Pictures of the Week: March 1 – March 8

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March 4, 2013. Vestments for the new Pope to be elected are displayed in the window of Italian ecclesiastical tailor Gammarelli in Rome.

From the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and elections in Kenya to violent protests in Bahrain and International Women’s Day around the world, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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