Tension In Crimea, The Paralympics And Snakes For Lunch: PHOTOS From Around...

Tension In Crimea, The Paralympics And Snakes For Lunch: PHOTOS From Around The World

By HuffPost on March 10, 2014
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LUBIMOVKA, UKRAINE - MARCH 03: Oleg, a Ukrainian soldier at the Belbek military base, kisses his girlfriend Svetlana through the gates of the base entrance on March 3, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine. Tensions at the base, where between 100 and 200 Ukrainian soldiers are stationed, are high as a 4pm deadline reportedly given by Russian troops for the Ukrainians to surrender passed and locals feared the Russians might attack tonight. Heavily-armed soldiers who are not displaying identifying insignia but are widely believed to be Russians have blockaded several Ukrainian military bases across Crimea. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world, captured in the thick of things. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into various events around the world last week. (March 2 – 9)

CENTRAFRICA-UNREST-REFUGEES

Oscar Pistorius, puts a handkerchief to his face while listening to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of  Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (Photo Credit: AP/Theana Breugem, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, puts a handkerchief to his face while listening to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (Photo Credit: AP/Theana Breugem, Pool)
A burqa-clad Afghan refugee woman makes a carpet at the Khorasan refugee camp near Peshawar on March 7, 2014, ahead of International Women's Day. Some five millions Afghans driven by war, oppression and poverty have crossed the border into Pakistan and Iran in the past three decades, seeking better lives and jobs.  (Photo Credit: A. MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images)
A burqa-clad Afghan refugee woman makes a carpet at the Khorasan refugee camp near Peshawar on March 7, 2014, ahead of International Women’s Day. Some five millions Afghans driven by war, oppression and poverty have crossed the border into Pakistan and Iran in the past three decades, seeking better lives and jobs. (Photo Credit: A. MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images)

Thailand Politics

This picture taken on Saturday, March 1, 2014, provided by the anti-government activist group Coordination Committee In Kfar Takharim, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man running as flames rise from buildings which were attacked by a Syrian government forces airstrike in the town of Kfar Takharim in the northwest province of Idlib, Syria. Government airstrikes hit residential buildings in the town of Kfar Tarakhim in the northwest province of Idlib on Saturday afternoon, according to the Idlib News group and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Photo Credit: AP/Coordination Committee In Kfar Takharim)
This picture taken on Saturday, March 1, 2014, provided by the anti-government activist group Coordination Committee In Kfar Takharim, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man running as flames rise from buildings which were attacked by a Syrian government forces airstrike in the town of Kfar Takharim in the northwest province of Idlib, Syria. Government airstrikes hit residential buildings in the town of Kfar Tarakhim in the northwest province of Idlib on Saturday afternoon, according to the Idlib News group and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Photo Credit: AP/Coordination Committee In Kfar Takharim)
South Korean new military officers cheer during the joint commission ceremony of 5,860 new officers of the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul, on March 6, 2014. South Korean President Park Geun-Hye urged North Korea to give up its nuclear program, saying denuclearization will pave the way for greater economic cooperation and ultimately unification between the two divided states.        (Photo Credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
South Korean new military officers cheer during the joint commission ceremony of 5,860 new officers of the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul, on March 6, 2014. South Korean President Park Geun-Hye urged North Korea to give up its nuclear program, saying denuclearization will pave the way for greater economic cooperation and ultimately unification between the two divided states. (Photo Credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
Actors perform at the Fisht Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, March 7, 2014.  (Photo Credit: AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Actors perform at the Fisht Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, March 7, 2014. (Photo Credit: AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)
CIREBON, INDONESIA - MARCH 02:  Snakes are collected and rolled before putting into the oven on March 2, 2014 in the village of Kertasura, Cirebon, Indonesia. At slaughter house snake skins measuring in the hundreds of metres, are sold to bag factories in the West and Central Java provinces on a monthly basis. From snake skin was manufactured into bags, shoes, wallets and belts. The price of a bag made from snake skin costs between 150,000 rupiah ($15 USD) and 300,000 rupiah ($30 USD), depending on its size. When snake skins reach Western fashion houses their price can increase dramatically and sell for up to $4,000 USD.  (Photo Credit: Nurcholis Anhari Lubis/Getty Images)
CIREBON, INDONESIA – MARCH 02: Snakes are collected and rolled before putting into the oven on March 2, 2014 in the village of Kertasura, Cirebon, Indonesia. At slaughter house snake skins measuring in the hundreds of metres, are sold to bag factories in the West and Central Java provinces on a monthly basis. From snake skin was manufactured into bags, shoes, wallets and belts. The price of a bag made from snake skin costs between 150,000 rupiah ($15 USD) and 300,000 rupiah ($30 USD), depending on its size. When snake skins reach Western fashion houses their price can increase dramatically and sell for up to $4,000 USD. (Photo Credit: Nurcholis Anhari Lubis/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 02: A member of Salgueiro Samba School performs during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 02, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's two nights of Carnival parades began today in a burst of fireworks to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as "blocos de rua") all around the city. (Photo Credit: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MARCH 02: A member of Salgueiro Samba School performs during their parade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival at Sapucai Sambadrome on March 02, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio’s two nights of Carnival parades began today in a burst of fireworks to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as “blocos de rua”) all around the city. (Photo Credit: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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