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The week in photos: March 10-16, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:12 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A wounded Syrian man waits for treatment at a makeshift clinic during Syrian government air strikes on Zamalka, in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus on March 13, 2018. More than 1,180 civilians have been killed since regime forces on February 18 launched an air and ground assault on the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says. Eastern Ghouta's 400,000 residents have been living under government siege since 2013, facing severe food and medecine shortages even before the latest assault. / AFP PHOTO / AMER ALMOHIBANY

Far-right AfD debuts as Germany's new parliament sits

Oct 24, 2017 - 11:49 AM

A record 709 MPs will gather for the session, with all eyes on the 92 members from Alternative for Germany (AfD), which took 12.6% of the vote in September's watershed elections

PARLIAMENT. The German national flag is pictured next to the main entrance to the Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of Parliament Bundestag in Berlin on September 19, 2017. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

German upper house symbolically backs gay marriage

Jun 13, 2015 - 12:08 AM

The German cabinet approved rough draft measures to extend the rights of same sex couples but faced criticism for not going further and permitting full gay marriage

Merkel, finally, to be sworn in ending political limbo

Dec 17, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Eighty six days after Merkel 59 swept to victory in elections but failed to grab an outright majority

BACK IN POWER. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center), along with other top German officials,  arrives for the signing of the new "grand coalition" government agreement at the German Parliament on December 16, 2013. AFP/John Macdougall