This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news:

Check out photos of the week's extreme weather from around the world:

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  • A woman removes snow from her driveway on March 25, 2013 in Silver Spring, Maryland. A messy Monday is in store for millions along the East Coast, with winter weather advisories warning of a mixture of snow and rain for Washington, DC, Philadelphia, metropolitan New York and parts of northeast New Jersey. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • In this aerial photo, a house sits near the edge of a landslide, near Coupeville, Wash. on Whidbey Island, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The slide severely damaged one home and isolated or threatened more than 30 on the island, about 50 miles north of Seattle in Puget Sound. No one was reported injured in the slide, which happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • A steeplejack clears snow and icicles from a roof in the centre of Kiev on March 27, 2013.. Kiev comes to life after record-breaking snow that blanketed the capital and other parts of the country over the weekend. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Traffic passes snow drifts near Colne in northern England, March 27, 2013. The weather this spring is in contrast to that of last March which was the third warmest on record. Some economists have said the cold has the potential to push the UK into a second quarter of falling national output which would cause a triple-dip recession. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Piles of snow line a road near Colne in northern England, March 27, 2013. The weather this spring is in contrast to that of last March which was the third warmest on record. Some economists have said the cold has the potential to push the UK into a second quarter of falling national output which would cause a triple-dip recession. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • A boy rides a bicycle as he maneuvers among snowdrifts in the centre of of Kiev on March 27, 2013.. Life returned to Kiev after record-breaking snow that blanketed the capital and other parts of the country over the weekend. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The White House on Pennsylvania Avenue March 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. A messy Monday is in store for millions along the East Coast, with winter weather advisories warning of a mixture of snow and rain for Washington, DC, Philadelphia, metropolitan New York and parts of northeast New Jersey. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Farmer Stuart Buckle tends to sheep on his farm in the hamlet of Barras during heavy snow on March 27, 2013 near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England. Stuart, 23, runs Bleathgill Farm with his father Wilf and as heavy snow continues to fall, extra effort is needed to look after and protect their Swaledale sheep from the cold. Across the UK, farmers are battling to save livestock after heavy snow and freezing temperatures has left thousands of sheep and cattle stuck in the fields with no access to food and fresh water. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

  • Sheep have their morning feed at Bleathgill Farm in the hamlet of Barras following heavy snow on March 27, 2013 near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England. Stuart Buckle, 23, runs Bleathgill Farm with his father Wilf and as heavy snow continues to fall, extra effort is needed to look after and protect their Swaledale sheep from the cold. Across the UK, farmers are battling to save livestock after heavy snow and freezing temperatures has left thousands of sheep and cattle stuck in the fields with no access to food and fresh water. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

  • The snow covered hills of Domore are pictured in Northern Ireland, on March 26, 2013. A Royal Air Force (RAF) helicopter was deployed in Northern Ireland in a bid to reach remote farms where estimates suggest up to 10,000 animals have been buried beneath snowdrifts 20 feet (six metres) high. Thousands of cattle and sheep are already feared to have died in the cold at the height of the lambing season. The bad weather has claimed at least two lives on the British mainland. (PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A policeman clears snow and ice from a road in the centre of Kiev on March 26, 2013. Police and the military were commandeered to help communal services to clear Kiev streets after record-breaking snow that blanketed the capital and other parts of the country over the weekend. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Heavy snow covers the fells between Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria and Bowes in County Durham in the early morning on March 27, 2013 in Kirkby Stephen, England. Heavy snow continues to fall in some parts of the country as Britain suffers the coldest March in 50 years. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)