February 7, 2014

Published February 07, 2014

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Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Park during the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

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Performers dance during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

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Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars through the air during the men's ski jumping individual normal hill training event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, Russia.

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An Afghan child warms herself near a traditional "sandali" stove at her family's home in Herat.

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PK12 Chadian troops escort thousands of Muslim residents from Bangui and Mbaiki, fleeing the Central African Republic's capital Bangui in a mass exodus using cars, pickups, trucks, lorries and motorcycles. Tit-for-tat violence killed more than 1,000 people in Bangui alone in December.

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A combination picture shows musicians from the Vegetable Orchestra posing with their instruments which are made from vegetables, in Haguenau, eastern France.

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Protesters splash police officers with red paint as demonstrators gather in Pristina to demand the resignation of the dean and a number of teaching staff of Pristina University, Kosovo. Five policemen and about a dozen students were injured when anti-riot police used pepper spray and batons to disperse protesters who have been peacefully blocking the rectorate of Pristina University for seven days.

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Student-participants from Asian countries prepare to race their hand-made fuel-efficient vehicles during the competition dubbed Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Asia in Manila, Philippines. Organizers said the race has attracted 109 students from 15 countries in Asia and the Middle East and is aimed to " showcase their innovations in sustainable mobility."

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Two men walk along an alley of plane trees in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Rescuers secure houses in the center of Quimperle, western France, which has been flooded by the Laita river. Floods caused by heavy rains left the streets of some coastal towns underwater.

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Oliver Dickens, 9, looks at the newly installed statue of his late great, great, great grandfather British writer Charles Dickens at Guildhall Square in Portsmouth.

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Fans have fun during the New Zealand rugby Sevens in Wellington.

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Seagulls fly over boats in the Rangoon river in Rangoon, Burma.

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