This Week in Pictures: Feb. 20-26

  • A Trump supporter attends his rally in Spartanburg, S.C. on Feb. 20, 2016.
  • The Democratic caucuses are held in Nevada, Feb. 20, 2016.
  • Jeb Bush greets supporters at a South Carolina rally, Feb. 20, 2016.
  • A girl reacts as members of the Greek coast guard remove her life jacket as migrants and refugees arrive at the port of the northern island of Lesbos in Mytilene after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on Feb. 20, 2016.
  • An ultra-right activist attacks an Alfa bank office in central Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 20, 2016. Nationalist demonstrators in Ukraine have attacked two offices of Russian banks in the capital amid observances of the second anniversary of the protests that brought down the Russia-friendly president. The demonstrators on Saturday threw rocks through windows at the offices of Alfa Bank and Sberbank and damaged furniture and equipment inside. Protesters also vandalized the offices of the holding company of Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov. Tens of thousands of people in the Ukrainian capital came to various observances of the “Day of the Heavenly Hundred.” The term refers to those who died during the months of protests in Kiev that culminated with President Viktor Yanukovych fleeing.
  • People use VR goggles during Samsung’s presentation at a preview day of the the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 21, 2016.
  • Relatives of Abdul Ghani Mir, who was killed in the cross fire between government forces and rebels, react during his funeral at Pinglan some 23.75 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Feb. 21, 2016.
  • A tree uprooted by Cyclone Winston lays in the roof of a house in Fiji’s capital Suva, Feb. 21, 2016.
  • Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost, right, and center fielder Lorenzo Cain watch batting practice from inside a dugout during spring training baseball practice, Feb. 21, 2016, in Surprise, Ariz.
  • A model displays a design during the Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter show at London Fashion Week, Feb. 21, 2016.
  • Supporters come out to see Ted Cruz at a rally in Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 21, 2016.
  • A Cuban military reservist fumigates inside a home in Havana, Feb. 22, 2016. Cuban President Raul Castro called on the entire Cuban population to help eradicate the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus on Monday and ordered 9,000 army troops to help stave off the disease. Cuba has yet to detect a case of Zika but the outbreak is affecting large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
  • A bull dog sits on the ground following a press event for the American Kennel Club to reveal the nations most popular dog breeds in the Manhattan borough of New York, Feb. 22, 2016.
  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is silhouetted as he speaks at a campaign rally at UMass Amherst in Amherst, Mass., Feb. 22, 2016.
  • Monowara Begum gathers torn and unusable plastic bags to recycle in a small factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 22, 2016. Monowara earns around 65 euro per month after working 12 hours per day. She has moved to the capital from Bhola after they lost their house from river erosion. Many internal migrated female workers work with unsafe conditions in many small factory and without proper wages.
  • A Donald Trump supporter is seen at a rally in Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 22, 2016.
  • Nepalese Hindu devotees offer a prayer on the bank of Hanumante River during during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Feb. 22, 2016. During this month-long festival, devotees recite Holy Scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast.
  • A volunteer doctor examines a Syrian child after his arrival with other refugees and migrants on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern island of Lesbos, Feb. 22, 2016. European Union countries have sought to cap the influx of refugees after more than one million people entered in 2015. Nations along the entry route have agreed to jointly control the flow of migrants through their territories.
  • An Afghan migrant looks through the fence during a protest against the closure of the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Macedonian city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Feb. 22, 2016. Macedonia confirmed that it is only allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees through, matching a decision by its northern neighbour, Serbia.
  • Ethnic Miao people celebrate Lantern Festival with fireworks in Taijiang, Guizhou Province, China, Feb. 22, 2016.
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn around the body of prominent Jewish Rabbi Yochanan Sofer of the Erlau dynasty in Jerusalem, Feb. 22, 2016. Sofer survived the Holocaust, he represented the Erlau Hasidic dynasty, founded In Hungary. He was 93.
