Photos Of The 2015 Week 8

This week we have a fireball above Calgary, wintry weather from Saudi Arabia to New York City, Iranian speedboats destroying a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier, a Japanese polar bear caretaker robot, Chadian soldiers taking the fight to Boko Haram insurgents, a view of the Moon alongside Venus and Mars, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A Shaolin monk poses for a photograph in Chinatown on February 23, 2015 in London, England. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu which is believed to be the oldest institutionalized style of kung fu and are demonstrating their skills while in the UK. (Carl Court/Getty Images) #
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With a view of Brooklyn in the background, ice surrounds the Brooklyn Bridge on February 24, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) #
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Acrobatic pilots perform on the first public day of the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield near Lara, southwest of Melbourne, on February 27 2015. Some 180,000 patrons were expected through the gates over three public days of the event. (Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A woman and her son in their 60-square-foot sub-divided flat, with a monthly rent of HK$3,800 ($487), in Hong Kong, on February 2, 2015. Hong Kong is expected to unveil measures to support low-income families and boost the city's labor market in its annual budget on February 25, although an uncertain economic outlook makes bold new initiatives unlikely. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu) #
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Dachshund "Stromer", his ears fluttering in the wind during stormy weather, in Norddeich, Germany, on February 25, 2015. (Carmen Jaspersen/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Chinese tourists pose for pictures at Art in Paradise, an illusion art museum popular among tourists, on February 26, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Taylor Weidman/Getty Images) #
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A prisoner, suspected of being a member of insurgent group Boko Haram, sits with his arms tied behind his back in the field base of Chadian soldiers in Gambaru, Nigeria, on February 26, 2015. Niger, Cameroon and Chad have launched a regional military campaign to help Nigeria defeat the Boko Haram insurgency, which aims to carve an Islamic emirate out of northeastern Nigeria. (Reuters/Emmanuel Braun) #
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A firefighter passes a fence and utility lines shrouded in ice in the aftermath of a blaze on February 24, 2015, in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Firefighters brought the blaze under control around 8 a.m. Tuesday, about three hours after it erupted in a building housing stores and unoccupied apartments near SEPTA's York-Dauphin station. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) #
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An aerial view shows the scene of a double-decker Metrolink train derailment in Oxnard, California, on February 24, 2015. At least 30 people were injured on Tuesday when the Los Angeles-bound commuter train slammed into a tractor trailer during the morning rush hour, published reports said. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) #
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A man takes a picture of the crescent moon and planets Venus and Mars seen in the sky above central Bosnia on February 20, 2015. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic) #
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Chinese blacksmiths throw molten metal against a cold stone wall to create sparks on February 23, 2015 in Nuanquan, Hebei Province, China. The throwing of ladles-full of molten iron against brick walls creates a shower of sparks that looks like fireworks. It has been a tradition in Nuanquan Town for over 300 years. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) #
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Several wild horses escape as a helicopter is used by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to gather wild horses into a trap along Highway 21 near the Sulphur Herd Management Area south of Garrison, Utah, on February 26, 2015. According to the BLM, the range range has 830 horses on land that is suppose to have only 250. Citing public safety concerns, 100 horses are being gathered after three confirmed automobile collisions with horses in the last year. The gathered horses will be made available for adoption through the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart) #
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Model makeup detail during the Sophia Webster Presentation at London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at The Welsh Chapel on February 22, 2015 in London, England. (Miles Willis/Getty Images) #
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French riot policemen chase a protester during a demonstration against police violence and the construction of the Notre-Dames-des-Landes airport, in the city of Nantes, in western France, on February 21, 2015. The planned airport north of Nantes is scheduled to replace the city's current airport in 2017. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A "For Sale" sign pokes out of about 4 feet of snow in the front yard of a home listed in Derry, New Hampshire,on February 24, 2015. Real estate agents say purchase closings are being held up because of the heavy snow: Septic system inspectors can't find buried tanks, sellers can't easily have furniture delivered to stage a home for sale, and owners who do manage to sell a home are having a difficult time moving out. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) #
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Spanish riot police enter the apartment of Emilia Montoya Vazquez past pieces of furniture stacked up against the door to carry out her family's eviction by the Municipal Housing and Land Company (EMVS) in Madrid, Spain, on February 25, 2015. Montoya shared the flat where she had been living for the last 16 years with her son, his wife and their three children. All the adults in the household are unemployed and they live on the 460 euros ($522) per month which they get from the state, as well as the occasional odd job. The family fell behind with the rent payments and accumulated a debt of 3000 euros ($3407). Their eviction was carried out despite the efforts of anti-eviction activists, who blocked the main entrance door with furniture. (Reuters/Susana Vera) #
