This week has been a bittersweet one; but looking back, there has been much chaos and loss all over the world.
Here are some glimpses of the week that it was.
New York City firefighters work at the site of a building explosion and collapse in the Harlem section of New York, March 12, 2014. Two New York City buildings collapsed on Wednesday in an explosion believed to be caused by a gas leak, killing two people, injuring at least 36, and setting off a search for more victims feared trapped in the rubble.
Woman displaced from a drought-stricken area of rural Sindh, Pakistan sit with a baby suffering from malnutrition. Dozens of children have died of malnutrition and other causes in Pakistan's southern region this year.
In Japan, a woman prays in the snow fall for the deceased of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis.
Muslims perform a special prayer for passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane at the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. There has been no trace of the jetliner missing for almost a week now.
A general view of a deserted and damaged street filled with debris in Homs, Syria shows the destruction the last three years.
An anti-government protester runs amidst tear gas launched by the police during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela. Sympathizers of Maduro's socialist government held a "march for peace" while opponents wearing white gathered to denounce alleged brutality by security forces during Venezuela's worst political troubles for a decade.
Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland carry an empty coffin at a WWI memorial during a rehearsal for a reburial ceremony at the Loos-en-Gohelle Commonwealth war cemetery near Lens in northern France, March 13, 2014 almost 100 years after they were killed in action in the battle of Loos in 1915.