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Topshots of the Week (11-17 March, 2023)


Selection of some of the most striking photographs taken by AFP photojournalists this past week (11-17 March, 2023).


AFP photo by Marco Longari - Mauritania

Husseinu, 20, from Dakar, Senegal, working at a construction site in the outskirts of Nouakchott, poses for a portrait on March 14, 2023.
© Marco Longari / AFP

AFP photo by Arif Ali - Pakistan

Vehicles are on fire after a clash between police and supporters of former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan near Khan's residence, in Lahore on March 15, 2023. Supporters of Khan clashed repeatedly with police overnight as he remained holed up in his Lahore residence early on March 15, defying attempts to arrest him.
© Arif ALI / AFP

AFP photo by Loic Venance - Nantes, France

A protestor holds an umbrella to protect from teargas during a demonstration on the 8th day of strikes and protests across the country against the government's proposed pensions overhaul, in Nantes, on March 15, 2023. 

AFP photo of Kuwait by Yasser Al-Zayyat

This aerial picture shows highrise buildings during a foggy morning in Kuwait City on March 14, 2023.
© Yasser AL-ZAYYAT / AFP

AFP photo by John Wessels - Dakar, Senegal

A man runs with his daughter as she covers her nose from teargas in Dakar on March 16, 2023. Security forces were deployed in the Senegalese capital Dakar on March 16, 2023 ahead of a politically-charged trial of an opposition leader. Ousmane Sonko is being tried for allegedly defaming a minister, a case that could determine whether he will be eligible to run in presidential elections next February.

AFP photo by Gianluca Chininea - Steccato Di Cutro, Italy

A wreath of flowers floats on the Mediterranean Sea, thrown by people who ended a protest march on the beach at the site of the shipwreck on March 11, 2023 in Steccato di Cutro, Calabria region, southern Italy, as part of the movement 'Stop the massacre, now!' (Fermare la strage, subito!) launched by the 'National Network February 26' created following the February 26, 2023 shipwreck that killed at least 74 migrants, including children, in Steccato di Cutro
© Gianluca CHININEA / AFP

AFP photo by Devi Rahman - Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Thick smoke rises during an eruption from Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, as seen from Tunggularum village in Sleman on March 11, 2023.

AFP photo by Shammi Mehra - India Border Security Force

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) female commandos take part in a training exercise at the Kharkan Camp in Hoshiarpur on March 13, 2023.
© Shammi MEHRA / AFP