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The Week in Photos March 8 2014

From the colors of Carnival and the Oscars to the turmoil rattling Ukraine and Crimea, a look at the most compelling photos of the last seven days.

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Panama City

March 5, 2014
A reveler wearing a costume in the Brazilian national flag colors arrives to participate in the annual Carnival parade in Panama City.

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Cipacing, Indonesia

March 4, 2014
The son of the owner of an air rifle shop walks past air rifles on display at the shop.

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Perevalne, Ukraine

March 2, 2014
Soldiers who were among several hundred that took up positions around a Ukrainian military base stand near the base's periphery in Crimea.

Adrees Latif/Reuters

Hollywood

March 2, 2014
Covered Oscar statues rest under a tent, to guard against rain, along the red carpet ahead of the 86th Academy Awards.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

March 2, 2014
Revelers from the Academicos do Tatuape samba school take part in the special group category of the annual Carnival parade.

Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters

Willow, Alaska

March 3, 2014
Justin Savidis' dogs await the lineup in the musher lot before the official restart of the Iditarod dog sled race.

Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Simferopol, Ukraine

March 2, 2014
Ukrainian servicemen carry mattresses on the territory of a military unit in the village of Perevalnoye outside Simferopol.

Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Paris

March 4, 2014
A model presents a creation by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for French fashion house Chanel at the Grand Palais, which was transformed into a "Chanel Shopping Center" during Paris Fashion Week.

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Caracas, Venezuela

March 3, 2014
Anti-government protesters fling a tear gas canister thrown by national guard troops during a demonstration against Nicolas Maduro's government.

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Niagara Falls, Ontario

March 3, 2014
A partially frozen Niagara Falls is seen from the American side during sub-freezing temperatures.

Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Kabul, Afghanistan

March 3, 2014
Afghan youth laborers work along a street during a rainy day in Kabul.

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Paris

March 2, 2014
Singer Rihanna poses before the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.

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Kandahar, Afghanistan

March 2, 2014
Cpl. Matthew Moebes from Decatur, Ala., with the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2nd Cavalry Regiment, walks toward a village during a joint patrol with soldiers from the Afghan National Army.

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Donetsk, Ukraine

March 3, 2014
A woman looks through a damaged entrance door as pro-Russian demonstrators hold a rally outside the regional government building in Donetsk.

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Heihe, China

March 5, 2014
A frontier soldier from the People's Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training.

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Gold Coast, Australia

March 4, 2014
Sally Fitzgibbons of Australia in action as she advances into the quarterfinals of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks.

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Salisbury, England

March 4, 2014
Young probationers, the trainee choristers of Salisbury Cathedral Choir, flip pancakes to mark Shrove Tuesday outside the west front of the 13th-century cathedral.

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Rio de Janeiro

March 4, 2014
A member of Unidos da Tijuca Samba School during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome.