LensWeek in Photos: March 23, 2013The Daily Beast03.23.13LensWeek in Photos: March 23, 2013From Irish-American dancers celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to riots in Burma and Arlington Cemetery on the Iraq war’s 10th anniversary, see the week’s most striking images.The Daily Beast03.23.13 8:45 AM ETBulent Kilic/AFP/GettySerjilla, SyriaMarch 19, 2013 A Syrian shepherd cares for his flock near the ruins of the ancient Roman city, in the northwestern province of Idlib. The conflict in Syria has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than 1 million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. Kobi Gideon/Government Press Office of Israel,via GettyTel Aviv, IsraelMarch 19, 2013 Preparations are made at Ben Gurion International Airport for the arrival of President Obama, who made his first visit as president to the region Wednesday. His itinerary included meetings with the Palestinian and Israeli leaders as well as a visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Kabul, AfghanistanMarch 20, 2013 Afghan women hold their children as they chat with each other. Kay Nietfeld/dpa/CorbisBerlin, GermanyMarch 20, 2013 Traces of birds and shoes are seen in the snow-covered Volkspark Wilmersdorf. Sandy Huffaker/CorbisChicago, IllinoisMarch 17, 2013 Young Irish-American folk dancers prepare to march during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. JM Lopez/AFP/GettyAleppo, SyriaMarch 16, 2013 A Syrian rebel aims his weapon as he takes position behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with regime forces in the Salaheddine district. As Syria’s devastating conflict enters its third year, Britain and France are struggling to persuade their European Union partners to ease the bloc’s embargo and allow arms shipments to the rebels. Soe Than Win/AFP/GettyMeiktila, Burma March 21, 2013 Residents walk past destroyed houses as black smoke rises from burning buildings. At least 10 people have been killed in riots in central Burma, a member of parliament said, prompting international concern at the country’s worst communal unrest since a wave of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last year. Adek Berry/AFP/GettyBekasi, IndonesiaMarch 21, 2013 Indonesian Luspida, left, prays as congregation members of the Taman Sari Batak Christian Protestant Church cry as they watch their church be demolished on the outskirts of Jakarta. A local government in Indonesia demolished the church in front of its weeping congregation as Muslim protesters branded them “infidels.” Massoud Hossaini/AFP/GettyKabul, AfghanistanMarch 21, 2013 Afghan families gather on a hilltop near Sakhi shrine, the center of the Afghanistan new year celebrations in Kabul during Nowruz festivities. Nowruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Nowruz is calculated according to a solar calendar, this coming year marking 1392. Daniel Berehulak/GettyBarsana, IndiaMarch 21, 2013 Hindu devotees play with color during Lathmaar Holi celebrations near Mathura. The tradition of playing with colors on Holi draws its roots from a legend of Radha and the Hindu god Krishna. It is believed that young Krishna was jealous of Radha’s fair complexion since he himself was himself very dark. After Radha questioned his mother, Yashoda, on the darkness of his complexion, Yashoda teasingly asked Krishna to color Radha’s face in whichever color he wanted. In a mischievous mood, Krishna applied color to Radha’s face. The tradition of applying color to one’s beloved has been religiously followed ever since. Weng Xinyang/Xinhua/CorbisSao Paulo, BrazilMarch 19, 2013 This multi-exposure photo shows models presenting creations from Acquastudio during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2013/14, which closed on Friday. Carlos Alvarez/GettyMadrid, SpainMarch 20, 2013 Prince Felipe of Spain attends several audiences at Zarzuela Palace. Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/GettyManas, KyrgyzstanMarch 21, 2013 U.S. soldiers from the 438th Medical Unit wait to board a plane on their way home from Afghanistan at the U.S. transit center, 18 miles from Bishkek. International coalition forces are to exit Afghanistan by the end of next year, leaving local forces to fight the Taliban alone. Chip Somodevilla/GettyArlington, VirginiaMarch 19, 2013 Headstones are reflected in a photograph leaning against the headstone for Iraq war casualty U.S. Army Master Sgt. Tulsa Tulaga Tuliau, on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq, at Arlington National Cemetery. Tuliau was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations near Rustimayah, Iraq, on Sept. 26, 2005. Lee Jin-man/APPaju, South KoreaMarch 19, 2013 A North Korean soldier looks at the southern side through a pair of binoculars at the border village of the Panmunjom, or DMZ, that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War. The United States is flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers on training missions over South Korea to highlight Washington’s commitment to defend an ally amid rising tensions with North Korea, Pentagon officials said Monday. Frank Franklin II/AP New York, New YorkMarch 15, 2013 Louisville coach Rick Pitino gestures to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame at the Big East Conference tournament. Louisville won 69-57. Majid Saeedi/Getty Kabul, AfghanistanMarch 21, 2013 An Afghan soldier keeps watch using his binoculars near the Sakhi shrine. A.M. Ahad/APDhaka, BangladeshMarch 18, 2013 A Bangladeshi boy looks inside a car vandalized by Bangladesh National Party activists during a general strike. Opposition activists in Bangladesh’s capital detonated several homemade bombs and torched at least one bus during a general strike, as the country’s political unrest continued. No injuries were reported in the blasts. The BNP and its 17 partners were enforcing the strike, which is aimed at securing the release of 154 opposition leaders and activists detained this month. Shizuo Kambayashi/APTokyo, JapanMarch 19, 2013 A model displays a creation by the Japanese designer Jotaro Saito from the 2013–14 autumn/winter collection at Tokyo Fashion Week. Eric Risberg/APSan Francisco, CaliforniaMarch 19, 2013 The Dominican Republic’s Miguel Tejada catches a foul ball hit by Puerto Rico’s Jesus Feliciano during the seventh inning of the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. The Dominican Republic won 3-0.