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AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

March 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Shocking violence exploded in Tunisia last week as extremist gunmen killed 21 people, mostly foreign tourists, at the Bardo museum in Tunis.

Russian President Vladimir Putin joined with singer Larisa Dolina to celebrate the first anniversary of Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.

Chadian and Nigerian troops enforced their hold on the city of Damasak after ousting Boko Haram militants.

The U.S. Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment hit the road, starting from Latvia and wending through other former Soviet satellites to reassure allies of NATO’s determination to defend them.

In Naples, Pope Francis was given a pizza by a determined restaurateur who scrambled over a barrier.

Germany’s government faced protests from Greece, which is demanding World War II reparations, and from demonstrators in clown suits — both of them opposed to economic austerity.

The week’s best show — a solar eclipse — ran briefly in the Faroe Islands.

In London there was film fantasy at the premiere of “Cinderella,” and political theater as Treasury Chief George Osborne revealed the national budget plan — which may not survive national elections in May.

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