  • Ugandan children walk up a dusty murram road to school in the morning on the first day of the new term, in Kasangati, near Kampala, Uganda, Feb. 22, 2016. The new term started later than usual due to the recent presidential elections.
  • A woman exercises on the shore of Tambau beach, in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, Feb. 22, 2016.
  • North Korean soldiers guard the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas on Feb. 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea.
  • A plane flies in front of a full moon rising behind the Statue of Liberty seen from the Port Liberte neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Feb. 22, 2016.
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews participate in the funeral of Rabbi Yochanan Sofer of the Erlau Hasidic dynasty, in Jerusalem, Feb. 22, 2016. Sofer survived the Holocaust, he represented the Erlau Hasidic dynasty, founded in Hungary. He was 93.
  • In this picture taken Feb. 23, 2016, a civilian fighter, holding the Libyan flag, walks in front of damaged buildings in Benghazi, Libya. Army units, backed by civilian fighters, cleared a major part of the eastern city of Islamic extremists Tuesday, following nearly two years of deadly fighting.
  • Palestinian youth walk along the beach as cold stormy weather prevails on the Mediterranean Sea in Gaza City, Feb. 23, 2016.
  • A mock terrorist suicide bomber detonates his explosives during the Counter Terrorism Exercise at Indonesia Bank, in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Feb. 23, 2016. Reports state that Indonesia have struggled to fight terrorists who spread their ideology across the archipelago.
  • Men look at their smart phones at the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 23, 2016.
  • Models wait their turn during an audition for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2016 in Mumbai, India, Feb. 23, 2016. Around 100 national and international female models participated in the audition from which five were selected.
  • A migrant child plays with a ball near the town of Polikastro, Greece, Feb. 23, 2016.
  • Children play in the damaged Munak canal, that supplies three-fifths of the water to Delhi, in Sonipat in the northern state of Haryana, India, Feb. 24, 2016. A political ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was shouted down on Tuesday by a crowd angered by rioting in Haryana that destroyed businesses, paralysed transport and cut water supplies to metropolitan Delhi. The army on Monday retook control of the canal.
  • Socialists’ (PSOE) party leader Pedro Sanchez reacts during a news conference after the signature of an agreement with Ciudadanos party leader Albert Rivera in Madrid, Spain, Feb. 24, 2016. 
  • An Afghan woman holding her son reacts as they arrive with other refugees and migrants from the Turkish coast to Mytilene, Lesbos island, Greece, on Feb. 24, 2016. The International Organization for Migration said more than 102,500 people had crossed into Greece since Jan. 1 and another 7,500 had streamed into Italy – numbers that weren’t reached last year until June. 
  • Passengers jump from an overcrowded train near a railway station at Loni town in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Feb. 24, 2016. India’s federal-run railways will have to depend on more government support and borrowing to fix their finances in its budget on Thursday, with New Delhi reluctant to unveil steep fare hikes ahead of key state elections, officials said.
  • Giraffes stand in their enclosure at Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo, Feb. 24, 2016.
  • A model presents a creation from the Gucci Autumn/Winter 2016 woman collection during Milan Fashion Week, Italy, Feb. 24 2016.
  • A man works on his laptop during the Mobile World Congress Wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 24, 2016.
  • Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian naval vessel Fugida, in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy, Feb. 24, 2016.
  • Mandela, an African lion, undergoes an annual check-up at the Perth Zoo, Feb., 24, 2016. During the check-up, it was discovered that Mandela had a dental infection and some broken teeth, with one tooth extracted by a group of three veterinarians, two veterinary nurses and a dental veterinary consultant.
  • A man rides a horse along a beach in the seaside town of Zeebrugge, Belgium, Feb. 24, 2016.
  • A migrant woman holding a boy who is asleep arrives on a bus with other refugees and migrants at a relocation camp in the village of Diavata, near the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, Feb. 24, 2016.
  • Director of Emergency Operations for St. James Parish Blaise Gravois talks on the phone at Sugar Hill RV Park following a storm in Convent, La., Feb. 24, 2016. Tornadoes and severe weather ripped through the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, mangling trailers at an RV park and ripping off roofs from buildings in Louisiana and Mississippi, authorities said.
