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).
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
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
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.
© Loïc VENANCE / AFP
This aerial picture shows highrise buildings during a foggy morning in Kuwait City on March 14, 2023.
© Yasser AL-ZAYYAT / AFP
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.
© John WESSELS / AFP
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
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.
© Devi RAHMAN / AFP
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