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This week in photos: March 21

A burning barricade on the Champs Elysees as Act 18 of protests, presented as an “ultimatum” to President Macron, turn violent on the four-month anniversary of the movement on March 16, 2019 in Paris, France. The yellow vests have called for a revival on the occasion of the end of the Macron’s ‘great national debate’, after two months of meetings throughout France, which many yellow vests considered a “masquerade”. (Photo from Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

Week in photos: The images you must see from the week of March 21

This week, cultures around the world celebrated the official transition from winter to spring. On the spring equinox, March 20, daytime and nighttime were of approximately equal length all over the planet. 

While a scorching sun shone over parts of India and Bangladesh, Papau, Indonesia and central Mozambique were inundated with flood waters.

Combined with fiery protests in France and bright green-dyed river in Chicago, it’s been quite a week for photos.

Let us know which photos are your favourites in the comments.