Snow in China
22 February 2017: Aerial view of the Shenyang Imperial Palace, also known as the Mukden Palace, after a snowfall in Shenyang, in China's north-east Liaoning provinceAFP/Getty Images
Snow in China
22 February 2017: Snow covered the Forbidden City in Beijing, ChinaLintao Zhang/Getty Images
Storm Doris
Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England as Storm Doris hits the UKGlyn Kirk/AFP
Indonesia floods
21 February 2017: Residents wade through floodwaters in Jakarta, IndonesiaAFP/Getty Images
Maha Shivratri
22 February 2017: An Indian Hindu man dressed as Lord Shiva holds a lit candle in his mouth as he takes part in a religious procession ahead of the Maha Shivratri Festival in JalandharShammi Mehra/AFP
Nice Carnival
21 February 2017: A dancer performs during the 133rd edition of the Nice Carnival in Nice, FranceValery Hache/AFP
Veracruz carnival
22 February 2017: People burn a fake wall in a protest against US President Donald Trump during the inauguration of the carnival festival in Veracruz, Veracruz State, MexicoIlse Huesca/AFP
Rose Monday preparations
21 February 2017: Papier mache caricatures depicting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French National Front (FN) party leader Marine Le Pen, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Cologne, GermanyWolfgang Rattay/Reuters
Rose Monday preparation
21 February 2017: MCV worker Andre Menager works on a carnival float featuring an effigy of US President Donald Trump, during a press preview at the MCV (Mainzer Carneval-Verein 1838 eV) carnival association in Mainz, GermanyThomas Lohnes/Getty Images
Paqueta island
18 February 2017: Revellers take part in the annual block party in Paqueta island during pre-carnival festivities on Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRicardo Moraes/Reuters
Womens carnival
23 February 2017: Two carnival revellers pose as they celebrate the start of the hot season on Women's Carnival in Cologne, western GermanyRolf Vennenbernd/AFP
Venice Carnival
20 February 2017: A masked reveller poses during the Venice Carnival in Venice, ItalyFabrizio Bensch/Reuters
Venice Carnival
19 February 2017: A reveller poses in Saint Mark's Square during the Venice Carnival, in Venice, ItalyAlessandro Bianchi/Reuters
Milan Fashion Week
22 February 2017: A model presents a creation for fashion house Gucci during Milan Fashion WeekGiuseppe Cacace/AFP
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23 February 2017: A model presents a creation from Moschino's Autumn/Winter 2017 women's collection during Milan Fashion WeekStefano Rellandini/Reuters
Bald Men Club
22 February 2017: Members of the Bald Men Club, take part in a unique game of tug-of-war by attaching suction pads onto their heads, at a hot spring facility in Tsuruta town, Aomori prefecture, JapanMegumi Lim/Reuters
Maslenitsa celebrations
19 February 2017: Servicemen of the Belarussian Interior Ministry's special forces unit perform during Maslenitsa celebrations, a pagan holiday marking the end of winter celebrated with pancake eating and shows of strength, at their base in Minsk, BelarusVasily Fedosenko/Reuters
Theo police baton rape Paris protests
18 February 2017: Young men take provocative selfies in front of anti-riot police officers during a demonstration against police brutality in Rennes, following the alleged rape with a police baton of a black youth, identified only as Theo, in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-BoisJean-Francois Monier/AFP
Pope Francis
19 February 2017: A boy takes selfies with Pope Francis during a visit at the parish of St Mary Josefa of the Heart of Jesus in RomeRemo Casilli/Reuters
Stoke by-election
Jeremy Corbyn takes a selfie as he campaigns on the streets of Longton in the Stoke-On-Trent Central by-election with Labour candidate Gareth SnellChristopher Furlong/Getty Images
Mosul offensive
19 February 2017: Members of the Iraqi forces, supported by the Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries, take a selfie as they prepare to advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, after the offensive to retake the western side of the city from Isis group fighters beganAhmad al-Rubaye/AFP
Kim Jong Nam
22 February 2017: Malaysia's Royal Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar demonstrates to the media during a news conference regarding the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader, at the Malaysian police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Skepta
22 February 2017: Skepta performs at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in LondonToby Melville/Reuters
Yayoi Kasuma
21 February 2017: Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibition curator Mika Yoshitake poses its the Souls of Millions of Light Years Away at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DCBrendan Smialowski/AFP
Vladimir Putin
23 February 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day in MoscowNatalia Kolesnikova/AFP
Naked Man Festival
18 February 2017: Worshippers wait for the priest to throw the sacred batons during the annual Naked Man Festival or 'Hadaka Matsuri' at Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, western JapanBehrouz Mehri/AFP
ARCO
