Photos of the week: 3/23 - 3/30

Photos of the week: 3/23 - 3/30
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Photos of the week: 3/23 - 3/30
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Crowds and celebrities attend the March for Our Lives Rally on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Eileen Davidson, wife of the late New York City firefighter Lt. Michael Davidson, holds her daughter Emily, 3, as firefighters carry the casket of the late New York City firefighter Michael Davidson out of St. Patrick's Cathedral following Davidson's funeral service, March 27, 2018 in New York City. Davidson, 15-year FDNY veteran and father of four young children, was killed battling a fire in Harlem last week. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on March 27, 2018 and released on March 28, 2018 shows China's President Xi Jinping (R) shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Beijing. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was treated to a lavish welcome by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a secretive trip to Beijing as both sides seek to repair frayed ties ahead of landmark summits with Seoul and Washington. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / - / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 27: Stevante Clark, brother of Stephon Clark, disrupts a special city council meeting at Sacramento City Hall on March 27, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Hundreds packed a special city council meeting at Sacramento City Hall to address concerns over the shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A U.S. Army crew chief flying on board a CH-47F Chinook helicopter observes the successful test of flares during a training flight in Afghanistan, March 14, 2018. Picture taken March 14, 2018. U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook/Handout via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY? TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Emma Gonzalez, a student and shooting survivor from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, cries as she addresses the conclusion of the "March for Our Lives" event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Pope Francis holds palm as he leads the Palm Sunday Mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 25, 2018 REUTERS/Tony Gentile TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
KV Svalbard's crew, formed by Norwegian Navy privates and scientists from Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, play soccer as they are protected from polar bears by armed guards in the arctic environment in the sea around Greenland, March 22, 2018. Picture taken March 22, 2018. Marius Vagenes Villanger/Kystvakten/Sjoforsvaret/NTB Scanpix via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Hope Hicks, outgoing White House communications director, right, outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Trump on Thursday said his concerns with Inc. predate his election, a day after a report that he's obsessed with regulating it. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
BATON ROUGE, LA - MARCH 27: A mural in memory of Alton Sterling is displayed on the wall outside of Triple S Food Mart on March 27, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that the two officers involved in the July 2016 death of Alton Sterling would not face criminal charges. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A Syrian boy plays with a balloon upon arriving with a convoy carrying civilians and rebel fighters in the village of Qalaat al-Madiq, north of Hama on March 25, 2018 after being evacuated from Eastern Ghouta following a deal with the regime. The deal is expected to see some 7,000 people bussed from Arbin and Zamalka towns and the district of Jobar to a rebel-dominated part of northern Syria. / AFP PHOTO / Zein Al RIFAI (Photo credit should read ZEIN AL RIFAI/AFP/Getty Images)
A gaucho rides an untamed horse during Creole week celebrations in Montevideo, Uruguay March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
KEMEROVO, RUSSIA - MARCH 25, 2018: Battling a fire at the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping centre in Prospekt Lenina Street; several people and at least four children have been killed in the fire. Danil Aikin/TASS (Photo by Danil Aikin\TASS via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Released Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, in the northeastern state of Yobe, wait to meet the Nigerian president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on March 23, 2018. The Nigerian president promised on March 23, 2018 to free the remaining Christian schoolgirl still held by the Islamist militants Boko Haram, as he prepared to meet the other released Dapchi students. A total of 104 of the 110 students seized from the school in Dapchi on February 19 were released on March 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIP OJISUA / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by PHILIP OJISUA has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [school girls ] instead of [Christian school girls ]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read PHILIP OJISUA/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Roman Catholic clergymen hold candles as they circle the Anointing stone during the Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) Easter procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the site of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, in the old city of Jerusalem on March 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Sir Paul McCartney joins thousands of people, many of them students, march against gun violence in Manhattan during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in New York, United States. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting on February 14 that left 17 dead, are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Chinese soldiers carry caskets containing the remains of Chinese soldiers during the handing over ceremony at the International Airport of Incheon in South Korea on March 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KIM HONG-JI (Photo credit should read KIM HONG-JI/AFP/Getty Images)
Air Force One's shadow is seen over Andrews Air Force Base's golf course while US President Donald Trump travels back to Washington from Mar-a-Lago March 25, 2018 in Maryland. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 26: Competitors take part in day three of the World Irish Dancing Championships on March 26, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. The World Irish Dancing Championships are taking place in Glasgow this week at the Royal Concert Hall, with more than 14,500 dancers and supporters expected to travel to the championships which has run for more than forty years. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CORDOBA, SPAIN - MARCH 25: Penitents from 'El Huerto' brotherhood take part in a procession at Cordoba's Mosque-Cathedral during Palm Sunday on March 25, 2018 in Cordoba, Spain. Spain celebrates holy week before Easter with processions in most Spanish towns and villages. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
