Photos of the Week: 2/11–2/17

Makha Bucha Day in Thailand, an overflowing dam in California, the Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival in Taiwan, alpacas in Siberia, Beyonce at the Grammys, Carnival in Venice, protests in Romania and France, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A crocodile and its tamer perform during the presentation of the new show "Water and Fire" at the National Circus in Kiev, Ukraine, on February 16, 2017. (Gleb Garanich / Reuters) #
Children play at Kalijodo Park which is often claimed by the incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama who turned the area from a red-light district into a modern skatepark as a legacy of his administration, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 13, 2017. (Dita Alangkara / AP) #
A water utility worker looks towards discharging water as it is released down a spillway as an emergency measure at the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, on February 13, 2017. Almost 200,000 people were under evacuation orders in northern California Monday after a threat of catastrophic failure at the United States' tallest dam. Officials said the threat had subsided for the moment as water levels at the Oroville Dam, 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of Sacramento, have eased. But people were still being told to stay out of the area. (Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty) #
People wearing helmets are sprayed by sparks during the Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival on February 11, 2017 in Yanshui District, Tainan City, Taiwan. The festival is an annual tradition held on the 15th day after the beginning of the Lunar New Year in Tainan Ciy for over 130 years. Located in Yanshui District, it’s ranked as the fifth most dangerous festival in the world as participants are geared up with motorcycle helmets, fire-retardant clothing and thick gloves, with hundreds of thousands of firecrackers going off at the same time. (Billy H.C. Kwok / Getty) #
Seabirds perch on electric wires beside a river in Manila, Philippines, on February 17, 2017. (Aaron Favila / AP) #
An Israeli soldier fires a rubber bullet towards Palestinian protestors during clashes following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on February 10, 2017. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh / AFP / Getty) #
Nico Porteous of New Zealand in action during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Ski Halfpipe Qualification at Bokwang Snow Park on February 16, 2017, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Clive Mason / Getty) #
Thierry Neuville of Belgium drives his Hyundai i20 WRC during Rally Sweden, held in Torsby, Sweden, on February 11, 2017. (Micke Fransson / TT News Agency / Reuters) #
A former 18th Street gang member attends a class on biblical education at the San Francisco Gotera prison, 165 km from San Salvador, El Salvador, on February 16, 2017. In the San Francisco Gotera prison there are 1,122 gang members, of whom more than 500 say they have abandoned their gangs and feel remorse for their crimes. (Marvin Recinos / AFP / Getty) #
Young alpacas, male Romeo (left) and female Juliette, walk inside their open air enclosure as employees congratulate coupled animals on Valentine's Day at the Roev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on February 14, 2017. (Ilya Naymushin / Reuters) #
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer removes lint from Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller's jacket as he waits to go on the air in the White House Briefing Room in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2017. (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) #
A worker cleans the roof of the National Grand Theatre on a polluted day in Beijing, China, on February 15, 2017. (Jason Lee / Reuters) #
The Tornado steam locomotive pulls the first timetabled main line steam-hauled service for half a century across the Ribblehead viaduct in North Yorkshire on February 14, 2017 in Appleby, England. It is the first time in decades that a steam locomotive has been used for timetabled services on the world famous Carlisle to Settle line. The services are part of celebrations to mark the reopening of the line after landslides closed a long stretch. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
A mime artist gestures to a driver that refuses to wear his seat belt at a traffic light as part of a government program to raise awareness among motorists and pedestrians to respect transit rules, in the municipality of Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico, on February 14, 2017. (Daniel Becerril / Reuters) #
A baby bottle lies on the blood-stained floor at the 13th century Muslim Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar a day after a bomb attack in the town of Sehwan in Sindh province, Pakistan, on February 17, 2017. Pakistan launched a nationwide security crackdown Friday, officials said, after a bomb ripped through the crowded Sufi shrine, killing at least 70 people including 20 children and wounding hundreds. (Asif Hassan / AFP / Getty) #
People light the flashes of their mobile phones in the colors of Romania's flag during an anti-government protest in Bucharest, Romania, on February 12, 2017. Protesters braved freezing temperatures gathering outside the government headquarters for the 13th consecutive day to demand the government's resignation after it passed a decree that would have diluted the anti-corruption fight that has targeted top officials. (Vadim Ghirda / AP) #