  • A Syrian boy walks at the popular Souk Tawil old market in Damascus, Syria, Feb. 24, 2016. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin spoke Wednesday with key players in the Syrian conflict including President Assad, ahead of a U.S.-Russia-engineered cease-fire, as the opposition and its backers voiced concerns that the proposed truce due to begin later this week would benefit the Syrian government.
  • A model and spectators are silhouetted during Fausto Puglisi women’s Fall-Winter 2016-2017 fashion show , part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Feb. 24, 2016.
  • Japanese college graduates watch cheerleaders on stage during a job hunting rally at a park in downtown Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 25, 2016. Some 1,500 college graduates from various Japanese vocational schools attended the pep rally in an effort to gain positive enthusiasm for the upcoming job hiring season in Japan.
  • A museum goer walks past a wooden chair mounted on a wall at the “Hall of the Lost or the Disappeared” of the EDSA 30 Experiential Museum at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines, Feb. 25, 2016. The interactive museum composed of nine halls recreates the Martial Law victims’ struggle for democracy which led to the bloodless revolution known as the People Power Revolution, ousting the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.
  • Olympique of Marseille’s supporters face riot police during in the area of San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain on Feb. 25, 2016, before the UEFA Europa League round of 32th second leg match between Olympique of Marseille and Athletic Bilbao. One supporter has been detanied and another has been injured.
  • A visitor looks at the installation of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist ‘Pixelwald’ (Pixel Forest) during the press preview of her exhibition at the Kunsthaus in Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 25, 2016.
  • Iranian women walk pass next to the electoral posters for the upcoming Parliamentary elections in a street of Tehran, Iran, Feb. 25, 2016.
  • Women use their mobile phones in Duomo Square in downtown Milan, Italy, Feb. 25, 2016.
  • A protester tries to yell over Hillary Clinton, a Democratic presidential hopeful, during a rally at the Royal Baptist Church Family Life Center in North Charleston, S.C., Feb. 25, 2016. 
  • A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks through a bird market in Kabul on Feb. 25, 2016.
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (C) and guests use Gear VR virtual reality headsets during the awards ceremony of the newly established Axel Springer Award in Berlin, Germany, Feb. 25, 2016. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the first to receive the award at a ceremony on Thursday. 
  • Iranian election workers await voters in the parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections at a polling station in Qom, 78 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Feb. 26, 2016. Polls opened Friday in Iran’s parliamentary elections, the country’s first since its landmark nuclear deal with world powers last summer.
  • Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and Fine Gael member Richard Bruton, prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station in Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 26, 2016, during a general election.
  • Stranded refugees and migrants shouts slogans as they stage a protest demanding to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, Feb. 26, 2016.
  • A woman holds her identity card at a polling station in the city of Qom, Iran, on Feb. 26, 2016. Elections for Iran’s parliament (Majlis) and Assembly of Experts kicked off at 8 a.m. local time on Friday. 
  • A policeman checks a body before it is transferred to Kathmandu at Pokhara hospital in Nepal, Feb. 26, 2016. Authorities in Nepal’s western Kaski district said they have started handing over the identified bodies of Tara Air crash victims to their families after the postmortem. The Twin Otter plane of Tara Air crashed in Dana of Myagdi district on Wednesday, killing all 23 people aboard. 



Jeb Bush fought his last fight for the Republican nomination to run for president over the weekend, and he dropped out of the race after a poor performance in the South Carolina primary. In Nevada, which held its Democratic and Republican caucuses over the past week, Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders on Saturday, and Donald Trump won big on Tuesday. The Republican candidates took the debate stage again on Thursday, ahead of Super Tuesday.

The refugee crisis continues in Europe. Barcelona hosts the Mobile World Congress. Fashion Week moves to Milan. Severe weather tore through America’s Gulf Coast. And Iran and Ireland held elections.

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