People stop to look at the illuminated cloisters of Lacock Abbey, part of a new installation called "Into the Light." The historic abbey, used to film scenes in the Harry Potter movies, will for two weeks be the site of illuminations and special-effects lighting set up by the National Trust.
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A model works during look rehearsals for the C'est show at Fashion Week. Look rehearsals are used to prepare the styling of the models for the fashion shows.
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A staff member holds butterflies at The Glasshouse at Wisley Gardens. Rare and exotic butterflies have been placed in the facility for visitors to enjoy until Feb.24.
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Members of the media talk to artist Paul Emsley, center right, in front of his newly commissioned painting of the Duchess of Cambridge, on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
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A man puts candles in front of the Kurdish Institute, adding to a makeshift memorial a day after three female Kurdish activists were shot and killed.
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The date is written in freshly fallen snow.
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Female tour guides dressed in traditional kimonos smile as they visit the Meiji Shrine to attend a purification ceremony to celebrate Coming of Age Day. Young people turning 20 are officially recognized as adults in Japan.
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A dust storm ahead of a cyclone approaches the western Australian coast.
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Bratislav Jovanovic, 43, enters a tomb he uses as shelter during the winter. Jovanovic has been homeless for nearly 20 years, since his house was burned down in a fire, and has lived in the tomb for the last 15 years.
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Indian Border Security Force troops patrol along the border with Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Sunni protesters against the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki chant slogans during a demonstration.
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Demonstrators hold banners and candles during a protest to condemn deadly bombings in Quetta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Anchorage Fire Department Engineer Pat O'Shea carries a cat rescued from a burned apartment building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily NewsLink
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