Switzerland’s skip Alina Paetz (C) delivers a stone as her teammates Nicole Schwaegli (L) and Marisa Winkelhausen sweep during their curling round robin game against China at the World Women’s Curling Championships in Sapporo on Monday.
Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (2nd L) walks past security personnel as he arrives for the closing session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, on Monday
A new South Korean military officer runs into an echelon as they attend a joint commissioning ceremony for 6,478 new officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong on Thursday
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Duchess of Cambridge looks at the artwork ‘Self Portrait as a Drowned Man’ by British artist Jeremy Millar during a visit to Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate, England on Wednesday
A delegate takes a nap during the third plenary meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday.
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A BMX rider jumps over a nail plate at a ‘Osthafen’ bridge arch with the new headquarters of the European Central Bank and the skyline of Frankfurt in the background.
Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft, takes flight as it begins its historic round-the-world journey from Al Bateen Airport, Abu Dhabi, on Monday
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A man sleeps next to his Boxer dog on the second day of Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre on Friday in Birmingham, England
Fishermen from India stand behind bars in a cell, after being detained in Pakistani waters, at a police station in Karachi on Friday.
An Indian Sikh performs fire-breathing during a religious procession to mark Hola Mohalla at the Gurudwara Shri Keshgarh Sahib temple at Sri Anandpur Sahib, on Friday.
An acrobat crosses a tightrope with his knees over the Wanda Plaza in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.
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Children gather near their burnt home after a fire razed a squatters colony in Tondo, Manila, on Tuesday. About 10,000 families were rendered homeless after 5,000 houses were razed by an overnight fire in Tondo district in the Philippine capital.
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 dwellers react after losing their shanties in a fire at Agargaon in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday
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.
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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 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 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 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.
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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.