The most stunning photos from this week's news

  • This week’s news included stunning shots from tornado devastation in Alabama, protests raging against climate change and gender inequality, and a tragic plane crash.
  • Amid activism, accidents, and tragedy, the news goes far beyond just headlines.
  • Here are the best photos from this week’s news.

This week’s news included stunning shots from tornado devastation in Alabama, protests raging against climate change and gender inequality, and a tragic plane crash.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania began their week by playing hosts to students and athletes. Over the next few days, tornadoes ripped through Alabama and Georgia, killing dozens of people and causing widespread damage.

Protestors in cities across pushed for climate change legislation from their national leaders, and thousands turned out in honour of International Women’s Day.

See the most stunning pictures from this week’s news:


Several tornadoes tore through Alabama and Georgia, causing devastating damage on the ground and killing dozens of people.

Read more: Photos show devastation from Alabama tornado swarm that killed at least 23 people, including 2 children


First lady Melania Trump took her “Be Best” childhood wellness initiative on the road for a three-state tour. Some students appeared more excited than others.


President Donald Trump piled up McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A sandwiches for members of the 2018 Division I FCS National Champion North Dakota State University football team at the White House.

Read more: North Dakota State’s quarterback explained why visiting the White House was worthwhile whether ‘you like or don’t like’ Trump


Best known for taking a stance near New York’s Wall Street, the iconic “Fearless Girl” statue made her London debut to some new fans in London’s financial district.

Read more: Fearless Girl Campaign Comes to London


A climate change protest in London took aim at British leadership as members of the group Extinction Rebellion poured fake blood in the street before settling down near Downing Street.

Source: Reuters


A similarly bloody spectacle unfolded in Paris, where one woman wrote “No flesh should be for sale” on her back, which was also splattered red during a protest to highlight the pay disparity between women and men.

Source: Reuters


Huge groups took to the streets in cities across the world in honour of International Women’s Day.

Read more:

It’s International Women’s Day – here are 35 quotes from the strongest feminist voices around the world


However, some had an easier time commemorating the day in some places than others. In Istanbul, police launched tear gas at several thousand women who had gathered for a march.

Source: Reuters


Tensions in Venezuela reached a fever pitch as protests broke out to topple Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro for Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader who more than 50 countries now recognise as Venezuela’s rightful president.

Read more: Venezuela is in the dark after a nationwide power outage that Nicolás Maduro blamed on ‘American imperialism’


Tibetan activists gathered in India’s capital for planned demonstrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the uprising against Chinese control.

Read more: 60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies


None of the 157 people on board survived when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi.

Read more:


A Boeing 737 MAX flying for
Ethiopian Airlines
crashed and left no survivors

People of 35 different nationalities were killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, including eight Americans

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