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From skulls to celebrations, here are some of the best photos from the last week. 
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A man, covered in oil and soot carrying bull horns on his head and cowbells on a belt representing the devil, pauses while participating in carnival celebrations in the small village of Luzon, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Preserved records from the fourteenth century document Luzon's carnival, but the real origin of the tradition could be much older. Carnival festivals are celebrated in their own way around hundreds of villages in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A skull with dental mutilations from the recently discovered Xaloctan site is displayed at the National Institute of Anthropological Studies at Mexico's National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Archaeologists say they have turned up about 150 skulls of human sacrifice victims at a field in Xaloctan, central Mexico near the Teotihuacan pyramids. Experts are puzzled by the unexpected find of such a large number of skulls at what appears to have been a small, unremarkable shrine. The heads were carefully deposited in rows or in small mounds, mostly facing east toward the rising sun, sometime between 660 and 860 A.D. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Cars are buried by snow near Hamden, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in the aftermath of a storm that hit Connecticut and much of the New England states. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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Russian air force aerial demonstration team's Sukhoi Su-27 fighters of the Russian Knights perform on the fourth day of the Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. More than 600 aviation companies along with delegations from 78 countries are participating in the five-day event that started Wednesday. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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A worker puts the finale touch to a train made with lemons and oranges during the 80th Lemon festival in Menton, southern France, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The theme for the festival, which involves over 300 professionals working on the project and 145 tons of citrus fruits is "Around the World in 80 Days." (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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Many hands wave through clouds of colored dust during celebrations after the Swiss Color Run at Homebush Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. The Color Run is a 5K feel good, happy event where participants run through a color station every kilometer and are covered with colored powder. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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The sun sets as the cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed into Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine room fire. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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Olive Ridley turtle return to the Bay of Bengal sea after laying eggs at the Rushikulya river mouth beach in Ganjam district, 140 kilometers (88 miles) south of Bhubaneswar, India, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Olive Ridley turtles nest their eggs in parts of the Bay of Bengal Sea's Orissa coast. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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Temple goers burn incense as they pray for health and fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Millions across China are celebrating the arrival of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake, marked with a week-long Spring Festival holiday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Kendall Jenkins, left, of Houston, celebrates with Brittany Ferguson, of Houston, after getting off the Carnival Triump in Mobile, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine room fire. (AP Photo/John David Mercer)
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Children wearing traditional Chinese hats pose with a pair of statues on display at a shopping district in Beijing Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A French soldier checks passengers of a transport truck arriving in Gao, northern Mali, Thursday Feb. 14, 2013. Malian forces have stepped up security around the port an the main market, in an effort to stop the infiltration of rebel fighters in the town. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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Devotees take a holy dip near the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna river during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the Maha Kumbh festival, and over 25 million are expected to take a holy dip at Sangam on Sunday, Feb. 10, on the greatly auspicious occasion of "Mauni Amavasya." (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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A churchgoer prepares to receive ashes from Baltimore Archbishop William Lori's outstretched hand during an Ash Wednesday mass in Baltimore, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, a time when Christians commit to acts of penitence and prayer in preparation for Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 photo, tourists visit St. Catherine's Monastery, located at the foot of Mount Sinai, Egypt, said to be where Moses received the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)
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Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Blake falls over empty courtside chairs as he tries to save a ball from going out of bounds against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
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A woman looks on from a window of a bus during a heavy rainfall in Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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France's Tessa Worley speeds down the course on her way to win the women's giant slalom, at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Thursday, Feb.14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
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Performers from the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Rio de Janeiro's samba schools vied for the title of the year's best in an over-the-top, all-night-long Carnival parade at the city's iconic Sambadrome. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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A performer spits fire during a carnival celebration in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. The carnival, which takes place across Spain just before Lent, is believed to owe its origins to pagan festivals. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Hindu holy men make offerings to the fire as they chant mantras to be initiated as 'Naga sadhus' or naked Hindu holy men at the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. The significance of nakedness is that one will not have any worldly ties to material belongings, even something as simple as clothes. Rituals that transform selected holy men to Naga can only be done at the Kumbh festival.(AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)
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A Malian boy climbs the wall of the police station in Gao, northern Mali, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, one day after Mujao fighters engaged in a firefight with Malian forces. French and Malian government forces have regained control of this northern city, after Islamic fighters fought a prolonged battle. Hospital officials and witnesses say three civilians died in the fighting Sunday. It is not known how many extremists and Malian troops died in the more than five hours of combat. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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Robert Burck, aka the "Naked Cowboy," performs in Times Square as it snows Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in New York. Snow began falling across the Northeast on Friday, ushering in what was predicted to be a huge, possibly historic blizzard and sending residents scurrying to stock up on food and gas up their cars. The storm could dump 1 to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Prasit Rangsitwong, left, and Varutton Rangsitwong run away from a giant flower ball as a part of an adventure-themed wedding ceremony in Prachinburi province, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, on the eve of Valentine's Day. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu naked holy men take ritual dips at Sangam, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, on the third and last royal bath of the Maha Kumbh festival on occasion of Basant Panchami in Allahabad, India, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)
