Photograph by Esteban Felix—APMexicans mark Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Nov. 1 at the San Gregorio cemetery in Mexico City, placing candles and marigolds on children's tombs to honor the deceased. Adults' graves would get the same treatment the following night. (TIME issue November 16, 2015)
Photograph by James Nachtwey for TIME Children rest at a refugee camp in Langsa, Indonesia, on May 20. They were among the 25,000-plus Rohingya Muslim migrants who have fled reported persecution in Burma and Bangladesh this year by crossing the Indian Ocean in search of refugee status in Indonesia and Malaysia. (TIME issue June 8, 2015)
Photograph by ReutersAn Iraqi woman carries a baby in Baghdad on May 19 after fleeing Ramadi alongside 25,000 others. The city was captured two days earlier by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, and the Iraqi government has issued calls for volunteers to help take it back. (TIME issue June 1, 2015)
Photograph by Goran Tomasevic—ReutersA man covers himself in foliage during a May 11 protest in Bujumbura, Burundi, where many have alleged that President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in June is unconstitutional. The controversial campaign has also sparked violence, causing some 50,000 Burundians to flee for neighboring countries amid reports of a coup. (TIME issue May 25, 2015)
Photograph by James Nachtwey for TIMEA man performs a Hindu cremation ritual at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on April 28, three days after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing at least 7,000 people and causing untold damage. (TIME issue May 18, 2015)
Photograph by Gail Burton—AP The stands are empty at the Baltimore Orioles' Camden Yards as they bat against the Chicago White Sox on April 29. Because of security concerns amid city unrest, the game was closed to fans for what was believed to be the first time in Major League Baseball history. (TIME issue May 11, 2015)
Photograph by Damon Winter—The New York Times/ReduxWith desert town Rancho Mirage and the rest of California struggling through a fourth year of drought, Governor Jerry Brown on April 1 ordered the state's first mandatory reduction in nonagricultural water use, cautioning residents, "The idea of your nice little green lawn getting watered every day, those days are past." (TIME issue April 20, 2015)
Photograph by Esteban Felix—APMexicans mark Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Nov. 1 at the San Gregorio cemetery
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TIME Selects the Most Striking Photograph of the Week

Updated: Nov 05, 2015 9:53 AM ET | Originally published: Mar 19, 2015

Each week, TIME LightBox presents one news photograph selected from among the thousands shared on the news wires. Published in the magazine, these images, now featured in this gallery, offer a close look at the world's most impactful events — from the dramatic Germanwings plane crash in France to the commemorative march in Selma, Ala.

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