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Anti-government protesters burn documents after taking over a police headquarters building in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv as clashes raged in Kiev.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIY DYACHYSHYN / AFP/Getty Images

A view of Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, during clashes between protesters and government forces that left 25 people dead and 351 injured. The protests began in November after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed away from a trade agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / European Pressphoto Agency

A wounded anti-government protester is evacuated during clashes with riot police in Kiev's Independence square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERO QUARANTA / AFP/Getty Images

Andorra's Joan Verdu Sanchez crashes during the men's alpine skiing giant slalom at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty Images

Russian hockey player Evgeni Malkin, left, looks down the ice toward celebrating Finnish players after Finland's 3-1 victory over Russia in a Winter Olympics quarterfinal at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chuck Myers / MCT

Fans watch the men's ice hockey game between Russia and Finland on a large screen in Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Morry Gash / Associated Press

People dressed up as plague physicians ride an escalator in Berlin's main railway station during a promotional event for an exhibition about the "Black Death" at Berlin Dungeon, a tourist attraction.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS KALAENE / European Pressphoto Agency

Demonstrators protest outside the Egyptian Embassy in London to demand the release of detained journalists in Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP/Getty Images

Showing varying levels of interest, babies take part in a race in Amsterdam during the annual Nine Months Fair catering to new and prospective parents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN / AFP/Getty Images

A rebel fighter looks through a hole in a wall in Aleppo, Syria. Government forces have begun using a powerful type of cluster munition rocket, according to Human Rights Watch.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FADI AL-HALABI / AFP/Getty Images

Children peek from behind a curtain next to bride Rivka Hannah Hofman during a dance ritual after her wedding in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP/Getty Images

Two men walk toward salt-covered rocks that were once deep under the water of Iran's Lake Urmia, one of the world's biggest saltwater lakes, which has shrunk more than 80% in the last decade. Experts blame climate change, expanded irrigation for surrounding farms and the damming of rivers that feed the body of water. Saving the lake is a priority of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ebrahim Noroozi / Associated Press

Indonesian villagers standing on the remains of a bridge look at a river's rushing water mixed with volcanic material from the eruption of Mount Kelud in Kediri, Indonesia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FULLY HANDOKO / European Pressphoto Agency

Rey Valencia, right, and Sean Paul Guess, both 10 years old, wear caps and gowns at a news conference at Ramona's Day Care in Long Beach, part of three-day bus tour by government officials and others. The seven-stop "Gapbusters" is intended to highlight the roles played by early-childhood education and day care in preparing California's children for school.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers grabs the net before a game with the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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