A pro-democracy protester is detained by riot police officers during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 27. Stringer/REUTERS

The Month in World Photos

February brought unrest in Myanmar after a military coup—plus a spectacular volcanic show in Italy, a reopened border for asylum seekers in the United States, and a celebrated landing on Mars.

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Demonstrators march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 14 to protest against the government of President Jovenel Moise. VALERIE BAERISWYL/AFP via Getty Images

Demonstrators protest against the government of President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 14.

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A girl looks out the window of a vehicle loaded with suitcases as it waits at the Rafah border crossing to travel from the Gaza Strip into Egypt on Feb. 9. SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images

A girl leans out the window of a vehicle loaded with suitcases as it waits at the Rafah border crossing in the Gaza Strip to travel into Egypt on Feb. 9.

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A pro-democracy protester is detained by riot police officers during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 27. Stringer/REUTERS

A pro-democracy protester is detained by riot police officers during a rally against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 27.

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Medical personnel tend to COVID-19 patients in an isolation ward at the Ziv Medical Centre in Safed, Israel, on Feb. 2. JALAA MAREY/AFP via Getty Images

Medical personnel tend to COVID-19 patients in an isolation ward at the Ziv Medical Centre in Safed, Israel, on Feb. 2.

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A dancer performs during a Gam Madu ritual to exorcize evil spirts—and end the pandemic—at the Divulapitiya Divisional Secretariat in the Gampaha district of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 6. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP via Getty Images

A dancer performs during a Gam Madu ritual to exorcize evil spirts—and end the pandemic—at the Divulapitiya Divisional Secretariat in the Gampaha district of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 6.

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A man climbs an artificial wall of ice in the village of Vir, Czech Republic, on Feb. 14.  David W Cerny/REUTERS

A man climbs an artificial wall of ice in the village of Vir, Czech Republic, on Feb. 14.

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A member of the Senegalese Armed Forces emerges from an underground bunker at a recently captured Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance rebel base on Feb. 9. The conflict in Casamance, which is separated from the rest of Senegal by Gambia, has claimed thousands of lives since it first broke out in 1982. JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

A member of the Senegalese Armed Forces emerges from an underground bunker at a recently captured Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance rebel base on Feb. 9. The conflict in Casamance, which is separated from the rest of Senegal by Gambia, has claimed thousands of lives since it first broke out in 1982.

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A man rows a boat near a frozen portion of Dal Lake in Srinagar—in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir—on Feb. 1. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images

A man rows a boat near a frozen portion of Dal Lake in Srinagar—in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir—on Feb. 1.

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Desalegn Gebreselassie, 15, lies in a bed at Ayder Referral Hospital in the Tigray capital Mekele in northern Ethiopia on Feb. 25 after being injured during fighting between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the Ethiopian government. EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images

Desalegn Gebreselassie, 15, lies in a bed at Ayder Referral Hospital in the Tigray capital Mekele in northern Ethiopia on Feb. 25 after being injured during fighting between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the Ethiopian government.

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A person sleeps on empty oxygen cylinders while waiting to get them refilled in Villa El Salvador, on the southern outskirts of Lima, Peru, on Feb. 25. Relatives of COVID-19 patients are desperate for oxygen to keep their loved ones alive during a fierce second wave of the pandemic in Peru. ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP via Getty Images

A person sleeps on empty oxygen cylinders while waiting to get them refilled in Villa El Salvador, on the southern outskirts of Lima, Peru, on Feb. 25. Relatives of COVID-19 patients are desperate for oxygen to keep their loved ones alive during a fierce second wave of the pandemic.

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A passenger arrives at the Beijing West railway station on Feb. 8 ahead of the Lunar New Year. NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images

A passenger arrives at the Beijing West railway station on Feb. 8 ahead of the Lunar New Year.

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A woman wipes away tears at the Maidan activists memorial—also called the “Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred,” referring to the people killed during the antigovernment demonstration of 2014—in Kiev, Ukraine, on Feb. 18. GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images

A woman wipes away tears at the Maidan activists memorial—also called the “Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred,” referring to the people killed during the antigovernment demonstration of 2014—in Kiev, Ukraine, on Feb. 18.

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A butterfly lands on Japan’s Naomi Osaka as she plays in the women’s singles match of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Feb. 12. PAUL CROCK/AFP via Getty Images

A butterfly lands on Japan’s Naomi Osaka as she plays in the women’s singles match of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Feb. 12.

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Army supporters waving the armed forces of Burma flag and the national flag participate in a rally in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Feb. 4 following a military coup that detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Army supporters waving the armed forces of Burma flag and the national flag participate in a rally in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Feb. 4 following a military coup that detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Lava flows along the sides of the southern crater of Italy’s Mount Etna volcano as a new eruptive episode occurs, as seen in Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, on Feb. 24. GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP via Getty Images

Lava flows along the sides of the southern crater of Italy’s Mount Etna volcano as a new eruptive episode occurs, as seen in Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, on Feb. 24.

