Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

Illegal migrants sit in a coastal police base in Tripoli, Libya Libyan police in Tripoli captured nearly 100 illegal migrants who were attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy.
A French gendarme helicopter flies over the mountain-side crash site Sixteen teenagers on a Spanish exchange programme were among 150 passengers and crew killed when a Germanwings plane crashed in the French alps. Data from the plane's voice recorder suggests the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, purposely started a descent while the pilot was locked out of the cockpit.
A controlled explosion An unexploded World War Two bomb was destroyed in a controlled explosion in Cliffe in Kent, England. The German 1,000lb device was found in south-east London on Monday.
Mourners bury the body of Bashar Arhab in Sanaa Mourners buried the body of Bashar Arhab, a victim of the suicide bombings of two Houthi mosques in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. IS said it was behind the attacks which killed 137 worshippers.
British television presenter Jeremy Clarkson leaves his home on a bicycle in west London BBC director-general Tony Hall announced that presenter Jeremy Clarkson's contract would not be renewed after an "unprovoked physical attack" on a Top Gear producer. Lord Hall said Clarkson's dismissal was unavoidable.
Afghan women's rights activists carry the coffin of Farkhunda Afghan women's rights activists carry the coffin of Farkhunda, 28, who was beaten to death after arguing with a mullah about his practice of selling charms to women at a shrine. In the course of the argument she was accused of burning the Koran and a crowd overheard and attacked her. An official investigator has said there is no evidence she had burned the Koran.
A long exposure picture shows a general view of Villarrica volcano seen at night from Pucon, Cautin Province A long exposure picture shows the Villarrica volcano in southern Chile at night. Officials raised the alert to orange, the second highest. Thousands of people were evacuated earlier this month when it spewed ash and lava 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.
New York firefighters battle a fire at a commercial and residential block According to police as many as six people were unaccounted for after an explosion sent flames tearing through a New York City building. The blast, the result of faulty utility work, caused three buildings to collapse on Thursday, injuring 19 people, four critically.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speak to the media following talks at the Chancellery in Berlin. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to the press in Berlin after discussing the terms of Greece's international bailout.
A rainbow appears over the lighthouse at Tynemouth Photographer Owen Humphreys captured this dramatic view of a rainbow appearing over the lighthouse at Tynemouth, England.

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