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Jan Matura of Czech Republic soars through the air during a trial jump of the Men's large hill individual ski jumping event at the Nordic Skiing World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL KARMANN / EPA

Bernhard Gruber of Austria celebrates after taking second place in the Nordic Combined Gundersen competition at the FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA GINDL / EPA

Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from a balcony upon arrival in Castel Gandolfo. Once he steps down later Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI will begin his retirement in the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, a sumptuous villa outside Rome with ornamental gardens, breathtaking views and its own farm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENZO PINTO / AFP

Finishing touches are made to the monumental rice paper boat by renowned Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi at Olympia Exhibition Centre. The work is presented by Pearl Lam Galleries for the opening of the inaugural Art 13 London, an art fair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Clarke / Getty Images

Inmates, photographed through a tinted window, stand outside at the Jilava Prison outside Bucharest. The Council of Europe organized a media visit to the prison, a day after a conference on drug abuse and rising HIV in prisons in Eastern Europe. Some 200 inmates in Jilava prison and two other Romanian jails have benefited from anti-drugs programs funded by the Norwegian government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

South Koreans, wearing traditional Korean costumes, carry torches as they march on a street during a ceremony to celebrate the March 1st Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

A masked Palestinian stone thrower kicks a burning tire during a protest to support Palestinian prisoners outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near Ramallah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Associated Press

Sami, 32, steps into an underground Roman tomb used for shelter from Syrian government forces shelling and airstrikes. Across northern Syria, rebels, soldiers, and civilians are making use of the country's wealth of ancient and medieval antiquities to protect themselves from Syria's 2-year-old war. They are built of thick stone that has already withstood centuries, and are often located in strategic locations overlooking towns and roads.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated Press

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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visits Southern California

Xi Jinping, China's vice president and the heir apparent to President Hu Jintao, is making his official U.S. debut this week. Xi's five-day trip to the U.S. has been met with...   View Post»

   

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The Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 6 this year, is held at night on the 15th day of the first month in the lunar calendar—the first occasion in the lunar year when...   View Post»

   

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism and this week we had a royal treat. The wedding of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Kate...   View Post»

   

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Pictures in the News | Feb. 28, 2013

In Thursday’s Pictures in the News: Skiers take to the slopes in the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Predazzo, Italy; Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from a balcony upon arrival in Castel Gandolfo, where he will begin his retirement in the papal summer residence (more photos); South Koreans, wearing traditional Korean costumes, carry torches as they march during a ceremony to celebrate the March 1st Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Cheonan, South Korea; and there’s more.

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