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A Thai pro-democracy protester gestures at riot police in Bangkok on Feb. 1, close to where Myanmar migrants were demonstrating after their country’s military coup. LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images

A Thai pro-democracy protester gestures at riot police in Bangkok on Feb. 1, close to where Myanmar migrants were demonstrating after their country’s military coup.

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Migrants comfort one another after they were prevented by police from crossing into Peru from Brazil on Feb. 16. The migrants, many of whom were from Haiti, tried to force their way into the country but were beat back by riot police. Radio Madre de Dios/AFP via Getty Images

Migrants comfort one another after they were prevented by police from crossing into Peru from Brazil on Feb. 16. The migrants, many of whom were from Haiti, tried to force their way into the country but were beat back by riot police.

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A woman in Lukodi, Uganda, where dozens were killed in 2004 by the Lord’s Resistance Army, weeps as she listens to Dominic Ongwen’s verdict on the radio Feb. 4. The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, convicted Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army commander, of war crimes and crimes against humanity. SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images

A woman in Lukodi, Uganda, where dozens were killed in 2004 by the Lord’s Resistance Army, weeps as she listens to Dominic Ongwen’s verdict on the radio Feb. 4. The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, convicted Ongwen, a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army commander, of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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A grave digger puts on his protective suit before the burial of a COVID-19 victim at the Alto de Sao Joao cemetery in Lisbon, Portugal, on Feb. 18. PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images

A grave digger puts on his protective suit before the burial of a COVID-19 victim at the Alto de Sao Joao cemetery in Lisbon, Portugal, on Feb. 18.

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A polar bear cub named Kara plays in her enclosure at the Zoological and Botanical Park in Mulhouse, eastern France, on Feb. 25. SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Images

A polar bear cub named Kara plays in her enclosure at the Zoological and Botanical Park in Mulhouse, eastern France, on Feb. 25.

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A child of Arwa Naji, disabled after sustaining injuries during a Saudi-led coalition bombardment on her neighborhood in 2015, pushes her mother’s wheelchair outside an abandoned house in Taez, Yemen, on Feb. 13. AHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP via Getty Images

A child of Arwa Naji, disabled after sustaining injuries during a Saudi-led coalition bombardment on her neighborhood in 2015, pushes her mother’s wheelchair outside an abandoned house in Taez, Yemen, on Feb. 13.

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An armored vehicle rolls down a street in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar, on Feb. 2, a day after a military coup. STR/AFP via Getty Images

An armored vehicle rolls down a street in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar, on Feb. 2, a day after the military coup.

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A child rides on a sled in Heiloo, Netherlands, on Feb. 7 during the country’s first snowstorm in 10 years. KOEN VAN WEEL/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

A child rides on a sled in Heiloo, Netherlands, on Feb. 7 during the country’s first snowstorm in 10 years.

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Rescue personnel assist residents in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, during massive flooding Feb. 20. REZAS/AFP via Getty Images

Rescue personnel assist residents in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, during massive flooding Feb. 20.

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Turkish police officers detain protesters fighting against the appointment of Melih Bulu, a ruling Justice and Development Party loyalist, as the new rector of Bogazici University in Istanbul on Feb. 4. BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images

Turkish police officers detain protesters fighting against the appointment of Melih Bulu, a ruling Justice and Development Party loyalist, as the new rector of Bogazici University in Istanbul on Feb. 4.

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Detained men look out from a police vehicle in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, on Feb. 2 during a protest against a court ruling that ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for nearly three years. OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images

Detained men look out from a police vehicle in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, on Feb. 2 during a protest against a court ruling that ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for nearly three years.

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Orthodox Jews watch from their balcony in Jerusalem as people scuffle with Israeli police during Purim celebrations Feb. 28. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images

Orthodox Jews watch from their balcony in Jerusalem as people scuffle with Israeli police during Purim celebrations Feb. 28.

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A displaced Sudanese child peers through a wooden fence in the Otash internally displaced people’s camp in South Darfur, Sudan, on Feb. 1. ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images

A displaced Sudanese child peers through a wooden fence in the Otash internally displaced people’s camp in South Darfur, Sudan, on Feb. 1.

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A dancer sits during before a performance at the Jakarta Art Building in Indonesia on Feb. 21. Willy Kurniawan/REUTERS

A dancer sits and waits before a performance at the Jakarta Art Building in Indonesia on Feb. 21.

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As Mexican military police stand guard, Central American immigrants wait at a camp for entry into the United States in Matamoros, Mexico, on Feb. 22. Immigration authorities have begun to allow some asylum seekers with active cases into the United States. John Moore/Getty Images

As Mexican military police stand guard, Central American immigrants wait at a camp for entry into the United States in Matamoros, Mexico, on Feb. 22. Immigration authorities have begun to allow some asylum seekers with active cases into the United States.

