Photos of the Week (03/19/17)

1)Relatives mourn over the body of an Iraqi child, killed in an airstrike targeting ISIS fighters, in Mosul on March 17.Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP – Getty Images

2) Jerly Suarez holds up her 9-month-old son Dainer at a rebel camp in a demobilization zone in La Carmelita, in Colombia’s southwestern Putumayo state on Feb. 28, 2017. Amid the makeshift tents and communal kitchens where Colombia’s largest rebel army is preparing to lay down its weapons, a new sound is emerging: the cries of babies. The FARC kept strict control over its fighters’ reproductive rights and female guerrillas who became pregnant were forced to leave newborns with relatives or abort. But after the FARC and government reached an agreement late last year, those rules loosened, resulting in a baby boom. Photo: Fernando Vergara / AP

3) The lights of New York’s Times Square glow in the background as a man walks along West 59th street in falling snow on March 14. While some parts of the Northeast were hammered by Tuesday’s storm, most major cities weren’t hit as hard as expected. Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters

4) Two escaped ponies are taken into custody by the NYPD during Winter Storm Stella. Photo: NYPD

5) Sitting on the shore of Lake Ontario, this summer house in Webster, New York, is firmly in winter’s icy grip. As waves hammered the shore during several days of strong winds, the spray quickly froze, and layer upon layer of ice built up, covering the house. Unlike its neighbors, the “Ice House,” as it’s come to be known online, doesn’t have a retaining wall, so there’s nothing to block the pounding surf. Photo: Mike Adamucci / for NBC News

6) Nicolas Vanier, of Paris, France, pulls off the sea ice with his race team and on to Front Street in Nome, Alaska, for the final stretch of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 16, 2017. Nicolas finished in 36th place.Photo: Mike Kenney / Iditarod Trail Committee via AP

7) Women practice swimming with mermaid tails, part of a fitness program, at a pool in Moscow on March 16. Photo: Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP – Getty Images

8) Brave members of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club took a dip in the Atlantic Ocean as Winter Storm Stella blanketed the East Coast. Police officers approached the group, helping them get back into warm clothes after the polar plunge, and then posed for pictures. Photos: Paul Martinka

9) Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in New York City. Photo: Reuters

10) Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. Photo: EPA

11) Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Sydney. Photo: EPA

12) Cardinal Timothy Dolan attends the 256th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City. Photo: Getty Images

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