Updated: November 5, 2015 9:53 AM ET | Originally published: March 19, 2015 4:49 PM EDT

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.

LightBox is also published on TIME’s iPad edition with additional content.

Curated by Mikko Takkunen, International Photo Editor for TIME.com. Follow him on Twitter @photojournalism.

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