The World in Photos This Week

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Runners throw paint powder in the air at the finish line of the Kolorfest race in Guatemala City on Feb. 16.

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Student models from St. Andrews University take part in the school's 22nd annual charity fashion show on Feb. 15 in St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Hindu devotees pray as they prepare rice porridge around the Attukal Bhagavathi Temple during the Pongala Festival in Thiruvananthapuram, in southern Kerala, India, on Feb. 16.

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Children take cover as gunshots erupt during an operation in the Boy Rabe neighborhood of Bangui, Central African Republic, on Feb. 15. See more in Foreign Policy's slideshow about the quickly spiraling violence in the country.

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Protesters stand behind burning barricades during a face-off against police on Feb. 20 in Kiev. Scores of protesters were killed after violence surged this week. For a first-hand glimpse of the demonstrations, look at Foreign Policy's slideshow, "Kiev in Flames."

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A Saudi emir performs with a sword during the traditional Saudi dance known as Arda during the Janadriya culture festival at Der'iya in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Feb. 18.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish bride Rebecca Hanna and her groom Aharon Cruise celebrate their wedding in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel, on Feb. 18.

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A U.S. Marine drinks cobra blood during a jungle survival program as part of the annual Cobra Gold 2014 military exercise at a naval base in Chanthaburi province, Thailand, on Feb. 15.

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Asylum seekers in captivity take part in a day of protest on Feb. 17 at one of the Holot detention centers where hundreds of migrants are being held in the southern Negev desert of Israel. More than 50,000 illegal African migrants are seeking asylum after escaping war and government repression in their native lands.

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Thousand of anti-government activist students lie on the ground during a protest in front of the Venezuelan judiciary building in Caracas on Saturday, Feb. 15. Opposition and pro-government demonstrators gathered at noon in different places in Caracas and other Venezuelan localities in the fourth consecutive day of protests that had already left three dead.

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Men in loincloths participate in the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival, at Saidaiji Temple on Feb. 15 in Okayama, Japan. In the festival, some 9,000 men battle to grab a pair of lucky sticks thrown by priests.

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A Russian-built Proton-M rocket with the Turksat-4A Turkish communications satellite blasts off at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Feb. 15.

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Drum queen Thalia Cristina walks into an office space at a Jacarezinho samba school practice session ahead of Carnival celebrations on Feb. 16 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Doctor Stephanie Arndt kisses Nasar, an Arabian horse, as she holds her cat Lilly in her home on Feb. 19 in Holt, Germany.

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A rebel fighter prepares a rocket ahead of launching it in the eastern Syrian town of Deir Ezzor on Feb. 16.

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Kurdish demonstrators hold up a banner with a portrait of jailed Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan and shout slogans during a demonstration marking the 15th anniversary of Ocalan's arrest by Turkish undercover agents in Istanbul on Feb. 15.

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Wearing masks, former members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina speak to journalists while leaving a police station in Adler, near Sochi, on Feb. 18 after their arrest earlier in the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Be sure to read Jane Buchanan's brief history of Putin's offensive against Sochi critics.

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Swimmers cheer and warm up around a bonfire after taking a bath in the Baltic Sea at the Lithuanian resort of Palanga on Feb. 15. People gathered to participate in the "Seal of Palanga" wellness celebration in which participants go for a swim in the cold waters of the Baltic Sea.

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Soldiers from the International Support Mission for Central African Republic (MISCA) take position during an operation in Bangui on Feb. 15.

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Thai farmers battle with soldiers as they protest the government's repeatedly delayed payments for rice at the government's temporary office in Bangkok on Feb. 17.

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Romeo Lopez feeds elephant Trompita with a piece of birthday cake made of vegetables and fruit during Trompita's 53rd birthday celebration at the Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City on Feb. 16.

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