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We plan to file the following videos over the coming week. Please consult the daily advisories for additions and amendments.

-- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 --

AFRICA

BAMAKO/NORTH MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

ASIA-PACIFIC

HONG KONG: The demand for serpents in Hong Kong has shot up for the Year of the Snake but snake lovers warn that snakes should be for life, not just for New Year. RAW

EUROPE

BRUSSELS: News coverage of the EU summit -- if it runs into a third day. RAW

PARIS: Rally for democracy in Tunisia. RAW

BERLIN: News coverage of Berlinale film festival with press conferences for Fredrik Bond's "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" and "Lovelace" by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. RAW

BERLIN: Trailers of films in competition "Gold" by Thomas Arslan and "Paradies: Hoffnung" by Ulrich Seidl. RAW

PARIS: Lady Gaga's stiletto and Michael Jackson's fedora -- just two of the items on show at Paris's Hotel Drouot auction house before going under the hammer on Monday. RAW

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

RIO DE JANEIRO: Ro's biggest carnival parade, the "Cordao da Bola Preta", is expected to draw two million party-goers. RAW

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

TUNIS: Monitoring situation following unrest. RAW. TBC

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

NEW YORK: Joseph Altuzarra unveils his hotly awaited Fall-Winter collection at New York Fashion Week. RAW

WASHINGTON: Barack Obama, soaring on his highest popularity ratings in four years, delivers his State of the Union Speech on Tuesday. He could use the important address to re-commit to boldly progressive policies for his second term including immigration reform, gay rights and addressing economic inequality. PKG

QUEBEC: Quebec is celebrating its annual Winter Carnival, a fortnight of festivities including outdoor partying and extreme sports. RAW

SPORT

JOHANNESBURG: Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria, Burkina Faso press conferences, training ahead of final. RAW

SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE: Press conference after France-Wales Six Nations match. RAW

-- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 --

AFRICA

BAMAKO/NORTH MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

ASIA-PACIFIC

KABUL: NATO forces in Afghanistan hold a change of command ceremony, as US General Joseph Dunford takes over from General John Allen. RAW

BEIJING/HANOI: Lunar New Year starts, marking the beginning of the Year of the Snake, with celebrations across much of East and Southeast Asia. RAW

HONG KONG: Chinese New Year parade in Hong Kong. RAW

ALLAHABAD, INDIA: Tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims gather at the Maha Kumbh Mela to bathe in the holy river Ganges on the most auspicious day of the 55-day religious festival. PKG

EUROPE

LONDON: British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. RAW

BERLIN: News coverage of Berlinale film festival with press conferences for Guillaume Nicloux's "La Religieuse" and Carter's "Maladies". RAW

BERLIN: Trailers of films in competition "Gloria" by Sebastian Lelio and "Vic+Flo Saw a Bear" by Denis Cote. RAW

LONDON: A triptych by Francis Bacon will be the star of the Sotheby's contemporary art auction. RAW

RIGA: Latvia to send a formal request to the EU Commission to approve eurozone entry in Jan 2014 (exact date to be confirmed). STOCKSHOTS. TBC

PARIS: Chinese New Year parade. RAW

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

RIO DE JANEIRO: Inaugural day of the samba school competition at the Sambadrome. RAW

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

TEHRAN: Military parades and speech by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on anniversary of 1979 Islamic Revolution. RAW

NORTH AMERICA

LOS ANGELES: Grammy music awards. RAW

NEW YORK: Chinese New Year celebration in New York. RAW

Ahead of Mardi Gras:

NEW ORLEANS: The most outlandish outfits in New Orleans' extravagant Mardi Gras belong to the drag queens, and their costume contest is always the hit of the party. PKG

SPORT

JOHANNESBURG: Africa Cup of Nations final: Nigeria vs Burkina Faso. RAW

LAGOS/OUAGADOUGOU: Nigerian and Burkinabe fans react to Africa Cup of Nations final. RAW

-- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 --

AFRICA

BAMAKO/NORTH MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

NAIROBI: Presidential candidates hold television debate ahead of March 4 election. RAW

ASIA-PACIFIC

BANGKOK: Thailand, US to hold annual military drills with Myanmar observing for the first time (until February 21). RAW

HONG KONG: Chinese New Year fireworks display in Hong Kong. RAW

JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN: Drug addiction is a huge problem in Afghanistan that concerns older and young children, and their mothers. A rehab centre in Jalalabad offers a cure to return people to normal life after years of opium addiction. PKG

EUROPE

BRUSSELS: Eurozone finance ministers meet. RAW

NAPLES, ITALY: The north-south divide and the fight against the mafia are always key political issues in Italy. The Scampia neighbourhood of Naples, immortalised in the mob drama "Gomorrah" is synonymous with drug trafficking, crime and unemployment. PKG

BERLIN: News coverage of Berlinale film festival with press conferences for Jacques Doillon's "Mes seances de lutte" and Calin Peter Netzer's "Child's Pose". RAW

