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Here are the most arresting photographs taken in the past seven days, from snowstorms in the Northeast to the battleground of the Ukraine.
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BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: Commuters exit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) JFK/UMass station and head toward shuttle buses that carried them to their destinations on February 9, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Line experienced substantial delays due to snow accumulation and two disabled trains Monday morning. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
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In this Jan. 20, 2015 photo, a kid plays at the Piscinao de Ramos artificial beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the wake of mass robberies on Ipanema beach, many have opted to beat the heat at this artificial beach on the banks of trash-strewn and polluted Guanabara Bay. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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Pakistani female police commandos attend a training session in Nowshera, near Peshawar Pakistan, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Authorities formed a Special Combat Unit after Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school on Dec. 16, 2014 and massacred 150 children and teachers. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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A reveler dressed as a clown poses for a photo during the 'Gigantes da Lira' carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. Rio's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are beginning to take to the streets in open-air "blocos" parties. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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In this Feb. 8, 2015 photo, Miguel, 5, right, and Micael, 2, stand in their family's makeshift tent at a Homeless Workers Movement squatters camp in the Ceilandia neighborhood of Brasilia, Brazil. About 3,000 people who are part of the Homeless Workers Movement, recently pitched their shelters on six large tracts of land in and around Brasilia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez signals to supporters during an event announcing new government projects at the government palace Casa Rosada, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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The shadow of supporters of Houthi Shiites casts on a large representation of the Yemeni flag as they celebrate the fourth anniversary of the uprising in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The United States, Britain and France moved to close their embassies in Yemen on Wednesday, increasing the isolation of Shiite rebels who have seized power. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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LA JOLLA, CA - FEBRUARY 06: A paraglider flies over the fourth green on the south course during round two of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on February 6, 2015 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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In this Feb. 8, 2015 photo, members of the Homeless Workers Movement warm up beside a bonfire at a squatters camp in the Ceilandia neighborhood in Brasilia, Brazil. Officials say close to 3,000 homeless people gather on rainy nights around the fires to chat and pass the time in as normal fashion as possible. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Assistant harbormaster Isaac Perry uses a boat to break through a fresh layer of ice covering Marion Harbor, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Marion, Mass. (AP Photo/Standard Times, Peter Pereira)

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A rally called 'Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West' (PEGIDA) is photographed through a gap of a balcony with the view to the Frauenkirche cathedral (Church of Our Lady) while the exterior lighting was switched off in Dresden, eastern Germany, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Cuban honor guards march with a wreath to lay at the Jose Marti monument as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second from right, attends the ceremony in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

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A humanoid robot designed and developed by Honda and named Asimo plays football for the audience at the end of the company's presentation during the last day of the Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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In this Feb. 4, 2015 photo, a worker sprays a horse with water after a training session at the state-run Azucarero horse ranch in Artemisa, Cuba. By importing colts and fillies from the Netherlands, Cuban trainers are creating prized competitors capable of fetching buyers at private auctions, with much of the proceeds going back to the government-led equine enterprise. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Houthi Shiite rebels and their supporters release fireworks after Shiite rebels announced that they have taken over the country and dissolved parliament in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels announced on Friday that they have taken over the country and dissolved parliament, a dramatic move that finalizes their monthslong power grab. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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This image released by Starpix shows Kanye West performing at the first annual Roc City Classic in New York's Flatiron District on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

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A dog lies down as its owner begs on a street nearby in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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A model displays an Autumn/Winter design by Maya Hansen at Madrid's Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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Russian-backed separatists cover their ears as they fire a mortar towards Ukrainian troops outside the village of Sanzharivka, northeast of Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine flew to the Belarus capital for crucial peace talks Wednesday as fighting still raged in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Maximilian Clarke)

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Icicles hang from a home, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Utica, N.Y. The third major winter storm in less than two weeks inflicted fresh snow across New England and portions of New York state on Monday. (AP Photo/Observer-Dispatch, Mark DiOrio)

