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A 5-year-old steppe turtle with two heads and six paws is held up for a photograph at the Science History Museum. The Ukrainian-born reptile, on display at the museum, has a heart-shaped shell, two hearts but only one intestine, exposition organizers said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFP

A woman applies finishing touches while groming a shih tzu dog while another waits its turn before a competition at the Asia-Pacific Dog Show. The show, organized by the Philippine Canine Club, is being held to promote and encourage love for purebred dogs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFP

Five young black swans swim behind their mother in the Merwestein Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT VOS / ANP

Protesters vandalize a police truck during an anti-U.S. demonstration over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hoshang Hashimi / Associated Press

A demonstrator jumps over a burning tire while hurling a stone at Israeli soldiers during a demonstration by Palestinians and peace activists demanding the reopening of a key street in Hebron. Hundreds of Palestinians protested to demand the city's main Shuhada Street be reopened after an 18-year closure by the Israeli military on security grounds.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPA

Iceland's Steinthor Freyr Thorsteinsson takes a flip throw during a throw-in at the friendly football match against Japan at Nagai Stadium. Japan won the match 3-1.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP

Indian air force officials inspect the wreckage of a Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft at near Bhind. Reports state that both pilots managed to eject from the aircraft.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPA

A rainbow appears over the Mount of Olives.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Iranian police officers pray at the Tehran University campus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated Press

Walter Rojas of Venezuela in action during the Men's 10-meter platform preliminary at the London Aquatics Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Rose / Getty Images

Erwan Israel from France is drenched by sea spray during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race as his team makes its way from Sanya, China, to Auckland, New Zealand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race / Groupama Sailing Team

Australian motocross rider Robbie Marshall, a member of the Crusty Demons, jumps over a helicopter with rotating blades and a Formula 1 car at Avalon Airport on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Barbour / Getty Images

David Boudia and Nick McCrory of the U.S. compete in the preliminary round of the men's synchronized 10 meter platform during the 18th FINA Visa Diving World Cup at the Aquatics Centre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Heathcote / Getty Images

In a time exposure photograph, skiers and snowboarders with headlamps and lights are captured heading down the Leavenworth Ski Hill in Leavenworth, Wash., Wednesday night during a public memorial for the three local skiers who died Sunday in an avalanche on Stevens Pass.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DON SEABROOK / THE WENATCHEE WORLD

A member of Mohacs Busok, mask-people from Mohacs town, stands next to a fire in the main square Tuesday during the last day of a six-day Carnival masquerade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP

About 3,000 Baekseok University students create the shape of a drop of blood at a ski resort. The Korean National Red Cross and the faculty jointly arranged the event as part of a campaign to encourage blood donation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shin Jun-hee / Yonhap

Soldiers take part in a show during a parade devoted to the Day of the Fatherland's Defender, a national holiday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP

Prisoners who had taken over a guard post watch as police reinforcements arrive outside the Kerobokan prison on the second day of rioting. Indonesia officials said they would evacuate all 60 foreigners as well as female prisoners from the jail, which was under the control of inmates.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP

A Kashmiri villager holds a relative after their huts were buried under snow by an avalanche. At least nine Indian soldiers on duty in the mountains of Kashmir were killed in avalanches overnight, with several others missing, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROUF BHAT / AFP

Bystanders survey the site of a bomb blast, where a powerful car bomb ripped through an outdoor minibus terminal killing and wounding people, including women and children, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Sajjad / Associated Press

Afghan security officials fire over the heads of a protesters as unrest sparked by the burning of Muslim holy books by U.S. soldiers continued.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: S SABAWOON / EPA

Afghan protesters run down a street shouting anti-U.S. slogans.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP

A helicopter is seen lifting a body out of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENZO RUSSO / ANSA

Italian firefighters search the half-submerged hulk of the Costa Concordia. Divers searching the capsized cruise ship found eight bodies Wednesday, including that of a 5-year-old Italian girl, authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Italian Firefighters / Italian Firefighters Press Offic

Investigators from the Washington State Patrol crime lab examine an area near Gorst, Wash., where a patrolman was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dean J. Koepfler / The News Tribune