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In this picture released by the Iranian Tasnim news agency on February 25, 2015, a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier is exploded by Iran's Revolutionary Guard speedboats during large-scale naval drills near the entrance of the Persian Gulf, Iran. The drill, named Great Prophet 9, was the first to involve a replica of a U.S. carrier. Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, the spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet in Bahrain, said they were monitoring the drills, but downplayed the simulated attack on the carrier, saying the U.S. military was "not concerned about this exercise." (AP Photo/Tasnim News) #
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Balloons carrying tourists fly near old temples in Bagan, Myanmar, on February 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win) #
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Emergency personnel respond to a multi-vehicle pileup along Interstate 95 in Etna, Maine, about 20 miles west of Bangor on February 25, 2015. State police spokesman Steve McCausland said the pileup happened early Wednesday in heavy snow and involved many cars, a school bus and a semitrailer. No fatalities were immediately reported but McCausland said some of the injuries were serious. (AP Photo/Maine State Police and Maine Emergency Management, Stephen McCausland) #
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A Pakistan Rangers soldier gestures as he instructs a female student of Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw (NED) University during a counter-terrorism training demonstration at the Rangers Shooting & Saddle Club (RSSC) on the outskirts of Karachi on February 24, 2015. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro) #
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Loaded cargo ships anchored outside the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, seen from Sunset Beach, California, on February 20, 2015. Billions of dollars of cargo are sitting on dozens of massive ships anchored outside West Coast ports. They cannot dock because of historically bad cargo bottlenecks at 29 ports that handle about $1 trillion of trade annually, much of it with Asia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) #
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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train in the snow in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on February 26, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images) #
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An aerial view shows field workers picking vegetables on a farm in Oxnard, California, on February 24, 2015. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) #
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Soldiers watch as people move oil barrels away from the site of an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on February 23, 2015. (Reuters/Ismail Taxta) #
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A polar bear robot "Robear" lifts a woman for a demonstration in Nagoya, central Japan, on February 23, 2015. Robear, developed by Riken Institute and Sumitomo Riko, has a polar cub-like face with big doe eyes, but packs enough power to transfer frail patients from a wheelchair to a bed or a bath. A historically low birth rate and ever-increasing life expectancy means Japan's population of elderly people is growing, while the pool of youngsters to look after them is shrinking. (JIJI Press/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Icicles hang off a strawberry plant Friday, February 20, 2015, in Plant City, Florida, Temperatures overnight in the fields dipped into the low 30's. Farmers spray water on their crops to protect the plants from being damaged by a freeze. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) #
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An art dealer unpacks an artwork by artist Enrique Marty, representing a naked man holding knives during preparations for ARCO, the international contemporary Art fair in Madrid, Spain, on February 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) #
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NASA astronaut Terry Virts, Flight Engineer of Expedition 42, works to complete a cable routing task while the sun begins to peek over the Earth's horizon on the International Space Station, in this photo taken on February 21, 2015. Virts and fellow astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore completed a 6-hour, 41-minute spacewalk routing more than 300 feet of cable as part of a reconfiguration of the station to enable U.S. commercial crew vehicles under development to dock to the space station in the coming years. (Reuters/NASA) #
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Omer Roca stands in his home flooded by the Acre river in Cobija in the Pando Department of Bolivia, on the border of Brazil, on February 24, 2015. Some 850 families were evacuated after the Acre river began to rise again from fresh rains just three days ago, according to local media. (Reuters/David Mercado) #
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Afghan villagers perform funeral prayers for avalanche victims in Panjshir province on February 26, 2015. More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Thursday, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought. Officials warned of an imminent humanitarian emergency in areas most severely hit by the bad weather, with snow sweeping through villages and blocking off roads. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani) #
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Marielle Chartier Henault (3rd R), a professional mermaid and founder of AquaMermaid instructs a class in Montreal on February 18, 2015. In addition to mermaid-themed parties the school offers a variety of fitness classes. (Reuters/Christinne Muschi) #
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A Saudi man stands in the desert near Tabuk, northwest of Riyadh, during a snowfall on February 21, 2015. (Reuters/Mohamed Alhwaity) #
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This February 23, 2015, ten-second exposure photo provided by Neil Zeller, shows a streak of light from what is believed to be a Chinese rocket burning up upon re-entry, in the atmosphere as seen from Calgary, Canada. People from Arizona to Canada reported seeing bright lights in the sky as the Chinese rocket burned up in the atmosphere. Witnesses described the lights as a group of about three dozen fireballs moving slowly from south to north late Monday. (Neil Zeller/AP) #
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Host Neil Patrick Harris stands onstage in underwear during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. The costume was a nod to a scene in the nominated movie Birdman. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) #
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Huge waves crash on the San Esteban de Pravia seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias on February 24, 2015. (Reuters/Eloy Alonso) #

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