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Week in Photos: Feb. 9, 2013

From the Destiny’s Child reunion to pre-Carnival celebrations in Rio, see the week’s most striking images.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Feb. 2, 2013
Hundreds of Buddhist nuns wait in line at the Royal Palace to pay their respects to the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk. His body had been lying in state at the Royal Palace after being flown from Beijing, where he died Oct. 15 of a heart attack at the age of 89. The cremation, the climax of seven days of mourning, took place on Feb. 4.

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Pyeongchang, South Korea

Feb. 7, 2013
Shirtless South Korean marines and their U.S. counterparts from 3-Marine Expeditionary Force 1st Battalion from Kaneho Bay, Hawaii, run on a snow-covered field during their Feb. 4-22 joint military winter exercise. More than 400 marines from the two countries participated in the joint winter exercise, held for the first time in South Korea.

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Cairo, Egypt

Feb. 6, 2013
A group of young Egyptian women look through a shop window at a passing march against sexual harassment near the Seiyda Zeinab Mosque. About a thousand Egyptian men and women marched through the Egyptian capital to the city’s iconic Tahrir Square to demonstrate against the continuing problem of sexual harassment of Egyptian and foreign women during protests across Egypt.

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Salisbury, England

Feb. 5, 2013
Probationers from Salisbury Cathedral Choir flip pancakes in front of the west door at Salisbury Cathedral. The trainee choristers had to celebrate and learn about Shrove Tuesday a week early this year, as they will be on half-term holiday for pancake day next week.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Feb. 2, 2013
A woman smiles for a photo at the Carnaval na Central block parade during pre-Carnival celebrations.

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Douentza, Mali

Feb. 6, 2013
Malian supporters watch a televised 2013 African Cup of Nations semifinal soccer game between Mali and Nigeria in Durban, South Africa.

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Havana, Cuba

Feb. 4, 2013
French daredevil Alain Robert scales the Habana Libre hotel without using ropes or a safety net. Robert was able to reach the top of the 27-story building, once the city’s Hilton, in 30 minutes. Robert has scaled much taller buildings in his career but said his main concern was that the hotel is in disrepair, like other Havana landmarks.

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Kolgrafafjordur, Iceland

Feb. 5 2013
Herring worth billions in exports floats dead on a small fjord on the northern part of Snaefellsnes peninsula for the second time in two months. Between 25,000 and 30,000 tons of herring died in December, and more now, due to lack of oxygen in the fjord thought to have been caused by a landfill and bridge constructed across the fjord in December 2004. The current export value of the estimated 10,000 tons of herring amounts to $9.8 million, according to Morgunbladid newspaper.

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New Orleans, La.

Feb. 3, 2013
Ed Reed (20) of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Madrid, Spain

Feb. 7, 2013
Protesters hold banners, seen through the smoke made by beekeepers, as part of a demonstration called by the Union of Small Farmers and Stockbreeders against cuts in the agricultural sector, near the European Union headquarters.

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Seville, Spain

Feb. 6, 2013
A pedestrian passes a pile of garbage during the 10th day of the Seville waste disposal strike. Workers are striking over demands they take a 5 percent pay cut and extend their work week to 37.5 hours.

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Sochi, Russia

Feb. 3, 2013
Magnus Krog of Norway makes his jump during the Large Hill Team Gundersen event at the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup.

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New Orleans, La.

Feb. 3, 2013
Singers Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé, and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Punxsutawney, Pa.

Feb. 2, 2013
Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the shoulder of groundhog co-handler John Griffiths after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicted an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob. The Punxsutawney Inner Circle said that about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast.

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Washington, D.C.

Feb. 2, 2013
St. John’s forward Amir Garrett, top center, battles Georgetown players Otto Porter (22) and Jabril Trawick, behind, for a rebound during second half of an NCAA college basketball game. Georgetown won 68-56.

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Allahabad, India

Feb. 6, 2013
Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara sect smokes tobacco in between rituals that are believed to rid them of all ties in this life and dedicate themselves to serving God as a “Naga,” or naked holy man, at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, during the Maha Kumbh festival. The significance of nakedness is that they will not have any worldly ties to material belongings, even something as simple as clothes. This ritual that transforms selected holy men to Naga can only be done at the Kumbh festival.

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East Jerusalem

Feb. 5, 2013
A Palestinian child reacts moments after coming home from school and realizing that his family house has been demolished by the municipality in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina. The municipality says the building was constructed without proper permits and that its structure was not sound. The 33-member family says it was waiting to receive permits.

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Windermere, England

Feb. 2, 2013
Competitors brave the chilly temperatures during The Big Chill open swimming event. The swimmers plunged into Lake Windermere, where the water temperature was an average of 4 degrees Celsius, for a series of events including relays, endurance, and fun swims.

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Washington, D.C.

Feb. 7, 2013
CIA director nominee John Brennan, flanked by security, arrives on Capitol Hill to testify at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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London, England

Feb. 3, 2013
Clowns in full costume at the annual Clowns Church Service at Holy Trinity Church in Dalston. Clowns attend the service in memory of Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837), the most celebrated English clown, born in London. The service has been an annual tradition since 1946, with the attending clowns usually performing for the public afterward.

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

Feb. 3, 2013
Noceen de Digeon, ridden by Philippe Besson, competes during the Grand Prix Elektro Koller race at the White Turf horse-racing meeting held on the frozen Lake St. Moritz.