The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016

Updated: Mar 09, 2016, 12:54 IST
  • The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016
    A fighter from the pro-government Popular Mobilisation units covers his ears as he sets off a rocket launcher in the village of Taz Khurmatu, on the southern outskirts of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as they try to recpature the nearby village of al-Bashir from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016
    The skeleton named 'Ernest' is pictured at the manor of Saint-Pierre-de-Frugie after its discovery. More than a century after its discovery under a floor, the skeleton called 'Ernest' left on February 15, 2016 the manor of Saint-Pierre-de-Frugie (Dordogne), with French gendarmes who will escort it to the forensic investigation centre of Cergy-Pontoise, to try to reveal the legend. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016
    A Dogue de Bordeaux rests in the competition area in New York during Day Two of competition at the Westminster Kennel Club 140th Annual Dog Show. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016
    An Iraqi Kurdish street vendor sells cooked goat heads in a market in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016
    Runners covered in coloured powder dance during the Tour 2016 Holi Run Valentine Edition in Malaga. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016
    A general view taken on shows the remains of the bathrooms at a former prison from the era of Iraq's former leader Saddam Hussein, locally known as Negrat Salman, in the district of Salman in Iraq's southern Samawah province. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016
    Abu Haidar arranges tires at his tire repair shop, where he transforms unused tires into furniture, in the Diwaniya village, east of the holy Iraqi city of Najaf. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016
    A man reflects while standing in front of graves in Mytilene at a graveyard for refugees and migrants who drowned in their attempt to cross the Aegean sea from Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 15-21, 2016
    Revelers attend the traditional 'battle of flowers' carnival event in Villefranche-sur-Mer, southeastern France. Pic/AFP
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    Dancers perform at the airport in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico prior to Pope Francis' departure for Rome. Throngs gathered at Mexico's border with the United States on Wednesday for a huge mass with Pope Francis highlighting the plight of migrants -- a hot-button issue on the US presidential campaign trail. Pic/AFP
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