February 19, 2016

    Published February 19, 2016


    A look at the best news photos from around the world.

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    A policeman argues with a supporter of opposition leader Kizza Besigye at the gates of his party headquarters, before police who had surrounded it raided the building, in Kampala, Uganda.

    2

    The casket containing the remains of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is carried up the steps of the Supreme Court after it arrived to lie in repose in the building's Great Hall in Washington D.C.

    3

    Iraqi protesters chant slogans as they wave national flags during a demonstration against corruption in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq.

    4

    An Israeli teenager holds his muddy shoe after participating in an annual combat fitness training competition, as part of his preparations ahead of his compulsory army service, near Kibbutz Yakum, central Israel.

    5

    Wrecked boats and thousands of life jackets used by refugees and migrants during their journey across the Aegean sea lie in a dump in Mithimna, Greece. The EU and Turkey will hold a special summit in early March to push forward a deal to stem the migration crisis.

    6

    A protester displays a placard during a rally near the Chinese Consulate in the financial district of Makati city, Philippines, to denounce the alleged deployment of surface-to-air-missiles by China on the disputed islands off South China Sea.

    7

    Opposition politicians release tear gas in parliament to obstruct a session in Pristina, Kosovo.

    8

    An Iraqi man looks at budgerigar birds for sale at the Al-Ghazel animal market in the capital, Baghdad, Feb. 19, 2016.

    9

    A surfer drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. Praia do Norte has become a famous beach for big wave surfers around the world since Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara achieved a world record for the largest wave surfed in 2011.

    10

    Schoolchildren salute during a flag-raising ceremony on the first day of the new semester in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China.

    11

    Fog drifts over the still waters of the North Santee River as the sun rises in Georgetown, South Carolina.

    12

    A devotee performs religious rituals during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival at Thecho in Lalitpur, Nepal.

    13

    Children play under early cherry blossoms at a park in Tokyo, Japan.

    14

    Evgenii Kuznetsov and Llia Zakharov of Russia compete in the men's 3m synchro springboard preliminary at the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. The 2016 FINA Diving World Cup is a test event for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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    Model feebee poses as part of art installation “Dazzle Room” by artist Shigeki Matsuyama at Room 32 fashion and design exhibition in Tokyo. The installation features a strong contrast of black and white, which Matsuyama learned from dazzle camouflage used mainly in World War I.

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