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Week in pictures 19 Mar 2022

SHIROISH: A ceiling is damaged at a supermarket in Shiroishi, Japan, on Thursday, March 17, after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan the night before (Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images)

LA ROCHELLE: French police intervene as fishermen, protesting the soaring price of fuel, block an oil depot in La Rochelle, France, on Thursday, March 17 (Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images)

BEIJING: Performers take part in the closing ceremony of the Winter Paralympics in Beijing on Sunday, March 13 (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

ENGLISH CHANNEL: Migrants are seen in the English Channel as they try to cross from France into Britain on Monday, March 14 (Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Images)

SILVERDALE: A birdwatcher spotted a murmuration of starlings taking flight in the shape of a whale at the Leighton Moss nature reserve on Thursday, March 17 near the Lancashire village of Silverdale (Davis Cousins)

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