Week in Photos: Feb. 16, 2013

From the streaking Russian meteor to the New York Fashion Week scene, see the week’s most striking images.

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Kevin Frayer/AP

Allahabad, India

February 10, 2013
An Indian man weeps as he holds his wife, who was killed in a stampede on a railway platform at the main railway station.

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Takasago, Japan

February 13, 2013
A derailed Sanyo Electric Railway passenger train is lifted by a crane, a day after the train hit a truck at a level crossing. Sixteen people were injured in the collision, and the train’s driver was seriously injured.


Chelyabinsk, Russia

February 15, 2013
A meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk. The meteor streaked across the sky above Russia’s Ural Mountains, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring more than 100 people, including many hurt by broken glass.

Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty

Tunis, Tunisia

February 13, 2013
People walk through the narrow alleyways of the city’s medina. Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda party said it could leave power, throwing the prime minister a lifeline in his quest to form a government of technocrats and steer the country out of its crisis.

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February 8, 2013
Nathaniel Pendleton clings to his mother as he arrives for the wake of his 15-year-old sister, Hadiya Pendleton, at the Calahan Funeral Home.

Umit Bektas/Reuters, via Landov

Reyhanli, Turkey

February 12, 2013
Relatives of Ali Sille, 26, who died during an explosion at a crossing on Turkey’s border with Syria, mourn at his graveside during his funeral. A Syrian minibus exploded at the crossing on Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens more, Turkish officials said.

Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty

Aleppo, Syria

February 9, 2013
A rebel fighter takes his position as he watches the pro-government forces’ location in the city’s Izaa district.

Petros Giannakouris/AP


February 13, 2013
A woman looks out the window of a bus during a heavy rainfall.

Sakchai Lalit/AP

Pathumthani, Thailand

February 12, 2013
Nearly 5,000 participants perform at Thammasat University in a hula-hoop competition to break the Guinness World Record for most people dancing with hula hoops.

Jerome Delay/AP

Gao, Mali

February 11, 2013
A Malian boy climbs the wall of the police station a day after Mujao fighters engaged in a firefight with Malian forces. French and Malian government forces have regained control of this northern city, after Islamic fighters fought a prolonged battle.

Jason Reed /Reuters, via Landov

Decatur, Ga.

February 14, 2013
President Obama reads a card during a game with children in a pre-kindergarten classroom at College Heights early-childhood-learning center. The president flew to Georgia to push his plan to ensure high-quality preschool, unveiled during his State of the Union address this week.

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New York

February 13, 2013
The scene backstage at the Jeremy Scott Fall 2013 collection show, part of New York Fashion Week at Milk Studios.

Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty


February 11, 2013
An Egyptian protester kicks a tear-gas canister fired by riot police at stone-throwing protesters in front of the presidential palace, during opposition-held rallies to mark the second anniversary of former president Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow.

Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty


February 13, 2013
Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (top) vies with Manchester United’s Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans (left) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. The teams dueled to a 1-1 draw.

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New York

February 12, 2013
Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, is congratulated by his handler after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters, via Landov


February 13, 2013
With Russian President Vladimir Putin looking on, Igor Sechin, the chief executive of Rosneft, and Stephen Greenlee, the president of ExxonMobil Exploration Co., sign documents at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence.