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The week in photos: Holi prep, second covid19 wave, and Suez crisis

A snapshot of events across India and the world from the week gone by

Artists perform during lattha maar Holi celebration at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Amidst the second-wave of covid19 in India, thousands from across north India congregated for Holi celebrations with little regard for masks or social distancing.
Artists perform during lattha maar Holi celebration at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Amidst the second-wave of covid19 in India, thousands from across north India congregated for Holi celebrations with little regard for masks or social distancing. (ANI Photo)
Workers carry bags of election material at a distribution centre in Purulia, West Bengal, ahead of the first phase of the state assembly election.
Workers carry bags of election material at a distribution centre in Purulia, West Bengal, ahead of the first phase of the state assembly election. (REUTERS | Rupak De Chowdhuri)
Farmers play cricket on a deserted highway road during a 12-hour strike, as part of protests against farm laws in Ghaziabad. For the past four months, thousands of farmers have been protesting at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, imploring the Centre to repeal the three contentious farm laws passed in the Parliament last year.
Farmers play cricket on a deserted highway road during a 12-hour strike, as part of protests against farm laws in Ghaziabad. For the past four months, thousands of farmers have been protesting at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, imploring the Centre to repeal the three contentious farm laws passed in the Parliament last year. (REUTERS | Adnan Abidi )
A player hits the ball at 11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021, held in Jind, Haryana. Several teams criticised Hockey India for conducting matches in the under-17 group on a gravel surface instead of an artificial turf.
A player hits the ball at 11th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2021, held in Jind, Haryana. Several teams criticised Hockey India for conducting matches in the under-17 group on a gravel surface instead of an artificial turf. (@hockeyindia | twitter.com)
A satellite image shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Egypt on March 25. The skyscraper-sized cargo ship wedged across the Canal imperiled global shipping as at least 150 other vessels needing to pass through the crucial waterway idled waiting for the obstruction to clear, authorities said on Thursday.
A satellite image shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Egypt on March 25. The skyscraper-sized cargo ship wedged across the Canal imperiled global shipping as at least 150 other vessels needing to pass through the crucial waterway idled waiting for the obstruction to clear, authorities said on Thursday. (Distribution Airbus DS via AP)
A border agent in Tijuana, Mexico, inspects the body of a Cuban migrant who reportedly drowned while swimming to cross into the United States, on March 24.
A border agent in Tijuana, Mexico, inspects the body of a Cuban migrant who reportedly drowned while swimming to cross into the United States, on March 24. (REUTERS)
Members of Progressive Organisation for Women (POW) along with other activists form a human chain to block a highway as part of a protest against the privatization of Vizag Steel Plant in Visakhapatnam
Members of Progressive Organisation for Women (POW) along with other activists form a human chain to block a highway as part of a protest against the privatization of Vizag Steel Plant in Visakhapatnam (PTI Photo)

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