A bird perches on one of the 16,142 graves at Douaumont cemetery near Verdun, northeastern France. The cemetery is the largest single French military burial place of the first world war.
A member of the anti-balaka, a Christian militia, looks on in the village of Zawa, Central African Republic Read more
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Members of an honour guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Read more
A worker holds a roll of flags of India’s ruling Congress party after dyeing them at a flag manufacturing factory ahead of the 2014 general elections in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Read more
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A Christie’s employee poses in front of one of two unicorn heads at Christie’s auction house on in London, England. The items make up part of the Les Trois Garcons’ collection that will be sold at auction on Wednesday. The collection is made up of 380 lots from the owners of Les Trois Garcons celebrity restaurant in Shoreditch and their homes.
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Workers construct a Carnival float in the Grande Rio Samba School warehouse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Carnival officially begins on February 28 but pre-festivities have already begun.
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A scarecrow-like mock anti-government protester on a barricade between protesters and government forces in Kiev on Friday
Protesters clash with riot police in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. A least three protesters were killed in the clashes, opposition activists say. Violence erupted after anti-government protesters broke through a police cordon in front of parliament. They marched towards parliament to demand constitutional reforms that would curb the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych. Read more
A Nasa picture shows several frames of a dune valley on Mars, taken by the Mastcam on the rover Curiosity. The foreground dune at Dingo Gap is about 1 metre high in the middle and tapered at south and north ends onto low scarps on either side of the gap. The image has been white-balanced to show what the rocks would look like if they were on Earth. Read more