grinstead, England. The Bluebell Railway ran its first steam train this weekend on the reclaimed line from Kingscote to East Grinstead after volunteers from the Bluebell Society worked to reopen the line after its closure on March 17, 1958.
Stewardesses talk to one another while waiting at a station on March 23, 2013, in East Grinstead, England. The Bluebell Railway ran its first steam train this weekend on the reclaimed line from Kingscote to East Grinstead after volunteers from the Bluebell Society worked to reopen the line after its closure on March 17, 1958.

Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Syrian protesters wave Islamist flags as they march during an anti-regime demonstration in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on March 22, 2013.
Syrian protesters wave Islamist flags as they march during an anti-regime demonstration in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on March 22, 2013.

Photo by Bulent Kilic/Getty Images

Georgetown Florida Gulf Coast Basketball
Florida Gulf Coast's Brett Comer, right, and Chase Fieler celebrate after winning a second-round game against Georgetown 78-68 in the NCAA college basketball tournament on Friday, March 22, 2013, in Philadelphia.

Photo by Michael Perez/AP

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