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A tour guide, third left, speaks to French tourists beside the statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela with a raised fist outside the former Victor Verster prison, renamed to Drakenstein Correctional center near the town of Franschhoek, South Africa, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. On Feb. 11, 1990, former South African President Nelson Mandela walked free from the Victor Verster prison with his then wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, with a raised fist in the air after being jailed for 27 years by the former South African Apartheid Government. Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Mandela's release from prison. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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A Pro-Russian rebel walks past a car destroyed by a rocket during recent shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. An armed conflict between Russia-backed separatists and Ukraine government forces has killed more than 5,300 people and displaced more than a million people in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Special-shape hot air balloons known as Vincent van Gogh, left, and Maximus The Beagle Dog, are prepare to take off at the start of the 19th Philippine Hot Air Balloon festival Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at Clark Special Economic Zone, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines. Now on its 19th year, the hot air balloon festival features a total of 32 hot air balloons participating from all over the world. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 12: A stilt-walker strides towards revelers during the My Light is LED 'bloco' pre-Carnival street parade on February 12, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Carnival runs this year February 13-17. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Actress Lily James poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Cinderella at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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A boatman collects a bucket of water from the Thanlwin River in a misty morning in Mawlamyine, eastern Mon state, Myanmar Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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Top model Chantelle Brown-Young, known as Winnie Harlow, who has a rare skin pigmentation disorder, gets her make up applied before displaying a Spring/Summer design by Desigual at Madrid's Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 06: The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen on Corcovado mountain on February 6, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The city is gearing up to host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Rina Kanehara of Japan from Princess Grace Academy, Monte-Carlo, Monaco performs during the classical selections of the 43rd International Ballet Competition 'Prix de Lausanne' on February 7, 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Prix de Lausanne is an international competition open to young dancers aged 15 to 18 who are not yet professionals. The best finalists win scholarships granting free tuition in a world renowned dance school or dance company. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 10: The Clarion Hotel and Casino is imploded on February 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the first casino implosion in Las Vegas since the New Frontier Hotel & Casino was brought down in 2007. The 12-story Clarion, located just off the Las Vegas Strip, opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn and changed ownership over the years becoming known by several names including the Royal Americana Hotel, The Paddlewheel Hotel Casino, the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel and the Greek Isles Hotel & Casino. The Clarion closed for good in September 2014, and was purchased for USD 22.5 million by Las Vegas developer Lorenzo Doumani who plans to turn the six-acre property into a mixed-use resort. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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SAUSALITO, CA - FEBRUARY 12: A sick California sea lion pup sits in an enclosure at the Marine Mammal Center on February 12, 2015 in Sausalito, California. Scientists are struggling to figure out what is causing hundreds of sick and starving California sea lions to wash up on on California shores over the past three winters. Nearly 500 of the extremely emaciated pups have been found since the beginning of the year and are being treated at rehabilitation centers throughout the state. The Marine Mammal center has cared for over 170 of the pups so far this year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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An unmanned Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. On board is the Deep Space Climate Observatory, which will head toward a solar-storm lookout point a million miles away. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Craig Rubadoux) NO SALES

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The 2017 Ford GT is on display during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. The Chicago Auto Show will be open to the public from Feb. 14 through Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

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A HydraSports Custom 53' Suenos boat is displayed at the Miami International Boat Show, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. The HydraSports product is the largest outboard powered, center console boat, and sells for $1.2 million, according to the Miami International Boat Show. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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A man waits to buy Powerball tickets at a newsstand, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $500 million, making Wednesday night's drawing the fifth largest prize in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Water from the Mississippi River splashes a frozen tire under the Clark Bridge, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Alton, Ill. Freezing temperatures and snow are forecasted for southwestern Illinois during the weekend. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman) BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT OUT; ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH OUT

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In this Feb. 7, 2015 photo, veteran clown Ricardo Farfan, popularly known as "Pitito," paints his face as he prepares for his 91st birthday party at his home in Lima, Peru. Farfan, who started working at his father's circus in 1927 when he was three-years-old, still works sporadically as a clown at private parties and says his children wish he would retire. He said he does it for the joy of practicing his craft and will do so until he dies. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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Revelers dance during the 'Ceu na Terra', or Heaven on earth, carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Rio's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are beginning to take to the streets in open-air "blocos" parties. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Lee Anderson adds to the pile of snow beside the sidewalk in front of his house in Somerville, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, as his dog Ace looks on. The latest snowstorm left the Boston area with another two feet of snow and forced the MBTA to suspend all rail service for the day. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

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In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 photo, sandhill cranes begin to stir after resting for the night at a roosting location along their winter migration route in Cecilia, Ky. According to counts made by biologists with the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources, about 12,000 of the birds have stopped in Cecilia this week during their winter northward migration on their way to their nesting grounds in the Great Lakes region. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

