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Today in Pictures: February 17

See Wednesday's 10 best news photos.

Image: CoderDojo in Amsterdam

Children take part in CoderDojo at the Ziggo Dome, in Amsterdam. CoderDojo is an initiative from Ireland where children learn to program, build websites and develop applications.

Image: The 2016 Cancer Research UK Boat Race - Cambridge Crews Day

The Cambridge University Boat Club Women's crew head out before sunrise to train on the River Great Ouse ahead of this year’s 2016 Cancer Research UK University Boat Race in Ely, England.

Richard Heathcote / Getty Images
Image: Moscow Presidential Cadet School of the Internal Troops of Russia

Russian cadets perform with a saber during rehearsal in the dance hall at the Moscow Presidential Cadet School of the Internal Troops of Russia in Moscow. The school was established on the basis of the Moscow Cossack cadet corps by decree of President Putin last year.

Image: A girl reacts while holding a sheep at a field in Nowshera, Pakistan

A girl reacts while holding a sheep at a field in Nowshera, Pakistan.

FAYAZ AZIZ / Reuters
Image: Syria conflict

Members of civil defense pull a boy out from under the rubble of a building following air strikes by suspected Russian warplanes backing the Syrian government on the Sahour neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.


A male and as yet unnamed Francois' Langur monkey infant is held by his mother Ena, as he makes his public debut, at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Bekesbourne, England.

Gareth Fuller / AP
Image: Jeb Bush campaigns in Leesville, South Carolina

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush signs a cast on the foot of Briannah Williams after a campaign stop at Shealy's Bar-B-Que in Leesburg, South Carolina.

Image: Pope Francis

Hundreds of people gathered a few yards away from the U.S. – Mexico border to watch as Pope Francis pray near the fence along the Rio Grande, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. After a brief moment of prayer, Francis walked down the ramp and got back on his popemobile to head for the fairgrounds, where he celebrated his last Mass during a five-day Mexico tour.

Gregorio Borgia / AP
Image: Pope Francis

People wave and take pictures of Pope Francis as he leaves Benito Juarez International Airport upon arrival to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Ivan Pierre Aguirre / AP

Bryan Dailey, right, comforts his brother Tyler Dailey as they speak about their father, Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey during his funeral service at the Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, Md. Dailey was shot and killed while responding to a complaint at an Abingdon restaurant. Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon was also slain before deputies killed the gunman.

Matt Button / The Baltimore Sun via AP