The week's 20 best photos, from the Associated Press, Getty Images and the Tampa Bay Times
Two women walk along a street in Moscow on March 7, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. Relations between the United States and Russia are at their lowest point in years as evidence mounts about the complex relationship between President Donald Trump's administration and the Russian government. Russia is also struggling financially as the low price of oil and the continued effects of sanctions take hold. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
This week's collection of the best news photos features a fearless girl facing down a charging bull in New York City, a woman playing with her dog in snow-covered St. Petersburg, camel riders in Morocco, a very colorful festival in India, and two very different types of demonstrations in Greece and Ecuador, one violent, one not.
All photos are from the Associated Press, Getty Images or the Tampa Bay Times and were taken or transmitted between March 3 and March 10.
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 8: 'The Fearless Girl' statues stands across from the iconic Wall Street charging bull statue, March 8, 2017 in New York City. State Street Global Advisors, the world's third-largest asset manager, installed the statue on Tuesday morning as part of a campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards.
(Eve Edelheit | Tampa Bay Times)
Wilma Pos, 87 of Clearwater beach takes off her helmet after riding with retired driver Mario Andretti in the IndyCar 2-seater Ride at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg track during The INDY Racing Experience on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Participants were able to ride in the IndyCar 2-seater Ride or a pace car one time around the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg track. Some of the participants were able to have retired driver Mario Andretti as their driver.
(Jacob Arthur/Alabama Crimson White via AP)
Jared Hunter, center, and his campaign staff react to his election as student body president at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Originally from Wetumpka, Ala., Hunter is the first black student to win the position with the backing of a secretive group called The Machine, which is composed of the school's most prestigious, historically white fraternities and sororities.
(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A relative of a youth who resided at the Virgin of the Assumption Safe Home wails as she waits for the release of the names of those who died in a fire at the shelter, outside the morgue where the bodies are being identified in Guatemala City, Thursday, March 9, 2017. The death toll in the fire at a the youth shelter on the outskirts of Guatemala rose to 31 Thursday as a dozen more girls died at hospitals overnight and details began to emerge of a tragedy fueled by angry, neglected youths seeking to flee terrible conditions.
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A Hindu priest throws colored powder on devotees inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Friday, March 10, 2017. The temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, hosts weeklong Holi celebrations and during these days, idol of Krishna is dressed up in white colored clothes and it is brought closer to his devotees to play Holi with colored water and gulal, a form of color made using organic substances and flowers. Holi also known as the festival of colors is celebrated across India marks the arrival of spring.
(AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
An Indian widow smeared with colors play Holi at the Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, 180 kilometers (112 miles) south-east of New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 9, 2017. Up to just a few years ago the festival was forbidden for Hindu widows. Like hundreds of thousands of observant Hindu women, they would have been expected to live out their days in quiet worship, dressed only in white, with their very presence being considered inauspicious for all religious festivities.
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Firefighters investigate the site of a single-engine aircraft collision into a building across the Merrimack River from Lawrence Municipal Airport in Methuen, Mass., on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. According to police, the pilot of the home-built plane was killed, while no one in the building was hurt.
(John Fitzhugh/Sun Herald via AP)
Biloxi firefighters assist injured passengers after their charter bus collided with a train in Biloxi, Miss., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Biloxi city spokesman Vincent Creel says emergency responders were still removing injured people from the bus more than 30 minutes after the crash.
(AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
Tourists ride camels in Merzouga, Morocco along what is called the route of a thousand kasbahs in the Atlas Mountains, Sunday, March 5, 2017.
(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - MARCH 06: A woman casts her shadow as she plays with her dog in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, March 6, 2017.
(Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)
Female traffic light signals are installed on March 7, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia as part of a 12-month trial in an aim to address unconscious gender bias.
(Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
AVALON, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Oris TinStix of Dynamite aerobatic team featuring American Skip Stewart and Triple world aerobatics champion Jurgus Kairys fly past pyrotechnics as they perform at The Australian International Airshow on March 3, 2017 in Avalon, Australia.
