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February 19, 2015
19 February 2015
A look at the best news photos from around the world.
A wounded Ukrainian soldier looks through a window as he arrives at a hospital in Artemivsk. Government forces started pulling out of a town in eastern Ukraine after a fierce assault by Russian-backed separatists.
A man with a sheep soft toy waits to plant his first joss stick at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore. Each year, at the stroke of midnight, hundreds of people vie to be the first to place joss sticks in an urn at the temple to mark an auspicious start to their year.
A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, between U.S. and Canada, Feb.17, 2015. Temperature dropped to 6°F (-14°C). The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Western New York until Feb. 20, 2015.
Fatimid period gold coins were found in the seabed in the Mediterranean Sea near the port of Caesarea National Park in Caesarea, Israel. A group of amateur Israeli divers have stumbled upon the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, dating back to the 11th century and likely from a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea.
People walk during heavy snowfall in Istanbul, Turkey.
A woman takes a selfie in front of a multi-colored sheep installation displayed in a shopping mall for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong.
A reveler holding a giant harp, parades during the flower parade of the 131st Nice carnival edition in southern France. The Carnival, running from Feb. 13 until Mar. 1, 2015, celebrates the "King of Music".
Sudanese from the Bedouin ethnic group collect Trona, a natural form of sodium carbonate minerals, from Oasis Natron in Malha, a town in Sudan's North Darfur. Trona crystallizes into a glass-like hard rocky substance as result of a chemical reaction when natural forms of sodium carbonate minerals settle in water.
Revelers wearing masks pose for photographers during carnival festivities in Portugal's northeastern village of Podence, Feb. 17, 2015.
A woman is reflected in mirrors, decorated with sea shells and put up for sale, as she walks along Karachi's Clifton beach, Pakistan.
Ballerinas from the Australian Ballet perform on a floating platform during a promotional event in front of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Miss P, a 15-inch Beagle with handler William Alexander, looks on after winning the "best in show" of the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Feb. 17, 2015.
Hindu devotees, their bodies pierced with lemon and paladai, or bowl with a spout mainly used to feed milk to infants, wait to participate in a procession to mark Shivratri, or the night of Shiva, in Chennai, India.
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