Photos of the Week (03/07/21)

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A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Supporters cheer for former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. Photo: REUTERS/Octavio Jones

2) The National Guard kept watch on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Capitol Police said they had uncovered intelligence of a “possible plot” by a militia group to breach the Capitol. Photo: AP

3) Demonstrators hold signs as they gather outside the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office calling for his resignation, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

4) The scene of a collision is seen near Holtville, California. At least 13 people, 10 of them Mexican nationals, were killed on Tuesday when a tractor-trailer slammed into an SUV crammed with 25 adults and children on a dusty Southern Californian road near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said. Photo: REUTERS/Bing Guan

5) A derailed cargo train in the Southern California desert sent more than two dozen rail cars crashing into the sand near Ludlow on March 3. Nobody was hurt and there was no fire when the BNSF train went off the tracks near the remote Mojave community, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Photo: San Bernardino County Fire Department / AP

6) The U.S Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron “the Blue Angels” debut the Super Delta formation over a C-130J Super Hercules at Naval Air Facility El Centro, March 2, 2021. Photo: U.S. Air Force

7) The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over the sky in Torassieppi in Lapland, Finland, March 2, 2021. Photo: Reuters

8) Participants of the Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival stand with their backs to the explosions, as a large cart of fireworks goes off in Tainan, Taiwan, on February 26, 2021. The Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival is an annual tradition held on the 15th day after the beginning of the Lunar New Year in Tainan City for over 130 years. It is regarded as one of the most dangerous fireworks festivals in the world. Participants wear motorcycle helmets, fire-retardant clothing, and thick gloves, with hundreds of thousands of firecrackers going off at the same time. According to Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau, the festival started in 1885 as a request to the gods to spare the area from a cholera outbreak that was making its way through the villages. Future generations followed this tradition. It is believed that the “baptism of fireworks” gets rid of calamities while bringing good fortune in the Lunar New Year. Photo: An Rong Xu / Getty

9) In the Andaman Sea, Thailand, a naval officer swims to shore with a cat on his back after rescuing it from a sinking boat. Photograph: PO1 Wichit Pukdeelon/Reuters

10) Koala joey Humphrey sits with his mother in Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, on March 2, 2021. The eight-month-old Humphrey is the first koala joey born at Taronga Zoo in over a year, and only recently emerged from his mother Willow’s pouch. Photo: Lisa Maree Williams / Getty

11) Taronga Zoo senior keeper Rob Dockerill holds Annie the Platypus during a World Wildlife Day announcement pledging to save the Australian platypus from extinction, at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Photo: AAP Image/Dean Lewins

12) Activists from the animal rights group Peta wear crocodile masks outside a Hermès store in Sydney, Australia, as they protest against the French fashion label’s use of crocodile skins and the recent purchases by Hermès and LVMH of crocodile farms in Australia’s Northern Territory. Photo: Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty Images

13) Madame Tussauds’s wax figure of Audrey Hepburn sits at an empty table to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements in a dining room at Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, New York February 26, 2021. Photo: Reuters

14) Wauwatosa East’s Jay Hinson Jr. cradles the championship trophy after the Red Raiders beat Kimberly 62-44 in the WIAA Division 1 title game. Photo: Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

15) Nancy Van Der Stracten, 75, who has Parkinson’s disease, practices boxing with her trainer at a club in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph: Ümit Bektaş/Reuters


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