The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016

Updated: Mar 26, 2016, 13:02 IST
  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    World record holder 'Cochiti' the Whippet leaps into the water to record the distance of his jump during the Dock Dogs West Coast Challenge in Bakersfield, California. The current world record is 31 feet (9.4 meters). Dock Diving is a sport where agile dogs compete for prizes by jumping for distance from a dock into a pool of water. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    A young Afghan migrant films with his phone a fire burning shacks and a placard reading 'living space', in the southern part of the so-called 'Jungle' migrant camp, as half of the camp is being dismantled, in the French northern port city of Calais. In the northern French port city of Calais, tensions were high as officials for a second day razed part of the Jungle camp, which has become a magnet for people hoping to reach Britain. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    A man sews the lips of an Iranian migrant protesting against the dismantling of the southern half of the so-called 'Jungle' migrant camp in the French northern port city of Calais. AFP journalists said at least nine Iranians had stitched their mouths shut in the southern half of the camp, which is being gradually demolished by French authorities. France has offered the evicted migrants places in heated containers next to the Jungle, or in one of 100 accommodation centres around the country. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    A Bedouin boy holds a placard during a protest against a plan to uproot the Umm Al-Hiran village, which is not recognized by the Israeli government, in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva in the Negev desert. In May Israel's Supreme Court approved the removal of 750-1,000 Bedouin residents from the southern Negev village of Umm al-Hiran to enable the construction of a Jewish town. According to Human Rights Watch, the villagers say they were expelled from their land in 1948, when the state of Israel was established, and while they have been allowed to live there, Israel never recognised the village or approved a zoning plan for it. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    A worker feeds a crocodile named 'Shaquille' at an enclosure at the Malabon Zoo in Manila as the world celebrates third World Wildlife Day. The day began in Florence, Italy, in 1931 at a convention of ecologists, whose intention was to highlight the plight of endangered species and October 4 was chosen as the date because it is the feast day of nature lover Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    Wales' fly half Dan Biggar reaches for the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel upon her arrival at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    A member of the Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, takes part in a military training session in the town of al-Zubair, near the southern port city of Basra,. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    Iranian school girls attend a parliament session in Tehran. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 29-March 6, 2016
    A man walks into the water as waves crash onto the shore of the Mediterranean sea in Nice. Pic/AFP
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