Pictures of the week

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

This week's gallery features images of a woman being pulled to safety from floodwaters in Lima, Peru; people walking in wind-driven snow in Boston; and a bagpiper marching along New York's Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

This gallery contains photos published March 13-18, 2017.

A woman is pulled to safety in a zip line harness in Lima, Peru, on Friday, March 17, 2017. Intense rains and mudslides over the previous few days have wrought havoc around the Andean nation and caught residents in Lima, a desert city of 10 million where it almost never rains, by surprise. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)


People walk in the wind-driven snow during a winter storm in Boston on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The powerful nor'easter that paralyzed much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor Tuesday fell short of the predicted snowfall in many areas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Bagpipers march up Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York on Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)


South Korean government officials wearing gas masks attend a civil defense drill against a possible North Korea's chemical attack at their office in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. A nationwide civil defense drill took place Wednesday preparing for possible terror, natural disaster or sudden air attack by North Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)


A North Korean soldier, right, tries to take a photograph through a window while U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the U.N. Command Military Armistice Commission meeting room Friday, March 17, 2017, in the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated South and North Korea since the Korean War. Tillerson on Friday visited the world's most heavily armed border, greeting U.S. soldiers on guard near the tense buffer zone between rivals North and South Korea. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)


A Federal Police soldier runs for cover during fighting against Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, March 16, 2017. U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have been battling the IS group for nearly a month as they try to retake the remainder of the city. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)


Smoke rises in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Friday, March 17, 2017. News reports said thieves attempting to rob a jewelry store in the landmark area set off panic among tourists when they ignited smoke bombs to cover their movements. (Andrea Venturini via AP)


Intoxicated ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate the holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Monday, March 13, 2017. Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)


A wounded man reaches out to rescuers after a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Monday, March 13, 2017. A suicide car bomber detonated explosives near the Weheliye hotel in the capital Monday morning, killing several on the busy Maka Almukarramah road, according to police. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)


People walk past the Zimny (Winter) Palace at Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg, Russia on Saturday, March 11, 2017. A century after the days that shook the world, the anniversary of the 1917 revolution in Russia is being marked with little official fanfare from the Kremlin. It once was celebrated with pomp and parades but now no longer fits the narrative of political and religious leaders. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)


An elderly woman wearing a traditional hat waits her turn to cast her vote for the Dutch general elections at a polling station in a school in Staphorst, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister who had pushed the electorate through five years of tough economic measures, emerged victorious in a bruising battle with Geert Wilders, whose relentless invective against all things Muslim and anything from the European Union failed to earn him the breakthrough that many had come to count on as a given. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


Text from the AP news story, AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

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