A riot policeman stands guard as people gather in Bobigny, northern Paris, on February 16, 2017 during a demonstration to demand justice for Theo, a 22-year-old youth worker who required surgery after his arrest last week in the gritty suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. French President Francois Hollande called for "justice" over the alleged rape of a black youth with a police baton, an incident that has sparked 10 nights of rioting and more than 200 arrests. (Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt / AFP / Getty) #
In this timed-exposure night photo taken early on February 12, 2017, Mount Sinabung volcano spews reddish clouds of ash, as seen from the Karo district in North Sumatra province. Activity levels have increased in the past week, with Sinabung shooting hot ash clouds into the sky dozens of times, according to the local volcano monitoring agency. (AFP / Getty) #
Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on February 12, 2017. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) #
Adele holds the five Grammys she won including Record of the Year for "Hello" and Album of the Year for "25" during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 12, 2017. (Mike Blake / Reuters) #
A labourer unloads sweet limes from a truck at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Mumbai, India, on February 13, 2017. (Shailesh Andrade / Reuters) #
Thousands of indigenous Guatemalans accompany the coffins of two children killed by their kidnappers in the Cerro Alto village in San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala, on February 14, 2017. The children, aged 10 and 11, were grabbed on Friday by abductors in a black vehicle, as they were walking from their homes to school in their village of Cerro Alto, according to several witnesses. (Johan Ordonez / AFP / Getty) #
Olive Ridley Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) return to the sea after laying their eggs in the sand at Rushikulya Beach, some 140 kilometers (88 miles) south-west of Bhubaneswar, India, on February 16, 2017. Thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles started to come ashore in the last few days from the Bay of Bengal to lay their eggs on the beach, which is one of the three mass nesting sites in the Indian coastal state of Orissa. (Asit Kumar / AFP / Getty) #
A picture taken on February 15, 2017 shows a rainbow appearing over Gaza City. (Mohammed Abed / AFP / Getty) #
Rowers wearing costumes sail along the Grand Canal for the Carnival Regatta on the opening day of the Venice Carnival on February 12, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Awakening / Getty) #
Adam Hague of England knocks the bar as he competes in the Men's Pole Vault during the Melbourne Nitro Athletics Series at Lakeside Stadium on February 11, 2017, in Melbourne, Australia. (Scott Barbour / Getty) #
Robson Polermo is thrown from Bar Down during the 2nd round of the PBR Kansas City Invitational at the Sprint Center on February 12, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Jamie Squire / Getty) #
Head nursery keeper Dawn Strasser feeds newborn Malaysian tiger cubs at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens on February 13, 2017. Three cubs were born on February 3 to 3-year-old Cinta, a first-time mother, in the zoo's captive breeding program. Zookeepers decided to intervene when Cinta failed to display her maternal instincts. "It's not uncommon for first-time tiger moms not to know what to do. They can be aggressive and even harm or kill the cubs," said Mike Dulaney, curator of mammals and vice coordinator of the Malayan Tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP). "Nursery staff is keeping them warm and feeding them every three hours." (John Minchillo / AP) #
Joseph Kushner, grandson of President Donald Trump, looks out the window of the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2017. (Evan Vucci / AP) #
Wildfires threaten a suburb of Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island taken after sunset, February 15, 2017. (Mark Hannah Photography / Reuters) #
A competitor skies during the Men 20 km Individual event at the FIS Biathlon World Championships in Hochfilzen, Austria, on February 16, 2017. (Franck Fife / AFP / Getty) #
People inspect a house destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, on February 16, 2017. At least one Saudi-led airstrike near Yemen's rebel-held capital killed at least five people on Wednesday, the country's Houthi rebels and medical officials said. (Hani Mohammed / AP) #
A woman prays while touching the fingers of a Buddha statue during the annual Makha Bucha Day, which celebrates Buddha's teachings, in Ang Thong, Thailand, on February 11, 2017. (Jorge Silva / Reuters) #
Tanks of the "Fighting Eagles" 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, arrive via train to the US base in Mihail Kogalniceanu, eastern Romania, on February 14, 2017. Five hundred U.S. troops began to arrive in a Black Sea port in Romania with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in this East European NATO nation. (Andreea Alexandru / AP) #
Girls stand by the Arabian Sea promenade and form heart shapes with their hands on Valentine's Day in Mumbai, India, on February 14, 2017. (Rajanish Kakade / AP) #

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