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Here are some of the most captivating images from the around the world in the last week. 

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A Bahraini anti-government protester flashes the victory sign as he stands behind old furniture set on fire in a street in Malkiya, Bahrain, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Protests are being held in opposition villages nationwide, demanding the government release for burial the body of a 20-year-old who died last week from injuries sustained during earlier clashes with police. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Stacy Crain and Al Giannini, both from Rockford, Ill., walk under Anish Kapoor's stainless steel Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park, as a winter storm of rain and snow begins Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Forecasters expect the storm to leave behind three to six inches of snow in the greater Chicago area. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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In this image taken with a fisheye lens, the Philadelphia Phillies' mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, reacts after the playing of the national anthem before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Phillies and the Houston Astros, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Clearwater, in Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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A dog looks at Pakistani Kushti wrestlers, right, reflected on a mirror, attend their daily training session in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A Southwest Airlines jet is silhouetted against the rising full moon as it takes of from Sky Harbor Airport Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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South Korean rapper PSY performs before President Park Geun-hye's presidential inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Park became South Korea's first female president Monday, returning to the presidential mansion where she grew up with her dictator father. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A man wearing a handcrafted mask depicting the face of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez attends an event commemorating the violent street protests of 1989 known as the "Caracazo," in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. The wave of the 1989 violent protests, seen by the Chavez government as a "popular uprising," was in response to the economic measures imposed by then President Carlos Andres Perez. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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A man exercises moments before swimming in the Mediterranean sea in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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A model wears a creation by designer Raf Simons for Christian Dior's Ready to Wear Fall-Winter 2013-2014 fashion collection, presented, Thursday, March.1, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
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Faithful watch a giant screen showing Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican,Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The 85-year-old German Pope Benedict is stepping down on Thursday evening, the first pope to do so in 600 years, after saying he no longer has the mental or physical strength to vigorously lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Nihal, 9, looks at the entrance of an underground Roman tomb used as shelter from Syrian government forces shelling and airstrikes, at Jabal al-Zaweya, in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday Feb. 28, 2013. Across northern Syria, rebels, soldiers, and civilians are making use of the country's wealth of ancient and medieval antiquities to protect themselves from Syria's two-year-old war. They are built of thick stone that has already withstood centuries, and are often located in strategic locations overlooking towns and roads. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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President Barack Obama, left, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio sit during a ceremony to dedicate a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in the Capitol's Statuary Hall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Chardon High School students march to the square in Chardon, Ohio for a memorial ceremony for three classmates who died in a school shooting rampage one year ago, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. The march ended at the courthouse where 18-year-old shooter T.J. Lane pleaded guilty to all charges Tuesday. He could face life in prison at his sentencing March 19. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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A small jet is silhouetted against the rising moon Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in the skies above Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, a man sits with other residents in a drinking den with his toenail painted with the initials of presidential aspirant Uhuru Kenyatta's party The National Alliance, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya on Monday holds its first presidential election since its 2007 vote devolved into months of tribal violence, and in recent weeks in Nairobi's most dangerous slum Mathare dozens of tin shack homes have been burned to the ground and some families are moving into zones controlled by their own clans. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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Winner Therese Johaug of Norway celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony after the women's 10 km Free Individual competition of the Nordic Ski World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Bell ringers toll the bells at the Metropolitan Cathedral during a farewell ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Benedict XVI left the Catholic Church in unprecedented limbo Thursday as he became the first pope in 600 years to resign, capping a tearful day of farewells that included an extraordinary pledge of obedience to his successor. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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Japan's 114-year-old Misao Okawa, right, poses with the certificate of the world's oldest woman, which was presented to her by Guinness World Records Japan Country Manager Erika Ogawa, right, at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Okawa received the official certificate from the Guinness World Records. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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A man walks with his dog next to the snow-covered Lake Michigan in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Gusty winds and iced-over roadways made for treacherous Midwest travel Friday as a major winter storm headed east over the Great Lakes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Shadow of people is cast on the street as a woman begs for coins, right, in Pamplona northern Spain on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has conceded that the government just failed to reduce its budget deficit in 2012 to the level it promised European authorities. Rajoy said the deficit fell to 6.7 percent of the country's annual gross domestic product from 9 percent in 2011. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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An art piece by US artist Nancy Fouts is seen at the both of the Pertwee Anderson and Gold gallery at the Art 13 London art fair in London, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Art 13 London, the new art fair to launch in the city in a decade will un from March 1-3, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Nihal, 9, puts olive tree branches inside a wooden stove at an underground Roman tomb which they use shelter from Syrian government forces shelling and airstrikes, at Jabal al-Zaweya, in Idlib province, Syria, Thursday Feb. 28, 2013. Across northern Syria, rebels, soldiers, and civilians are making use of the country's wealth of ancient and medieval antiquities to protect themselves from Syria's two-year-old war. They are built of thick stone that has already withstood centuries, and are often located in strategic locations overlooking towns and roads. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Cadets from Company A-1 of the United States Military Academy Company sit in the cadet chapel during a service for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who was a member of the company as a cadet, at the United States Military Academy on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in West Point, N.Y. Schwarzkopf was 78 when he died of complications from pneumonia on Dec. 27 in Tampa. (AP Photo/Philip Kamrass)
