This week we have images of Holi in India, a mine rescue in Ukraine, a public caning in Indonesia, Purim celebrations in London, Hawaii seen from orbit, the killing of the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a robotic traffic cop in Kinshasa, a Benjamin Netanyahu cupcake, and much more.
A U.S. soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) salutes his fellow Soldiers while jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop zone in Germany on February 24, 2015.
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The erupting Villarrica volcano, 1,200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, on March 3, 2015, forced the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages. The volcano, one of Chile's most active, began erupting around 3:00 am, prompting authorities to declare a red alert and cancel classes in schools, the National Emergency Office said.
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A client gets a pedicure at the Euphoria Fish Spa in Nairobi on March 4, 2015. Garra rufa fish, also called doctor fish, are originally from Turkey and have been integrated as a spa treatment, as the fish feed on dead and dry human skin.
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Aya Tamam sculpts marzipan on a cupcake featuring Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 3, 2015. To sweeten an otherwise bitter election campaign, an Israeli baker has created cupcakes bearing the Israeli party leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opponent Isaac Herzog.
A small plane lies where it was crash-landed by the actor Harrison Ford on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles on March 5, 2015. Ford, described as "battered but OK" by his son, crashed the airplane shortly after taking off from a nearby airport and reporting engine problems.
A guest poses for photographers in the street before Dolce & Gabbana's Autumn/Winter 2015/16 collection during Milan Fashion Week on March 1, 2015.
A picture taken on March 3, 2015 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, shows people attending the presentation ceremony of three new human-like robots that were recently installed in Kinshasa to help tackle the hectic traffic usually experienced in the capital. The new robots are equipped with cameras that allow them to record traffic flow, with information transmitted in real time to a traffic control room.
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Kristy Fogden, right, of New Zealand, hands her friend Dave Shaw a guitar as they stand on a sand dune at dusk on March 4, 2015, in White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.
Russian police investigate the the body of Boris Nemtsov, the former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader at Red Square with St. Basil Cathedral in the background in Moscow, Russia, on February 28, 2015. Russia's Interior Ministry says Nemtsov had been shot and killed near the Kremlin, just a day before a major opposition rally in Moscow.
People carry Russian national flags during a march in memory of the opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down on Friday, February 27, near the Kremlin, with The Kremlin Wall and St. Basil Cathedral in the background, in Moscow, Russia, on March 1, 2015. Thousands gathered in central Moscow to mourn the veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition.
A woman, seen in a mirror at her house in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on March 4, 2015
A plane flies in front of the moon at sunset on March 3, 2015 in London, England.
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The big island of Hawaii is seen in this image taken by the European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space Station on February 28, 2015 and released March 4, 2015.
A group of Orthodox Jewish boys dance in the home of a local businessmen while collecting money for their school during the Jewish holiday of Purim on March 5, 2015 in London, England. The annual Purim holiday is celebrated by Jewish communities around the world with parades and costume parties.
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A house stands on the edge of a chasm following a landslide due to rain and snowmelt, on February 28, 2015 in Gazost in the French Pyrenees.
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An unidentified Acehnese man is caned in public at the Munawarah Jantho mosque compound in Aceh Besar district in Aceh province after the Friday prayer on March 6, 2015. Six men who were allegedly caught gambling by the sharia police were given punishment of five lashes in public in accordance with the strict Islamic sharia law implemented only in Indonesia's highly conservative province of Aceh.
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Designs on a wall at the archaeological site of Babylon near Hilla, south of Baghdad, Iraq, on February 28, 2015.
Small screens show South Korean President Park Geun-hye as participants listen to her speech during a ceremony to celebrate the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Seoul, South Korea, on March 1, 2015. #
Thousands of couples take part in a mass wedding of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, commonly known as the Unification Church, at Cheongshim Peace World Center on March 3, 2015 in Gapyeong-gun, South Korea. Approximately 3,800 couples from around the world exchanged wedding vows in the wedding the Unification Church claims as one of its largest ever.
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Fireworks go off next to people during the Beehive Rockets Festival, ahead of the Chinese Lantern Festival in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on March 4, 2015. It is believed by locals that bad luck will go away after one is "bombed" with beehive firecrackers, a tradition that has evolved into a huge tourist attraction.
Anders Bardal of Norway soars through the air during his jump in the men's large hill team ski jumping final at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden, on February 28, 2015. #
A Ukrainian mine rescue worker smokes after taking part in the search for bodies of miners killed in an explosion the day before, at more than 1,000 meters (3,200 feet) underground at the Zasyadko mine, in Donetsk, Ukraine, on March 5, 2015. Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32, while one person still remains unaccounted for.
Men sit in a makeshift chairlift to cross a river in Charsadda, near Peshawar, Pakistan, on March 4, 2015.
A Japanese man with balloons on his head waits to meet Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, outside Ishinomaki local newspaper office on March 1, 2015 in Ishinomaki, Japan.
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A firefighting aircraft dumps water on a part of a large bush fire raging in the mountains on the Cape Peninsula on March 2, 2015, in the greater Cape Town area of South Africa. Five houses and an upmarket hotel were destroyed and dozens of people evacuated from their homes as wildfires raged through Cape Town's scenic southern peninsula.
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Members of a mob raise their hands to take photos of a man, legs visible at top center, accused of rape after he was lynched and hanged in the city landmark Clock Tower in Dimapur, in the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland on March 5, 2015. Several thousand people overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland on Thursday, and seized the rape suspect, whom they also accused of being an illegal migrant from Bangladesh. They pelted him with stones and beat him to death, said police Constable Sunep Aier.
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A harbor light is covered by snow and ice on Lake Michigan at the 31st Street Harbor, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Chicago. After one of the coldest, snowiest Februarys on record, March is expected to open with a continuation of below-normal temperatures.
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Smoke billows from the middle floor of a plaza at Idumota market in Lagos, Nigeria, on March 2, 2015. A building housing mostly imported textiles was gutted destroying goods worth thousands of dollars.
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Rescuers Yulia Borisova (right) and Alexander Savinich, members of the "Spasatel" (Rescuer) state regional search and rescue service group, attend a training session dedicated to evacuation under the conditions of rock climbing, with a "Calidus" gyrocopter of the Russian Emergencies' Ministry seen in the background, on the bank of the frozen Biryusa Bay of Yenisei River near Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on March 3, 2015.
A widow daubed in colors takes part in Holi celebrations organized by the non-governmental organization Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 2015. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrated the festival by throwing flowers and colored powder. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
Passengers walk away from a Turkish Airlines plane after it skidded off the runway while landing at Kathmandu airport in Nepal on March 4, 2015. Aviation officials said no one on board was injured, although one witness described how terrified passengers leaped from their seats as the cabin filled with smoke after the plane skidded to a halt.
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A member of the Syrian government forces looks at enemy positions from Fatima Hill overlooking the town of Kfar Shams, north of the southern Syrian city of Deraa, on March 1, 2015, after they regained control of the hill the day before.
Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salaheddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS jihadists, on March 2, 2015. Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadists in and around Tikrit in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds. Iraqi forces tried and failed several times to wrest back Tikrit, a Sunni Arab city on the Tigris river about 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of Baghdad.
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An Indian child looks on as he uses a makeshift raft to cross the Yamuna River in New Delhi, India, on February 28, 2015.