The week in photos (8 March - 14 March)

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A burqa-clad shopper looks at a headscarf at a women's handicraft exhibition to mark International Women's Day in Herat province on March 8, 2014. International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is a global day observed annually on March 8, celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. (Photo: Aref Karimi-AFP)
A burqa-clad shopper looks at a headscarf at a women's handicraft exhibition to mark International Women's Day in Herat province on March 8, 2014. International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is a global day observed annually on March 8, celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. (Photo: Aref Karimi-AFP)
Demonstrators show a Venezuelan national flag to riot police during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on March 8, 2014. Armed with cooking pots in a potent symbol of Venezuela's chronic food shortage, thousands took to the streets Saturday in the latest public rally against the government.(Photo: Juan Barreto-AFP)
Demonstrators show a Venezuelan national flag to riot police during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on March 8, 2014. Armed with cooking pots in a potent symbol of Venezuela's chronic food shortage, thousands took to the streets Saturday in the latest public rally against the government. (Photo: Juan Barreto-AFP)
Robots perform a pole dance at the booth of the Tobit Software company on the eve of the start of the 2014 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 9, 2014 in Hanover, central Germany.(Photo: John MacDougall-AFP)
Robots perform a pole dance at the booth of the Tobit Software company on the eve of the start of the 2014 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 9, 2014 in Hanover, central Germany.(Photo: John MacDougall-AFP)
Nuns who were among a group freed after being held hostage by Islamist rebels in Syria, pray during a mass to celebrate their release at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus, on March 10, 2014. (Photo: Louai Beshara-AFP)
Nuns who were among a group freed after being held hostage by Islamist rebels in Syria, pray during a mass to celebrate their release at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus, on March 10, 2014. (Photo: Louai Beshara-AFP)
A man stands at the Atocha railway station memorial for the victims of the Madrid train bombings in Madrid on March 11, 2014 marking the10th year anniversary of the attacks that claimed 191 lives and injured more than 1800 others. (Photo: Pierre-Phillippe Marcou-AFP)
A man stands at the Atocha railway station memorial for the victims of the Madrid train bombings in Madrid on March 11, 2014 marking the10th year anniversary of the attacks that claimed 191 lives and injured more than 1800 others. (Photo: Pierre-Phillippe Marcou-AFP)
Pedestrians pass by giant sunglasses on Piazza Farnese in downtown Rome as part of an advertising campaign on March 12, 2014. (Photo: Gabriel Bouys-AFP)
Pedestrians pass by giant sunglasses on Piazza Farnese in downtown Rome as part of an advertising campaign on March 12, 2014. (Photo: Gabriel Bouys-AFP)
A man sits on the window of his flooded truck in Cali, Colombia on March 12, 2014, during heavy rains. The IDEAM (Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies of Colombia) announces a strong rainy season for the next three months in the country. (Photo: Luis Robayo-AFP
A man sits on the window of his flooded truck in Cali, Colombia on March 12, 2014, during heavy rains. The IDEAM (Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies of Colombia) announces a strong rainy season for the next three months in the country. (Photo: Luis Robayo-AFP)
Bulldozers destroy the houses of Al-Dalia Port's fishermen in Beirut. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar)
Bulldozers destroy the houses of Al-Dalia Port's fishermen in Beirut. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar)
Protestors take to the streets of Beirut on March 8th, International Women's Day, against domestic violence and other forms of patriarchal oppression in Lebanon. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar)
Protestors take to the streets of Beirut on March 8th, International Women's Day, against domestic violence and other forms of patriarchal oppression in Lebanon. (Photo: Marwan Bou Haidar)
A snapshot from the Love Your Shap expo held at BIEL, Beirut. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah
A snapshot from the Love Your Shap expo held at BIEL, Beirut. (Photo: Marwan Tahtah)

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