The week's 20 best photos, from the Associated Press, Getty Images and the Tampa Bay Times
SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN - MARCH 10: Catrine Lavallee of Canada competes during the Women's Aerials Final on day three of the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships 2017 on March 10, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
This week's collection of the best news photos features a high-flying Canadian skier, four images showing the beauty and peril of the major winter storm that hammered the northeast U.S this week, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men getting blasted with water (and with wine), one of the coolest polling stations in the world and, to finish things off, a charming homage to Henri Cartier-Bresson. (Google him. It's worth it.)
All photos are from the Associated Press, Getty Images or the Tampa Bay Times and were taken or transmitted between March 10 and March 17.
(WILL VRAGOVIC | Tampa Bay Times)
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Tim Beckham (1), who had his name tattooed across his back when he was 17, stands for a portrait at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
(Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
UNION DALE, PA - MARCH 14: Snow rises up to the mailboxes on March 14, 2017 outside of Union Dale, Pennsylvania. A blizzard has been forecasted to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states across the Northeast region today, as school districts were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Ice covers the fire escape of an apartment building that caught fire, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Yonkers, N.Y. Authorities say the fire, which may have started on the fifth floor early Wednesday morning, has left one person dead and forced dozens of people into the cold.
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
People struggle to walk in the blowing snow during a winter storm Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Boston.
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A person stands in the wind-driven snow during a winter storm Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Boston.
(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Rescuers carry away a man who was wounded in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Monday, March 13, 2017. A suicide car bomber detonated near the Weheliye hotel in the capital Monday morning, killing a number of people on the busy Maka Almukarramah road, police said.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate with wine during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Mea Shearim ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, Monday, March 13, 2017. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
An ultra-Orthodox Jew gets hit by a police water canon during a protest against Israeli army conscription, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, March. 15 , 2017. Ultra-Orthodox Jews have for years been exempt from military service, which is compulsory for Jewish Israelis. The arrangement has caused widespread resentment among Israel's secular majority. The ultra-Orthodox claim the military will expose their youth to secularism and undermine their devout lifestyle.
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Sandhill cranes as seen during a practice round prior to the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club on March 15, 2017 in Orlando.
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man walks next to a building in the afternoon sunlight in Burbank, California, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
HEMET, CA - MARCH 16: California poppies (R) and Canterbury bells bloom after prolonged record drought gave way to heavy winter rains, causing one of the biggest wildflower blooms in years on March 16, 2017 at Diamond Valley Lake, near Hemet, California. The winter storms brought relief to most of the region suffering years of worsening record drought conditions though aquifers remain very low and would require many more years of heavier than average rainfall to recharge water tables to pre-drought levels.
(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
A couple of voters leaves the Kerkhovense Molen, a windmill turned polling station in Oisterwijk, south central Netherlands, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of crucial votes in Europe. The sign at right reads "polling station"
(Owen Humphreys/ PA via AP)
A rainbow appears next to St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay northern England, Thursday, March 16, 2017.
(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
The two Australian shepherd dogs Franz, left, and Lizzi run over a wet meadow in a park in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, March 13, 2017.
(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Two Iceland stallions play on their paddock in Neu Anspach, Germany, early Thursday, March 16, 2017.
(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, fire extinguishers are placed near a staircase inside the Great Hall of the People during during the National People's Congress in Beijing. Because safety comes first, fire extinguishers are ubiquitous in and around Beijing's Great Hall of the People during the annual sessions of China's ceremonial parliament and its official advisory body. That's partly for standard purposes of preventing any sort of fire-related emergency that could harm the participants and mar the proceedings.
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Nadia Hanan Madalo, center right, hugs her mother, Alyshooa Kannah, left, at the airport after arriving from Iraq Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in San Diego. Madalo and her family, refugees forced to flee their town of Batnaya, Iraq, after the Islamic State invaded and destroyed it several years ago, arrived in San Diego to be reunited with Madalo's siblings and mother. As they flew to the U.S. on Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii put a hold on President Trump's newest ban - the latest development in a fight between the administration and the courts that has injected more uncertainty into the lives of refugees.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he leaves Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017, following a friends of Ireland luncheon.
(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
In this Saturday, March 11, 2017 photo people walk along the Zimny (Winter) Palace at Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg, Russia. A century after the days that shook the world, the anniversary of the 1917 revolution in Russia is being marked with little official fanfare from the Kremlin. It once was celebrated with pomp and parades but now no longer fits the narrative of political and religious leaders.
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