Most Engaging Photos From March 2016
Palestinian refugee students in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, wave Palestinian and Japanese flags during a commemoration organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to mark the fifth anniversary of Japan’s Tsunami.
Police detain a man after a fight between supporters and opponents of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, ahead of his speech outside the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri.
Indian army soldiers take position near the site of a gun battle in the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A handful of rebels exchanged fire with government forces last sunday after being holed up in a building for the second straight day.
A model performs an underwater protest to point out violence against women within a project called, “Together Against Violence to Women,” prior to International Women’s Day in Istanbul, Turkey.
A woman covers her face as Turkish anti-riot police use tear gas to disperse protestors outside of Zaman, a Turkish daily newspaper. Istanbul police officers conducted a dramatic raid on the newspaper’s headquarters, which raised fresh alarms over declining media freedoms in Turkey.
Ohio voters go to the polls for the Ohio primary at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Ohio Republican primary is a winner-take-all state were 66 delegates are up for grabs.
People pray at a funeral for 8 victims of the February 17 car bombing at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey. At least 28 people were killed and 61 injured in Turkey’s capital Ankara, when a car bomb exploded beside a convoy of military vehicles stopped at a traffic light.
Ethnic Miao people celebrate the Lantern Festival with fireworks in Taijiang, Guizhou Province, China.
A member of the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement, a youth division of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, prepares his rocket propelled grenade at a house in the southeastern Turkish city of Nusaybin.
An honor guard stands over the casket of former first lady Nancy Reagan. The 94-year-old wife of former President Ronald Reagan passed away on March 6th of congestive heart failure.
A Syrian woman hugs her mother after their arrival with other refugees and migrants from the Turkish coast to Mytilene, Greece. Greece’s government is ordering authorities on islands near Turkey to reduce the number of migrants allowed to travel by ferry to the mainland so more temporary shelters can be set up.
Supporters cheer at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in East Lansing, Michigan.
British artist Daniel Lismore arrives at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week on March 8th in Paris, France.
Members of the panther men of Liabo village, an Ivorian traditional dance group, pose for a portrait as they prepare to perform at the Market for African Performing Arts in Abidjan.
A military band conductor leads the band at the close of the annual National People’s Congress held in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.
Hostesses pose for selfies outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, during the second day of the National People’s Congress. China’s Communist-controlled parliament opened its annual session on March 5th and is expected to approve a new five-year plan to tackle slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy.
A migrant child stands at the passenger terminal in Piraeus port, where more than 1,500 migrants and refugees are temporarily staying in Athens, Greece.
Iranian women stand in line at a polling station during the parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections in Qom, Iran. Friday’s parliamentary elections are the country’s first since its landmark nuclear deal with world powers last summer.
Widow Alexandra McClintock holds an American flag with her son Declan during the burial of her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st class Matthew McClintock, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. McClintock, a Special Forces engineer sergeant, was killed on January 5th while conducting operations in southern Afghanistan.
A woman processes and dries a sea of red chili peppers near the Jamuna river in Gaibandha, Bangladesh. Everyday, women as this one earn less than $1 after working 10 hours a day. Red chili is the main source of income in the area and mostly women are engaged in its production and processing.
A performer from Indonesia relaxes backstage before taking part in the Chingay Parade in Singapore. The Chingay Parade started in 1973 and was originally a neighborhood event, but over the years has evolved into one of the biggest street parades in Asia.
Musical artist Kesha cries at the Manhattan Supreme Court as she learns she will not be released from her record label contract. A judge said she would not allow Kesha to leave her record label despite Kesha’s accusations that label producer Dr. Luke had sexually assaulted her.
Lady Gaga sings her Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You” at the 88th Academy Awards, in a powerful performance that featured survivors of sexual abuse.
An eagle belonging to the private security firm Guard from Above, takes down a drone during a police exercise in Katwijk, South Holland.
A man looks on at ruined houses in Cizre, Turkey. Turkish authorities scaled down a 24-hour curfew imposed on the town of Cizre in southeast Turkey, nearly three weeks after declaring the successful conclusion of military operations there. Residents were permitted to return to their conflict-stricken neighborhoods for the first time since December 14th.
A model poses for a portrait backstage of the Lantern Sense show during London Fashion Week at the Freemasons’ Hall in London, England.
A priest stands before a row of tanks preparing to race in the 2016 Tank Biathlon Competition at the Anastasyevsky training ground in Russia.
A student offers a heart-shaped paper cutout to a French CRS riot policeman during a demonstration against the French labor law proposal in Lyon, France.
A near total solar eclipse is seen over Jakarta, Indonesia on March 9th.
Ground personnel help U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly to get out of a Soyuz capsule shortly after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
Belgian flags seen at a street memorial service near the old stock exchange in Brussels, following bombings in Belgium that took the lives of 31 people and injured at least 270.
French college students take part in a demonstration against the French labor law proposal in Strasbourg, France. There has been part of a nationwide labor reform protest. The slogan reads “Labor” in French.