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 gallery contains photos published March 24-31, 2017.


A woman argues with Belarus police officers blocking a street during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Hundreds of people were arrested over the weekend after unsanctioned protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in the capital. The protests followed sporadic demonstrations across the country over the past two months, an unusually persistent show of defiance in the former Soviet republic. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

 

A demonstrator shouts anti-government slogans in downtown Moscow, Russia on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Thousands crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

 

Hong Kong's chief executive elect Carrie Lam stands behind a red ribbon before making a statement after meeting with current chief executive Leung Chun-ying at government headquarters in Hong Kong, Monday, March 27, 2017. The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader a day earlier, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the semiautonomous Chinese city's election system in 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

 

Indian Muslim children read the holy Quran at a mosque in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 204 million, is India's most populous state. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

 

Recently displaced mother Sahra Muse, 32, comforts her malnourished child, Ibrahim Ali, 7, in their makeshift shelter at a camp in the Garasbaley area on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Drought-stricken families facing a hunger crisis are on the move, trying to reach international aid agencies that are unable to distribute food in areas under the control of al-Shabab, Somalia's homegrown Islamic extremist rebels affiliated with al-Qaida. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

 

Villagers attend the funeral of a local suspected rebel commander Tauseef Ahmed Wagay at Yaripora, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Wagay was killed in a gunbattle with government forces in Kashmir. Three civilians were also killed and dozens injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following the gunbattle. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

 

A boy looks at a new, taller fence being built along U.S.-Mexico border, replacing the shorter, gray fence in front of it, in the Anapra neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, across the border from Sunland Park, N.M. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

 

Georgia Jackson, 72, is overcome with emotion after learning that her two grandsons, Raheem, 19, and Dillon Jackson, 20, were found fatally shot in the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Chicago police said Thursday several people were found fatally shot Thursday in or near a restaurant. Georgia Jackson said the two had gone to the restaurant to get food and to see their mother, who works there. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)

 

Families internally displaced by drought arrive at makeshift camps in the Tabelaha area on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Somalia's current drought is threatening half of the country's population, about 6 million people, according to the United Nations. Aid agencies have scaled up efforts but say more support is urgently needed. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

 

A statue of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant, left, stands near the U.S. Capitol at dawn in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

Venezuelan Bolivarian National guard officers are confronted by university students during a protest outside of the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 31, 2017. Venezuelans have been thrust into a new round of political turbulence after the government-stacked Supreme Court gutted congress of its last vestiges of power, drawing widespread condemnation from foreign governments and sparking protests in the capital. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

 

Children wait as their mother collects food being distributed in a neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces from Islamic State militants on the western side of in Mosul, Iraq, Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

 


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