Pictures of the Week: February 24 – March 2

Lightbox February 28, 2012
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Feb. 28, 2012. Iranians walk past electoral posters for an upcoming parliamentary election on a street in Tehran.

From protests in Russia and the crisis in Syria to tornadoes in the American midwest and the 84th annual Academy Awards, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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