Pictures of the week

Here's your look at 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 includes hospitality staff members reacting after posing for a selfie during the opening session of China’s National People’s Congress; entertainer Mary J. Blige performing at the Oscars; a swimmer taking part in the Big Neva Cup of Ice Swimming in St. Petersburg, Russia; women marking International Women’s Day in Bangladesh and Madrid; Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien being tagged out by Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler while trying to steal during a baseball game and features from around the globe.

This gallery contains photos from the week of March 3 - March 9, 2018.

This gallery was produced by Courtney Dittmar and Donald King in New York.