This week, thousands of Georgians protested against a controversial “foreign agents” bill proposed by parliament. This comes after a row broke out during a parliamentary session on Monday between government makers and the leader of the opposition party. The bill is being compared by many to Russia’s legislation used to crack down on dissent.

In Jerusalem, ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costume and celebrated with parades, feasts and parties the Purim holiday, commemorating the liberation of Jews in ancient Persia from a plot to exterminate them, according to the biblical book of Esther.

In Paris, women danced and sang to condemn the French pension reform plan, which they consider discriminatory against women.

India celebrated the Holi festival this week, one of the most popular Hindu holidays honoring the god Krishna and his consort Radha. In the temple town of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, southeast of New Delhi, twenty quintals of ‘tesu’ flowers and 50 quintals of ‘gulal’ shades were poured over people in colorful rain.

Finally, in Ukraine, families have been evacuated from the Donetsk region as each side tries to gain control of Bakhmut.

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