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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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Miami Mechanic is Mr. Fix-It for Russian Cars in Cuba

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Fabian Zakharov speaks with a client from Cuba using his cellphone in his Zakharov Auto Parts shop in Hialeah, Florida, February 4, 2015. Zakharov, 40, is Miami’s go-to man for visiting Cubans or those with family on the island who need parts for the thousands of Russian-made Ladas and Moskvichs that dominate the country’s cracked streets, alongside Fords and Chevys dating back to the 1950s. (Photo by Javier Galeano/Reuters)

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Colorful Star Trails

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These are the spectacular snaps of swirling star trails which transform the night sky into a kaleidoscope of color. Keen photographer Evgeniy Zaytsev, 24, captured the stunning shots on trips to Crimea, Altai and Murom, Russia. The pictures of circular star trails are formed by merging multiple photos taken over the course of several hours. Movement of the Earth causes the stars appear in different places in each image. Here: vibrate, colorful star trails over an abandoned beach house. (Photo by Evgeniy Zaytsev/Caters News)

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Colombian Floral Industry in Bloom for Valentine’s Day

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A Colombian flower grower selects a rose for a bouquet ahead of Valentine’s Day in Subachoque, February 2, 2015. Colombia is the world’s second-largest flower exporter behind the Netherlands. The Andean country exports around 500 million flowers to the U.S. for Valentine’s Day, according to the Colombia Flower Growers Association. (Photo by John Vizcaino/Reuters)

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Star Wars Mashed Up With Classic Art

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An artist has given classic paintings new hope – by adding Star Wars elements into the famous works. David Hamilton, 50, put his unique twist on paintings by the likes of Monet, Munch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The creative artist, from Livingston, Scotland, came up with the idea while flicking through a book of classic paintings. As a Star Wars fanatic he thought to himself how funny it would be funny to see a Stormtrooper incorporated into one of the works. Here: Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. (Photo by Dave Hamilton/Caters News)

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Images of NATO’s Air Policing Mission

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A Polish Air Force MIG-29 fighter (R) and an Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter patrol over the Baltics during a NATO air policing mission from Zokniai air base near Siauliai, Lithuania February 10, 2015. (Photo by Ints Kalnins/Reuters)

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Haunting Photos Of A Deserted Mall That Is Now Covered In Snow

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Photographic displays of “haunting decay” have become so banalized as to sometimes evoke more eye-rolls than chills. But photographer Seph Lawless has, through his politically charged depictions of American vacancies, restored novelty to imagery of the old and dilapidated: images from his 2014 book, Black Friday, were widely circulated last year. The title, based on a tradition that unfortunately hasn’t lost its relevance in American culture, was juxtaposed with photos of abonded structures central to this “holiday”: malls.

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“Nostalgic Ski Race” in Germany

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A participant competes in the “Nostalgic Ski Race” in the western town of Neuastenberg February 8, 2015. The “Nostalgic Ski Race” is held every two years with about 40 participants and is organized by the ski club of Neuastenberg, a town which was founded in 1713. The conditions for the participation in the race are vintage skis and dresses. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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