15 March 2012 14:16 | By Antony Bennison
Week in pictures: 16th March 2012

Afghanistan



A US Marine watches as an Osprey carrying US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrives at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan. The trip comes as the Taliban has vowed revenge following this past weekend's killing spree by a US soldier who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Most of those killed were children and women. (© Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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  • A street vendor sells peanuts at a street side in central Yangon, Myanmar. (© Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)
  • An egret stands on a ship mooring rope in Rio de Janeiro. (© Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys watch the funeral procession of Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv. Hager, who was the head of the Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty, died on Wednesday at the age of 96. (© Nir Elias/Reuters)
  • Cups of latte are seen on display following the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Centre in New York. The latte art was judged in a number of different categories including aesthetic beauty and color infusion. (© Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
  • Hikari Oyama, 8, plays with bubbles, after she and her grandmother payed their respects at the memorial to victims of the last year's tsunami at the Okawa Elementary School, where 74 children were killed and 4 are still missing, near Ishinomaki, Japan. (© Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
  • People watch as one of two loggerhead sea turtles are released back into the wild, at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, after they underwent rehabilitation at Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne, Florida. (© Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • A US Marine watches as an Osprey carrying US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrives at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan. The trip comes as the Taliban has vowed revenge following this past weekend's killing spree by a US soldier who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Most of those killed were children and women. (© Scott Olson/Getty Images)
  • Amjad Khan, a 30-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, falls down during a bout at a fight night in Mumbai. First started around three years ago by Full Contact Championship (FCC), a company founded to promote mixed martial arts, fight nights are slowly gaining popularity in India. (© Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)
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A US Marine watches as an Osprey carrying US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrives at Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan. The trip comes as the Taliban has vowed revenge following this past weekend's killing spree by a US soldier who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Most of those killed were children and women.

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