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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
A handout picture released by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) shows Suleiman Fatul Saim, 10, from Dar al-Salam in North Darfur, posing for a picture in El-Fasher, the administrative capital of North Darfur. Suleiman suffered burns to more than 90 percent of his body when his brother detonated a device found near their house in November 2006 as they planned to celebrate the victory of their football team in an accident that left one of their friends dead. From aircraft bombs to cluster munitions and grenades, the Ordnance Disposal Office of the international peacekeeping force in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur has found and destroyed them all. But for every piece of unexploded weaponry the ODO eliminates, worsening fighting means that other munitions will take their place, posing a threat to farmers and peacekeepers alike. Read more
An elderly woman walks from police officers as they block a street during unrest in central Kiev, Ukraine
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People make their way on plowed paths in the frigid temperatures outside city hall in Toronto. Read more
Parts at the sole mannequin-producing company in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday. It makes some 100 units a month and exports to mostly Arab countries.