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Kashmiri students shout freedom slogans during a protest against the execution of a Kashmiri Mohammed Afzal Guru and continuous curfew in the Kashmir valley, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Authorities re-introduced a strict curfew across most of Indian-controlled Kashmir ahead of Friday prayers, as residents simmered with anger over the secret execution of Guru in the Indian capital. Guru had been convicted of involvement in a 2001 attack on India's Parliament that killed 14 including five gunmen. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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Hindu holy men of the Shree Niranjani Akhara participate in the rituals that is believed to rid them of all ties in this life and dedicate themselves to serving God as a "Naga" or naked holy men, at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna River during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The significance of nakedness is that they will not have any worldly ties to material belongings, even something as simple as clothes. This ritual that transforms selected holy men to Naga can only be done at the Kumbh festival. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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School buses are covered in snow after a winter storm in Hartford, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. A howling storm across the Northeast left much of the New York-to-Boston corridor covered with more than three feet of snow on Friday into Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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Hindu devotees take ritual dips at 'Sangam', confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, on the third and last royal bath of the Maha Kumbh festival on occasion of 'Basant Panchami' in Allahabad, India, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are attending the Maha Kumbh festival, which is one of the world's largest religious gatherings that lasts 55 days and falls every 12 years. During the festival pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges River in a ritual they believe can wash away their sins. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)
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Performers from the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Rio de Janeiro's samba schools vied for the title of the year's best in an over-the-top, all-night-long Carnival parade at the city's iconic Sambadrome. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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In this photo made with a long exposure, a production assistant removes the protective plastic tarp from the runway before the Vivienne Tam Fall 2013 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Drum queen Sabrina Sato from the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Rio de Janeiro's samba schools vied for the title of the year's best in an over-the-top, all-night-long Carnival parade at the city's iconic Sambadrome. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Players for the Seattle Mariners warm up during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 photo, the sun goes down over the Mekong river in the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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People celebrate in clouds of colored dust after the Swiss Color Run at Homebush Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. The Color Run is a 5K feel good, happy event where participants run through a color station every kilometer and are covered with colored powder. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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Children walk on the Askia mausoleum, built in 1495 in Gao, northern Mali, Friday Feb. 15, 2013, one week after a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed himself attempting to blow up an army checkpoint at the entrance of the town. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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In this photo made with a long exposure and flash, a model is prepared backstage before the Betsey Johnson Fall 2013 collection is shown during Fashion Week, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Palestinian women walk behind mannequins decorated for Valentine's Day, outside a shop in the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2012. Valentine's Day is a festival of romantic love and is celebrated in many countries over the world by giving cards, flowers or gifts to spouses or partners. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
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A man lifts up the BBQ mutton sticks as he waded through a crowd at Ditan Park temple fair during the China Lunar New Year celebrations in Beijing Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Thousands flooded temple fairs across the city to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Snake. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Angel, a 2-year-old Toy Poodle from Houston, Texas, is groomed prior to competition during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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A couple dressed as clowns participate in the "Cordao da Bola Preta" street carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. According to Rio's tourism office, Rio's street Carnival this year will consist of 492 block parties, attended by an estimated five million Carnival enthusiasts. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A lobster boat heads out to sea on a calm winter's morning, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Freeport, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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A French soldier stands one kilometer from a controlled explosion of ammunition found in houses in Gao, northern Mali, Thursday Feb. 14, 2013. Malian forces have stepped up security around the port and the main market, in an effort to stop the infiltration of rebel fighters in the town. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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South Korean protesters burn an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korea rally denouncing the North's nuclear test in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. A day after North Korea defied U.N. warnings with a nuclear test, Pyongyangs neighbors turned Wednesday to the business of bolstering their military preparations and sending out scientists to determine whether the detonation was as successful as the North claimed. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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A Pakistani youth poses for a picture taken by his friend in front of a big red heart made of flowers displayed outside flowers shop on Valentine's Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Romance may not be dead in Pakistan but it is under attack. Conservatives in Pakistan are attacking the romantic holiday as a western-inspired event helping to spread vulgarity in their country and putting up posters calling on people to boycott the holiday. But romantics are fighting back with an arsenal of flowers, pink teddy bears and heart-shaped balloons. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Couples participate in a mass wedding in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, Feb 14, 2013. A public square in Nicaragua has become an improvised wedding chapel for 550 couples who took their marriage vows on Valentines Day in a mass wedding. Mass weddings have become a tradition in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua since they began a decade ago. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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A model walks in front of a huge sun as spectators watch from an arena-style set-up during the Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 fashion show at Fashion Week in New York, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Best Pix of the Week

From skulls to celebrations, here are some of the best photos from the last week. 

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