Day in Photos, February 18, 2013

Published February 19, 2013


1

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.

2

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

3

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.

4

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

5

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.

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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