February 28, 2013

    Published February 28, 2013


    A woman wearing a mask rides her bicycle along a street on a hazy morning in Beijing, China.


    U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) points out a poster replicating a notice of job termination for 750,000 Americans due to the impending sequestration, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


    Postal workers wear masks during a protest in front of the state-owned postal service Posta Romana headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, against the treatment by the management.


    A helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI takes off from inside the Vatican on its way to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. Pope Benedict slips quietly from the world stage after a private last goodbye to his cardinals and a short flight to a country palace to enter the final phase of his life "hidden from the world".


    A woman reacts near a giant screen showing the departure of Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican City.


    Photographers and cameramen work during French designer Barbara Bui's Fall-Winter 2013-2014 women's ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris.


    A 12-meter rice paper boat art installation by Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi at the Art13 London art fair in central London, Britain. The boat is made from 10,000 sheets of rice paper which took 14 skilled workers around 50 days to make.


    A man walks past the destroyed former customs building, which was used as a base by radical Islamists, in Gao, Mali.


    A woman walks past the National War Memorial during heavy snowfall in Ottawa, Canada, February 27, 2013.


    A policeman uses a baton on an activist of Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh's biggest Islamist party, during a clash at Jatrabari in Dhaka.


    South Koreans wearing traditional costumes carry torches and national flags as they march on the street during a ceremony to celebrate the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Cheonan, south of Seoul.

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