21 February 2017: Crone gallery workers set up the artwork by artist Clemens Krauss during the international contemporary art fair ARCO in Madrid, SpainSusana Vera/Reuters
London Fashion Week
20 February 2017: A model presents a creation at the Sophia Webster presentation during London Fashion WeekNeil Hall/Reuters
Long Live Queen James
20 February 2017: Ginger Johnson poses in costume ahead of a special LGBT event 'Long Live Queen James' at Banqueting House, LondonLeon Neal/Getty Images
Queen Letizia, Juliana Awada
22 February 2017: Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receives Argentinian First Lady Juliana Awada (R) at the Royal Palace in Madrid, SpainCarlos Alvarez/Getty Images
Prince Harry
21 February 2017: Prince Harry arrives at Gateshead Civic Centre in Newcastle, northern EnglandChris Jackson/Getty Images
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22 February 2017: Kate Middleton plays pool during her visit to MIST, a child and adolescent mental health project in Pontypool, WalesPaul Edwards/Reuters
Goldie Hawn
Actor Goldie Hawn during a press conference prior to the Vienna Opera Ball in Vienna, AustriaHerbert Pfarrhofer/AFP
The Muggle Quidditch Crumpet Cup
18 February 2017: The London Unspeakables seeker catches the snitch during a game at the Crumpet Cup Quidditch tournament on Clapham Common in LondonJack Taylor/Getty Images
Godfrey Mokoena
18 February 2017: South Africa's Godfrey Mokoena wins the Men's Long Jump during the Indoor athletics Grand Prix at the Barclaycard Arena in BirminghamJustin Tallis/AFP
NBA All-Star Saturday Night
Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr. (10) attempts a dunk over his teammates in the slam dunk contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Smoothie King CentreBob Donnan/Reuters
Alan Roura
20 February 2017: Swiss skipper Alan Roura, placing 12th in his first participation to the Vendee Globe around-the-world solo sailing race, sprays champagne as he arrives aboard his Imoca 60 monohull 'La Fabrique' in Les Sables-d'Olonne, western FranceJean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP
Cycling Tour of Oman
19 February 2017: The peloton rides in al-Hamriyah climb during the 6th and final stage of the 8th edition of the cycling Tour of Oman between The Wave Muscat and Matrah CornicheEric Feferberg/AFP
Jeremy Corbyn
23 February 2017: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north LondonDaniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images
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23 February 2017: Members of the youth wing of the National Front, Malaysia's ruling coalition hold placards during a protest at the North Korea embassy, following the murder of Kim Jong Nam, in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaAthit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Trump protest, London
20 February 2017: A demonstrator dressed as the Statue of Liberty takes part in a protest against US President Donald Trump in LondonToby Melville/Reuters
Death of the US Presidency
Activists stage a New Orleans-style funeral procession in Washington Square Park in New York on February 18, 2017, to mourn the death of the US presidencyTimothy A. Clary/AFP
Trump graffiti
22 February 2017: A man takes a picture of a mural by English street artist Bambi depicting British Prime Minister Theresa May dancing with US President Donald Trump in LondonDaniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images
Trump protest, London
19 February 2017: A slogan reading 'Say no to Trump' is seen projected on the Houses of Parliament, the evening before a parliamentary debate on Donald Trump's state visit in LondonChris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
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22 February 2017: Dean Malissa, dressed as George Washington, chats with a young visitor at the Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia on the 285th anniversary of the birth of the first president of the United States of AmericaChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Death of the US Presidency
18 February 2017: Activists stage a New Orleans-style funeral procession in Washington Square Park in New York to mourn the death of the US presidencyTimothy A. Clary/AFP
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23 February 2017: US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs at the White House in Washington, DCKevin Lamarque/Reuters
Mike Pence
19 February 2017: US Vice President Mike Pence arrives to the gate of former German Nazi concentration camp in Dachau near Munich, GermanyMichael Dalder/Reuters
Dachau concentration camp
22 February 2017: Workers hold an iron gate from Dachau concentration camp with the notorious 'Arbeit macht frei' ('Work sets you free') which was returned to Dachau, GermanyRalph Brock/Reuters
Solferino Bridge
17 February 2017: People are silhouetted as they cross the Solferino Bridge, over the Seine River, on a mild and sunny winter afternoon in Paris, FranceChristian Hartmann/Reuters
Ukraine anniversary
20 February 2017: A man holds a candle as he commemorates the third anniversary of the Ukrainian pro-European Union (EU) mass protests in 2014, in central Kiev, UkraineValentyn Ogirenko/Reuters
SpaceX Falcon 9
