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Week in Photos: March 30, 2013

From customers mobbing a Cyprus bank to a Puget Sound landslide, see the week’s most striking images.

Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

Zamora, Spain

March 28, 2013
Penitents of the Jesus Yacente brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in northern Spain. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

Aleppo, Syria

March 25, 2013
A rebel fighter fires towards Syrian government forces positions from a building in Saif al-Dawla district in the northern Syrian city. On March 24, 165 people were killed in violence throughout Syria, according to a toll from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog.

Daniel Berehulak

Vrindavan, India

March 27, 2013
Hindu devotees play with color during Holi celebrations in the back streets close to the Banke Bihari temple.

Aaron Favila/AP

Mandaluyong, Philippines

March 28, 2013
Filipino hooded penitents flagellate themselves during Maundy Thursday rituals to atone for sins a suburb east of Manila. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Matt Dunham/AP

London, England

March 27, 2013
Christie’s scientific specialist James Hyslop poses for photographs with a sub-fossilized pre-17th century Elephant Bird egg at the auction house’s premises. The egg, which is estimated to fetch$30,210 to $45,315 in the forthcoming Travel, Science and Natural History sale on April 24, measures more than 100 times the average size of a chicken egg, and stands at 21 centimeters in diameter and 30 centimeters in height. The extinct Elephant Bird species was native to Madagascar and among the heaviest known birds.

Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

Aleppo, Syria

March 28, 2013
A man drives a car in the center of the northern Syrian city. More than 70,000 people have died in Syria’s two-year conflict, the United Nations says.

Yannis Behrakis/Reuters, via Landov

Nicosia, Cyprus

March 28, 2013
A Laiki Bank manager helps a police officer to enter the bank after getting past depositors waiting for the opening of the bank’s branch.

Ted S. Warren/AP

Coupeville, Washington

March 27, 2013
An aerial photo shows a landslide on Whidbey Island. The slide severely damaged one home and isolated or threatened more than 30 on the island, about 50 miles north of Seattle in Puget Sound.

Orlin Wagner/AP

Lawrence, Kansas

March 24, 2013
A man waits for help after becoming stuck in snow along West 6th Street.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Washington, D.C.

March 28, 2013
Indiana guard Remy Abell, center, shoots over Syracuse center Baye Keita (12) as forward C.J. Fair (5) and Indiana guard Victor Oladipo (4) watch during the first half of an East Regional semifinal in the NCAA college basketball tournament. Syracuse prevailed, 61-50, moving on to the Elite Eight and busting President Obama’s bracket.

Ben Margot/AP

San Francisco, California

March 28, 2013
The Oakland Athletics’ Josh Donaldson slides to score against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning of an exhibition baseball game. Donaldson scored on a bunt by Eric Sogard. Major League Baseball’s opening day is March 31.