Photos of the Week: 3/20 - 3/27

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with a group of six-year-old Girls Scouts from Tulsa Oklahoma who designed a battery powered page turner to help people who are paralyzed or have arthritis at the 2015 White House Science Fair March 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The students are winners of STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) competitions from across the country (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
In this photo taken with a red television camera control light in the foreground, the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras briefs the media on a news conference during a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Monday, March 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A Jewish boy attends the funeral of seven Jewish siblings killed in a New York house fire, in Jerusalem, Monday, March 23, 2015. The bodies of the children, ages 5 to 16, were flown to Israel overnight from New York and were immediately taken to Jerusalem in a convoy escorted by police. According to Jewish tradition, funerals take place as soon as possible after death. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
SANAA, YEMEN - MARCH 26: Yemeni men search for survivors in rubble of buildings after airstrikes of a 10-member coalition of Gulf countries in Yemeni capital Sanaa on March 26, 2015. Saudi Arabia has launched military operations in Yemen, as part of a coalition of over 10 countries in response to a direct request from the legitimate government of Yemen, against the Shiite Houthi group, which seized capital Sanaa and several provinces. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Three couples enjoy the spring equinox sunset over Turnagain Arm from Beluga Point on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. The high temperature Saturday reached a high of 42 degrees, 7 degrees above the normal high, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
New York City firefighters work the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of the building near several New York University buildings. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Pakistani soldiers parachute from helicopters during the Pakistan National Day celebrations in Islamabad on March 23, 2015. Pakistan holds its first national day military parade after seven years. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
This aerial view shows an alligator swimming in the waters of the Panama Canal, near Gatun, Panama, Monday, March 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
A police officer walks at the scene of a fire that killed seven children yesterday in the Midwood neighborhood in Brooklyn on March 22, 2015 in New York City. Investigators say a hot plate in the kitchen started the fire that killed the children ranging in age from 5 to 16 years old, and left the mother and another child in critical condition. The funeral for the four brothers and three sisters is set to be held today. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Kurds hold up a huge Kurdish flag during Newroz celebrations marking the Kurdish New Year, on March 22, 2015 in Istanbul. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish and marks the first day of Spring, is also celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, Bahrain, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, as well as among various other Iranian and Turkic peoples in Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, northwestern China, the Caucasus, the Crimea, and the Balkans.  (Photo credit Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)
A basenji puppy looks out as he is held by a soldier watching the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment parade in Hyde Park in London, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The regiment was undergoing their annual inspection to validate their ability to conduct state ceremonial duties for the year. 160 horses were paraded accompanied by the mounted Band of the Life Guards and Band of the Blues and Royals. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A snowboarder threads his way through patches of dirt at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, March 21, 2015 in Olympic Valley, California. Many Tahoe-area ski resorts have closed due to low snowfall as California's historic drought continues. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
Men inspect a school bus that crashed into a home Tuesday morning, March 24, 2015, in Blue Bell, Pa. Officials say nine students from St. Helena School were aboard, but none were injured, when the bus slammed into the suburban Philadelphia home around 7:45 a.m. Officials say the bus driver was taken to Abington Hospital. People inside the home were not hurt. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing service in front of the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, March 26, 2015. The new Soyuz mission is scheduled for Saturday, March 28. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
An Indian boy takes bath under a roadside public water supply tap on a hot afternoon in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Friday, March 27, 2015. Heat wave conditions prevailed as temperature rises in costal parts of eastern India. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
Secretary of State John Kerry, center, speaks before the start of meetings at the Camp David Presidential retreat, Monday, March 23, 2015, in Camp David, Md. The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will headline Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Washington, yet America's exit from the war remains tightly hinged to the abilities of the Afghan forces that face a tough fight against insurgents this spring. From left are, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, Kerry, Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
SEYNE, FRANCE - MARCH 25: In this handout image supplied by the Ministere de l'Interieur (French Interior Ministry), search and rescue teams attend to the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on March 25, 2015 near Seyne, France. Germanwings flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf has crashed in Southern French Alps. All 150 passengers and crew are thought to have died. (Photo by F. Balsamo - Gendarmerie nationale / Ministere de l'Interieur via Getty Images)
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas is seen through an American flag after announcing his campaign for president, Monday, March 23, 2015, at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, in Lynchburg, Va. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate in the 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A fighter of Ukraine's "Azov" volunteer battalion takes his position in the village of Shyrokine, outside the city of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Despite the ceasefire heavy fighting continues near Mariupol between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
A plume of ash and steam rises from the crater of the Popocatepetl volcano as seen from the town of San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico, early Wednesday, March 25, 2015. During the last 24 hours, activity at the volcano has increased moderately but the alert level remains unchanged. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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As far as news goes, March seems to be going out like a lion.

It has certainly been a busy week, with photos coming from developing stories like the building explosion in New York City's East Village and the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps, plus sweeter moments like the group of science-savvy Girl Scouts who met President Obama and couldn't believe their luck. We also saw political headlines including Ted Cruz announcing his run for the presidency, and weather-related stories like the lack of snow at ski resorts in drought-stricken California.

Click through the slideshow above to see the best photos from these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best shots from the coming days.

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