AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

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Posted: Mar 17, 2015 10:42 AM
AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

LONDON (AP) — Protests hit Spain and Greece last week, as demonstrators marched in Madrid against a new security law and in the Greek city of Thessaloniki to protest continuing austerity measures.

World War I commemorations were held in Neuve Chapelle, France, to honor Indian soldiers who lost their lives on the Western Front. In a more modern war zone, separatists and residents walked among the ruins of eastern Ukraine after months of fighting.

Ebola claimed more victims in Liberia, one of the three West African nations hardest-hit by the yearlong outbreak.

At the Vatican, Pope Francis announced a special Jubilee Year to focus the church on mercy.

Paris Fashion Week, a nine-day clothing extravaganza, drew thousands of fashionistas from around the world.

And in Cape Town, South Africa, Georgina Harwood celebrated her 100th birthday with a tandem parachute jump.