In Pictures

Week in pictures: 7-13 March 2015

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

Image copyright Bill Ingalls/NASA/reuters
Image caption The Soyuz capsule with International Space Station (ISS) crew members, Barry Wilmore of the US, along with Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Russia, descends before landing in Kazakhstan.
Image copyright Soe Zeya Tun/reuters
Image caption Hundreds of baton-wielding police in Myanmar broke up a demonstration by students who say a new law stifles academic freedom. More than 100 people were arrested.
Image copyright Alaska Dispatch News/Loren Holmes/ap
Image caption DeeDee Jonrowe arrives at the Ruby, Alaska checkpoint under the Northern Lights during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Image copyright Chris Jackson/ap
Image caption The Duchess of Cambridge made one of her final public appearances before she gives birth to her second child when she visited Ealing Studios in west London where she met the cast of the hit show Downton Abbey.
Image copyright Rafiq Maqbool/ap
Image caption A woman carries a crate of bananas in Dharavi, Mumbai's biggest slum. The polluted canal to the left of the picture meets the Mithi River which later opens up to the Arabian Sea.
Image copyright Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/ap
Image caption Two US police officers were shot in Ferguson, the Missouri town hit by riots over the killing of an unarmed black teenager last year. Both officers suffered "very serious gunshot injuries".
Image copyright TARONGA ZOO/epa
Image caption Taronga Zoo in Australia has welcomed more than 20 baby chameleons, with the last of three clutches of eggs hatching this week. Veiled Chameleons, or Chamaeleo calyptratus, are native to Saudi Arabia and Yemen and can live up to five years.
Image copyright Philippe Lopez/afp
Image caption An art installation titled Hang On a Minute Lads, I've Got a Great Idea by British artist Richard Wilson is displayed on the Peninsula hotel in Hong Kong. The installation was inspired by a scene from the film The Italian Job.
Image copyright JEAN REVILLARD/AFP
Image caption Solar Impulse 2, the plane attempting to fly around the world powered only by the Sun, completed the second stage of its journey. By flying the 1,468km (just over 900 miles) from Muscat in Oman to Ahmedabad in India, it set a new record for the longest distance covered by a solar-powered plane.
Image copyright Kyodo/reuters
Image caption Cities across Japan marked the fourth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18,000 people dead or missing. Ceremonies were held in areas hit by the earthquake which devastated whole towns and badly damaged a nuclear power plant.
Image copyright Andrew Milligan/PA
Image caption Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stands next to a portrait by artist Gerard M Burns, at Bute House, Edinburgh. The painting is part of an exhibition called A Brush with Inspiration.

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