This week, we take a look at the recent solar eclipse, the Bedlam burial ground in London, a dragster broken in half, the terrorist attack in Tunisia, protests against the European Central Bank, frozen hair in the Yukon, a monstrous statue in Seoul, and much more.
A total solar eclipse is seen in Longyearbyen on Svalbard on March 20, 2015. A partial eclipse was visible on Friday across parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia. The total eclipse of the sun was only visible in the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean.
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A young boy walks past a makeshift barricade made of wrecked buses stood on end to obstruct the view of regime snipers and to keep people safe, on March 14, 2015, in the rebel-held side of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Syria's conflict enters its fifth year on March 15, 2015, with the regime emboldened by shifting international attention and a growing humanitarian crisis exacerbated by the rise of the ISIS group.
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Bathers Fanny Caritte, Miléna Georgeault, and Maxime Gouyou Beauchamps show off frozen hair while bathing in a 40-degree-Celsius (104-degree-Fahrenheit) pool in air temperatures of negative 30 degrees Celsius (negative 22 degrees Fahrenheit) at Takhini Hot Springs in Whitehorse, Yukon, on February 10, 2015. The hot springs announced on March 16 that the group had won the hot springs' 2015 International Hair Freezing Contest.
A picture taken on March 20, 2015, in Les Mees, southern France, shows solar panels at the Les Mees solar power plant.
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The NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon crashes after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, Florida, onMarch 14, 2015. Dixon walked away from the incident.
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In this March 18, 2015, photo, Indians climb the wall of a building to help students appearing in an examination in Hajipur, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Even with a police presence, parents and relatives scaled building walls in order to pass notes to help students cheat in their exams.
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People watch the three summits of the Dents-du-Midi mountain, Cime de l'Est, La Cathedrale and the Haute Cime (left to right), being artificially lit during the 13 Summits event in Champoussin outside a restaurant near Val d'Illiez on March 18, 2015. Sixty mountain guides used 217 kilograms (478 pounds) of pyrotechnic devices to light up all 13 summits spread around the county during the three minutes of the event. 13 Summits is a project to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the entry of the County of Valais into the Swiss Confederation.
An Afghan health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child on the second day of a vaccination campaign in Kabul on March 16, 2015. Nearly nine million children throughout Afghanistan will be immunized during a three-day national polio immunization drive launched on March 15. The immunization campaign comes shortly after Afghanistan reported its first case of polio virus for 2015, in Helmand, in the Southern Region. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries in the world to have reported cases of the crippling polio virus in the past eight months and it is increasingly likely that these are the last two countries on Earth with active polio transmission.
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Scrapped motorbikes are piled up at a parking lot used as a scrapyard in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on March 19, 2015.
This picture taken on March 16, 2015, shows the 8-month-old cat Hei Hudie meaning "black butterfly" with a special walking aid in a pet hospital in China's southwest Chongqing municipality. With the help of some good Samaritans, Hei Hudie had four surgeries within five months after falling from the 10th floor of a building, and finally managed to live on with both of hind legs disabled.
Tourists walk on a pier at a beach resort on March 15, 2015, in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
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A Balinese man kicks up the fire during the "Mesabatan Api" ritual ahead of Nyepi Day on March 20, 2015, in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Mesabatan Api is held annually a day before the Nyepi Day of Silence, as it symbolizes the purification of universe and human body through fire. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every New Year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television, or traveling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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Smoke billows from the forest around Valparaiso, in Chile, on March 13, 2015, as the fire threatened to reach the city's port.
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The water in the fountain on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day on March 17, 2015.
A skull is uncovered at the Bedlam burial ground where it is believed over 20,000 Londoners were buried between 1569 and 1738, on March 17, 2015, in London, England. The excavation is part of the ongoing Crossrail construction works to facilitate an entrance to the new Liverpool Street Crossrail ticket station.
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A man uses his Samsung smartphone attached to a hat before the official opening of the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover on March 15, 2015. The world's biggest computer and software fair was open to the public from March 16 to 20.
