Feb. 11, 2013. A Syrian girl stands at the entrance of a makeshift home set up in the catacombs of the ruins of an ancient building in the Roman city of Serjilla in northwestern Syria.Daniel Leal-Olivas—AFP/Getty Images
Revellers dance atop a float of the Inocentes de Belford Roxo samba school on the first night of the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome
Worshippers gather around candles stuck to jars with honey, during a religious mass in the church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin in the city of Blagoevgrad
Revellers use fire extinguishers during a flour fight at the "O Entroido" festival in Spain's northwestern village of Laza
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Hindu Devotees Gather For The Maha Kumbh
File photo of Pope Benedict XVI arriving for a meeting at the Romano Maggiore seminary in Rome
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Bratislav Stojanovic, a homeless man, hold candles as sits in a tomb where he lives in southern Serbian town of Nis
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*** BESTPIX *** Major Snowstorm Bears Down On New York City
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India Maha Kumbh
Hungarians attend the traditional Buso Carnival in Mohacs
People dance with dragon lanterns on the first day of the Lunar New Year in Wuhu
Dancers perform a fire dragon dance during a folk art performance to celebrate traditional Chinese Spring Festival at an amusement park in Beijing
Chinese Lunar New Year
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A soccer fan takes a photograph with his mobile phone at an open soccer viewing centre before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations final match between Nigeria and Burkina Faso in Lagos
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Hand of reveller is seen as she dresses outside the Sambadrome for the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro
Devotees offer prayers while taking a holy bath at the Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Kathmandu
India Maha Kumbh
Participants relax after a sauna bath during the European Sauna Marathon in Otepaa
A flash of lighting is seen over St.Peter's Basilica during a rainstorm at Vatican
Brazil: First Day of Parades at Rio de Janeiro's Sambodromo
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A woman stands behind a metal screen at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City
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Burning of the Hoppeditz in Duesseldorf
A girl looks at a man dressed up as the devil during the Congos and Devils celebration in Nombre de Dios
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India Daily Life
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Mali Fighting
A model presents a creation from Ralph Lauren Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week
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A model poses nude while people attend a drawing workshop on Valentine's Day in Mexico City
Members of the Druze community take part in a rally in the Druze village of Majdal Shams on the Golan Heights
Mideast Bahrain
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Trail of a falling object is seen above the Urals city of Chelyabinsk
A school boy in the company of two men cover their faces as a commuter train races past during the early morning in the Kibera slums
South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius breaks down during his court appearance in Pretoria
Feb. 11, 2013. A Syrian girl stands at the entrance of a makeshift home set up in the catacombs of the ruins of an ancie

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Pictures of the Week: February 8 - February 15

Feb 15, 2013

From The Pope's resignation and murder charges for Oscar Pistorius to carnival celebrations in Rio and a meteorite hitting Earth, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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