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The Week in Photos: March 26 - April 1

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CATCH AND CARRY: Riot police in Paris on Tuesday arrest a demonstrator protesting a labor law that Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin says is an effort to make it easier to hire young people. France has Western Europe’s worst rate of youth unemployment. (Francois Mori / AP)
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BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER: A man walks across a bridge over the flooded river Dyje in the city of Vranov nad Dyji in the Czech Republic on Thursday. Rivers across the Czech Republic were rising fast because of the rain and unusually warm weather that melted snow. (Petr David Josek / AP)
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UP IN FLAMES: A Palestinian militant from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade stands next to burning tires Thursday as militants blocked the traffic to protest the lack of jobs in the Gaza Strip. Hamas’ new ministers took over control of the Palestinian government this week. (Hatem Moussa / AP)
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ANIMATED TOUR: Visitors are silhouetted against a giant screen at the “Pixar: 20 Years of Animation” exhibition at the Science Museum on Thursday in London. The exhibition contains 300 original drawings, paintings and sculptures from Pixar’s animated films, including “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo” and “The Incredibles.” (Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images)
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ANXIOUS ONLOOKERS: Students watch as investigators go through trash bins at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J. on Tuesday, looking for evidence into the disappearance of student John Fiocco. Fiocco, 19, was last seen at 3 a.m. Saturday in his dormitory, according to Mercer County prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini. (Tim Larsen / AP)
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FILM AT 11 O’CLOCK: A Ukrainian man watches a partial solar eclipse through film in Kiev, Ukraine, on Wednesday. The moon began blocking out the sun in the morning in Brazil before the path of greatest blockage migrated to Africa. (Efrem Lukatsky / AP)
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ISRAEL VOTES: An Israeli election worker counts ballots from soldiers and absentees at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Thursday. Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s party was the overall winner and will form a coalition government. (Kevin Frayer / AP)
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FAREWELL RUN: A soldier sticks his head out his Humvee to watch soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division in the farewell run for Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell on Friday at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Caldwell, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne, will be leaving the division to join the multinational force in Iraq. (Andrew Craft AP/The Fayetteville Observer)
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BRIDE IN WAITING: Merav Cohen, 18, adjusts her wedding dress Wednesday as she waits for her soon to be husband, Richie Sayegh, 26, to finish praying at sunset on the Brooklyn Promenade overlooking downtown Manhattan. The couple are from Brooklyn, N.Y. and met 11 months ago. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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HE LOST HIS HEAD: Yannick Chapados, dressed as “Quidam,” one of the performers in the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name playing in Long Beach, visits Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. The show ends April 16. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
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A STUNT AT SUNSET: Alex Goutier, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, sails over a jump on private property north of the Pomona Freeway near Rubidoux in Riverside County. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
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“LOOK AT THAT!” Helen Jones, 88, of Yucaipa, holds up the resignation of her former conservator, Melodie Z. Scott, at the San Bernadino County courthouse. Years ago, a judge made Scott - someone Jones had never met - her legal guardian. Once Jones grasped what was happening, she tried, at first unsuccessfully, to end Scott’s hold on her. On Thursday the conservatorship ended with Scott’s resignation. (Francine Orr / LAT)
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SEA OF PROTEST: A massive demonstration engulfed the area around L.A. City Hall last weekend. The protesters were marching against a bill passed by the U.S. House that would add criminal penalties to illegal immigration. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
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STANDOFF: Orange County students are watched by police in Santa Ana, where authorities and school district officials negotiated a peaceful end to the march Monday. Students were protesting an immigration bill now being discussed in Congress. (Don Kelsen / LAT)
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FLAG WAVERS: Santa Ana high school students ride atop a car Monday and wave the Mexican as thousands of students from several schools marched in reaction to the federal debate on immigration reform. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
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COVERED UP: Masked by an American flag, a protester Monday takes part in the downtown L.A. rally. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with student leaders. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
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A HOT SPOT: Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel lures visitors from far and near to its diverse array of stores and restaurants. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
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CLEANUP: Andrew Schreier, a River Haven founder, plays with his dog, Tarrin, while picking up trash along the beach in Ventura. As part of Ventura’s effort to fight homelessness, the River Haven encampment was sanctioned by the city for people who used to live along the Ventura River bottom. (Stephen Osman / LAT)
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CAT’S-EYE VIEW: Barry Humphries, in the guise of Dame Edna, makes a grand entrance Tuesday in “Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance!” at the Ahmanson Theatre. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
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SOMBER FAREWELL: Fellow law enforcement officers fold the U.S. flag at the funeral Wednesday at Lancaster Baptist Church for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Pierre Bain, 45, who was killed on duty March 23. The deputy was pursuing a van when, while trying to avoid another vehicle, he lost control of his motorcycle. (Ricardo DeAratanha / LAT)
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