Protestors scatter as smoke rises from a burning truck during the second day of anti-U.S. demonstrations at a NATO military base over what the U.S. has said was the inadvertent burning of Muslim holy books. At least seven people have been killed in the violence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated Press

Afghans burn an effigy of President Obama during an anti-U.S. protest over the burning of Muslim holy books.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / AFP / Getty Images

Exiled Tibetan students let slogans painted on their bodies speak for them as they take part in a daylong hunger strike at a Buddhist temple on the first day of the Tibetan New Year. The protesters' exiled government in India called on Tibetans this year to shun celebrations for their traditional new year, which started Wednesday. They were urged to instead pray for those living under Chinese rule.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

An opponent of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak holds chains and shouts slogans in front of the police academy where Mubarak was tried on murder and corruption charges. A date for the verdict to be announced was expected to be set on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

In an image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, a doctor treats an infant injured by government forces shelling the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs. Several people have reportedly been killed in heavy shelling after the army sent in reinforcements ahead of a possible ground assault.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Poor Palestinians searching for food and other items they may be able to sell sift through garbage dumped by an Israeli truck at a landfill on the outskirts of Hebron.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPA

Costumed Duesseldorfers symbolically mourn the burning figure of Hoppeditz, the mythical rogue whose "awakening" each Nov. 11 is the signal for the city's citizens to engage in fun and frivolity -- at least until Hoppeditz is carried to his grave and burned on Ash Wednesday to start Lent.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FEDERICO GAMBARINI / EPA

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AARON TAM / AFP / Getty Images

Archbishop Timothy Dolan joins volunteers distributing food to the poor at St. Francis Assisi Church on Ash Wednesday. Dolan just returned from Rome where he and 21 other Roman Catholic churchmen were elevated to cardinal Saturday by Pope Benedict XVI.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Indian Christians pray during an Ash Wednesday Mass at a Roman Catholic church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar A / Associated Press

A stylist puts the final touches on a model's hairdo backstage before the Simonetta Ravizza fall-winter collection is presented during Milan Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luca Bruno / Associated Press

A girl walks in silhouette toward the Shwedagon Pagoda during its 2,600th anniversary observance, a Buddhist festival that was banned for more than two decades under the nation's former military regime.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

A member of the samba school Grande Rio performs on the second day of parades at the Sambodrome during the Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

Performers from the Grande Rio samba school entertain some of the nearly 100,000 paying spectators who turned out for the all-night spectacle at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

Performers from Grande Rio samba school are decked out in feathers and beads.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FERNANDO BIZERRA JR / EPA

A performer puts on an act in front of a frightening display at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A dancer spreads his wings on a float during Carnaval celebrations at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

Dancers create a sea of color and texture during the celebration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

A dancer from the Grande Rio samba school is dressed in a rainbow of feathers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A float puts together a dancer in red and a monster in blue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A dancer from the Mocidade samba school gyrates at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

The Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school float passes before reviewing stands at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A member of the Vila Isabel samba school sees the world in black and white.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FERNANDO BIZERRA JR / EPA

A Beija Flor samba school member performs on a float featuring an oversized bust of a man at the Sambadrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP / Getty Images

Members of the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

Dancers of Beija Flor samba school twirl and sway in unison on the Carnaval parade route.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A member of the Beija Flor samba school parades in feathers and facepaint.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Silvia Izquierdo / Associated Press

A reveler from the Beija Flor samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO SCORZA / AFP / Getty Images

The Beija Flor samba school float rolls down the parade route.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP / Getty Images

A dancer from the Beija Flor samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP / Getty Images

Dancers from the Vila Isabel samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP / Getty Images

A dancer from the Porto da Pedra samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

The Unidos da Vila Isabel samba school takes its turn in the Sambadrome spotlight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press

The Fort Steuben Bridge is brought down by a planned explosion in Steubenville, Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation closed the 83-year-old bridge three years ago because of deteriorating conditions and its limited use.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael D. McElwain / The Herald Star

The Fort Steuben Bridge is brought down by a planned explosion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael D. McElwain / The Herald Star

