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The Week in Photos

Feb. 18, 2015: Hong Kong

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A woman takes a selfie in front of a shopping mall display of colorful sheep a day before Chinese Lunar New Year, in Hong Kong, on Feb. 18, 2015.

Feb. 13, 2015: Dohuk, Iraq

Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters

Westerners who have joined the Iraqi Christian militia Dwekh Nawsha (Aramaic for self-sacrifice) to fight against ISIS militants take a photo together in Dohuk in northern Iraq on Feb. 13, 2015. Thousands of foreigners have flocked to Iraq and Syria in the past two years, mostly to join ISIS, but a handful of idealistic Westerners are enlisting as well, citing frustration that their governments are not doing more to combat the ultra-radical Islamists or to prevent the suffering of innocents.

Feb. 18, 2015: Artemivsk, Ukraine

Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters

A wounded Ukrainian soldier looks through a window as he arrives at a hospital in Artemivsk, Ukraine, on Feb. 18, 2015.

Feb. 15, 2015: Ribnovo, Bulgaria

Photo by Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Bulgarian Muslims pose for a photo during their wedding, in the remote mountain village of Ribnovo in southwest Bulgaria, on Feb. 15, 2015. Despite decades of Communist persecution, followed by poverty that forced many men to seek work abroad, the winter matrimony tradition continues. The highlight of the ceremony is the painting of the bride’s face, where in a private rite open only to female in-laws, her face is covered in thick, chalky white paint and decorated with colorful sequins.

Feb. 19, 2015: Moscow, Russia

Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Maria Alyokhina, right, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, members of the Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, attend an interview with Reuters in Moscow on Feb. 19, 2015. Pussy Riot released its first song in English on Wednesday, a musical tribute to Eric Garner, the unarmed black man whose death in a police chokehold last summer sparked wide protests against police violence.

Feb. 18, 2015: Nice, France

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Dancers parade during the Carnival of Nice, in southeastern France, on Feb. 18, 2015.

Feb. 18, 2015: New York City

Photo by Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Models exit a garage following the Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2015 collection presentation at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 18, 2015.

Feb. 17, 2015: Beit Hanun, Gaza Strip

Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian man checks the damage inside a U.N.-run school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, which sheltered Palestinians whose houses were destroyed by what they said was Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in the summer of 2014, following a fire which was reportedly caused by an electrical fault on Feb. 17, 2015.

Feb. 15, 2015: Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Investigative personnel work at the scene of a café shooting in Oesterbro, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Feb. 15, 2015. Danish police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen on Sunday who they believe was responsible for two deadly attacks, one at an event promoting freedom of speech and the other on a synagogue.

Feb. 18, 2015: Ratian, Syria

Photo by Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

A rebel fighter carries his weapon as he walks through Ratian village, north of Aleppo, Syria, on Feb. 18, 2015. Battles in and around the city have killed at least 70 pro-government fighters and more than 80 insurgents after the army launched an offensive there, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

Feb. 19, 2015: Melilla, Spain

Photo by Jesus Blasco de Avellan/Reuters

African migrants sit on top of a border fence and a Spanish Civil Guard officer stands on a ladder as the migrants attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla on Feb. 19, 2015. About 35 migrants managed to cross the border into Spain on Thursday and are currently being held at CETI, a short-stay immigrant center, according to local media.

Feb. 19, 2015: Paju, Korea

Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

A girl dressed in a Hanbok, a Korean traditional costume, stands in front of a barbed-wire fence as her parents prepare for a memorial service for North Korean family members, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, on Feb. 19, 2015, on the occasion of Seolnal, the Korean Lunar New Year’s Day.