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 the demolition of an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, Somali migrants crossing from the U.S. into Canada and a Tibetan prayer ceremony.

This gallery contains photos published, Feb. 25-March 3, 2017.


Residents Valerie McAvoy hugs her daughter, Jayda Weathersby, 9, as they survey tornado damage to their neighborhood in Naplate, Ill., on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Deadly storms producing tornadoes moved through areas of the Midwest. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP)

 

Israeli settlers watch as bulldozers demolish houses in the West Bank settlement of Ofra, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Israeli forces are demolishing nine homes in the heart of the West Bank settlement after the Supreme Court ruled they were built on private Palestinian land. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

 

Stacy Biscardi searches the grounds of Mount Carmel Cemetery for a relatives' grave in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Volunteers are expected to help in an organized effort to clean up and restore the Jewish cemetery where vandals damaged hundreds of headstones. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

 

Migrants from Somalia cross into Canada from the United States by walking down a train track early Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, into the town of Emerson, Manitoba, where they will seek asylum at the Canada Border Services Agency. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

 

Camel herders scoop up water in plastic buckets from one of the few watering holes in the area, to water their animals near the drought-affected village of Bandarero, northern Kenya, near Moyale town on the Ethiopian border, Friday, March 3, 2017. The U.N. humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, toured Bandarero on Friday and called on the international community to act to "avert the very worst of the effects of drought and to avert a famine to make sure we don't go from what is deep suffering to a catastrophe." (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

 

A clown-faced reveler smiles as he takes part in the "Galo da Madrugada" or the Morning Rooster carnival parade, in downtown Recife, in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. The "Galo da Madrugada" took to the streets for the first time in 1975 with the aim of rescuing the traditional carnival of Recife. It is now considered one of the largest carnival parades. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

 

Sludge from the overflowing of the Estero San Jose River fills the living room of a home in San Alfonso, Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Floods caused by Andean rainfall are causing havoc in parts of Chile, triggering landslides, cutting roads and isolating thousands of people. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

 

College students raise clenched fists during a joint pep rally to launch their job-hunting at Tokyo's Hibiya park Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

 

Afghan security forces respond to a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. A pair of suicide bombings, both claimed by the Taliban, struck the capital, according to an Afghan official. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

 

Firefighters investigate the site of a single-engine aircraft collision into a building across the Merrimack River from Lawrence Municipal Airport in Methuen, Mass., on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. According to police, the pilot of the home-built plane was killed, while no one in the building was hurt. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

 

Tibetans gather during a special prayer ceremony on the third day of the Tibetan New Year celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

 


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

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