The world in pictures: February 8-14, 2016

Updated: Mar 08, 2016, 11:00 IST
  • The world in pictures: February 8-14, 2016
    A Chinese blacksmith throws molten metal against a cold stone wall to create sparks, during the Lunar New Year celebration in Nuanquan, Hebei province. For over 300 years, the village has carried out the tradition of spraying molten iron at 1,300 degrees Celsius against a cold concrete wall to form spark-like fireworks during the Chinese New Year celebration, according to the organizer. Pic/AFP
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    Palestinian youth, members of a Gazan martial art group, perform fire breathing at ruins of a house, that was destroyed in the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas militants, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 8-14, 2016
    Aerial view shows firefighters and emergency doctors working at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, southern Germany. Two Meridian commuter trains operated by Transdev collided head-on near Bad Aibling, around 60 kilometres (40 miles) southeast of Munich, killing at least eight people and injuring around 100, police said. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear. Pic/AFP
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    A girl attempts to reach a reveller of Bloco da Latinha, a street carnival group, during a parade on the last day of carnival in Madre de Deus, Bahia State, Brazil. 'Bloco da Latinha' members, mostly fishermen, wear costumes made of aluminium cans, which they start to collect two months before carnival. Each costume weighs about 11-15 kg. After the carnival, all cans are donated to a hospital in Salvador, Bahia. Pic/AFP
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    A villager dressed as a 'Felos' stands during the traditional and ancestral carnival close to the village of Maceda northwestern Spain. The 'Felos' represent anarchic and rebellious spirits meant to instill fear into anyone who approaches them and are the 'authority' during the week of Carnival, meaning they can break the rules. The mask represents virility. Pic/AFP
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    Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England as the latest storm hits the country. Heavy winds buffeted Europe's northwestern flank on Monday, forcing road closures and disrupting rail and ferry services in southern England and prompting high wave alerts in France's Brittany region. Gales and heavy rain with wind speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour (155 kilometres per hour) battered southern England and Wales, with flood warnings issued in more than 50 areas. Pic/AFP
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  • The world in pictures: February 8-14, 2016
    Revelers, their bodies painted with a mixture of cane sugar syrup and coal depicting the devil, perform during the 2016 National Carnival Parade in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The name in Haitian creole of the carnival for this year is 'Ayiti Toutan' (Haiti Always). The launch of the carnival two days ago was postponed due to the political situation affecting Haiti. Pic/AFP
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    Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a ceremony marking the day of Saint Haralampi, Orthodox patron saint of bee-keepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, eastern Bulgaria. Pic/AFP
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    Indian bystanders watch as a wild elephant with a tranquliser dart in its back side walks along a street in Siliguri. The adult male elephant was tranquilised and captured by wildlife officials and transported to a nearby forest. Pic/AFP
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    A boy looks at leopard skins for sale near Mogadishu airport. Leopards are an endangered animal in Somalia. Pic/AFP
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