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The Week in Pictures: March 22 - 29

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A dawn plunge in Australia, a soldier's homecoming in Alaska, a fiery firehouse in New Jersey, a tearful farewell in California and more.

Winter gets me down. The short days, cold temperatures, and all that time cooped up inside weighs on me by the time we’re getting ready to flip the calendar to April. Participating in this week’s picture edit provided a little break from the winter blues.

Spring comes on strong in this episode of The Week in Pictures. Photographer Scott Anderson gets us going with his picture of a robin catching her lunch in Wisconsin. Kimimasa Mayama made a great picture of the boys of summer at the first Major League Baseball game of the year, and Gary Cosby Jr. closes the slideshow with his lovely picture of Opal Cosby riding her bicycle right into an Alabama sunset.

As always, there are some difficult pictures in this week’s slideshow. Casey Christie’s image of a grieving woman at her fiancée’s funeral breaks your heart. It reminds me of how precious life is and how sometimes people are taken away before we get the opportunity to appreciate them.



Previous episodes of The Week in Pictures from 2012

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