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Image: Rockettes Audition


Today in Pictures: February 23

See the best news photos from the last 24 hours.

Image: Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman steam locomotive, painted in its traditional colors, passes through York, England, on Feb. 23, 2016, for a test run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from London's Kings Cross to York later this week. After a decade of restoration and over 80 years since it became the first locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour, the engine is scheduled for a program of heritage journeys this year on Britain's main lines.

Gallery: Legendary Train Rides the Rails Again

Owen Humphreys / AP
Image: Bernie Sanders, Jane Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, arrive for a rally in Norfolk, Virginia, on Feb. 23.

Steve Helber / AP

Excited supporters meet Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally on Monday night, Feb. 22 in Las Vegas.

John Locher / AP
Image: Rockettes Audition

Guilia Dunes, 25, second from left, from Amsterdam, and Taylor Lewis, 22, center, from Baltimore, line up with other dancers outside Radio City Music Hall waiting to audition for "Rockettes New York Spectacular" on Feb. 23 in New York. "I am dreaming, wishing, hoping for great things," said Dunes and "I pray that I make it all the way through," said Lewis, both doing a first-time Rockettes audition for a spot in the summertime production from June 15 through Aug. 7, 2016.

Bebeto Matthews / AP

Refugees and migrants are helped by volunteers on their arrival aboard a dinghy at Mytilene on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Feb. 23. Nearly 100,000 migrants and refugees have traveled to Greek islands from nearby Turkey so far this year.

Manu Brabo / AP

A stray dog stands among outboard motors that were used by refugees and migrants to reach the Greek northern island of Lesbos, in Mytilene, on Feb. 23. Athens has expressed its "displeasure" to the EU over tougher border controls by Balkan countries that have left thousands of migrants stranded in Greece.

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Image: Palestinians gather in the home of Mohammed al-Haroub after it was partially demolished by Israeli army in the West Bank village of Dir Samt

Palestinians gather in the home of Mohammed al-Haroub after it was partially demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank village of Dir Samt, south of Hebron, on Feb. 23. Israeli army bulldozers on Tuesday demolished the homes of two Palestinians who killed five people in attacks in the occupied West Bank and Israel last year, the military said. Mohammed al-Haroub shot at cars near an Israeli settlement bloc in the West Bank on Nov. 20, the military said, killing an Israeli, an American student and a Palestinian.

Image: Several injured in train accident in the Netherlands

Emergency services respond at the scene of a derailed passenger train near Dalfsen, eastern Netherlands, on Feb. 23. The driver of the train was killed and seven others were injured when it collided with a crane and came off the rails.


Garbage bags line a road in Beirut, Lebanon, on Feb. 23. Garbage has been piling up on the streets since the closure of a landfill in July.


A man plays hockey on Lake Ontario at sunset in Kingston, Canada, on Monday, Feb. 22.

Monday in Pictures: February 22



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