BERLIN: Trailers of films in competition "Before Midnight" by Richard Linklater and "Layla Fourie" by Pia Marais. RAW

PARIS: Actor Bruce Willis presents his most recent "Die Hard" film. RAW

PARIS: Waxwork of judoka Teddy Riner unveiled at the Grevin museum. RAW

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

RIO DE JANEIRO: Second and final day of the samba school parades in front of 72,000 spectators. RAW

RECIFE, BRAZIL: Recife carnival is known as one of the oldest and most authentic in Brazil and it still takes place in the street, not a Sambadrome. RAW

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

CAIRO: Egypt marks two years since the ouster of ex-president Hosni Mubarak. RAW

NORTH AMERICA

WASHINGTON: The State of the Union address is the US president's most powerful forum for laying out his agenda for the year. How will Obama use it? RAW

SPORT

JOHANNESBURG/LAGOS/OUAGADOUGOU: Follow-up of final of the Africa Cup of Nations. RAW

VALENCIA, SPAIN: Champions League: Press conference, training ahead of Wednesday's first leg, last 16 match between Valencia and PSG. RAW

ISTANBUL: Ivorian striker Didier Drogba joins Galatasaray. RAW

-- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 --

AFRICA

BAMAKO/NORTH MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa accounts for more than 70 percent of Southern Africa's GDP, yet growth is slowing and inequality is high. Interview with regional director of the African Development Bank. RAW

ASIA-PACIFIC

MANILA: Manila Bay human chain protest against a reclamation project. RAW

HONG KONG: Blindfolded, handcuffed and locked in a dark room under the gaze of a surveillance camera - - it is not everybody's idea of fun. But a new reality puzzle game in high-pressure, money-hungry Hong Kong is playing on people's escapist fantasies. PKG

EUROPE

BRUSSELS: EU finance ministers meet. RAW

PARIS: National Assembly holds a final vote on controversial gay marriage and adoption bill, before the legislation heads to the Senate. RAW

PARIS: Verdict due in the trial of Zoe's Ark charity workers, charged with attempting to smuggle 103 children from Chad to France in 2007. RAW

BERGAMO, ITALY: Italian comedian, actor and activist Beppe Grillo is on a "tsunami tour" around Italy, drumming up electoral support from his 'Five Star' political movement. RAW

SESENA, SPAIN: A huge tip of used tyres blights the countryside just outside Madrid. Environmentalists say something must be done to clean up the toxic dump. RAW

BERLIN: News coverage of Berlinale film festival with press conferences for Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" and Bruno Dumont's "Camille Claudel 1915". RAW

BERLIN: Trailer of film in competition "Closed Curtain" by Jafar Panahi and Kambozia Partovi. RAW

PARIS: French oil and gas company Total releases 2012 results on Wednesday. STOCKSHOTS

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

RIO DE JANEIRO: Children's day at Rio carnival with five- to 18-year-olds parading in the Sambadrome. RAW

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

WASHINGTON: Obama delivers his State of the Union address. RAW

NEW YORK: More than 2,000 pure breed dogs compete for "best in show" at the world-famous Westminster Kennel Dog Show in New York. RAW. TBC

SPORT

VALENCIA, SPAIN: Champions League: Post-match press conference after Valencia FC vs PSG first leg match of last 16. RAW

-- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 --

AFRICA

BAMAKO/NORTH MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

ASIA-PACIFIC

BANGKOK: A cafe run by youngsters and a Thai cooking course are two initiatives helping break down barriers between Bangkok's biggest slum and the outside world. PKG

EUROPE

BERLIN: Press conference with Claude Lanzmann who will receive an honorary Bear award at the Berlinale. RAW

BERLIN: Trailer of films in competition "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker" by Denis Tanovic, "Prince Avalanche" by David Gordon Green and "Night Train to Lisbon" by Bille August. RAW

NICOSIA: Cyprus prepares for presidential election on Sunday. RAW

PARIS: French auto group PSA to release 2012 results. STOCKSHOTS. RAW

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

RIO DE JANEIRO: Every year at Rio carnival, trophies are handed out for the best costume and Flavio de Rocha, who has been winning awards for years, is once again a hot favourite. PKG

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

MANAMA: Bahrain on Thursday marks the second anniversary of the Shiite-led uprising. Protesters are calling for a constitutional monarchy in the kingdom ruled by the Sunni minority. FILE

NORTH AMERICA

WASHINGTON: Jack Lew, Obama's chief of staff now nominated to become treasury secretary, is grilled by the Senate Finance Committee. RAW

NEW YORK: Fashion Week continues with red carpet looks from Marchesa. RAW

SPORT

PARIS: David Beckham trains with PSG for the first time. RAW. TBC

-- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 --

AFRICA

BAMAKO/NORTH MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

CAPE TOWN: President Jacob Zuma delivers the State of the Nation address to parliament. RAW