Paul Alexander Hatyay, the headmaster, and teachers of Central School lay out books to dry in the sun after the roof of the school's library was blown away by Cyclone Pam in Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, on March 18, 2015. International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm that affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease. The headmaster is appealing for a donation of books after the cyclone damaged their school.
People pick up catfish that fell from a truck on a street in Kaili, Guizhou province, China, on March 18, 2015. The door of the truck carrying 6800 kilograms (14,991 pounds) of catfish was opened by accident as it traveled along a street in Kaili on Wednesday. With the help of local firefighters and residents, most of the fish were cleared up in about two hours, local media reported.
United Arab Emirates Air Force aerobatic team Fursan planes perform during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 on Malaysia's resort island of Langkawi on March 18, 2015.
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Tibetan Buddhist monks dressed as ghosts take part in the Beating Ghosts ritual at the Lama Temple, or Yonghegong on March 19, 2015 in Beijing, China. The ritual is held on the the 29th day of the first month after Losar, or New Year, and is meant to expel evil spirits.
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Law-enforcement officers salute the arrival of the remains of the Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III before a funeral procession on March 14, 2015, in Philadelphia. City officials said on March 5, 2015, Wilson was shot and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video-game store.
An RPG launcher hangs on the mirror of a camouflaged Chadian pickup truck in the Nigerian city of Damasak, Nigeria, on March 18, 2015. Damasak was flushed of Boko Haram militants last week, and is now controlled by a joint Chadian and Nigerian force.
A police car burns after clashes between demonstrators and police Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. The Blockupy alliance said activists plan to try to blockade the new headquarters of the European Central Bank to protest against government austerity and capitalism.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and the singer Larisa Dolina sing a national anthem at a rally marking the one-year anniversary of annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, in downtown Moscow, Russia, on March 18, 2015. Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, Putin has described Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the nation's "historic roots."
Demonstrators rally to protest against the government of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 15, 2015. Thousands of demonstrators wearing the yellow and green national colors protested in several cities of Brazil against Rousseff, who is facing a complex economic panorama and a political corruption scandal.
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Indian police use water cannons to disperse activists of opposition Congress party’s youth wing after they jumped police barricades during a protest against the government’s land acquisition bill, in New Delhi, India, on March 16, 2015. The bill currently in parliament proposes to ease rules for acquiring land to facilitate infrastructure projects.
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A red-tailed hawk sits on a pole above a field of snow near Croton Point in the town of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, on March 15, 2015.
Kazakhs herd their sheep amid a heavy snowfall in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, on March 12, 2015. Around 400,000 livestock in Yili started the 10-day trip to their spring pasture at the end of winter, according to local media.
Tourists and visitors from the National Bardo Museum are evacuated in Tunis, Tunisia, on March 18, 2015. Gunmen opened fire at a leading museum in Tunisia's capital, killing 21 people, including 17 tourists, the Tunisian prime minister said. A later raid by security forces left two gunmen and one security officer dead but ended the standoff, Tunisian authorities said.
Roses are set on bloodstains in front of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015, during a demonstration in solidarity with the victims of an attack on the museum the previous day, which killed 21 people. Tunisia has vowed to wage "a merciless war against terrorism" after the carnage at its national museum but has struggled to draw up a strategy to counter the jihadist threat.
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The IFC tower is seen shrouded in fog in Hong Kong on March 16, 2015.
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Journalists and visitors walk during a visit to the foot-path "El Caminito del Rey" (King's little path), a narrow walkway hanging and carved on the steep walls of a defile in Ardales near Malaga, Spain, on March 15, 2015. The one-meter wide and 7.7-kilometer long path, hanging from Ardales' defile at 100 meters high, was closed in the mid '90s after several hikers died while walking it. Once restored, it will be reopened to the public on March 28, 2015.
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A policeman stops a Blockupy anti-capitalist protester near the European Central Bank (ECB) building before the official opening of its new headquarters in Frankfurt, on March 18, 2015.
Pilots from Indonesia’s Jupiter aerobatics team parachute to the ground upon ejecting after a mid-air collision during a practice session at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia, on March 15, 2015.
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Two women pose with a statue of a monster at Yeouido Park in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15, 2015. The statue is a representation of the creature from the 2006 South Korean movie The Host.