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In this Feb. 7, 2015 photo, veteran clown Ricardo Farfan, popularly known as "Pitito," poses for a portrait wearing face paint after performing for his 91st birthday party at his home in Lima, Peru. Farfan, who has been in the circus business since he was three-years-old, says that in order to not get rusty, some afternoons he dresses up as a clown and performs for his wife. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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Graduating New York State Police line up outside the Empire State Plaza Convention Center before a ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. The 202nd session graduated about 230 officers. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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A man walks past diners along the Riverwalk, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in downtown San Antonio. Warmer weather encouraged many to dine outside. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Mary Mulloy, of Strafford, Vt., works to dig her car out of the long term parking lot at the airport, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. Mulloy was returning from Salt Lake City, where temperatures were in the 70s. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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A worker paints a carnival mask in the likeness of Petrobras' former CEO Maria das Gracas Foster at the Condal factory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Brazil's state oil company is in crisis amid an expanding corruption investigation into a long-running kickback scheme on its contracts, forcing the resignation of das Gracas Foster and making her mask a popular item. Condal is Brazil's oldest and most productive mask factory that is run by Olga Valles, a family business started in 1958. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Models display Autumn/Winter designs by Maya Hansen at Madrid's Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A homeless Indian reads the newspaper before sunrise in the old city area of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Some 800 million people in the country live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a livelihood and often ending up on the streets. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Cars and tracker trailers are tangled up after a huge pileup along Interstate 81, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, near Sandy Creek, N.Y. Troopers say the northbound lanes of the highway are closed from Exit 37 in the village of Sandy Creek to Exit 40 in the Town of Ellisburg due to heavy lake-effect snow. (AP Photo/The Watertown Daily Times, Norm Johnston) SYRACUSE OUT
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A woman walks along the road on a winter's day in the small town of El Espinal, in the Pyrenees mountains in northern Spain, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. A cold spell has reached northern Spain with temperatures plummeting far below zero. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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An Egyptian couple walk together under a bridge during a sandstorm in the capital city of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Egypt's Cairo International Airport briefly closed to arrivals Tuesday as a sandstorm descended over the country that also disrupted traffic at other airfields and seaports, officials said. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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A windsurfer goes for practice in the coastal town of Artemida, east of Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Civil defense authorities are on alert for high winds, as ferries were confined to the ports. Snowfall closed many schools, hampering traffic and forcing motorists to use chains across the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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A person looks at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in eruption Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. This is the second eruption in the past year at Piton de la Fournaise after 3-years of quiet. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)

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BEAVER CREEK, CO - FEBRUARY 09: Greta Small of Australia races during the Ladies' Alpine Combined Downhill run on the Raptor racecourse on Day 8 of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on February 9, 2015 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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DRESDEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 12: A man photographs fog rising from the Elbe River shrouding landmarks in the city center, including towers of the Residenzschloss Dresden palace (C) and the Catholic Hofkirche church, on February 12, 2015 in Dresden, Germany. The city of Dresden will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1945 firebombing attack by British and American bombers that devastated the city and killed at least 25,000 people on February 13. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Commuters walk between piles of snow on a street in downtown Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The National Weather Service forecasts a weak weather system may bring 2 to 4 inches of new snow Thursday into Friday morning to the region, which already has seen record snowfalls this winter. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

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A line of cars sit buried in snow banks in Somerville, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The latest snowstorm left the Boston area with another two feet of snow and forced the MBTA to suspend all rail service for the day. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

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People gather to watch as a light show is projected on the facade of the Palace of Fine Arts at Alameda Park, in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. The show is part of the Visual Art Week Festival, organized by city authorities and will run from Feb. 3-8. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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A model displays an Autumn/Winter design by Juana Martin at Madrid's Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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A demonstrator holds an upturned umbrella before a cordon of police during a protest against the rationing of water in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Southeastern Brazil is suffering the worst drought in more than eight decades, and authorities said that water rationing could escalate to a dramatic five days-off, two days-on. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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This image provided by Jim Stimson shows the Round fire burning at Wheeler Crest near Bishop Calif. Friday Feb. 6, 2015. Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, burned nearly 11 square miles and forced about 150 people to leave two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo/Jim Stimson via CalFire)

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A two day old female reticulated giraffe, also known as the Somali giraffe, is licked by her mother Malindi in the indoor enclosure at the Zoo in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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A man enjoys a ride on a sled pulled by a kite on the frozen river of Kalmius in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. People in Donetsk enjoyed their Sunday afternoon despite the ongoing fighting between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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Starlings swirl in the sky in a phenomenon known as murmuration in the Negev Desert at dusk near the Bedouin city of Rahat, southern Israel, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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A man goes for a walk next to Aralar Sanctuary covered by snow, in Aralar, northern Spain, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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People gather at St. Mark's square in Venice, Italy, to watch the "Angel's flight" Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, as a woman dressed in traditional costume descends from the bell tower into St. Mark square, one of the highlights of the Venice Carnival. (AP Photo/Sebastiano Casellati)

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A worker walks barefoot while preparing the Washington Park Arboretum's display garden for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Seattle. The 27th annual show, themed âRomance Blossomsâ this year, opens Wednesday with 23 display gardens, dozens of product exhibitors and more than 100 seminars. Highlights include ideas for urban farming and people living in condos and apartments. The show runs through Sunday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Best pix of the week

Here are the most arresting photographs taken in the past seven days, from snowstorms in the Northeast to the battleground of the Ukraine.

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