AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Mar 24, 2022, 12:44 PM | Updated: Mar 25, 2022, 12:51 am
A woman poses for a photo during sunset over the Kremlin at Zaryadye Park near Red Square in Moscow...

A woman poses for a photo during sunset over the Kremlin at Zaryadye Park near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (AP Photo)

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              Bayern's Giulia Gwinn heads the ball during the women's quarterfinal Champions League first leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
              A ballet dancer performs during the staging of the ballet Giselle to the music of Adolphe Charles Adam, at the Romanian National Opera, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, March 20, 2022. Ukrainian ballet dancers who fled from the war in their country performed alongside their Romanian counterparts after being offered the chance to perform in the ballet Giselle, by the Romanian National Opera. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
              A baby receives a polio vaccine during the Malawi Polio Vaccination Campaign Launch, in Lilongwe Malawi, Sunday March 20, 2022. A drive to vaccinate more than 9 million children against polio has been launched this week in four countries in southern and eastern Africa after an outbreak was confirmed in Malawi. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
              People examine the damage after shelling of a shopping center, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 21, 2022. Eight people were killed in the attack. (AP Photo/ (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
              Stella Moris reacts as she speaks to the media and supporters after cutting a wedding cake after marrying her partner the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a small wedding service held inside the high-security Belmarsh Prison, in south east London, Wednesday March 23, 2022. Assange, who is in a legal battle over a decision to extradite him to the U.S. to face spying charges, has been held at Belmarsh Prison since 2019, when he was arrested for skipping bail during a separate legal battle. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
              Ludmila, left, says goodbye to her granddaughter Kristina, who with her son Yaric, leave the train station in Odesa, southern Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. The U.N. refugee agency says more than 3.5 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia's invasion. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
              British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, front right, looks toward U.S. President Joe Biden, front left, at a group photo during an extraordinary NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, March 24, 2022. As the war in Ukraine grinds into a second month, President Joe Biden and Western allies are gathering to chart a path to ramp up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin while tending to the economic and security fallout that's spreading across Europe and the world. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
              Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his speech at a concert marking the eighth anniversary of the referendum on the state status of Crimea and Sevastopol and its reunification with Russia, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 18, 2022. (Sergei Guneyev/Sputnik Pool Photo via AP)
              A serviceman carries the photo of Capt. Andrei Paliy, a deputy commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, during a farewell ceremony in Sevastopol, Crimea, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Paliy was killed in action during fighting with Ukrainian forces in the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol. (AP Photo)
              Ukrainian servicemen attend the funeral ceremony of marine Alexandr Khovtun, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, March 20, 2022. Khovtun died in combat in the town of Huta-Mezhyhirska, north of Kyiv. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
              Slovenia's Timi Zajc competes during the final round of the FIS Ski Flying World Cup in Oberstdorf, Germany, Saturday, March 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
              A Ukrainian firefighter sprays water inside a house destroyed by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine,Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The Kyiv city administration says Russian forces shelled the Ukrainian capital overnight and early Wednesday morning, in the districts of Sviatoshynskyi and Shevchenkivskyi, damaging buildings. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
              Ukrainian soldiers and firefighters search for people under debris inside a shopping center after shelling, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
              A woman poses for a photo during sunset over the Kremlin at Zaryadye Park near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (AP Photo)

MARCH 18 – 24

Russian attacks continued across Ukraine this week as residents fled their homes and country in search of safety. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a rousing Moscow speech, and NATO leaders met in Brussels for an emergency summit.

Children received shots against polio as a vaccination drive was launched in four countries in southern and eastern Africa following a confirmed outbreak in Malawi. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange married his partner, Stella Moris, in a small service held at the high-security Belmarsh Prison in London.

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. The selection was curated by Rome photographer Alessandra Tarantino.

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