(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Riot police clashes with protesting farmers outside the Greek Agriculture Ministry, in Athens, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Police fired tear gas to prevent farmers from forcing their way into the ministry building, while protesters responded by throwing stones. No injuries or arrests were reported. Protesters are angry at increases in their tax and social security contributions, part of the income and spending cuts Greece's left-led government has implemented to meet bailout creditor-demanded budget targets.
(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Women paint the shields of police standing guard in front of the Attorney General building during an International Women's Day demonstration in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Many women demonstrated by staying home from work, joining rallies or wearing red Wednesday as International Women's Day was observed with a multitude of events around the world.
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 08: A pregnant woman stands (center) as a woman carries a young child (right center) on International Women's Day on March 8, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protestors rallied across the country for increased rights and protections for women.
(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Visitors look at a painting of Hossein Zenderoudi, a prominent Iranian artist, while visiting Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, March 9, 2017. Iran's Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is displaying a selection of 60 artworks of foreign and Iranian artists from its trove including Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. The show is open to the public until mid-July.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Tepees set up by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters stand next to the Washington Monument on March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Indigenous rights activists have started to set up a tepee camp next to the Washington Monument ahead of a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Thousands are expected to protest this Friday at the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters and outside of the White House.
(Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MARCH 03: Satrio smokes at a kiosk after elementary school on March 3, 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Satrio has smoked up to one pack a day and began when he was six years old. Smoking among Indonesian children has reportedly been on the rise despite recent bans on smoking in public places and prohibitions on cigarette ads with an estimated 20 million child smokers under the age of 10, according to reports. Smoking has been ingrained in Indonesian culture with over 70 percent of the country's men smoking, while health activists describe Indonesia as a sanctuary for big tobacco companies. Underage smoking in Indonesia has become a problem that transcends class as it rises in popularity among the poor. Many locals make their livelihood through tobacco farms, which produce locally made cigarettes called kreteks, a blend of tobacco and cloves, and surrounded by cigarettes from an early age.
(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A young Somali boy sits outside his makeshift hut at a camp for people displaced from their homes elsewhere in the country by the drought, shortly after dawn in Qardho, Somalia Thursday, March 9, 2017. Somalia's government has declared the drought a national disaster, and the United Nations estimates that 5 million people in this Horn of Africa nation need aid, amid warnings of a full-blown famine.
The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is pushing back against a social media post implying that a combat-wounded New Port Richey veteran has a Nazi symbol tattooed on his arm.In a tweet Monday afternoon, ICE officials denied the vete...
Protests were held on both ends of Pinellas County on Monday in opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as they seek asylum at the U.S. border."Children are not pawns," "No kids in cages" and "I would...
Two people drowned and another suffered life-threatening injuries in the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.Investigators said all three cases appear to be accidents, but the incidents stand as a reminder that summer, with vacation ...
An Orlando private equity firm has purchased lease-to-own business Rent-A-Center in a deal valued at more than $1 billion.Vintage Capital Management put a bid in for the company on Friday: $15 per share, $1 per share above its previous offer. Rent-A-...
One of Florida’s biggest draws is also one if its biggest liabilities — its coastline. A new report projects that Florida is at the greatest risk of any state for tidal flooding caused by rising sea levels. And Tampa Bay faces some of the greatest ri...
SEMINOLE — She was 22 when deputies said a man forced her at knifepoint into the woods off Seminole Boulevard and sexually battered her in February 1987.The case went cold, but now the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested the man it ...
TAMPA — Iceland isn't what it used to be. Literally. The Nordic island country is shrinking, what with global warming. Iceland's glaciers are getting smaller. If you took all that ice and laid it end to end, well, you clearly have nothing bette...
TAMPA — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver who fatally struck a pedestrian on Sunday night and then drove off.The incident took place at 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of N Nebraska Avenue and E Linebaugh Avenue.No details a...
HUDSON — A 16-year-old St. Petersburg teen who was seven months pregnant was fatally injured in a crash Sunday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The incident took place at 9:11 p.m. on Little Road south of Hudson Avenue. The teen, Emily ...
day after an electrical fire broke out in its dry goods warehouse Friday night.Dominic Horwath, a grocery manager at Mazzaro’s on 22nd Ave. N, said staffers spent Monday and the weekend moving things into other warehouses.The damage from the fire at ...