22 March 2012 12:22 | By Antony Bennison
Week in pictures - 23 March 2012

New York



Parade-goers attends the 251st annual St Patrick's Day parade in New York, United States. (© Matthew Eisman/WireImage/Getty Images)
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  • Onlookers and fire tenders stand near smoke rising from a burnt market in Kolkata. Hundreds of shops were destroyed in a major fire that broke out at Hatibagan market in the old quarters of Kolkata. No casualties have been reported and the cause of the fire is unknown, local media reported. (© Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry is seen at the BBC Maida Vale studios in London. (© SAV/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
  • Daffodils that have been left to flower at Fentongollan Farm near Truro, England. Despite the gloomy economic outlook, some retailers are reporting a surge in demand for daffodils, which have been traditionally grown in Cornwall as it is one of the mildest counties in the UK. Many of the cut-flower businesses still in existence today were established in the Victorian era when the new railway transport network put once remote locations in touch with the London markets. (© Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
  • Riot police fire tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama. (© Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)
  • A man stops to look at rows of combat boots that are part of the Eyes Wide Open exhibit in front of San Francisco City Hall in California. The Eyes Wide Open exhibition includes a pair of boots for every one of the 481 California servicemen and women who died in the Iraq war. (© Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Cheez-It Ford, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Mac Tools Ford, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Wrigley Toyota, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (© John Harrelson/Getty Images)
  • Parade-goers attends the 251st annual St Patrick's Day parade in New York, United States. (© Matthew Eisman/WireImage/Getty Images)
  • Partizan fans light torches during a derby match against Red Star at Serbia's national cup semi-final in Belgrade. (© Ivan Milutinovic/Reuters)
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Parade-goers attends the 251st annual St Patrick's Day parade in New York, United States.

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