The Week in Pictures: Feb. 27 - March 6

Dancing debutantes, caged journalists in court, a boat battered by waves, storks on surveillance and more.

A Ukrainian soldier inside the Belbek military base watches a television newscast early on the morning of March 4 after a tense night in Lubimovka, Ukraine. Tensions at the base, where between 300 and 400 Ukrainian soldiers are stationed, were high overnight as a deadline for the Ukrainians to surrender, reportedly given by Russian troops, passed and the troops feared the Russians might attack the base.

Many of the Ukrainian soldiers have family living in apartment blocks just outside the base and about two dozen family members braved the cold overnight and huddled with tea and cognac by a campfire, ready to block the road to the base entrance should the Russian troops appear.

Sean Gallup / Getty Images Europe

A woman takes a photo in front of armed servicemen and their armored personnel carrier in the eastern port city of Feodosiya in Crimea, Ukraine on March 2. Witnesses said Russian soldiers had blocked about 400 Ukrainian marines at a base in Feodosiya, calling on them to surrender and give up their arms.

Viktor Drachev / AFP

A white stork stands on a surveillance camera next to a nest on the roof of a house in Auhagen, Germany, on Feb. 28.

Julian Stratenschulte / DPA

A South Sudanese woman walks with wood to reinforce her house in an isolated makeshift internally displaced persons camp for the Dinka ethnic group on an island between Bor and Minkamman, South Sudan, on March 5. Heavy fighting broke out in the main military barracks of the war-torn capital Juba on Wednesday, underscoring serious tensions within the national army as it battles a rebel uprising.

Jm Lopez / AFP

Australian journalist Peter Greste, third right, of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo's Tora prison, on March 5. The high-profile case has sparked a global outcry and is seen as a test of the military-installed government's tolerance of independent media, with activists fearing a return to autocracy three years after the Arab Spring uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Khaled Desouki / AFP

Oscar Pistorius leaves court during a lunch break on the third day of his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa on March 5. Pistorius is standing trial for the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, in February 2013.

Kim Ludbrook / EPA

Snow falls in front of the U.S. Capitol on March 3 in Washington, D.C. The Federal Government was closed due to a major snow storm that dumped up to a eight inches of snow in the Washington area.

Mark Wilson / Getty Images North America

People walk along a street heading to Kiev's Independence Square, Ukraine on March 4, the same day that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the city.

Emilio Morenatti / AP

A ship struggles against a storm as it tries to leave the coast of A Coruna, northwestern Spain, on March 3.

Calabar / EFE

U.S. Army Capt. Ryan Yuan, right, and his Afghan linguist patrol on a mission to search caves for weapons caches on Feb. 28 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment is responsible for defending Kandahar Airfield against rocket attacks from insurgents.

Scott Olson / Getty Images AsiaPac

Debutants dance during the opening ceremony of the Vienna Opera Ball at the State Opera in Vienna, Austria on Feb. 27.

Herbert Neubauer / APA

A man covers his face in oil and soot as he gets ready to participate in a carnival festival in the small village of Luzon, Spain on March 1.

Andres Kudacki / AP

Wrestlers practice as others rest in the mud at the Akharra traditional Indian wrestling center in Mumbai on March 4. Kushti (mud wrestling) is a traditional sport in India, but more and more young athletes are now training to wrestle on mats instead of mud to gain access to top international competitions like the Olympics or the Commonwealth Games.

Danish Siddiqui / X02733

Palestinians look at the body of Palestinian Mousab Al-Zaanin through the window of a hospital morgue in northern Gaza on March 3. An Israeli air strike on Monday killed the Palestinian militant in the Gaza Strip, who Israel's military said had been preparing to launch a rocket across the border. Palestinian sources said the 24-year-old militant was killed, but it was unclear which group he was affiliated with.

Mohammed Salem / X01571

A man walks his dog at Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco on Feb. 27. The first significant California storm in months barreled down from the north on Wednesday, promising much-needed rain to the drought-stricken state but also the threat of mudslides and flooding.

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