DAMASCUS, SYRIA - MARCH 27: A footage captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle shows wreckages of structures of Arbin town, which has been under siege of Assad Regime, in Arbin town of Eastern Ghouta region, Damascus, Syria on March 27, 2018. Syrian civilians evacuated in the towns of Arbin, Zamalka, and Ein Tarma in Eastern Ghouta due to the assaults of Assad Regime and its supporters. (Photo by Ammar Al Bushy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A visitor looks at a chocolate sculpture of a gorilla during the chocolate sculpture festival in Durbuy, Belgium March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Reacquired Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars sit in a desert graveyard near Victorville, California, U.S. March 28, 2018. Volkswagen AG has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 vehicles, the automaker said in a recent court filing, and is now storing thousands of vehicles around the United States. Picture taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
A farmer tends to an onion crop on the slopes of Mount Cereme, Majalengka, West Java, Indonesia, March 26, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Picture taken March 26, 2018. Antara Foto/Agvi Firdaus/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - MARCH 30, 2018: Service cars leave the US Consulate General at Furstatskaya Street in St Petersburg; Russia has decided to expel 60 American diplomats and close the US Consulate General in St Petersburg in tit-for-tat response to the United States expelling 60 Russian diplomats and closing the Russian Consulate General in Seattle. Sergei Konkov/TASS (Photo by Sergei Konkov\TASS via Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - MARCH 30: A Palestinian man carries a wounded boy after Israeli forces intervene the Palestinian protesters as they gather at Israel's border near Khan Yunis district under the name of the 'Great Return March' in Gaza City, Gaza on March 30, 2018. Dubbed the Great Return March, Fridays rallies in the Gaza Strip also coincide with Land Day, which commemorates the murder of six Palestinians by Israeli forces in 1976. It is also intended to pressure Israel to lift its decade-long blockade of the coastal enclave. (Photo by Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: (L-R) Ivanka Trump, White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller, Deputy National Security Advisor Ricky Waddell and Deputy Director of Presidential Advance Jordan Karem walk across the South Lawn before departing the White House with U.S. President Donald Trump March 29, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to Ohio to deliver a speech on infrastructure before continuing on to Palm Beach for the Easter holiday weekend. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 28: President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron attends a national tribute to Colonel Arnaud Beltrame at Hotel des Invalides on March 28, 2018 in Paris, France. The French police officer swapped his place with a woman during a hostage situation in a Trebes Supermarket on March 23rd but was killed by Radouane Lakdim, who declared his allegiance to Islamic State. (Photo by Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Students clash with riot police outside the Education Ministry building during a protest in Santiago, Chile on March 27, 2018, after Chile's constitutional court struck down a law that would have banned universities operating for profit, dealing a blow to free tuition reforms brought in by former leftwing president Michelle Bachelet. / AFP PHOTO / CLAUDIO REYES (Photo credit should read CLAUDIO REYES/AFP/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 26: Cherry blossom hangs over the Meguro River in Nakameguro on March 26, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese have a long-held tradition of enjoying the blooming of cherry blossoms. The blossom is deeply symbolic, it only lasts for around one week and marks the beginning of spring. It is claimed that the short-lived existence of the blossom taps into a long-held appreciation of the beauty of the fleeting nature of life, as echoed across the nation� cultural heritage. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Police officers keep watch next to a train at the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, China March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Madame Tussauds unveils its new royal balcony experience featuring wax figures of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in London, Britain, March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
UNSPECIFIED, CHINA - MARCH 28: (CHINA OUT) Wangguocheng 54, from Qiang returns to the devastated home after the earthquake on March 28, 2018 in Wenchuan County Radish village, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China. This is a Qiang mountain village, which has a history of 4000 years. After the May 12, 2008 earthquake, 226 houses were damaged and 42 people died. The earthquake changed the water system, and the stockade was especially short of water. In 2010, the residents moved into their new houses. Now the source of income for the residents of radish village is due to the development of fruit planting and tourism. (Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with victims injured during a fire in a shopping mall, at a hospital in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russia March 27, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A voter's finger is marked with ink at a polling station during the presidential election in Cairo, Egypt March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A Hindu girl dressed as a Kumari, poses for a picture as she arrives to attend the rituals to celebrate the Navratri festival at Adyapeath temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Black-capped squirrel monkeys eat food contained within papier mache eggs at London Zoo in London, Britain, March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
JANESVILLE, WI - MARCH 28: Students march the last leg of a 50-mile journey into the hometown of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to call attention to gun violence on March 28, 2018 in Janesville, Wisconsin. About 40 students from around Wisconsin organized the march, dubbed 50 Miles More, to keep alive the spirit and dialog of the recent March For Our Lives events. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump laughs alongside winners of the 2018 International Women of Courage Award, including L'Malouma Said (L) of, Mauritania, Godelieve Mukasarasi (2nd L) of Rwanda, Dr. Julissa Villanueva (3rd L) of Honduras, Aliyah Khalaf Saleh (3rd) of Iraq, Aiman Umarova (2nd R) of Kazakhstan, and Sister Maria Elena Berini (R) of Italy, during the Award Ceremony at the State Department in Washington, DC, March 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The week began with hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and activists participating in the "March for Our Lives" in Washington, D.C. and across the world. The student-led gun control movement comes after the shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month. Student survivor Emma González held a powerful six minutes of silence in honor of the victims. MLK’s granddaughter also shared her dream that "enough is enough."

Other major headlines of the week included President Trump firing David Shulkin as Veterans Affairs Secretary, the firing of an officer involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling and the death of Linda Brown, the young girl at the center of the 1954 school segregation case.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the week.

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