February 7 — Tens of thousands marched in Yangon, Myanmar, on Sunday in the biggest protest there since 2007. Crowds called for the release of popular leader Aung San Suu Kyi as well as for an end to junta rule after the military coup a week ago.  

Picture: REUTERS/CHALINEE THIRASUPA
Picture: REUTERS/CHALINEE THIRASUPA

February 7 — Members of Indo-Tibetan border police tend to people rescued after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a small hydroelectric dam, in Chormi village in Tapovan in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India.

Picture: REUTERS/STRINGER
Picture: REUTERS/STRINGER

February 7 — People wear carnival masks and costumes in a nearly deserted St Mark’s Square to celebrate Venice’s annual carnival, which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in Venice, Italy.

Picture: REUTERS/MANUEL SILVESTRI
Picture: REUTERS/MANUEL SILVESTRI

February 6 — Journalist Mahmoud Hussein kisses his mother after being released by Egyptian authorities after four years in detention on accusations of publishing false news, in Abou Al Nomros, in Giza, Egypt.

Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY
Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY

February 8 — Rescue workers on small boats help residents in a flooded area as the Charente River overflows in Saintes after days of rainy weather causing flooding in western France.

Picture: REUTERS/STEPHANE MAHE
Picture: REUTERS/STEPHANE MAHE

February 8 — Rickshaw taxis drive past a campaign billboard of Somalian opposition presidential candidate Omar Abdulkadir Ahmed in the streets of Mogadishu on Monday. President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed’s term expired on Monday with no succession plan.

Picture: REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR
Picture: REUTERS/FEISAL OMAR

February 7 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady  celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the US.

Picture: MARK J REBILAS
Picture: MARK J REBILAS

February 8 —  The Vaal Dam reached capacity for the first time since 2017. The department of water & sanitation reassured people living near the dam that it will not collapse as rain continued to fall in the region.

February 8 — Police detain a man during protests against Haiti’s embattled President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince. Tensions ran high after police clashed with antigovernment protesters demanding that Moise resign.

Picture: REUTERS/JEANTY JUNIOR AUGUSTIN
Picture: REUTERS/JEANTY JUNIOR AUGUSTIN

February 8 — A woman wearing a face mask rides on a bicycle with a child in a bubble suit in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

Picture: REUTERS/ALY SONG
Picture: REUTERS/ALY SONG

February 9 — Green smoke drifts past climate activists and striking refinery workers bearing signs condemning Total in front of the oil company’s headquarters in the La Defense business district near Paris. They gathered to protest against job cuts and a project to turn the Grandpuits refinery into a zero-crude platform for biofuels and bioplastics.

Picture: REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER
Picture: REUTERS/BENOIT TESSIER

February 10  —  Iranians ride on a motorcycle as they carry an Iranian flag during celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Iran.

Picture: REUTERS/WANA NEWS AGENCY/MAJID ASGARIPOUT
Picture: REUTERS/WANA NEWS AGENCY/MAJID ASGARIPOUT

February 10 — Skier Nathan practises skiing down the Montmartre hill near the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Paris, France,  as winter weather with snow and cold temperatures continues to hit northern Europe.

Picture: REUTERS/ANTONY PAONE
Picture: REUTERS/ANTONY PAONE

February 10 — Bruce Castor, defence attorney for Donald Trump, waits for an elevator at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump’s lawyer failed to impress on the first day of the former president’s Senate impeachment trial, reportedly prompting Trump to shout at his television as he listened to Castor’s meandering arguments.

Picture: BLOOMBERG/JOSHUA ROBERTS
Picture: BLOOMBERG/JOSHUA ROBERTS

February 11 — President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his fifth state of the nation address to 50 MPs, representatives of the judiciary and the executive in parliament on Thursday. Ramaphosa  presented a detailed account of his government’s performance over the past year and promised swifter economic reforms.

Picture: ESA ALEXANDER
Picture: ESA ALEXANDER

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