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Sailors on board Russian Navy frigate Smolny as the ship leaves the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, in Saint-Nazaire, western France. A ship carrying the sailors, who have been training for months on a French-built Mistral helicopter carrier, left the port on Thursday, with it still unclear whether Paris will finally deliver the ship to Moscow.
A pro-Russian rebel holds a toy gun in Donetsk, the disputed region in Ukraine, on Thursday
Couples dance a tango in front of Saint Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday. At the rear edge of the square more than 2,000 people, in Rome to celebrate the 78th birthday of Pope Francis, danced in “A tango for Pope Francis” event as music blared
This image released by Nasa on Monday shows the easily recognised ‘boot of Italy‘, with Sicily at its toe. On a clear night looking east, the pattern of night lights shows populations concentrated mainly along the coastlines.
Union members clash with police in Brussels during a national strike, which was called to protest against austerity measures.
Austria’s Eva-Maria Brem during the second run of the women’s World Cup giant slalom in Are, Sweden on Friday. Brem ended up in third place
A pro-Russian-separatist patrols the street in front of Russian humanitarian trucks in Makiivka (Makeyevka) in Donetsk region on Friday