Sri Lankan military personnel march with the national flag during Sri Lanka's 70th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo on February 4, 2018. Sri Lanka marked the 70th anniversary of independence from Britain on February 4. All pics/AFP
A runner takes part in an Underpants Run on the banks of Danube river in Belgrade on February 4, 2018, while outside temperature approaches zero degree Celsius
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement as she arrives at the Social Democrats Party (SPD) headquarters on February 4, 2018 in Berlin, as German Conservatives (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats hope to complete negotiations to form a government.
Members of Kurdish and Italian associations hold flags of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), People's Protection Units (YPG), Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) and the portrait of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, during a protest against the visit of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on February 5, 2018 near the Vatican and the Castel San'Angelo in central Rome. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis on February 5, with a protest ban imposed in central Rome as feelings run high over Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria. Nevertheless a sit-in protest by 200 people, organised by a Kurdish association in Italy, was scheduled to take place not far from the Vatican.
People hold Greek flags as they demonstrate to urge the government not to compromise in the festering name row with neighbouring Macedonia, at the Syntagma Square in Athens
Journalists are seen prior to the opening of the trial of prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam at the "Palais de Justice" courthouse in Brussels, on February 5, 2018
Palestinian children play with a ball outside a UN food distribution warehouse at the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza strip
A picture taken on February 3, 2018, shows a woman riding the world's longest zip line, which measures almost 3 km in length, in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates
A woman skis during a strong snowfall at the Kolomenskoye museum-reserve in Moscow
A woman stands under the snow on the Place du Trocadero in front the Eiffel Tower in Paris
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