Week in pictures: 6 – 12 March 2021on March 13, 2021 at 1:00 am

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A selection of powerful images taken around the world this week.

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

A woman confronts a riot police line during a protest against gender-based violence on International Women's Day, 8 March 2021, in Toluca, Mexico.

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Nicky Clough visits her mother Pam Harrison in her bedroom at Alexander House Care Home in London, England, 8 March 2021.

image copyrightHANNAH MCKAY / Reuters

Staff wait for patients at a new Covid-19 vaccination site in Westminster Abbey, London. 10 March 2021

image copyrightStefan Rousseau / PA Media

Rangers fans celebrate in George Square, Glasgow after the club wins the Scottish Premiership title. 7 March 2021.

image copyrightJane Barlow / PA Media

A participant celebrates the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade under coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety guidelines at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia, 6 March 2021.

image copyrightLOREN ELLIOTT / Reuters

An aerial view shows a hockey rink after a match on the ice of Lake Baikal, near Bolshoye Goloustnoye in Irkutsk region, Russia, 8 March 2021.

image copyrightMAXIM SHEMETOV / Reuters

A Sadhu, a holy man in Hinduism, takes part in preparations for the annual Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, 9 March 2021.

image copyrightNARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

Paper lanterns are lit for the victims on the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disaster. Tokyo, Japan, 11 March 2021

image copyrightISSEI KATO / Reuters

South African Police Service officers force a student member of the Economic Freedom Fighters inside a police van during a protest in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on 10 March 2021.

image copyrightMICHELE SPATARI / AFP

US President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan with Vice President Kamala Harris looking on, in the Oval Office, in the White House, Washington, DC, USA, 11 March 2021.

image copyrightDoug Mills / EPA

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