Today in Pictures: Feb. 7

Survivors are pulled from a collapsed building in Taiwan, soccer fans protest racism in Italy, Notre Dame wins big and more.

Devotees hold up joss sticks while waiting outside the Kwang Im Tho temple in Singapore, on Feb. 7, 2016. The country's majority Chinese population will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Monday, ushering in the year of the Fire Monkey, according to the Chinese Zodiac calendar. WALLACE WOON / EPA

Ice floats on the banks of the Yalu River at the Chinese border town of Dandong, opposite the North Korean town of Sinuiju, on Feb. 7. North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, drawing stern condemnation from the U.S., Japan and the United Nations.

While Pyongyang said the rocket carried a satellite, the launch was widely viewed as a cover for testing ballistic missile technology — in defiance of United Nations sanctions.   


A relative grieves after after a family member was confirmed dead on Feb 7. at a 17-story apartment building that collapsed in an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan. 

Families waited anxiously as rescuers painstaking pulled survivors from the remains of the building.

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A survivor is transported by rescue workers at a collapsed building on Feb. 7 in Tainan, Taiwan.

The emergency center in Tainan said that 171 people had been rescued from the building following the magnitude-6.4 quake that struck at dawn Saturday.

Photos: Rescuers Search for Survivors After Taiwan Quake

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Naples fans show support for player Kalidou Koulibaly before the team's match against Carpi on Feb. 7 in Naples, Italy. Last week's game against Lazio was suspended for four minutes because of racist chants directed toward Koulibaly from Lazio fans. Reuters
Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she meets members of the air cadets, after a service to mark the 75th anniversary year of the RAF Air Cadets in London on Feb. 7. Eddie Mulholland / Pool via AP
Waves crash against a lighthouse as the wind blows at around 60 m.p.h. in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, on Feb. 7. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / Reuters
Mount Bromo spews volcanic materials into the air as seen from Ngadisari, East Java, Indonesia, on Feb. 7. Bromo is one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, an archipelago prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," a series of fault lines stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia. Trisnadi / AP
Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, embraces Sen. Lindsey Graham after Graham introduced him at a town hall event at Woodbury School in Salem, New Hampshire, on Feb. 7. ADREES LATIF / Reuters

Notre Dame’s Steve Vasturia, center left, celebrates on the court with fans following his team's 80-76 win against North Carolina in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday evening, Feb. 6, 2016, in South Bend, Indiana.

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