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A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning and exploded, reportedly injuring hundreds of people, including many hurt by broken glass. The area most affected appeared to be the city of Chelyabinsk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yekaterina Pustynnikova / Associated Press

Next year, Sochi will host the Winter Olympics. A new bobsled, skeleton and luge track in Krasnaya Poliana, in the mountains nearby, gets a tryout during the men's Skeleton World Cup. Ander Mirambell of Spain competes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI CHIRIKOV / EPA

A traditional dance is performed on the last day of the Spring Festival holiday, marking the Lunar New Year, at a temple fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPA

Bratislav Stojanovic, who is homeless, is seen near the underground tomb in which he's been dwelling. The 42-year-old has been dwelling in a cemetery in this southern Serbian city for more than 15 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darko Vojinovic / Associated Press

At Hellabrunn Zoo, a gorilla named Bagira holds her 1-week-old baby.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREAS GEBERT / EPA

Sun rises behind snow-covered trees on the Brocken mountain in the Harz region near Schierke.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MATTHIAS STRAUSS / AFP / Getty Images

Sweden's Matts Olsson reacts after the second run of the men's giant slalom at the 2013 Ski World Championships in Schladming.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAMUEL KUBANI / AFP / Getty Images

Kyrgyz soldiers march during guard-duty change-over at a monument to Kyrgyzstan-born Soviet soldiers killed in Afghanistan during fighting in the 1980s. A commemorative ceremony was held in the Kyrgyz capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP / Getty Images

A French soldier checks passengers of a transport truck arriving in Gao. Malian forces have stepped up security around the port and the main market, in an effort to stop the infiltration of rebel fighters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / AFP / Getty Images

A naga sadhu, or Hindu naked holy man, puts on garlands before participating in a procession to reach Sangam, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, for a ritual dip, on the third and last royal bath of the Maha Kumbh festival on occasion of Basant Panchami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

An Iraqi Sunni flashes the victory sign during an anti-government demonstration in Fallujah. Iraqi Sunnis started massive protests more than a month ago, complaining about arrests and other injustices at the hands of Shiite-led security forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED JALIL / EPA

An Israeli soldier fires tear gas during a weekly protest by Palestinians against the Jewish settlement of Qadomem in the West Bank.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / EPA

Libyan security forces stand guard at a checkpoint on the highway leading to downtown Benghazi. Libyans are preparing to mark the second anniversary of the uprising that ousted Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Hannon / Associated Press

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Pictures in the News | February 15, 2013

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Russia, where a meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring hundreds, many of whom were hurt by shattered glass.

In Africa, French soldiers check  passengers of a transport truck arriving  in  Gao.  Malian forces have stepped up security around the port and the main market in an effort to stop the infiltration of rebel fighters.

A 42-year-old homeless man from the southern Serbian city of Nis has been dwelling at a local cemetery for more than 15 years, turning one of the underground tombs there into a place of his own.

Elsewhere, Libyan security forces stand guard at a checkpoint on the highway leading to downtown Benghazi, where Libyans are preparing to mark the second anniversary of the uprising that ousted Moammar Kadafi;  a gorilla named Bagira holds her 1-week-old baby at Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich; and  in Beijing a traditional dance is performed on the last day of the Spring Festival holiday, marking the Lunar New Year.

1 Comment

  1. February 15, 2013, 10:51 am

    To whom we should blame? Global warming, inhumane killings, gay rights, abortion rights, pill after the nights, Church sex scandals or the hidden skeletons of the POPE BENEDICT, WHO RESIGNED ABRUPTLY?

    By: john2397

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