March is staying true to form and coming in like a lion, so take some time to relive the world's biggest news stories through this week's best photography.
Tensions remain high in the Ukraine, as government forces continue to battle pro-Russian separatists in the country's eastern regions. This week near Kurakhove, soldiers performing car checks encountered a small dog in a colorful sweater, and we hope the sweet pug brightened their otherwise demanding day.
Elsewhere in the world, citizens of Afghanistan continued their recovery efforts after recent devastating avalanches, and the eruption of the Villarica volcano in Chile caused evacuations in neighboring areas.
In happier news, Indian Hindus continued celebrating the colorful spring Holi festival, while nearby in China, citizens enjoyed the Lantern Festival, which is the last celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Check out photos from these stories and more in the slideshow above, and be sure to come back next week to see our selection of the best photos from the next seven days.
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