A Bangladeshi decorates the Shaheed Minar, or martyrs mausoleum, on International Mother Language Day, which is observed in commemoration of the movement in which a number of students died in 1952, defending the recognition of Bangla as a state language of the former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated Press

A dancer from the Mangueira samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

"Gilles of Binche" dance during a carnival parade in the city center. The Carnival of Binche dates back to around the 14th century, with the clown-like Gilles performing their traditional dances to the sound of drums to ward off evil spirits with their sticks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yves Logghe / Associated Press

Skiers in historical costumes walk to the starting line on a piste. People took part in a nostalgic ski race on historical skis.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMIN WEIGEL / DPA

Volunteers sweep the compound of Shwedagon Pagoda on the eve of its 2,600th anniversary celebrations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Pakistani men work in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Ranlo firefighters work to battle a blaze at a home. The occupants were able to escape the fire and no injuries were reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Hensdill / The Gaston Gazette

Palestinians hurl stones at a car driven by an Israeli woman on the main road between Jerusalem and Hebron after a demonstration in solidarity with Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan, who has been on a hunger strike for two months, in the West Bank village of Beit Omar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nasser Shiyoukhi / Associated Press

U.S. soldiers, in background, look on while standing along the perimeter gate of Bagram airbase during a protest. Afghan protesters firing slingshots and petrol bombs besieged one of the largest U.S.-run military bases in Afghanistan, furious over reports that NATO had set fire to copies of the Koran. Guards at Bagram airbase responded by firing rubber bullets from a watchtower, an AFP photographer said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSOUD HOSSAINI / AFP

The Sambadrome is alive with color and dance. The contributor here is a dancer from Mocidade samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

Floats filled with dancing pass through the Sambadrome, here performed by members of the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO LACERDA / EPA

A Rose Monday carnival float depicts German Chancellor Angela Merkel receiving an embrace from French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Young carnival-goers attend a Rose Monday celebration.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oliver Berg / AFP / Getty Images

An anti-U.S. protest rally draws a crowd estimated at several thousand. Chants of "death to America" are reported, accompanied by calls to holy war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AAMIR QURESHI / AFP / Getty Images

Thick ice on the Danube, the result of a recent spell of frigid weather, begins to break up and move during a rise in temperature.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP / Getty Images

In People's Park, a matchmaking event involves sheets of paper containing personal information about available bachelors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Mahashivratri, a festival celebrating Lord Shiva, draws celebrants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

A facsimile of the Shroud of Turin is on display at the Cathedral of Malaga.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Getty Images

Tibetan exiles shout anti-Chinese government slogans and burn a flag in protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mustafa Quraishi / Associated Press

Sunrise finds joggers tracing a bank of the Alster river.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / EPA

A roadside umbrella vendor awaits customers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

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This week, revelers dance on floats and in the streets during their turn in the spotlight at the Sambadrome during Rio de Janeiro’s famed Carnival parades, the focal point of Brazil’s bacchanalian pre-Lenten festival. Up in the States, Mardi Gras is awash in beads, parties and fancy floats as partiers cram in all the fun they can before Lent. These festivals led up to Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent, a time when Christians prepare for Easter through acts of penitence and prayer. In New York, Archbishop Timothy Dolan joins volunteers distributing food at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Dolan, just back from Rome, was among 22 Catholic churchmen who were elevated to cardinal Saturday by Pope Benedict XVI.

The outrage in Afghanistan shows little sign of subsiding as Afghans take to the streets in protest against an alleged burning of the Koran outside Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. The U.S. has apologized for what it calls an unintentional act at the military installation.

You know what they say about burning your bridges? In Steubenville, Ohio, they blow them up. In this case, the 83-year-old Fort Steuben Bridge.

Elsewhere, bodies continue to be removed from the shipwrecked Costa Concordia (more photos) in Giglio, Italy; rioting inmates watch police reinforcements arrive outside the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Indonesia; the aftermath of a bomb blast is seen in Peshawar, Pakistan; and investigators from  the Washington State Patrol crime lab examine the area where a patrolman was shot and killed during a traffic stop.

Add stops in Italy,  Germany, Hong Kong, Serbia, Pakistan and Myanmar to round out the report.

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