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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Ukraine's capital Kyiv. 

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Deputies leave Kyiv's Parliament as Maidan self-defense activists stand guard outside on Feb. 22, 2014. The Yanukovych regime appeared close to collapse as the emboldened opposition took control of key government and parliament positions and voted to immediately free its jailed leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

(SERGEI SUPINSKY - AFP/Getty Images)
Friday, February 14th, 2014

Here is a snapshot of how the world celebrated Valentine's Day. 

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Newly-wed couples release heart-shaped balloons during a mass wedding ceremony on Valentine's Day in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 14, 2014.

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

The ash has blanketed the Javanese cities of Surabaya, Yogyakarta and Solo, where international airports have been closed temporarily, Transport Ministry director general of aviation Herry Bakti said.

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A resident evacuates under a massive plume of hot ash clouds spewing from Mount Kelud volcano as seen from Malang district in East Java province on Feb. 14, 2014.

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Friday, February 14th, 2014

The two-year-long drought in the Sertao is written in textures.

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Forecasters expected heavy rain, powerful winds and snow across Britain after a huge storm slammed into the country. 

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A man and a woman carrying a few possessions wade through a flooded road near the town of Egham in Surrey, England, on Feb. 12, 2014.

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Furious about corruption and unemployment, protesters are staging the biggest unrest in two decades.

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A policeman patrols outside Sarajevo's municipal building.

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Monday, February 10th, 2014

The Environment Agency has issued 16 severe flood warnings — which means there's a danger to life — in Berkshire, Surrey and Somerset.

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This aerial shot taken on Feb. 10, 2014, shows flooded houses in the village of Moorland in Somerset, England. Most residents have reportedly abandoned their homes.

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Friday, February 7th, 2014

Protesters took to the streets for a third day of demonstrations on Friday as anger over high unemployment and political inaction boiled over.

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Several thousands of people protested in Sarajevo, showing solidarity with protestors in Northern Bosnian town of Tuzla where citizens clashed with police as they tried to storm the building of the local government and confront the officials there.

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Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

The cultures of Cuba's many African descendents run deep across the island. They blend with the country's traditional Roman Catholic practices to create vibrant mixtures. Photographer Jan Sochor captures the ritual scenes here in Santiago de Cuba and Havana.

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A goat is adorned and prepared for sacrifice.

(Jan Sochor - GlobalPost)
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Heavy smog threatened to cancel the usual riotous fireworks displays around Lunar New Year celebrations in China. But cities in Asia are already bathed in color to welcome the Year of the Horse.

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In this picture taken on January 27, 2014, two vendors mind a stall at a Chinese New Year fair in Hong Kong. With the Year of the Snake slithering into history, they say that the incoming Lunar New Year beginning on January 31 is going to be the kind of horse that you shouldn't stand behind -- because it incorporates the volatile element of fire.

(PHILIPPE LOPEZ - AFP/Getty Images)