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A friend attends the funeral of Deiner Castillo, 20, a young artist killed by armed men, in Buenaventura, Colombia, on Feb. 10. LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images

A friend attends the funeral of Deiner Castillo, 20, a young artist killed by armed men, in Buenaventura, Colombia, on Feb. 10.

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A girl receives ashes on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, at a cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, on Feb. 17. INTI OCON/AFP via Getty Images

A girl receives ashes on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, at a cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, on Feb. 17.

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Men from the Kenyan Maasai tribe perform a traditional jumping ritual as they observe a rite of passage near Lemek town in Kenya’s Narok County on Feb. 27. TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images

Men from the Kenyan Maasai tribe perform a traditional jumping ritual as they observe a rite of passage near Lemek town in Kenya’s Narok County on Feb. 27.

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People take photos next to a display of lanterns during the Lantern Festival, marking the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations in Taiyuan, China, on Feb. 26. STR/AFP via Getty Images

A man takes a photo during the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of Lunar New Year celebrations, in Taiyuan, China, on Feb. 26.

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Lava flows along the sides of the southern crater of Italy’s Mount Etna volcano, as seen in Porto di Riposto, Sicily, on Feb. 24. GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP via Getty Images

Lava flows along the sides of the southern crater of Italy’s Mount Etna volcano, as seen in Porto di Riposto, Sicily, on Feb. 24.

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A man walks along Lake Michigan as the sun rises in Chicago, Illinois, on Feb. 7. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images

A man walks along Lake Michigan as the sun rises in Chicago, Illinois, on Feb. 7.

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Bianca Dorsey visits the gravesite of Ahmaud Arbery during a candlelight vigil at New Springfield Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Georgia, on Feb. 23. Arbery, a Black man, was shot and killed while jogging near Brunswick, Georgia, in 2020 after being chased by two white men. Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Bianca Dorsey visits the gravesite of Ahmaud Arbery during a candlelight vigil at New Springfield Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Georgia, on Feb. 23. Arbery, a Black man, was shot and killed while jogging near Brunswick, Georgia, in 2020 after being chased by two white men.

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A hairdresser cuts a client’s hair while a swimmer enjoys a dip in an ice hole on Lake Babelitis in Riga, Latvia, on Feb. 15. Hairdressers are not allowed to work indoors due to the pandemic. GINTS IVUSKANS/AFP via Getty Images

A hairdresser works with a client while a swimmer enjoys a dip in an ice hole on Lake Babelitis in Riga, Latvia, on Feb. 15. Because of the pandemic, hairdressers are not allowed to work indoors.

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A health care worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a man in Fier, Albania, on Feb. 19. Florion Goga/REUTERS

A health care worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a man in Fier, Albania, on Feb. 19.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern helps shovel metal to reduce flooding as she visits Kawiti Caves in Waitangi, New Zealand, on Feb. 3. Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern helps shovel metal to reduce flooding as she visits Kawiti Caves in Waitangi, New Zealand, on Feb. 3.

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This high-resolution, color image was sent by the Hazard Cameras on the underside of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover after its landing in the area known as Jezero crater on the planet Mars on Feb. 18. NASA via Getty Images

This high-resolution, color image was sent by the Hazard Cameras on the underside of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover after its landing in the area known as Jezero Crater on the planet Mars on Feb. 18.

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A member of the National Border Service carries a migrant boy at the Migrants Reception Station in Lajas Blancas, Darien Province, in Panama on Feb. 9. Migrants from Haiti and several African countries were stranded at the Panama-Colombia border. LUIS ACOSTA/AFP via Getty Images

A member of the National Border Service carries a migrant boy at the Migrants Reception Station in Lajas Blancas, Darien Province, in Panama on Feb. 9. Migrants from Haiti and several African countries were stranded at the Panama-Colombia border.

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A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister during a demonstration in memory of the 1994 Ibrahimi Mosque massacre, in which a Jewish extremist killed dozens of Palestinian worshippers, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Feb. 26. HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images

A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister during a demonstration in memory of the 1994 Ibrahimi Mosque massacre, in which a Jewish extremist killed dozens of Palestinian worshippers, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Feb. 26.

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A father points out an outbound bus to his son after they were released by U.S. immigration authorities at a bus station in Brownsville, Texas, on Feb. 24. Immigration officials have begun releasing detained asylum seekers for onward travel within the U.S. pending their asylum court cases. John Moore/Getty Images

A father points out an outbound bus to his son after they were released by U.S. immigration authorities at a bus station in Brownsville, Texas, on Feb. 24. Immigration officials have begun releasing detained asylum seekers for onward travel within the United States pending their asylum court cases.

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