Soldiers watch as oil barrels are moved from the site of an explosion on Monday at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu
Russian Communist party supporters, holding the flag of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, and portrait of former Soviet leaders Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin, take part in a rally to mark Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow, on Monday. Defender of the Fatherland Day, celebrated in Russia, honours the nation’s military and is a nationwide holiday
A member of the Ukrainian armed forces smokes as he sits at a military vehicle near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s military said on Monday two of its soldiers had been killed and 10 wounded in the past 24 hours, signalling that fighting has not stopped to allow a truce deal to be implemented
A Hawkeye reconnaissance plane sits on the deck of the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf on Monday. A Rafale fighter jet took off from the warship in the morning as part of the US-led military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis.
A man cries as rescuers search the Padma river after a passenger ferry capsized in Manikganj district, about 40km northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. Up to 140 passengers were thought to be on the boat when it capsized on Sunday afternoon after being hit by a cargo vessel.
A Russia-backed rebel holds a heavy machine-gun in Debaltseve, Ukraine on Friday. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town
A woman passes by graffiti in central Athens on Friday. Germany and Greece face off in yet another eurozone meeting in search of a last minute bailout compromise
Jewish men pray at the Western Wall as snow falls in the old city of Jerusalem on Friday. People in Jerusalem woke up to around 25 centimetres of snow after the second major blizzard of winter swept across the hilltop Holy City
An Indian labourer loads unbaked clay bricks on a horse-drawn cart to deliver them to a brick kiln in Sahibabad on the outskirts of New Delhi on Friday
Sadao Kimbara rides on a Honda motorcycle with a sidecar he made out of an oil barrel as his grandson Rui smiles in the sidecar in Ome, outskirts of Tokyo
A pro-Russian rebel takes a ribbon from his arm in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine on Thursday. The ribbons are used as a form of identification. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town
A migrant and her son leave the immigration centre through a fence on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have arrived in southern Italy in unsafe boats, their departure from Libya facilitated by people smugglers operating freely in conditions of near-anarchy
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The horse and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt prepares for a mid-week hunt on the 10th anniversary of the ban on hunting with hounds on Wednesday in Knutsford, England. The riders and hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt set off on a drag hunt through the Cheshire countryside
The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women’s team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Wednesday
The container ship Lysblink Seaways grounded at Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands, Scotland on Wednesday
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Immigrants wait to board a ship on Wednesday in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have recently arrived in Lampedusa fleeing the attacks by militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, in Libya
Ukrainian troops ride on a tank as they leave Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine on Wednesday
People walk in heavy snow in Istanbul on Wednesday
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Chinese artists perform at the Spring Festival Temple Fair on Wednesday in Beijing. The lunar new year of the sheep also known as the spring festival is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with the lantern festival on the 15th day
Indigenous musicians from Curahuara de Carangas play their “Tarkas”, a native instrument, during the Anata Andina (Andean carnival) parade in Oruro. Hundreds of ethnic groups from Oruro province participated in the carnival on Thursday.