The week in photos: March 2-8

Thousands of people take part in a rally on the occasion of the International Women's Day in Bilbao, northern Spain, March 8. 2019. (Photo: Luis Tejido/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Thousands of people take part in a rally on the occasion of the International Women's Day in northern Spain, a Hindu holy man poses for a photograph as he smears his face with ash and vermilion powder at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Nepal, and a series of lightning strikes over Santa Barbara are some of the photos of week.

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President Donald Trump hugs the American flag as he arrives to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., March 2, 2019. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Pope Francis holds his pastoral staff as he arrives in procession to celebrate a Mass in the St. Crispino parish church, in the Labaro neighborhood, Rome, March 3, 2019. (Photo: Alessandra Tarantino/AP)
This time exposure photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows a series of lightning strikes over Santa Barbara, Calif., seen from Stearns Wharf in the city's harbor, Tuesday evening, March 5, 2019. A storm soaking California on Wednesday could trigger mudslides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders, authorities warned. (Photo: Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
A Porsche GTR3 RS built from 20,0000 scrap metal parts will be on display at the Retro Classics 2019 classic car trade fair. Oldtimers of all kinds will be on display at the 19th Retro Classics from 7 to 10 March. (Credit Image: Fabian Sommer/DPA via ZUMA Press)
Israeli policemen use water cannons to disperse Ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters during a demonstration against Israeli army conscription. (Credit Image: Ilia Yefimovich/DPA via ZUMA Press)
People walk through Red Square after sunset in Moscow, Russia, March 3, 2019, with the St. Basil's background left, and the Spasskaya Tower, right, in the background. (Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)
A carnival reveler in a bird costume pauses in front of a traditional Amazonian home during the "Cordao da Bicharada" carnival celebration in Cameta, Para state, Brazil, March 3, 2019. (Photo: Raimundo Pacco/AP)
A Hindu holy man poses for a photograph as he smears his face with ash and vermilion powder at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 4, 2019. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (Photo: Niranjan Shrestha/AP)
A carnival float depicts Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin cutting the INF Treaty during to the traditional carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, on March 4, 2019. (Photo: Martin Meissner/AP)
Residents of Talbotton, Ga. pray together outside a home destroyed by a tornado the day after storms battered Alabama and Georgia, March 4, 2019. (Photo: Grant Blankenship /The Macon Telegraph via AP)
An employee in protective clothing maintains at steel pouring ladle during a guided media tour at the steel producer Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter, March 5, 2019. (Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP)
Waves crash against the harbour wall during Storm Freya on March 3 at Porthcawl, Wales. The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind and have warned of the potential for large waves and spray at coastal locations. (Photo: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Indian Muslim brides-to-be gather as they participate in a mass wedding ceremony in Ahmedabad on March 3, 2019. (Phot: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
Poppy, a female Crowned sifaka, inspects a photographer's camera in the enclosure at the zoo of Mulhouse, eastern France, on March 5, 2019. The Crowned sifaka is a critically endangered species from Madagascar. (Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a meeting with former U.S. hostage in Yemen Danny Burch and his family inside the Oval Office of the White House on March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. Burch had been held hostage by Yemani rebels for 18 months. (Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images)
Military band members rehearse ahead of the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2019. (Photo: Jason Lee/Reuters)
Football fans pay their respects in memory of Gordon Banks at the bet365 Stadium ahead of the former Stoke City and England goalkeeping legend's funeral on March 4, 2019 in Stoke, England. (Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Dax Leandro salvages clothing from the wreckage of his friend's home after two back-to-back tornadoes touched down, in Beauregard, Alabama, March 4, 2019. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters)
A boy looks at the camera near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria on March 5, 2019. (Photo: Rodi Said/Reuters)
Father Chris Peschel of St. John's parish offers ashes to a commuter at the downtown Attleboro commuter station on Ash March 6, 2019, in Attleboro, Mass. (Photo: Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)
Students from some of London's all girls' schools, take pictures of the 'Fearless Girl' statue unveiled by State Street in the financial district of London, Britain, March 5, 2019. (Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters)
U.S. Independent Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, March 3, 2019. Sanders is running for president for the second time after losing the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton in 2016. (Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
A sadhu, or holy man, smokes marijuana from a clay pipe at the Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 4, 2019, during celebrations marking the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri. (Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
A Palestinian throws a stone with a slingshot towards Israeli security forces during the "Great March of Return" demonstration near the Shuja'iyya neighborhood in Gaza City, Gaza on March 8, 2019. (Photo: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Festival participants known as 'Gilles', wearing traditional costumes, during Carnival celebrations in the streets of Binche, Belgium, March 5, 2019. (Photo: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
A South Korean woman looks at a view of Seoul city shrouded by fine dust during a polluted day on March 6, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Most of South Korea was blanketed by extraordinarily heavy levels of choking fine dust air pollution for the sixth consecutive day and forecasters say the condition is unlikely to improve for the time being. (Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Children sit next to their injured mother near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, in Syria March 7, 2019. (Photo: Rodi Said/Reuters)


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