Pictures of the Week: March 16 — March 23, 2012

Lightbox March 17, 2012
Jose Luis Magana—AP
March 17, 2012. The transfer case containing the remains of Army Spc. Daquane D. Rivers of Marianna, Fla., sits at the end of the loader ramp during a foggy night, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

From Aung San Suu Kyi’s election campaign and the mourning of the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo to protests for Trayvon Martin and the celebration of the Afghan New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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