Pictures in the News | Feb. 18, 2011

The one-week anniversary of the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak is celebrated Egypt as clashes in Bahrain, Yemen and the West Bank continue; Buddhist monks in Bangkok offer prayers celebrating Magha Puja, an important religious festival celebrated in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos during the full moon of the third lunar month; and a baby gorilla is born at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany.

Irish band U2 performs Cape Town, South Africa, as part of their 360º world tour; commemorative plates for the wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey on Apr. 29 are displayed at a shop in London; while at a factory in Brazil, carnival masks are readied for the world-renowned Rio de Janeiro festivities beginning on Mar. 4.

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