Monthly Archives: February 2014

A reveler in a carnival costume attends the opening of the Lucerne carnival in Lucerne, Switzerland, on the so-called dirty Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

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A reveller in a carnival costume attends the opening of the Lucerne carnival in Lucerne, Switzerland, on the so-called dirty Thursday.

Relatives of Jimmy Vargas, a student who died during a recent protest, weep beside his coffin during his funeral in San Cristobal, 660 km from Caracas. Five intelligence agents have been ordered arrested for suspected ties to killings during protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government. Venezuela has been swept by student-led protests since February 4, posing the greatest challenge yet to Maduro's government just under a year since he took office.

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Relatives of Jimmy Vargas, a student who died during a recent protest, weep beside his coffin during his funeral in San Cristobal, 660km from Caracas. Five intelligence agents have been arrested for suspected ties to killings during protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Venezuela has been swept by student-led protests since February 4, posing the greatest challenge yet to Maduro’s government just under a year since he took office. Read more

Palestinian students take part in a military march organised by Hamas national security in a street in Rafah town, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 27, 2014. Thousands of youngsters between the age of six and 16, can participate in the summer camp where they receive military as well as religious training.

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Palestinian students take part in a military march organised by Hamas national security in a street in Rafah town, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. Thousands of youngsters between the age of six and 16 can participate in the summer camp where they receive military as well as religious training.

Nominee for Queen of the 2013 Santa Cruz carnival Itziar Marrero performs on February 26, 2014 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife brings thousands of revellers every year. Santa Cruz is the closest European equivalent to the Brazilian Carnival from Rio Janeiro.  (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

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Nominee for Queen of the 2013 Santa Cruz carnival Itziar Marrero performs in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. The carnival brings thousands of revellers every year. Santa Cruz is the closest European equivalent to the Brazilian Carnival from Rio Janeiro.

The legs of second placed German team, including Rene Enders, Robert Forstemann and Maximilian Levy are pictured during the ceremony in the men's team sprint race at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali...The legs of second placed German team, including Rene Enders, Robert Forstemann and Maximilian Levy are pictured during the ceremony in the men's team sprint race at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali February 26, 2014.

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The legs of second-placed German team, including Rene Enders, Robert Forstemann and Maximilian Levy, during the ceremony in the men’s team sprint race at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Soldiers take part in a drill during a heavy snow in Heihe, Heilongjiang province.

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Soldiers take part in a drill during a heavy snow in Heihe, Heilongjiang province.

A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu on February 27, 2014. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting. Hundreds of sadhus have arrived in Pashupatinath to take part in the Maha Shivaratri festival. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu today. Hindus mark the festival by offering special prayers and fasting.

A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house was built without a municipality permit, in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. Many Palestinians end up demolishing their homes themselves to avoid the high cost of paying for Israeli government bulldozers, or being sent to prison for not being able to pay.

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A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house was built without a municipality permit, in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. Many Palestinians end up demolishing their homes themselves to avoid the high cost of paying for Israeli government bulldozers, or being sent to prison for not being able to pay.

A young activist wraps himself in a Soviet-era communist flag as pro-Russian activists from the so called "Eastern Front" movement take part in a rally in front of the Lenin monument in the center of the industrial Ukrainian city of Donetsk

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A young activist wraps himself in a Soviet-era communist flag as pro-Russian activists from the so called “Eastern Front” movement take part in a rally in front of the Lenin monument in the centre of the industrial Ukrainian city of Donetsk

A boy makes his way over a gully in his search for fresh water in the internally displaced person (IDP) Tomping camp for Nuer ethnic group in Juba, South Sudan. Around 26.000 South Sudanese IDP's from Nuer ethnic group are sheltered in a temporary camp inside the UNMISS compound. Nuer IDP's cannot leave the camp due to ethnic tensions with the Dinka's.

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A boy makes his way over a gully in his search for fresh water in the internally displaced person (IDP) Tomping camp for Nuer ethnic group in Juba, South Sudan. About 26,000 South Sudanese IDP’s from Nuer ethnic group are sheltered in a temporary camp inside the Unmiss compound. Nuer ID’s cannot leave the camp due to ethnic tensions with the Dinkas.