An Afghan refugee reads from the board while he and other schoolchildren attend their classes at a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
A couple and a child look at a 50-foot snowman named “Granddaddy” in Gilman, Minnesota. The snowman began to take shape earlier this winter when farmer Greg Novak needed to move mounting snow piles away from his greenhouses
Breitling Wingwalker Freya Paterson, from Liverpool, UK, flies above Kuwait City’s Water Towers with pilots David Barrell and Martyn Carrington. The team loop and roll at 160 mph enduring G-forces of 4-5g. Crowds are expected to line the Kuwaiti coastline to watch the Wingwalking team on Saturday, to mark the opening of the first dedicated boutique in the city for the luxury watch brand
Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam competes in the women’s high jump qualification during the world indoor athletics championships at the ERGO Arena in Sopot on Friday
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A performer greets arrivals to the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre in National Harbor, Maryland, USA
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Police detain a protester during a demonstration in Algiers against Algerian president Abdulaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fourth term. Bouteflika formally registered his candidacy for April’s election, one of the few times the aging independence veteran has spoken in public since suffering a stroke last year
Canada’s Braydon Luscombe skis during the Men’s Downhill Standing training at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre
A woman walks past a graffiti covered caravan at a protest camp set up close to the entrance of the IGas exploratory gas drilling site at Barton Moss, near Manchester, northern England. Britain may be a prime location for shale gas exploration in Europe, but a lack of onshore drilling infrastructure and local opposition will impede development, experts and geologists said at a shale conference in London.
Newfoundland dogs wait their turn to be shown during the first day of Crufts on Thursday in Birmingham central England. The annual event sees dog breeders from around the world compete in a number of competitions with one dog going on to win the “Best in Show” category.
A Syrian refugee woman looks out from a window with no glass, in a house in the Kucukpazar area of Istanbul. Syrian government forces are waging a campaign of siege warfare and starvation against civilians as part of its military strategy, a UN-mandated probe said on Wednesday.