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    FEB. 7: Revelers pose for photographs while participating in an annual block party in Sao Luiz do Paraitinga, Brazil.

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    FEB. 7: A masked boy peeks around a corner during one of the many carnival parties that take place in the neighborhoods in Recife, Brazil. The worst health scare in recent history has not kept Brazilians from their annual Carnival revelry, with millions of partiers swarming streets and some making fun of the mosquito that spreads Zika and other viruses.

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    FEB. 7: Rescue workers remove people from the site where a 17-story apartment building collapsed after an earthquake hit Tainan, in southern Taiwan.

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    FEB. 7: A participant is hit by an orange during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea. 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 battle in which townsfolk overthrew an evil king. These days, instead of swords and cross bows, the weapons of choice are oranges.

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    FEB. 7: Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former governor Jeb Bush embraces Sen. Lindsey Graham after Graham introduced him at a town hall during a campaign stop at Woodbury School in Salem, New Hampshire.

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    FEB. 8: Melissa Chandler holds onto Bleu, a Scottish Highlander steer wearing a campaign sticker for the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. Chandler brought Bleu downtown to promote New Hampshire agriculture.

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    FEB. 8: Ingrid, 5, lies on a couch in front of her stilt house, a lake dwelling also known as palafitte or 'Palafito', in Recife, Brazil.

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    FEB. 8: Revelers of the Mocidade samba school perform during the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.

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    FEB. 8: A carnival reveler braves the wind after the "Rosenmontag" (Rose Monday) parade, the highlight of the annual carnival season, was called off in Mainz, Germany. Many traditional Rose Monday carnival parades were canceled in the Rhineland because of severe weather warnings.

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    FEB. 9: Great-grandfather Wilson, 77, kisses his great-grandson Juan Pedro who is 2 months old and born with microcephaly, as his mother Daniele Santos, 29, holds him on a street in front of their house in Recife, Brazil. The mosquito-borne virus, which is widespread in Brazil and has been linked to birth defects, has prompted concern among athletes and sports officials around the world as they prepare for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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    Feb. 9: A child plays with a drum before a new year's ritual at Qiannan Ethnic Buyi and Ethnic Miao autonomous region, Guizhou province.

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    FEB. 9: Kindergartners warm up in a sauna before going outside and pouring cold water on themselves in subzero temperatures in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. The practice is part of a health and fitness program that encourages children to start pouring cold water on themselves outdoors under the watchful eye of a fitness coach, after about two years in the program.

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    FEB. 10: A malnourished boy cries as he sits on a bed at an intensive care unit in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

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    FEB. 11: Workers hold a giant figure showing the King of Carnival during preparations for the carnival parade in Nice, France. The 132nd Carnival of Nice is to take place from Feb. 13 to 28 and celebrate the "King of Media."

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    FEB. 11: A male carcajou eats inside an open air enclosure in the Royev Ruchey zoo in the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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    FEB. 11: A crowd looks at the wreckage of a train crash in Beni Suef, south of Cairo, Egypt.

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    FEB. 11: Jackeline, 26, holds her 4-month-old son who was born with microcephaly, in front of their house in Olinda, near Recife, Brazil. Authorities are trying to determine whether the mosquito-borne Zika virus is responsible for a rise in microcephaly cases among newborns.

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    FEB. 11: Thousands of starlings fly in a "murmuration" as they return to roost at dusk near Charlton-on-Otmoor, southern England.

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    FEB. 12: Devotees wait to fill their pots with water from the Triveni River, which they consider to be holy, during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Panauti near Kathmandu, Nepal. During the monthlong festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from a sacred book. They also go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers and fast for a month, especially among women who believe fasting helps in their family's well-being or in getting them a good husband.

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    FEB. 12: A man takes part in Friday prayers at the Cut Meutia Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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    FEB. 12: Flowers are on display ahead of Valentine's Day at a flower market in Vienna, Austria.

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