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Valentine’s Day in Thailand

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Couples (L-R) Chaiyut Phuangphoeksuk and Prontathourn Pronnapatthun, and Nichapatr Koomsombut and Pirat Rungthongoran run from sheep during their wedding ceremony at a resort in Ratchaburi province February 13, 2015. Three Thai couples took part in the wedding ceremony arranged by a resort themed around fun activities ahead of Valentine’s Day. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Winners of the World Press Photo Contest 2015

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Mads Nissen, a Danish staff photographer for the Danish daily newspaper Politiken and represented by Panos Pictures, won the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 contest with this image of Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia, in this picture released by the World Press Photo on February 12, 2015. The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2015, the world’s largest annual press photography contest, were announced February 12, 2015. Jury chair Michele McNally, said: “It is an historic time for the image’ the winning image needs to be aesthetic, to have impact, and to have the potential to become iconic. This photo is aesthetically powerful, and it has humanity”. (Photo by Mad Nissen/Reuters/Politiken/Panos Pictures/Scanpix/World Press Photo)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: Protests

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Nigeria troops patrol the city of Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, February 7, 2015. Civil rights groups staged a small protest Saturday against they proposed postponement of the Nigerian elections. (Photo by Olamikan Gbemiga/AP Photo)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: Animals

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An emaciated young sea lion that was probably looking for food was rescued along a major boulevard in San Francisco, more than 1,000 feet from the ocean is seen in a cage at the the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Hundreds of sick and starving sea lion pups and yearlings are turning up on California beaches. What’s separating the animals, who should be nursing, from their mothers remains unclear. (Photo by AP Photo/National Park Service)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 6

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Revelers wearing monkey masks celebrate carnival at the Alter Markt (Old Market square) in Cologne, Germany, February 12, 2015. Cologne celebrates the “fifth season” from 11 to 17 February. (Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 5

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A worker for the Managua mayor’s office cleans a monument in honour of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Managua, Nicaragua February 12, 2015. The Sandinista National Liberation Front prepares to commemorate of the second anniversary of the death of Chavez. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 4

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An employee works on a final assembly line for CRH380B, a high speed train model, at China CNR’s Tangshan Railway Vehicle’s factory in Tangshan, Hebei province, February 11, 2015. China CNR, one of the country’s top trainmakers, said it was interested in buying foreign rail-linked technologies as China seeks to export its high-speed trains and rail expertise. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 3

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A woman walks past a branch of HSBC bank in London, February 9, 2015. British bank HSBC Holdings Plc admitted on February 8, 2015 failings by its Swiss subsidiary, in response to media reports it helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 2

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A man shops for gifts ahead of Valentine’s Day at the Karrada neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Despite violence and harsh circumstances, some Iraqis shop for gifts for their loved ones, marking Valentine’s Day. (Photo by Khalid Mohammed/AP Photo)

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February 6 – 13, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 1

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A man surf on his “Stand Up Paddle Board” in Punta Hermosa beach in Lima, Peru, Saturday, February 7, 2015. (Photo by Martin Mejia/AP Photo)

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“Weiberfastnacht” – Women’s Carnival in Germany

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Women dressed in costumes for “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) celebrate in Cologne February 12, 2015. Women’s Carnival marks the start of a week of street festivals, the highlight of the event being “Rosenmontag” (Rose Monday), the final day of the carnival where mass processions are held. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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A Tiger Temple in Thailand

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A volunteer pets a tiger inside a cage at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province February 12, 2015. Thai officials last week raided the Buddhist temple that is home to more than 100 tigers and are currently conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking. Authorities from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Thursday checked 143 Bengal tigers living at the temple, and found them to be in good health. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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The 82th Lemon Festival in France

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A worker puts the final touches to a replica of a Beijing opera mask made with lemons and oranges during the 82th Lemon festival in Menton February 12, 2015. Over 20,000 hours work for teams to set up the festival and some 145 metric tons of lemons and oranges are used to make displays during the 82th festival, which is themed “Tribulations of a lemon in China”, and runs from February 14 through March 4. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

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The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

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A view of a Van Gogh-inspired hot air balloon being inflated during the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga province, north of Manila February 12, 2015. According to the organizer, a total of 32 hot air balloons are part of the four-day event. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)

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A News Conference for the Upcoming 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

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Poppet, a Bearded Collie, jumps through a hoop during an agility demonstration at a news conference for the upcoming 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York February 12, 2015. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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