Week in Photos (1 March - 7 March)

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A participant in a Snow Kayak race competes at the alpine skiing track in Druskininkai, Lithuania on March 1, 2014. (Photo: Petras Malikas-AFP)
A participant in a Snow Kayak race competes at the alpine skiing track in Druskininkai, Lithuania on March 1, 2014. (Photo: Petras Malikas-AFP)
A Buddhist devotee dashes barefoot through flames during the Nagatoro Hi-Matsuri, or fire walking festival, to herald the coming of spring at the Fudoji temple in Nagatoro town, Saitama prefecture on March 2, 2014. Believers joined the fire walking ritual to purify the mind and body and to pray for safety. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi-AFP)
A Buddhist devotee dashes barefoot through flames during the Nagatoro Hi-Matsuri, or fire walking festival, to herald the coming of spring at the Fudoji temple in Nagatoro town, Saitama prefecture on March 2, 2014. Believers joined the fire walking ritual to purify the mind and body and to pray for safety. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi-AFP)
A reveler of the Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on March 2, 2014. (Photo: Christophe Simon-AFP)
A reveler of the Grande Rio samba school performs during the first night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on March 2, 2014. (Photo: Christophe Simon-AFP)
Revelers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 4, 2014. (Photo: Tasso Marcelo Leal-AFP)
Revelers of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school perform during the second night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 4, 2014. (Photo: Tasso Marcelo Leal-AFP)
Boats sail on the mediterranean sea, on March 4, 2014 in Nice, southeastern France. (Photo: Valery Hache-AFP)
Boats sail on the mediterranean sea, on March 4, 2014 in Nice, southeastern France. (Photo: Valery Hache-AFP)
French former football player Zinedine Zidane reacts during the gala football 'Match Against Poverty' organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on March 4, 2014 in Bern. (Photo: Michael Buholzer-AFP)
French former football player Zinedine Zidane reacts during the gala football 'Match Against Poverty' organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on March 4, 2014 in Bern. (Photo: Michael Buholzer-AFP)
A South Sudanese woman walks with wood to reinforce her house in an isolated makeshift IDP camp for Dinka ethnic group placed in an island between Bor and Minkamman, South Sudan, on March 5, 2014. Heavy fighting broke out in the main military barracks in war-torn South Sudan's capital Juba on Wednesday, underscoring serious tensions within the national army as it battles a rebel uprising. (Photo: J.M. Lopez-AFP)
A South Sudanese woman walks with wood to reinforce her house in an isolated makeshift IDP camp for Dinka ethnic group placed in an island between Bor and Minkamman, South Sudan, on March 5, 2014. Heavy fighting broke out in the main military barracks in war-torn South Sudan's capital Juba on Wednesday, underscoring serious tensions within the national army as it battles a rebel uprising. (Photo: J.M. Lopez-AFP)
People walk underneath a hanging doll despicting a Cuban doctor in protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro government in Caracas on March 05, 2014. Venezuela on Wednesday marked one year since Hugo Chavez died, with his successor set to lead ceremonies for the "eternal comandante" whose socialist revolution is now facing persistent opposition protests. (Photo: Leo Ramirez-AFP)
People walk underneath a hanging doll despicting a Cuban doctor in protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro government in Caracas on March 05, 2014. Venezuela on Wednesday marked one year since Hugo Chavez died, with his successor set to lead ceremonies for the "eternal comandante" whose socialist revolution is now facing persistent opposition protests. (Photo: Leo Ramirez-AFP)
A Syrian man holds a crying girl as he gestures following an air strike by government forces on the Sahour neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on March 6, 2014. (Photo: Fadi al-Halabi / AMC-AFP)
A Syrian man holds a crying girl as he gestures following an air strike by government forces on the Sahour neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on March 6, 2014. (Photo: Fadi al-Halabi / AMC-AFP)
Graffiti in Beirut's southern suburbs. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)
Graffiti in Beirut's southern suburbs. (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)
A man watches a jellyfish swim in Beirut's waters. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)
A man watches a jellyfish swim in Beirut's waters. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)
A restaurant in Beirut. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)
A restaurant in Beirut. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)

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