In Pictures

Week in pictures: 17 - 23 March 2018

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

Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes. Image copyright Danish Siddiqui/ Reuters
Image caption Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they celebrate the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the new year for Maharashtrians in Mumbai, India.
People experience the Building installation during the exhibition by Argentine artist Leandro Erlich. Image copyright TORU YAMANAKA/ AFP
Image caption At the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo visitors participate in Leandro Erlich's artwork. The Argentine artist's work is entitled "Building" and uses mirrors to create its optical illusion.
Nigel Farage and Aaron Brown symbolically dump fish into the River Thames. Image copyright Toby Melville/ Reuters
Image caption Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage and Aaron Brown, the founder of campaign group Fishing for Leave, symbolically throw fish into the River Thames next to the Houses of Parliament. The act was intended to highlight the detrimental effect that they believe delaying leaving the Common Fisheries Policy will have on the British fishing industry.
People walk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the rain in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Image copyright Lucy Nicholson/ Reuters
Image caption People walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the rain in Los Angeles, California.
Boats navigate the Chicago River shortly after it was dyed green. Image copyright Scott Olson/ Getty Images
Image caption The Chicago River is dyed a lurid green in celebration of St Patrick's Day in Chicago, Illinois. Dyeing the river has been a tradition in the city since 1962.
Dogs walk on the red carpet. Image copyright ANGELA WEISS/ AFP
Image caption Dogs walk along the red carpet for a special screening of Wes Anderson's new film Isle of Dogs at the IFC Center, New York.
Humanoid robot Sophia delivers her speech during a conference. Image copyright NARENDRA SHRESTHA/ EPA
Image caption Humanoid robot Sophia delivers a speech during a United Nations conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is able to portray more than 60 facial expressions.
Apprentice Lottie Small uses a die stamping press. Image copyright Victoria Jones/ PA
Image caption The invitations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding being printed by Lottie Small who has recently completed an apprenticeship at printers Barnard and Westwood in London.
Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain. Image copyright Ari Jalal/ Reuters
Image caption Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain as they celebrate the New Year festival of Newroz in the town of Akra, Iraq.
A couple kiss while a light shines behind them. Image copyright Thomas Lohnes/ Getty Images
Image caption Spectators kiss during the Philipp Geist exhibition at the Luminale festival in Frankfurt, Germany.

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