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Monday in Pictures: February 1

Zika virus in Peru, El Nino in Malawi, and more in today's news pictures.

Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi from Afghanistan, a young Lionel Messi fan, plays football in Kabul. Barcelona star Lionel Messi is hoping to arrange a meeting with Ahmadi, Kabul's football federation said on Feb.1. Pictures of Ahmadi dressed in a striped plastic bag jersey surfaced and went viral.

SHAH MARAI / AFP - Getty Images

A young ragged-tooth shark swims at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa.

NIC BOTHMA / EPA

A health worker carries out fumigation as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at the cemetery of Carabayllo on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.

READ: WHO Meets to Decide Whether to Declare Zika a Global Emergency

MARIANA BAZO / Reuters

Protesters throw eggs at French police officers at the entrance of the prefecture in Moulins, France. French farmers of the FNSEA (National Federation of Agricultural Holders' Unions) and the Young farmers union (CDJA) were protesting against the falling prices of their products.

THIERRY ZOCCOLAN / AFP - Getty Images

An Emirati man holds a hunting falcon at the al-Marzoon Hunting reserve in the United Arab Emirates.

KARIM SAHIB / AFP - Getty Images

Syrian refugees wait on the Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul, Turkey.

BULENT KILIC / AFP - Getty Images

Cargo ship 'Modern Express' stays in the Atlantic Ocean off France. The distressed ship is being towed away from the French coast after a final salvage attempt on Monday.

Loic Bernardin/Marine Nationale / via Reuters

Waves crash over a lighthouse at Porthcawl, Wales.

REBECCA NADEN / Reuters

Storm clouds hang over a rainbow as a motorcyclist rides past a field of maize after rains near Malawi's capital Lilongwe. Late rains in Malawi threaten the staple maize crop and have pushed prices to record highs. The experts at United Nations World Food Programme said it is because of a drought that has been exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern.

MIKE HUTCHINGS / Reuters

A pedestrian smokes a cigarette as she walks on a snow covered pathway in Alta, Norway.

Alastair Grant / AP