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February 18, 2016

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South Sudanese civilians flee fighting in an United Nations base in the northeastern town of Malakal, where gunmen opened fire on civilians sheltering inside, killing at least five people.
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South Sudanese civilians flee fighting in an United Nations base in the northeastern town of Malakal, where gunmen opened fire on civilians sheltering inside, killing at least five people.

This frame grab from video released to AFP by Australian television's Channel 7 shows a man clearing fast-growing tumbleweed from a home in the town of Wangaratta, 250 kilometers (150 miles) northeast of Melbourne, Australia. This season has seen an unusual amount of hairy panic — known scientifically as Panicum effusum — with hundreds of thousands of the fuzzy, yellowish plants swamping the entrances of homes, driveways and backyards.
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This frame grab from video released to AFP by Australian television's Channel 7 shows a man clearing fast-growing tumbleweed from a home in the town of Wangaratta, 250 kilometers (150 miles) northeast of Melbourne, Australia. This season has seen an unusual amount of hairy panic — known scientifically as Panicum effusum — with hundreds of thousands of the fuzzy, yellowish plants swamping the entrances of homes, driveways and backyards.

A Ugandan policeman struggles to keep his hold of a box containing voting material, as excited voters surround him after waiting over seven hours without being able to vote, at a polling station in Ggaba, on the outskirts of Kampala.
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A Ugandan policeman struggles to keep his hold of a box containing voting material, as excited voters surround him after waiting over seven hours without being able to vote, at a polling station in Ggaba, on the outskirts of Kampala.

Members of Turkish forces gather around a bus that was destroyed in an explosion on the road linking the cities of Diyarbakir and Bingol, in southeastern Turkey. Six soldiers were killed after PKK rebels detonated a bomb on the road as their vehicle was passing by, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency. The deaths come a day after a suicide bombing claimed the lives of at least 28 people and wounded dozens of others.
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Members of Turkish forces gather around a bus that was destroyed in an explosion on the road linking the cities of Diyarbakir and Bingol, in southeastern Turkey. Six soldiers were killed after PKK rebels detonated a bomb on the road as their vehicle was passing by, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency. The deaths come a day after a suicide bombing claimed the lives of at least 28 people and wounded dozens of others.

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