Photos Of 2016 Week 06

A murmuration of starlings over Israel, a robotic road safety worker in India, a sacrificial llama in Bolivia, border barriers between Tunisia and Libya, a sea otter receives a valentine, a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, the annual Shrovetide football match in England, a leopard attack in India, and much more. [35 photos total]

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Bruno, a bearded collie cross, walks in the wind in Newquay on February 8, 2016 in Cornwall, England. Parts of the UK were being battered by Storm Imogen, the ninth named storm to hit the UK this season. (Matt Cardy / Getty) #
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Drum queen Bianca Leao, from Uniao da Ilha samba school, dances during Carnival parade at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 7, 2016. (Silvia Izquierdo / AP) #
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Volunteers and staff for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio scuffle with demonstrators dressed as robots from the American Bridge 21st Century political action committee as Rubio stopped to thank supporters outside the polling place at Webster School in Manchester, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty) #
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A 15-day-old stump-tailed macaque looks at artificial flowers inside a incubator at a zoo, ahead of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on February 5, 2016. (Chance Chan / Reuters) #
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A migrant, identified as 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits to be rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey on February 8, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Turkish Coast Guard Command. Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned on Monday off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said. (Reuters) #
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Fireworks burst over the New York skyline with the Empire State Building lit in red and gold in honor of the Chinese Lunar New Year, as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey, on February 6, 2016. (Kena Betancur / AFP / Getty) #
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A man with a tranquilizer gun (left) looks on as a leopard attacks a man identified by Indian media as wildlife conservationist Sanjay Gubbi at a private school on the outskirts of Bangalore, India, on February 7, 2016. The animal reportedly injured six people before being tranquilized. (AFP / Getty) #
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Revelers in devil costumes dance during a street parade on the last day of Carnival celebrations in Panama City on February 9, 2016. (Arnulfo Franco / AP) #
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The "Aiguille du Midi" on Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France, on February 5, 2016. (Jeff Pachoud / AFP / Getty) #
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A 3 kilometer-long arm part of the Virgo detector for gravitational waves located within the site of EGO, European Gravitational Observatory, on February 9, 2016 between Cascina and Pisa in Tuscany. An international team of Scientists held a press conference on February 11 to announce the the discovery of gravitational waves using two similar LIGO observatories in the United States. LIGO and Virgo are interferometers, using ultra-precise measurements of laser light to detect fluctuations in space-time made by gravitational waves. (Claudio Giovannini / AFP / Getty) #
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Five-year old Sheima, who lost both eyes when hit by a stray bullet in Syria, sits on her hospital bed in a small clinic near the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern city of Kilis, Turkey, on February 9, 2016. (Osman Orsal / Reuters) #
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A player (bottom right) breaks with the ball during the annual Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne, England, on February 9, 2016. The aim of the teams, the Up'ards and the Down'ards, is to score by tapping the ball three times on stone goal plinths three miles apart on the banks of the River Henmore. The game dates back to the 17th century. (Darren Staples / Reuters) #
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A child plays with a drum before a new year ritual at Qiannan Ethnic Buyi and Ethnic Miao autonomous region, Guizhou province, China, on February 9, 2016. (Reuters) #
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Mine workers carry a llama for sacrifice near the entrance of Hallpa Socavon mine, San Jose Cooperative, on the outskirts of Oruro, Bolivia, on February 5, 2016. Workers bless the silver and tin mine by offering an animal sacrifice as part of Andean carnival celebrations. (David Mercado / Reuters) #
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A rescue team member searches for missing people in a collapsed building, after an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, on February 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside. Nearly 100 people are reported to have been killed in the quake, another 500 injured. (Wally Santana / AP) #
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In this February 7, 2016, photo, tin cooking oil cans are exposed within a concrete slab of a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan. The developer of the collapsed building was taken into custody by authorities, under investigation for cutting corners by using illegal construction techniques. (Wally Santana / AP) #
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A boy runs across the floor of a temple decorated with lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 7, 2016. (Olivia Harris / Reuters) #
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A camel stands in an open field as rainbow appears in a cloudy sky over the southern Israeli Beduin village of Rahat on February 10, 2016. (Oded Balilty / AP) #
