Day in Photos, February 18, 2013

Published February 19, 2013


A French Mirage 2000 fighter jet of the Nancy-based 3/3 Fighter Squadron Ardennes takes off early for a Close Air Support (CAS) mission from Bamako's airport, Mali.


An Afghan child plays on the barrel of a Soviet tank in the Behsood district of Jalalabad, Afghanistan.


Turkish gendarmerie fire water cannon and tear gas as they clash with hundreds of protesters trying to enter a courthouse in Silivri near Istanbul, Turkey.


Fireworks illuminate the sky over the capital of Kosovo, Pristina, celebrating the 5th anniversary since Kosovo seceded from Serbia.


A Pakistani Shiite girl takes part in a sit-in protest with others to condemn recent bombing which killed scores of people, in Quetta, Pakistan.


An Iberia worker is arrested by Spanish riot police officer during clashes at Madrid's Barajas airport, Spain.


An Indian boy dressed as Lord Shiva watches during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India.


A man relaxes on a branch of a tree in Hanover, northern Germany.


Frenchman Serge Charnay waves from a crane in Nantes, western France, refusing to come down until authorities re-examine his child's visitation rights.