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Saturday, February 18

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A young reveller participates in the annual Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society’s Children’s Carnival Competition at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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Palestinians wait for the arrival of their relatives at the Rafah Border Crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities to allow stranded Palestinians to return to Gaza

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Refugees and migrants sail towards the Italian port of Pozzallo, after being rescued off the Libyan coast by the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms vessel, Golfo Azzurro

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British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn meets Margot Dallimie, aged 11 months, and her mother Libby Wilkinson, as he campaigns in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election with Labour candidate Gareth Snell

Sunday, February 19

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A model is groomed backstage at the Topshop Unique catwalk show during London Fashion Week

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Luisa Bodem competes during the women’s long jump event at the German indoor athletics event in Leipzig, Germany

Monday, February 20

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Protesters clash with police in Portland, Oregon. Thousands of demonstrators turned out across the US to challenge President Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day

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A boy flies a kite on the Red Sea beach near the Jeddah Fountain, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, February 21

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Women wait for a medical check-up at a Unicef-supported mobile health clinic in Nimini village, Unity State, South Sudan

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Farmers run away from tear gas fired by riot police during a protest by coca leaf farmers, in La Paz, Bolivia

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Devotees gather to bathe at the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi, India

Wednesday, February 22

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Members of nationalist groups at a rally to mark the third anniversary of the Maidan protests at the Ukrainian Parliament, in Kiev, Ukraine

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Chinese workers shovel the steps after a snowfall on the Great Wall in Mutianyu outside of Beijing, China

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Popular Mobilization Forces fire at Isis militants during a battle west of Mosul in Iraq

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Police confront protesters refusing to evacuate the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, US

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Floodwaters surround a play structure in San Jose, California. Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate their homes early Wednesday, as water inundated neighbourhoods and forced the shutdown of a major motorway

Thursday, February 23

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Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, attends a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in central Moscow

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For the first time, abseilers clean the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London

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Men dressed as kings arrive in Cologne’s city centre in Germany where tens of thousands revellers in carnival costumes celebrate the start of a street carnival

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Iraqi forces attack Mosul airport during an offensive to retake the western side of the city from Isis jihadis

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Riot police arrest a young man following clashes with demonstrators during a protest of students against police brutality, following the alleged rape of Theo in Paris, France

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A Nepalese sadhu (Hindu holy man) smokes a traditional clay pipe (chillum) as a holy offering to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of creation and destruction, near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

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A judge inspects cows taking part in the 44th edition of the “Schau der Besten” dairy cow beauty pageant in Verden an der Aller, northwestern Germany

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