ASIA-PACIFIC

TOKYO: Japanese authorities have vowed to stamp out violence in sports after it was revealed elite judo women were regularly abused by their coach. But many experts say the tradition may die hard as it is so ingrained in Japan's culture of obedience. PKG

TOKYO: Preliminary GDP statistics for October-December. STOCKSHOTS

EUROPE

NICOSIA: In the throes of an economic crisis, Cyprus prepares to elect its next president. RAW

PARIS: French automobile group Renault to release 2012 results. STOCKSHOTS. RAW

PARIS: French drug watchdog holds meeting after a series of contraception health concerns. RAW. TBC

BERLIN: News coverage of Berlinale film festival with press conference for Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha". RAW

BERLIN: Trailer of films in competition "Harmony Lessons" by Emir Baigazin and "Dark Blood" by George Sluizer. RAW

PRAGUE: "Tap Tap Band", composed of tetraplegic, autistic and disabled musicians, has met with great success in the Czech Republic. Formed 15 years ago, they tour the country continuously. PKG

RENNES, FRANCE: For Valentine's Day, actors recite love messages throughout the city. RAW

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

OLINDA, BRAZIL: Olinda's carnival, along with that of neighbouring Recife, is considered among Brazil's oldest and most authentic carnivals. PKG

QUITO: Ecuador votes in a presidential election on Sunday which incumbent Rafael Correa is tipped to win. FILE (Correa) STOCKSHOTS (Quito)

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

MANAMA: Second anniversary of the Shiite-led uprising in Bahrain, where protesters are calling for a constitutional monarchy in the kingdom ruled by the Sunni minority. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

QUEBEC: Winter is Quebec's silly season, with a bevy of festivities during Winter Carnival testing human endurance in conditions of trademark Canadian cold. PKG

-- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 --

AFRICA

BAMAKO/NORTH MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

ASIA-PACIFIC

JAKARTA: Indonesia's famous "dancing monkeys" that have for years performed circus tricks on the streets of the capital are being rescued in raids by local animal rights activists determined to put an end to the cruel money-making practice. PKG

EUROPE

MOSCOW: Meeting of G20 finance ministers and bank governors (and 16). RAW. TBC

FRANKFURT: Retrospective of work by Yoko Ono opens at Schirn Gallery to mark her 80th birthday. RAW

LONDON: London Fashion Week kicks off (to 19). RAW. TBC

BERLIN: News coverage of Berlinale film festival with press conference for Emmanuelle Bercot's "Elle s'en va". RAW

BERLIN: Trailer of films in competition "Nobody's Daughter Haewon" by Hong Sang-soo and "The Croods" by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders. RAW

PARIS: A collection of antique planes and helicopters dating back to the 1950-70s is to go under the hammer. RAW

BUCHAREST: Romanian children afflicted with cancer battle not only the disease but also the country's grossly inadequate health system. PKG

PRISTINA: Kosovo marks fifth anniversary of independence on Sunday. STOCKSHOTS

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: NASA will be offering telescope footage as an asteroid makes a rare flyby just 27,500 kilometres from Earth. RAW

-- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 --

AFRICA

BAMAKO/NORTH MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

EUROPE

LISBON: Anti-austerity protests. RAW

MOSCOW: Meeting of G20 finance ministers and bank governors. RAW. TBC

BERLIN: Awards and closing ceremony of the Berlinale film festival. RAW

GENEVA: International Committee of the Red Cross will on Sunday mark 150th anniversary of its founding. RAW

PARIS: Some 400 vintage toys and memorabilia from cult films and TV series of the 1960-80s will go under the hammer on Monday. RAW

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio's 2013 Carnival champion parades around the Sambadrome. RAW

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA: Gumbo, crawfish and finger-lickin' foods are staples of the Bayou, but Cajun cuisine has now become a hot item -- and not just spicy -- thanks to celebrity chefs and food TV shows highlighting Louisiana's home-grown flavours. PKG

-- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 --

AFRICA

BAMAKO/NORTH MALI: News coverage of events in Mali. RAW. TBC

ASIA-PACIFIC

GAPYEONG, SOUTH KOREA: The Unification Church holds a mass wedding for 3,500 couples. RAW

TOKYO: Tamasaburo Bando may well be the best actor in his category: playing the role of women, a tradition in Japanese Kabuki theatre. Bando is so well-loved in Japan that he has been named a National Living Treasure. PKG

EUROPE

CYPRUS: Presidential election. RAW

GENEVA: International Committee of the Red Cross marks 150th anniversary of founding. RAW

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

QUITO: Ecuador presidential election which incumbent Rafael Correa is tipped to win. RAW

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

JERUSALEM: Corruption trial of former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. RAW. TBC

LIBYA: Second anniversary of the Libyan revolution. RAW

NORTH AMERICA

NEW YORK: New York's Chinatown hosts an annual Lunar New Year parade. RAW

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