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The Week in Pictures: Feb. 25 - March 3
Dock dog takes the plunge, the "Jungle" burns to the ground, tunnels wind through a glacier and more.
A tourist walks inside the Ice Palace glacier hollow at Hintertux glacier, more than 10,000 feet above sea level, in Zillertal, Austria on March 2. The hollow's temperature remains constant at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, in summer and winter alike, and is also used by the University of Innsbruck for scientific research projects.
A sand gazelle is seen at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, 180 miles south of Abu Dhabi near the Oman-Saudi Arabia border on March 1. The sanctuary stretches over an estimated 5,500 square miles and currently hosts nearly 155 Arabian Oryx which were recently reintroduced to the area as part of a five-year conservation plan.
A bicyclist rides past a man selling grains during a halt in fighting on Feb. 29, in the Eastern Ghouta region, east of the Syrian capital of Damascus. A UN-backed ceasefire deal took hold across parts of Syria, bringing relative calm to areas where the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda's local affiliate are not present.
A boy jumps between sofas in his ruined house on March 2, in Cizre, Turkey. Turkish authorities scaled down a 24-hour curfew imposed on the mainly Kurdish town in southeast Turkey, nearly three weeks after declaring the successful conclusion of military operations. The curfew was lifted at 5 a.m., allowing residents to return to their conflict-stricken neighborhoods for the first time since last December.
Ice climber Don Mellor climbs Pitchoff Quarry in Keene, N.Y. Mellor began ice climbing in the make-your-own tools era and has since introduced the sport to generations of students at a Lake Placid prep school where he is a teacher and counselor. This photo was taken on Feb. 10, but made available to NBC News this week.
Police stop a boy as he walks away from a crowd that formed after an officer-involved shooting in Salt Lake City, Feb. 27. Unrest broke out in a Salt Lake City neighborhood on Saturday night after what appears to be a shooting involving a police officer, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
World record holder 'Cochiti' the Whippet leaps into the water to record the distance of his jump during the Dock Dogs West Coast Challenge in Bakersfield, Calif. on Feb. 26. Dock Diving is a sport where agile dogs compete for prizes by jumping for distance from a dock into a pool of water.