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Saturday, 6 February 2016
AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
A member of the Maasai Cricket Warriors runs onto the field during a
charity cricket match against former Rugby players in Sydney, Australia,
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The Maasai Cricket Warriors travel the world to
campaign against female genital mutilation and substance abuse, while
promoting conservation in their homeland.
Enclosed in a mosquito net, Nadia Gonzalez recovers from a bout of
dengue fever at a hospital in Luque, Paraguay Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.
Dengue, like the Zika virus, is transmitted by the same vector, the
Aedes aegypti mosquito. Zika was discovered in a Ugandan forest in 1947
and until last year, the virus had never caused serious disease, but has
now spread to more than 20 countries.
Rescuers try to enter an office building that collapsed on its side
after an early morning earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Saturday,
Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan,
according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A woman cries as she touches the box containing the remains of Saint Pio
da Pietrelcina displayed in Rome's San Lorenzo Basilica, as part of the
Roman Catholic Church 2016 special jubilee celebrations, Wednesday,
Feb. 3, 2016. Saint Pio is known for bearing the stigmata, which are the
marks of Christ, and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002. He
died on Sept. 23, 1968.
The dead body of a migrant boy lies on the beach near the Aegean town of
Ayvacik, Canakkale, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. A boat carrying
migrants to Greece hit rocks off the Turkish coast on Saturday and
capsized, killing dozens, including children, according to officials.
Riot police officers back away from a petrol bomb thrown by protesters
during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 4,
2016. Clashes have broken out between Greek police and youths throwing
fire bombs and stones, as tens of thousands of people march through
central Athens to protest planned pension reforms.
Sunlight is reflected from panels at a solar plant of Ouarzazate,
central Morocco, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Morocco's King Mohammed VI
unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking
advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable
Rescue workers and firefighters walk towards an active fire in a forest
area on the mountains surrounding Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Feb. 1,
2016. Most of the country is under red alert because of water shortages
and risk of wildfires. El Niño-related effects have intensified the
regional dry season and there has been a record lack of rainfall this
Seen through the reflection in a window, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man
looks at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in
Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. At center left is the Dome
of the Rock. The Israeli government’s decision to allow non-Orthodox
Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is a major breakthrough for
the country's long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful
supporters in the United States.
A police officer checks a man wearing a carnival costume in Venice,
Italy, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Carnival-goers in Venice are being asked
by police to momentarily lift their masks as part of new anti-terrorism
measures for the annual festivities. Police are also examining backpacks
and bags and using metal-detecting wands before revelers are allowed
into St. Mark’s Square, the heart of the Venetian carnival.