. Ukrainian riot police stand in front of a ring of fire around Kiev's Independence Square during the ongoing protests in Ukraine, on Feb. 19, 2014. Ukrainian riot police launched a massive assault on thousands of anti-government protesters in central Kiev on Tuesday, with clashes killing at least 67 people this week and shattering hopes of a peaceful end to a crisis that erupted in November.
. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, left, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, second from left, along with officials get ready to receive Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the presidential palace in New Delhi on Feb. 19. King Hamad was on a three-day official visit to India.
. An armed policeman observes a demonstration by anti-government protesters near the Government House building in Bangkok on Feb. 14. Thousands of riot police were deployed in the Thai capital on Friday to clear areas occupied for weeks by opposition protesters seeking to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office.
. Rich Lukasik, of Whiting, N.J., hits practice golf shots in the snow on Feb. 19, in Cream Ridge, N.J.
The statue was damaged by multiple lightning strikes recently and crews are beginning to repair the damage while adding more lightning rods to the famed statue.. A worker looks down while perched on the shoulder of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Feb. 14.
. A boy holds his baby sister who was saved from under rubble, after what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo on Feb. 14.
. An anti-government protester stands near Thai soldiers guarding a Defence Ministry compound serving as a temporary office for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in north Bangkok on Feb. 19. Protesters seeking to oust Yingluck rallied at her temporary office on Wednesday, but the premier stayed away from the potential flashpoint a day after five people were killed in gunbattles in the city.
. Norway's Magnus Hovdal Moan, Joergen Graabak, Magnus Krog and Haavard Klemetsen, from left, dive as they celebrate winning the gold medal in the Nordic combined Gundersen large hill team competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 20 in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
. Jewish bride Rivka Hannah (Hofman) looks at her groom Aharon Krois from behind a curtain during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual following their wedding in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem on Feb. 18. During the dance ritual, the bride will dance with members of the community, family and with her groom at the end of the wedding ceremony.
. A protester uses a catapult during clashes with riot police in downtown Kiev on Feb. 19.
. A flock of starlings forms a round geometric shape near the village Tidhar in southern Israel, on Feb. 13.
This image was received by NBC News on Feb.18.
. Emily Cook of the United States practices ahead of the freestyle skiing ladies' aerials finals on day seven of the Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb.14 in Sochi, Russia.
. A Kenyan policeman kicks a foam sculpture of a baby left by a protester, after demonstrators were dispersed with tear gas in Nairobi on Feb. 13. The demonstration was held to protest against rising cases of corruption in the government, lack of safety in public places, high unemployment, and poverty.
. Protesters catch fire as they stand behind burning barricades during clashes with police on Feb. 20 in Kiev. The shocking scale of violence three months into the crisis brought expressions of grave concern from the West and condemnation of an "attempted coup" by the Kremlin.
. Thai riot police officers assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near the Government House in Bangkok on Feb. 18. A Thai police officer was killed and dozens of protesters and police were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok on Tuesday.
. A priest holds a cross and shield during clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police in central Kiev on Feb. 20. Ukraine's brittle truce shattered on Thursday in fierce clashes between baton-wielding protesters and riot police just as EU envoys were holding crisis talks with the embattled president.