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A voter leaves the Canterbury Town Hall after casting his ballot February 9, 2016 in Canterbury, New Hampshire. (Win McNamee / Getty) #
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New road markings are seen at Dark Hedges, Bregagh Road, Armoy, Northern Ireland, on February 10, 2016. The iconic tunnel of trees that features as the Kingsroad in the smash-hit television series Game of Thrones was painted with white line road markings in error by a contractor. (Peter Morrison / AP) #
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A riot policeman takes cover from incoming stones outside the Agriculture ministry following clashes between Greek farmers from the region of Crete and police during a protest against planned pension reforms in Athens, Greece, on February 12, 2016. (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters) #
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A man watches as a wave hits the beach on February 8, 2016 in Newhaven, East Sussex. Storm Imogen is the ninth named storm to hit the UK this season. This year's storms are being named in an effort by the Met Office and Met Eireann to increase public awareness and safety. They were named by public ballot and there are no names for the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z. (Carl Court / Getty) #
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A participant is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea on February 7, 2016. Dressed up as Middle Age kings' guards, a group of men ride in a horse-drawn carriage and pelt 'foot soldiers' with oranges as thousands of people gather to re-enact a Middle Age battle when the townsfolk of Ivrea overthrew an evil king. In a strange twist, instead of swords and cross bows, these days the weapons of choice are oranges. (Stefano Rellandini / Reuters) #
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Odka performs in during a media preview of Zippos Cirque Berserk at the Peacock Theatre in London on February 8, 2016. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters) #
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Fifteen year-old Alaskan sea otter 'Yutan' is given a heart-shaped piece of ice treat by his keeper at the aquarium at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park in Yokohama, Japan, on February 6, 2016. (Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty) #
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A robotic flagman signals to maintain traffic during the maintenance and repairs on the Ahmedabad-Delhi national highway on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, on February 9, 2016. (Amit Dave / Reuters) #
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Rescue workers stand near the wreckage of two trains that collided head-on several hours before in Bavaria on February 9, 2016 near Bad Aibling, Germany. Authorities say at least several people are dead and over 100 injured in the collision between two trains of the Meridian local commuter train service. (Jan Hetfleisch / Getty) #
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A member of the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH) holds a human skull during the exhumation of the grave in Guadalajara's cemetery in Spain. At the request of an Argentine judge in a lawsuit seeking redress for crimes committed during the 1936-39 civil war and the four-decade dictatorship of General Francisco Franco that followed, a Guadalajara court has authorized the exhumation of the grave, containing 22 bodies of people believed to have been killed by Franco's forces in the months after the end of the civil war. (Juan Medina / Reuters) #
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A snow leopard walks in its enclosure at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig Scotland, on February 12, 2016. (Russell Cheyne / Reuters) #
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A young girl looks at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a campaign stop on February 8, 2016, in Hudson, New Hampshire. (Matt Rourke / AP) #
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Egyptian farmer Ahmed Ayman, 14, rides his trained donkey as he jumps over a barrier in the Nile Delta village of Al-Arid about 150 kilometers north of Cairo, Egypt, on February 5, 2016. He discovered the donkey’s talent after she jumped over a small irrigation canal. (Amr Nabil / AP) #
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Workers hold a giant figure showing the King of Carnival during preparations for the carnival parade in Nice, France, on February 11, 2016. (Eric Gaillard / Reuters) #
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Tunisian army special forces take part in a military exercise near a trench dug along the Libyan border on February 6, 2016, near the Ras Jedir crossing point. The construction of a barrier, which includes berms and trenches, along the Libyan border from Ras Jedir on the Mediterranean coast to Dhiba was announced in 2015 after a terrorist attack on the national museum in Tunis killed 22 people. (Fethi Belaid / AFP / Getty) #
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A refugee girl reacts near the Turkish border crossing gate as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 6, 2016, in Bab al-Salama, near the city of Azaz, northern Syria. Thousands of Syrians were braving cold and rain at the Turkish border after fleeing a Russian-backed regime offensive on Aleppo that threatens a fresh humanitarian disaster in the country's second city. Around 40,000 civilians have fled their homes over the regime offensive, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor. (Bulent Kilic / AFP / Getty) #
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Black kites fly in the foreground as a murmuration of starlings forms shapes on February 10, 2016, near the southern Israeli city of Rahat. (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty) #

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