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Our world in photos: March 17

March 17, 2022 Michaela Keil
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UKRAINE — Ambulance: An ambulance drove in downtown Kyiv, on Thursday as a 35-hour curfew in the Ukrainian capital came to an end. Russian forces destroyed a theater in Mariupol where hundreds of people were sheltering on Wednesday and rained fire on other cities, Ukrainian authorities said, even as the two sides projected optimism over efforts to negotiate an end to the fighting.
Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP


ISRAEL — Purim: Jewish ultra-Orthodox men and children, some wearing costumes, read the Book of Esther, which tells the story of the Jewish festival of Purim, at a synagogue in Bnei Brak, on Thursday. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorated the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Photo: Oded Balilty/AP


JAPAN — Earthquake: A partially derailed express train sat following an earthquake in Shiroishi, Miyagi prefecture, on Thursday. A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday night, smashing furniture, knocking out power, and killing some people. A small tsunami reached the shore, but the low-risk advisory was lifted by Thursday morning.
Photo: Kyodo News via AP


UNITED KINGDOM — St. Patrick’s Day: Britain’s Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William laughed as Lieutenant Colonel Rob Money put a bearskin hat on his 20-month-old daughter Gaia Money’s head as they attended the 1st Battalion Irish Guards’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks, on Thursday, in Aldershot.
Photo: Chris Jackson, Pool via AP


FRANCE — Alpine ski: Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde sped down the course during an alpine ski, men’s World Cup Finals super-G, in Courchevel, on Thursday.
Photo: Marco Trovati/AP


UNITED KINGDOM — Goal: Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrated after scoring his side’s second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur at the Falmer Stadium in Brighton, on Wednesday.
Photo: Matt Dunham/AP


INDIA — Holi: People celebrated Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Hyderabad, on Thursday. Holi also heralded the arrival of spring.
Photo: Mahesh Kumar A./AP


PAKISTAN — Wedding: Groom Hafiz Mohammad Awais, left, and bride Musfira Shams, center, during their wedding ceremony in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, on Wednesday.
Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP

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