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The week of March 1 in photos

A lightning bolt strikes the sea near Fort St Elmo during a storm in Valletta, Malta Feb. 27, 2019. (Photo from Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters)

Week in photos: The images you must see from the week of March 1

This week saw tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, where protesters clashed with security forces, and along the India-Pakistan border.

On Feb. 27, testimonies in Canada and the U.S. by former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould and former lawyer for Donald Trump Michael Cohen challenged the credibility of both countries’ leaders.

But it wasn’t all bad news.

Nigerian voters headed to the polls to settle a tight presidential race in Africa’s biggest democracy, and people in Haikou, China were treated to a unique sight: the controlled demolition of an eight-storey building.

From democracy in action to a nation in upheaval and more, here are some of the most compelling images from this week.