This week we have photos of the continued eruptions of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia, a drone interceptor designed to capture other drones, the Quebec Winter Carnival ice canoe race, an orange toxic cloud in Spain, devastating drought in Brazil, Buddhist monks at play with tigers in Thailand, the launch of a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, and much more.
A squirrel chews on a Tibetan Prayer flag in Cologne, Germany, on February 8.
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A model presents a creation from Maria Escote's Fall/Winter 2015 collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid on February 10.
People watch as Mt. Sinabung ejects ash into the air during an eruption in Karo regency, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, on February 9.
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An unmanned Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 11 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. On board is the Deep Space Climate Observatory, which will head toward a solar-storm lookout point a million miles away.
Members of the Laufarji Ethnological Society dressed as traditional native characters named "Ta Terjast", ahead of the Carnival in Cerkno, Slovenia, on January 20. Slovenians and members of various ethnological groups celebrate the annual carnival, also known locally as Pust, by wearing traditional masks and costumes to symbolically "chase away" the winter. Prust runs from February 7 through February 17 this year.
A frozen public bench is seen next to a lake side due to the heavy wind conditions in Geneva on February 8.
Palestinians ride donkey carts during a sandstorm on February 11 next to buildings destroyed during last year's 50-day war between Israel and Hamas-led militants, in Gaza City's al-Shejaiya neighborhood.
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A ballet dancer from the Berlin State Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty," in a production choreographed by Nacho Duato, during a dress rehearsal in Berlin on February 12.
A toddler stands in a Lunar New Year display featuring sheep at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on February 13. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).
A Thai Buddhist monk plays with tigers at the "Tiger Temple," in Saiyok district in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, on February 12. Wildlife protection officials said on Thursday they found no mistreatment of the more than 100 tigers at the temple, one of the country's most popular destinations for foreign tourists. Famous for the iconic image of tame-looking big cats living with Buddhist monks, the temple has been accused of drugging the creatures to make them stay calm, an allegation the monks and the veterinarian who takes care of the animals, have denied.
Model Barbara Szuperak wears a creation by Hungarian stylist Janos Majchrovics during the 12th Szabolcs Cup International Contest of Hairdressers, Cosmeticians, Nail Technicians, Nail Artists and Pedicurists in Nyiregyhaza, 226 kilometers east of Budapest, on February 8.
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Smoke rises in the sky after a suicide car bomb attack in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, on February 10. Taliban insurgents launched an attack on a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan, provincial police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hosseini said. At least two policemen were wounded in the attack, and five suicide attackers were killed by Afghan forces, Hosseini reported.
Pakistani policemen demonstrate their skills during a special elite police training course at a police training center in Nowshera, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province on February 11. Dozens of male and female police took part in a commando training course, introduced by the local police as an additional skill for the police to be deployed to confront terrorism and extremism which is routinely on the rise in this South Asian nuclear-armed country.
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Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, rest on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, on February 12. Brazil's worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record. Brazil's economy is already expected to post zero growth this year. Worse yet, since Brazil depends on hydroelectric dams for about three quarters of its electricity, power shortages are also possible due to the drought, federal officials have said.
A woman dances inside a 'wet room' during the opening evening of the Blondes and Brunettes night club in downtown Minsk, late on February 6.
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Female Pakistani police commandos attend a training session in Nowshera, Pakistan, near Peshawar on February 11. Authorities formed a Special Combat Unit after Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school on December 16 and massacred 150 children and teachers.
Team Bota Bota competes during the Quebec Winter Carnival ice canoe race on the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City on February 8.
A Femen activist is led away by police officers on February 10, as she protested in front of the Lille courthouse in northern France, where Dominique Strauss-Kahn was on trial for sex charges. The former head of the International Monetary Fund, whose career went down in flames amid accusations of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York, is facing similarly shocking charges in France: aggravated pimping and involvement in a prostitution ring operating out of luxury hotels.
A model displays an Autumn/Winter design by Juana Martin at Madrid's Fashion Week on February 8 .
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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) headquarters in Bangkok late on February 7. There were no reports of death or injury in the fire that broke out on Saturday night, according to local media.
A drone Interceptor MP200, top, catches a drone DJI Phantom 2 with a net during a demonstration flight in La Queue-en-Brie, east of Paris, France, on February 9. For months, France has faced dozens of drone overflights over sensitive sites, mostly nuclear facilities, a worrisome development in a country that gets the highest percentage of its energy in the world from atomic power. France wants to monitor and detect intruding drones and their remote-control pilots; analyze and track their flight paths; and ultimately neutralize the drones, either temporarily or permanently, with the least collateral damage possible.
An injured man carries a serum bag for another injured civilian in a field hospital after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, on February 6.
The sun lights up a snowdrift in the village of Troitskoye outside Moscow on February 10.
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Workers use cement to fill in part of a road that caved in, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on February 11. No one was injured when the area of around 300 square meters (3,229 square feet) caved in on Tuesday evening due to a fault in the construction of a subway line, local media reported.
An orange toxic cloud over the town of Igualada, near Barcelona, following an explosion in a chemical plant on February 12. Three people were injured in the explosion at the chemical plant in northern Spain on Thursday and authorities advised residents of several small towns near Barcelona to stay indoors as the large toxic cloud spread over the area. Catalan authorities told people to shut their windows and stay inside as a precaution, and cut off some roads in the area as well as a train line.
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A stilt-walker strides towards revelers during the My Light is LED 'bloco' pre-Carnival street parade on February 12 in Rio de Janeiro.
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A cake modeled in the shape of a woman, seen through a peephole in an exhibit depicting the book and film Fifty Shades of Grey during the final day of the Cake International show in Manchester, England, on February 8.
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A couple stands in front of the waves of the Mediterranean Sea at sunset on February 8 in Marseille, France.
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The body of a woman killed by recent shelling lies on a street in the residential sector in the town of Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, on February 10. Three people were killed and 15 wounded in a rocket strike on the town of Kramatorsk on Tuesday, the government-controlled regional administration said in a statement.
A member of Compagnie Philippe Genty performs a stage production titled "Ne m'oublie pas" ("Forget Me Not") during a media preview in Madrid on February 12.
Greek Presidential Guards perform the Changing of the Guard in front of the tomb of the Unknown soldier outside the Greek parliament in Athens on February 10.
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A small swirling whirlwind crosses an ash-covered abandoned village, destroyed by a series of eruptions of Mount Sinabung volcano, as seen from the Karo district on Indonesia's Sumatra island on February 9.
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Actor Chris Pratt wears a bra decorated with stuffed animals as he was roasted and honored as Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Man of the Year at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on February 6.
A Kashmiri man look towards firefighters as they work to extinguish a fire in a residential area in Srinagar, in Indian controlled Kashmir, on February 8. According to officials seven houses were gutted down in Sunday’s fire, the cause of which is not known.
The branches and twigs of a tree are covered with snow and ice near Mittenwald, Germany, on February 12.