The week in pictures: February 1-7, 2016

Updated: Feb 25, 2016, 16:18 IST
  • The week in pictures: February 1-7, 2016
    A riot police member walks through fire during a massive protest beside the Greek parliament during a massive protest on February 4, 2016. Thousands of people marched across Greece as diverse classes united in a crippling general strike over a pension overhaul that has sparked a major backlash against embattled leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Pic/AFP
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    This picture provided by Russia's punk band Pussy Riot shows Pussy Riot frontwoman Nadezhda Tolokonnikova performing in the band's new music video titled 'Chaika' in Moscow. Russian punk band Pussy Riot, which became a symbol of resistance for a church performance slamming President Vladimir Putin, released a new protest song mocking a senior official for alleged corruption. Titled 'Chaika', the satirical song and accompanying video take aim at prosecutor general Yury Chaika, whose two sons have been accused of using their father's position to accrue large fortunes. Pic/AFP
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    Dancers perform during a dress rehearsal before the opening night of the New York Premiere Of Dada Masilo's Swan Lake at the Joyce Theater in New York. Aspects of Tchaikovsky’s original music for Swan Lake are fit Masilo’s more modern vision, which fearlessly addresses issues of sex, women’s rights and homophobia in a country that is ravaged by AIDS. Pic/AFP
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    Maasai Warriors from Kenya take a run in their cricket match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) against a team comprising of Australian rugby union and rugby league players in Sydney. The bare-chested Maasai Warriors team dress in their traditional tribal attire as they tour the world playing cricket to raise awareness of social issues in their home country, campaigning against female genital mutilation and substance abuse, while promoting conservation. Pic/AFP
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    Costumed revellers pose in St Mark's square (Piazza San Marco) after the officially launch of the Venice Carnival in Venice. The 2016 edition of the Venice carnival is untitled 'Creatum' and runs until February 9. Pic/AFP
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    Abul Bajandar, 26, dubbed 'Tree Man' for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet, sits at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Dhaka. A Bangladeshi autodriver dubbed 'Tree Man' for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet will finally have surgery to remove the growths that first appeared 10 years ago, a hospital said. The massive warts, which first started appearing when he was a teenager but began spreading rapidly four years ago, have been diagnosed as epidermodysplasia verruciformis, an extremely rare genetic skin disease that makes the person vulnerable to warts. Pic/AFP
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    An African elephants throws mud onto himself at the Mpala Research Center and Wildlife Foundation, near Rumuruti, Laikipia District, Kenya. Pic/AFP
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    Palestinian children search for toys in the remains of their home after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in a disputed military zone in the area of Musafir Jenbah, which includes several villages, south of the West Bank town of Hebron. Pic/AFP
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    Giraffes stand in a cage during a behind-the-scenes visit of the Vincennes zoo in Paris as part of the Paris Face Cache 2016 event. Pic/AFP
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    This picture obtained from the Marine Nationale (French Navy) shows the anamanian-registered cargo ship 'Modern Express' being towed away from France by a tug boat, preventing it from crashing into the country's picturesque Atlantic coast. The 22 crew of the Modern Express were evacuated by helicopter in dramatic scenes on January 26 after an unexplained breakdown caused the boat to tilt dangerously. Pic/AFP
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