Hindu goddess dons green, infant roadside rescue, rebel retreat, Argentinian rice for Russian newlyweds, Olympic goal gets gold and more.
Riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators as they try to march to the Turkish Parliament during a protest against the ruling Ak Party government in Ankara on Feb. 26, 2014. The protests were spurred by audio recordings posted on YouTube that allgedly implicate Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in corruption.
Boys peer through the gate of a police station to look at bodies of suspected militants in Lalpora, outside of Srinagar on Feb. 25. Hundreds of protesters, who were demanding the return of the bodies of seven militants for identification, set ablaze two police posts and hurled stones at government security forces on Tuesday. The seven separatist militants were killed in an encounter with Indian security forces in a forested area on Monday. About a dozen of people, including policemen, were injured in the protests.
Sweetwater police officer Amauris Bastidas helps rescue a five-month-old baby boy, Sebastian de la Cruz, who had stopped breathing. The baby's aunt, Pamela Rauseo, center, performed CPR after pulling over her SUV on the side of the road along the west bound lane on Florida state road 836 around 2:30pm on Feb. 20. Lucila Godoy, right, stopped her car to assist in the rescue. Sebastian was taken to a hospital, where he was listed as in stable condition.
Sailboats from numerous Latin American nations arrive to Punta del Este, Uruguay on Feb. 22 for the 2014 Latin American Sails International Gathering and Regata.
Ukrainian men help pull one another out of a stampede during clashes at a rally held by ethnic Russians and Crimean Tatars near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol in Ukraine on Feb. 26. Thousands of pro-Russia separatists tussled with supporters of Ukraine's new leaders in Crimea on Wednesday as tempers boiled over the future of the region following the upheaval that swept away President Viktor Yanukovich. One person died, apparently of a heart attack, and two others were trampled and injured when people stumbled and fell to the ground.
An anti-government demonstrator builds a barricade with burning tires on Feb. 21 in Kiev's Independence Suare. Armed protesters stormed police barricades in Kiev in renewed violence that shattered an hours-old truce as EU envoys held crisis talks with Ukraine's embattled president.
An alleged sniper and member of the pro-government forces is beaten by anti-government protesters in Kiev on Feb. 22. The regime of Ukraine's president was close to collapse as the emboldened opposition took control of central Kiev and key government and parliament positions voted to immediately free its jailed leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
Canada forward Sidney Crosby scores a goal on Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 23 in Sochi, Russia. Canada won the gold medal for the second straight Winter Olympics after beating Sweden 3-0 in a dominant performance.
Russian newlyweds Alexander Emereev, left, and Dmitry Zaytsev are showered with rice as they pose with their marriage book in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Feb. 25. The two men, who are from Sochi, planned to apply for political asylum from Russia after their marriage ceremony at the civil registry.
North Carolina Tar Heels fans storm the court after a win over the Duke Blue Devils during their game at the Dean Smith Center on Feb. 20 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina won 74-66.
Residents wait to receive food aid distributed by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus, Syria on Jan. 31.
This picture was made available to NBC News on Feb. 26
A man sits on a chair in the house of Ukraine's former prosecutor general Viktor Pshonka in the village of Gorenichy, outside Kiev on Feb. 24.
Palestinian girls take part in a karate class at al-Reyadi club in Gaza City on Feb. 24.
A man carries a woman affected by tear gas launched by riot police at anti-government protesters in Caracas, Venezuela on Feb. 22. After their rally broke up in the late afternoon, about 1,000 stragglers erected barricades of trash and other debris and threw rocks and bottles at police and National Guardsmen. The troops responded with volleys of tear gas to prevent the students from reaching a highway and blocking traffic.
A women dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali participates in a procession on the eve of the festival of Maha Shivratri, in Jammu, India on Feb. 26. The festival is dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva.
A woman poses with a machete on the Mbongo Soa island, in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Feb. 21. She is a member of a group of women presenting themselves as anti-balaka and "Amazons" protecting their island from Seleka forces. The Central African Republic has been torn by bloody sectarian clashes since the Muslim Seleka rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in March 2013 and replaced him with their leader Michel Djotodia, who was himself forced out last month. Violence has continued unabated between Christian vigilantes and minority Muslims who have fled the capital by the thousands in search of safety.
Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby lies in the finish area after placing fourth after three Russian competitors in the men's cross-country skiing 50km mass start free on the last day of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 23 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi, Russia.
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