Memorable moments of March 2015


© AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini
Afghan women rights activists carry the coffin of 27-year-old Farkhunda, an Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob, during her funeral, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Hundreds of people gathered in northern Kabul for the funeral of Farkhunda, who like many Afghans is known by only one name. She was killed late Thursday by a mob of mostly men who beat her, set her body on fire and then threw it into the Kabul River, according to police accounts. Police are still investigating what prompted the mob assault. Massoud Hossaini is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer based in Afghanistan.


© AP Photo/Ben Curtis
A tired Nigerian woman sits down to rest as others queue, while they face long delays to cast their vote in the afternoon at a polling station in Daura, the home town of opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, in northern Nigeria Saturday, March 28, 2015. Nigerians went to the polls Saturday in presidential elections which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa’s richest nation and its largest democracy. Ben Curtis has been with the AP since 2003. He is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.


© AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, a child collects wax from a suited penitent’s large candle during a Holy Week procession in Arcos de la Frontera, Spain. Daniel Ochoa de Olza has been an AP staff photographer since 2009.


© AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
A Jewish boy looks at the graves of seven Jewish siblings killed in a New York house fire, ahead of their burial, in Jerusalem, Monday, March 23, 2015. The bodies of the children, ages 5 to 16, were flown to Israel overnight from New York and were immediately taken to Jerusalem in a convoy escorted by police. According to Jewish tradition, funerals take place as soon as possible after death.


© AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa
Yaks move towards Mount Everest’s base camp ferrying supplies as the three-month climbing for the world’s tallest mountain begins in March, near Gorakshep, Nepal, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Nepal has cleared more than 300 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest after they had to abandon last year’s efforts when an ice avalanche killed 16 guides in the mountain’s deadliest disaster, an official said Friday. Tashi Sherpa is a freelancer for AP.


© AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
A rebel feeds pigs in an underground bunker at the most forward Russia-backed rebel front line base on the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, March 8, 2015. More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a «merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,» according to the U.N. human rights office. Vadim Ghirda is an AP staffer based in Eastern Europe.


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