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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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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January 31 – February 6, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 5

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A man dressed in Red Army World War II uniform walks toward the monument to Motherland during ceremonies marking the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, Monday, February 2, 2015. The city, which was known as Stalingrad during World War II, suffered six months of intensive fighting that ended with the Red Army’s defeat of the Nazis, which marked a decisive turn in World War II. (Photo by Dmitry Rogulin/AP Photo)

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January 31 – February 6, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 4

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Quelonios turtle hatchlings before being released, by members of the Pe-de-Pincha project, into a lake of the Momari community in the Amazon municipality Careiro, February 4, 2015. According to the project, which is part of the Federal University of Amazonas, they are releasing 1,230 hatchlings into the wild. Picture taken February 4, 2015. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

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January 31 – February 6, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 3

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Two men walk past the Crown Fountain in blizzard conditions in Chicago, Illinois February 1, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

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January 31 – February 6, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 2

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An artificially triggered avalanche thunders down a mountain side at the Vallee de la Sionne in Anzere near Sion, February 3, 2015. The full-scale avalanche dynamics test site is providing scientists and engineers of the Swiss Institute of Research of Snow and Avalanches with essential data to understand and model avalanche motion, according to the Institute website. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

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January 31 – February 6, 2015: The Week in Photos, Part 1

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In this photo taken Thursday, January 29, 2015, Princess Leia’s slave bikini, right, and her Boushh disguise are displayed as part of an exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars at Seattle’s EMP Museum. The creators of the new exhibit, with 60 original costumes from the six Star Wars movies, are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene. The exhibit, “Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume”, will be in Seattle through early October and then travel across the United States through 2020. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

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Roller-Skating Culture in USA

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Roller skaters dance to the music under a banner of U.S. President Barack Obama at “The Rink” during an evening session in Chicago, Illinois, January 15, 2015. A handful of decades-old skating venues put Chicago at the center of a vibrant African-American subculture of urban roller skate dancing that stretches from Atlanta to Detroit and from Los Angeles to New York. While mainstream roller skating has been on a long decline, a new generation of skaters travel a circuit of rinks around the country to compete and show off their moves. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)

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A Day In The Life Of Cuban Flower Vendor

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In this Thursday, January 29, 2015 photo, the backseat of a rented 1957 Buick is packed to the brim with flowers, to be transported to Havana from San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba. Every Monday and Thursday morning, self-employed flower vendor Yaima Gonzalez Matos leaves her home to visit a dozen farmers who sell her sunflowers, roses, lilies and other blooms. She loads the flowers into the rented American classic and delivers to customers in the capital. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)

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