19 February 2017: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on a supply mission to the International Space Station from historic launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FloridaJoe Skipper/Reuters
Australia
22 February 2017: Jameka and Jukebox from the Ciaron Maher stable enjoy an early morning beach work at Mordialloc Beachin Melbourne, AustraliaVince Caligiuri/Getty Images
Gaza City
17 February 2017: A Palestinian man rides his horse on a beach in Gaza CityMohammed Salem/Reuters
Mosul Zoo
21 February 2017: Lula, an abandoned bear, stands in its cage before receiving treatment from members of the international animal welfare charity 'Four Paws' at the Muntazah al-Nour zoo in eastern MosulSafin Hamed/AFP
Orange parrot chicks
20 February 2017: Orange parrot chicks are fed with a syringe at 'El Tronador' Wildlife Rescue Center in Berlin, southwest of San SalvadorMarvin Recinos/AFP
Milan Fashion Week
22 February 2017: A dog wears sunglasses on the street prior the Gucci show during Milan Fashion WeekMarco Bertorello
polar bear cub
24 February 2017: A 14-week-old polar bear cub has its first outing at Hellabrunn Zoo in MunichMichaela Rehle/Reuters
polar bear cub
24 February 2017: A 14-week-old polar bear cub explores its enclosure for the first time at the Hellabrunn zoo in MunichGuenter Schiffmann/AFP
Cressida Dick
22 February 2017: Newly appointed Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick stands at New Scotland Yard after she became the first woman to hold the most senior post in British policing in LondonStefan Rousseau/Getty Images
Raqqa
21 February 2017: A female Kurdish fighter of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) distributes food in the village of Sabah al-Khayr on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor as they advance to encircle the Islamic State (IS) group bastion of Raqqa, SyriaDelil Souleiman/AFP
Togo refugees
19 February 2017: People from Togo are seen on deck of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue vessel Golfo Azzuro sailing towards the Italian port of Pozzallo, after being rescued off Libyan coast north of Sabratha, LibyaDavid Ramos/Getty Images
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24 February 2017: A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West BankJaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP
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23 February 2017: A girl cries after inhaling tear gas fired by the police during clashes with drug users in a district of Sao Paulo known as CracolandiaVictor Moriyama/Getty Images
Pretoria
18 February 2017: A vigilante mob attacks a Nigerian migrant outside a church in Pretoria, South AfricaJames Oatway/Reuters
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24 February 2017: South African riot policemen fire rubber bullets to disperse migrants and foreign nationals clashing in PretoriaPhill Magakoe/AFP
Iraq
22 February 2017: A boy, who just fled a village controlled by Isis fighters cries as he sits with his family inside a bus before heading to the camp at Hammam Ali south of Mosul, IraqZohra Bensemra/Reuters
Daraa
20 February 2017: A man looks at smoke billowing after a reported car bomb explosion at a Syrian pro-government position during clashes between rebel fighters and regime forces to take control of an area in the southern city of DaraaMohammed Abazeed/AFP
Mosul offensive
22 February 2017: A member of the Iraqi security forces creates holes in a wall for snipers as two others take position in the village of al-Buseif, south of MosulAhmad al-Rubaye/AFP
Mogadishu suicide bomb
19 February 2017: A Somali government soldier walks past the scene of a suicide bomb explosion at the Wadajir market in Madina district of Somalia's capital MogadishuFeisal Omar/Reuters
Douma airstrike
19 February 2017: A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent runs as he searches for victims following a reported government air strike on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital DamascusAbd Doumany/AFP
Philippines
22 February 2017: A Catholic devotee and her grandchild light candles beside mock chalk figure representing an extra judicial killing victim during a prayer rally condemning the government's war on drugs in ManilaNoel Celis/AFP
Omar Abdel Rahman
22 February 2017: Mourners carry the coffin of Omar Abdel Rahman, an Egyptian jihadist spiritual leader linked to the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing, who died serving a life sentence in the United States, during his funeral in the village of Jamalia, in the Egyptian province of DakahliaMohamed el-Shahed/AFP
Barzah airstrike
20 February 2017: A Syrian woman sits with injured children at a hospital following a reported strike by government forces in the rebel-held district of Barzah, on the north-eastern outskirts of the capital DamascusSaria Abu Zaid/AFP
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23 February 2017: An injured Iraqi Emergency Response Division soldier hit by a mortar is held by another officer as they wait for medics to arrive at the Isis-occupied Mosul AirportMartyn Aim/Getty Images
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20 February 2017: Dead bodies of migrants are seen in an inflatable boat on a beach near the city of Zawiya, LibyaLibyan Red Crescent/Reuters