Afghan survivors of an avalanche walk in the Abdullah Khil village of the Dara district of Panjshir province

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Afghan survivors walk in the Abdullah Khil village of the Dara district of Panjshir province. More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years.

Slum fire in Bangladesh

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Slum dwellers react after losing their shanties in a fire at Agargaon in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday

A man walks past graffiti in Athens

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A man walks past graffiti in Athens. Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Wednesday it had not been an easy decision for eurozone finance ministers to extend Greece’s €172bn bailout by four months and much doubt remained about how credible Athens’s latest reform commitments really were.

Would-be immigrants sit atop a border fence

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Would-be immigrants sit on a border fence separating Morocco from the north African Spanish enclave of Melilla in an attempt to jump over on Thursday.

A bomb disposal expert investigates an unattended package at a cafe in Copenhagen

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A bomb disposal expert investigates an unattended package in front of a cafe in Oesterbro, Copenhagen on Tuesday. Danish police found no explosives in the suspect package left at the scene of a deadly shooting at a cafe on Saturday

A carnival float with papier-mache caricatures takes part in Rose Monday carnival parade in Duesseldorf

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A carnival float with papier-mache caricatures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) and a figure representing Greece takes part in the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Dusseldorf. The parades in Cologne, Mainz and Dusseldorf are the highlight of the German street carnival season.

Residents search for a reusable items after a fire hit a residential area at Merville park in Pasay city, metro Manila

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Residents search for reusable items after a fire hit a residential area at Merville Park in Pasay city, Manila on Monday. At least four people were killed, local media reported.

Female protester wearing goggles stands on a street during clashes in the village of Bilad Al Qadeem

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A female protester wearing goggles stands on a street during clashes in the village of Bilad Al Qadeem, south of Manama, on Friday. Protesters blocked roads in several villages and several shops and businesses were shut as part of the three-day nationwide strike, after following a call from an anonymous opposition group called 14th February, to mark the 4th anniversary of Bahrain’s uprising.

Riot policemen charge at squatters, who were throwing rocks at them, during an eviction at a squatter settlement in Morelia

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Riot police charge at a squatter settlement in Morelia, Michoacán, central Mexico. About 700 people from the settlement were evicted and their makeshift homes demolished by state police

An aerial view of the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam is seen during a drought in Nazare Paulista

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An aerial view of the Atibainha dam in Nazare Paulista, São Paulo state. Brazil’s worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira resevoir, which provides greater São Paulo with most of its water, at its lowest level on record

Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province

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A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. Officials last week raided the temple, home to more than 100 tigers, and are conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking.

Spanish Civil Guard officer throws a sandwich to African migrants sitting at the top of a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla

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A Spanish Civil Guard officer (L) throws a sandwich to African migrants sitting at the top of a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla on Tuesday.

Funeral of killed protester in Kashmir

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Kashmiri Muslims watch the funeral procession of Farooq Ahmad Bhat at Palhallan in Pattan, about 30 km northwest of Srinagar, Kashmir, India, on Tuesday. Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Bhat killed at Palhallan on 09 February 2015. The 20-year-old was killed and two others wounded critically after forces fired on protesters in the area who were protesting against the hanging of Afzal Guru two years back and demanding the return of his mortal remains.

Men have their faces shaved next to an excavator working at a demolition site in Nanchang

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Men get a shave next to an excavator working at a demolition site in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China

A rescued Indian child labourer

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A rescued Indian child labourer on board a Patna-bound express train at a railway station in Secunderabad on Thursday. Children have been rescued from bangle-making factories and other workshops in Secunderabad’s twin city Hyderabad in the past 10 days and are being sent back home.

Israeli surfers

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Israeli surfers walk out of the water after competing in a night surfing competition in the Mediterranean sea in Ashdod, southern Israel. About 40 surfers took part in the competition which started Wednesday after sundown.

Demonstrators from grassroots environmental network Friends of the Earth Europe

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Demonstrators from grassroots environmental network Friends of the Earth Europe stage a protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP) in front of the European institutions in Brussels, on Wednesday. US and EU negotiators began their latest round of talks on February 2 seeking to push through the world’s biggest-ever free trade deal, which after nearly two years remain bogged down by public opposition.

Rescue personnel search for passengers from the wreckage of a TransAsia ATR 72-600

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Rescue personnel search for passengers from the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft that crashed into the Keelung River outside Taiwan’s capital in New Taipei City on Wednesday.

A swimmer reacts as he prepares to swim in the Serpentine lake after snow fall in central London

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A swimmer prepares to swim in the Serpentine lake after snow fall in central London on Tuesday.

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and President of Cuba's University Students Federation Randy Perdomo look at a newspaper during a meeting in Havana

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Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and President of Cuba’s University Students Federation (FEU) Randy Perdomo look at a newspaper during a meeting in Havana