February 14, 2014

    Published February 14, 2014


    Rebel fighters walk in a rebel-controlled territory in Upper Nile State, South Sudan.


    A man holds a smoke bomb as anti-government protesters take part in a protest rally in front of the Prosecutor General building in Kyiv, Ukraine. Protesters armed with shields and clubs demanded the government stop prosecuting cases against anti-government activists involved in clashes with police.


    A combination picture shows (top row L-R) Belarus' Hanna Huskova, Australia's Laura Peel, China's Zhang Xin, (bottom row L-R) Russia's Alexandra Orlova, Ukraine's Anastasiya Novosad, Australia's Lydia Lassila crashing during the women's freestyle skiing aerials qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, Russia.


    The moon rises over the mountains behind the public entrance to the Olympic Park at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.


    Slippers prepare the course ahead of the slalom portion of the men's supercombined at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.


    Men wearing pig masks carry their girlfriends on their backs as they run to be selected as finalists during a kissing contest held in celebration of Valentine's Day at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing, China. About 100 couples competed in the contest and an iPhone 5S was presented to the winning couple.


    A resident twirls a can with holes filled with burning wood chips and straw to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, in Yongin, South Korea.


    Groom Tanapatpurin Samangnitit and his bride Sunantaluk Kongkoon, lie in a coffin during a wedding ceremony at Wat Takien temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. Seven couples laid in the pink coffin during the wedding ceremony organized by the Buddhist temple on Valentine's Day. Couples believe laying briefly in the coffin will get rid of bad luck and usher happiness into their lives.


    Protesters take part in a demonstration against Russia's 'anti-gay' laws outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation in London.


    Children from the Esse Ejja ethnic group are seen after the flooding in Rurrenabaque, some 286 km (178 miles) of Trinidad in Bolivia, Feb. 13, 2014. Floodwaters continue to sweep across the country and authorities work to rush food and aid to victims, according to local media.


    Rescue and fire personnel assist on the scene of a 100-car chain reaction pileup accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike eastbound in Feasterville. Icy weather conditions contributed to the accident. It is expected to take hours to remove all of the debris from the massive crash scene, which stretches for miles.


    A motorist opens a car door before digging out in Albany, New York. Schools are closed across a swath of eastern New York from the mid-Hudson Valley to the Albany area as the region starts to dig out from 12 to 20 inches of snow dumped by the latest winter storm.


    A boy holds his baby sister, who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo.


    An Afghan refugee girl presents a stuffed toy with a heart-shaped ribbon to her friend on Valentine's Day in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.


    A woman picks a paper panda during a press conference at the Taipei City Zoao, Taiwan. One hundred paper pandas are on display as part of celebrations to mark the zoo's 100th anniversary which will fall on Oct. 31, 2014.


    Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day. Makha Bucha Day honors Buddha and his teachings, and falls on the full moon day of the third lunar month.


    Roses are placed on the Pont des Arts over the River Seine as part on a publicity campaign on Valentine's Day in Paris, France.


    The Google logo is spelled out in heliostats (mirrors that track the sun and reflect the sunlight onto a central receiving point) during a tour of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border, USA. The project, a partnership of NRG, BrightSource, Google and Bechtel, is the world's largest solar thermal facility and uses 347,000 sun-facing mirrors to produce 392 megawatts of electricity, enough energy to power more than 140,000 homes.

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