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In this Jan. 26, 2013 photo, beauty contestant Donaji Lopez holds still as her make-up is applied backstage before competing in the "Guamuchil Carnival Queen 2013" beauty pageant in Guamuchil, Sinaloa state, Mexico. Lopez was named runner-up and Queen of the Floral Games. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Iranians enjoy skiing at the Dizin ski resort, north of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Livestrong Foundation's executive vice president Andy Miller speaks at its annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in Chicago. Leaders of the cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong said at the first such gathering since Armstrong was engulfed in scandal that the organization will persevere in the wake of the cyclist's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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Visitors walk past a poster, at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Workers scoop out rain water from pleasure boats in the Retiro park lake while waiting for tourists in Madrid, Spain Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013. Rain and cold weather kept the boats docked and unused Wednesday morning. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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Supporters of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh climb on flag poles during a rally marking the anniversary of his power handover in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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A South Korean man takes a picture of national flags hanging on the tree to celebrate the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 1, 2013. South Korean President Park Geun-hye is urging North Korea to abandon its drive for nuclear weapons or face deepening isolation and deteriorating ties with Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Neil Heslin, the father of a six-year-old boy who was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, holds a picture of himself with his son Jesse and wipes his eye while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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A boy runs as he holds a Kurdish flag in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. The U.N. says more than 70,000 people have been killed since Syria's civil war started in March 2011. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men gather at a yeshiva, a rabbinical seminary, during Purim celebrations in Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther which is read in synagogues. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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A priest enters the square where the papal summer residence is located, in Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where Pope Benedict XVI will spend his first post-Vatican days and make his last public blessing as pope,Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Nuns wait for Pope Benedict XVI to greet the crowd from the window of the Pope's summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days and make his last public blessing as pope,Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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South Koreans, wearing traditional Korean costumes, carry torches as they march on a street during a ceremony to celebrate the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Cheonan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Foreign tourists visit Hatshepsut Temple, in Luxor, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Nineteen people were killed Tuesday in what appeared to be the deadliest hot air ballooning accident on record. The tragedy raised worries of another blow to the nation's vital tourism industry, decimated by two years of unrest since the 2011 revolution that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The southern city of Luxor has been hit hard, with vacant hotel rooms and empty cruise ships.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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Indian commuters travel in a local train in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Indian Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is presenting the country's rail budget for next fiscal year in the parliament Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Indian railway network is one of the world's largest, with some 14 million passengers daily and some 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) of railway track cut through some of the most densely populated cities. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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A homeless woman sits on a bench next to her belongings, in central Athens, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Three years into the country's deepest financial Greeks have seen their living standards drop forcing many into poverty. With unemployment hovering at 27 percent, according to data for last November, many are left homeless sleeping on the streets, while tens of thousands depend on charity for their daily meals.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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The sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which has been sitting in the ocean after part of the Funtown Pier was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. The private owners of the amusement pier that collapsed in Seaside Heightsare working with insurers to devise a plan to dismantle the ride and get it out of the ocean. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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A full moon rises near the Jupiter Lighthouse, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. The 108-feet tall brick structure was first lit in 1860. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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In this Feb. 25, 2013 photo, an woman watches anniversary celebrations of the Guna Revolution in Ustupu, an island in the Guna Yala region on Panama's Caribbean coast. With 80,000 members, the Gunas are Panama's second most numerous indigenous group and are considered the most organized. They are known around the world for their brightly color "mola" woven cloth panels. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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Syrians ride a scooter as one gestures, as they pass by a destroyed street which was damaged by the shelling of the Syrian forces, at Maarat al-Nuaman town, in Idlib province, Syria, Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013. Syrian rebels battled government troops near a landmark 12th century mosque in the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, while fierce clashes raged around a police academy west of the city, activists said. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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A sedated lion is carried on a stretcher, at the estate of Ion Balint, known to Romanians as Nutzu the Pawnbroker, a notorious gangster, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Authorities along with specialists of the animal welfare charity Vier Pfoten removed four lions and two bears that were illegally kept on the estate of one of Romanias most notorious underworld figures who reportedly used them to threaten his victims. Balint was arrested on Feb. 22, with dozens of others on charges of attempted murder, depriving people of their freedom, blackmail and illegally holding arms. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Best Pix of the Week

Here are some of the most captivating images from the around the world in the last week. 

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