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The Ukraine War in Pictures, March 12-18



A man removes a destroyed curtain inside a school damaged among other residential buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 18, 2022 (AP/Rodrigo Abd)
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Photographers from Associated Press and other agencies have documented the truth about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine since the war began on Feb. 24, 2022. Here are the latest images depicting the heroism, terror, and pleadings for help:

A Leader Asks for More American Help

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivers a virtual address to Congress by video at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Sarah Silbiger, Pool via AP)

Shelter From the Storm

People put up plastic sheets to cover the broken windows of their apartments after parts of a Russian missile, shot down by Ukrainian air defense, landed on an apartment block, according to authorities, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 17, 2022. Russian forces destroyed a theater in Mariupol where hundreds of people were sheltering Wednesday and rained fire on other cities. (AP/Vadim Ghirda)

Firefighters Douse Flames From Russian Shelling

Firefighters work in an apartment building damaged by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

Time to Play Before the Train Arrives

A boy plays with a toy horn as he and his family who fled the war in Ukraine wait at the train station in Przemysl, southeastern Poland, on Monday, March 14, 2022. (AP/Petros Giannakouris)

Russians Seek Sanctuary in the United States

A Customs and Border Protection officer stands at the entrance to the San Ysidro Port of Entry as a boy sings for change among the waiting cars Wednesday, March 2, 2022, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. More than 8,600 Russians have sought refuge in the U.S. on the Mexican border in recent months. To claim asylum in the U.S., they reach a tiny piece of U.S. soil before inspection booths. They must outsmart U.S. officers who try to block their path. (AP/Gregory Bull)

Bombing Survivor

An elderly woman is helped by policemen after she was rescued by firefighters from inside her apartment after bombing in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP/Felipe Dana)

Russians Strike Residential Neighborhoods

This satellite image shows burning buildings in a residential area in northeast Chernihiv, Ukraine on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

A Break for Tea by War-Weary Soldiers

A soldier drinks tea during a break at a military checkpoint, in Lityn, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

Extinguishing Flames of a Rocket Attack

Firefighters extinguish flames outside an apartment house after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, Ukraine, Monday, March 14, 2022. (AP/Pavel Dorogoy)

Zelenskyy Greets a Young Hero

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office on Thursday, March 17, 2022, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, shakes hands with a wounded Kateryna Vlasenko, 16, a refugee from Vorzel who covered her younger brother with her body during Russian shelling, in a hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Putin Praises Russia’s War Troops

Putin speaks at war rally

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his speech at the concert marking the eighth anniversary of the referendum on the state status of Crimea and Sevastopol and its reunification with Russia, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 18, 2022. (Sergei Guneyev/Sputnik Pool Photo via AP)

What Does the Future Hold?

A woman looks at residential buildings damaged by a bomb in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 18, 2022. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

Tears for Ukraine

A woman cries before starting to clean the site where a bombing damaged residential buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 18, 2022.  (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

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