Pictures of the Week: March 9 — March 16

Lightbox March 13, 2012
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March 13, 2012. Palestinian relatives of Islamic Jihad militant Mohammed Daher, who was killed the night before along with another comrade in an Israeli air strike, mourn during his funeral in Gaza City.

From the conflict in Afghanistan and a tragic bus accident in Switzerland to Purim celebrations in Israel and the one-year anniversary of the Japanese tsunami, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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