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A river can be seen flowing through drought-affected farming areas located in the western region of New South Wales. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Australia recorded its second-hottest February since records began in 1910, with national maximum temperatures 2.35 degrees above the average.
A young boy plays amongst a destroyed banana plantation in Mele, outside the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila, after Cyclone Pam ripped through the island nation. Vanuatu has hit out at aid groups swarming the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation over a lack of coordination, which it said cost precious time getting help to those in need, while warning food will run out in a week.
Sri Lanka’s Tharindu Kaushal bowls during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Majay Bugarin, 5, shows materials he collected among debris after a fire in a slum area in Malabon City, north of Manila, Philippines. According to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), two residents were killed and more than 500 families were rendered homeless by a blaze that swept through some 400 houses at a shanty town amid the start of the country’s fire safety month. Fire Prevention Month is observed in the month of March, with incidents of fire expected to increase during summer.
A priest in central Kiev sprinkles holy water on members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists before they depart to the frontline in eastern Ukraine. Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting in the east of Ukraine in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire agreement with Russian-backed rebels, a Kiev military spokesman said on Tuesday.
A Unicef photo shows three-year-old Rachel helping her father Ken as they clear away the debris at their house in Vanuatu. Whole villages have been blown away and homes have flattened after Cyclone Pam ripped through the Pacific Island nation.
Young Nepalese women cover their faces with bags to protest against violence against women in Kathmandu, Nepal. Recent cases include two acid attacks on school girls in the city and the rape and murder of a six-year-old.
Samuel and his father Phillip stand in the remains of their family home in Port Vila, Vanuatu, after tropical cyclone Pam devastated the islands of Vanuatu and Tuvalu in the South Pacific, with winds of more than 250 kph, heavy downpours and flooding.
Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills past a mural said to have been painted by British street artist Banksy, on the remains of a house that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun.
Elephants react before enjoy a “buffet” of fruit and vegetables during Thailand‘s National Elephant Day in the ancient Thai capital Ayutthaya. Thais honoured the elephant on Friday with special fruits and Buddhist ceremonies across the country to pay homage to their national animal.
A visitor looks at the view from the Sky Garden terrace at 20 Fenchurch Street. Number 20 Fenchurch Street is London‘s newest skyscraper, known locally as The Walkie Talkie. The Sky Garden sits at the top of the 160 metre, 500 million GBP building and is now open to the public.
Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia. (Top Row, L to R) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain; Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany; Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia; Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia; Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil; Williams driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland; Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany; Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland; McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark; and McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain. (Bottom Row, L to R) Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany; Force India driver Sergio Perez of Mexico; Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands; Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr of Spain; Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France; Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela; Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden; Sauber driver Felipe Nasr of Brazil; Marussia driver Will Stevens of Britain; and Marussia driver Roberto Merhi of Spain.