Firefighters battle a blaze after a building collapse in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York.
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Rescue workers remove an injured person on a stretcher after an explosion and building collapse in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York.
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A woman takes a break between band performances during the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
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USC Head Coach Steve Sarkisian walks off the football field after completing the first day of spring practice on the Trojan campus in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sean Keenan, left, Harrison Miller and Joseph Greef work on their robot during a competition at Caltech in Pasadena. Six teams of mechanical engineering majors at the school compete in a "Raiders of the Lost Can"'-themed robot battle as part of a final project requirement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
A volunteer watches during Day 5 of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
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A protester waves a black flag during clashes with riot police in Kadikoy, on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Turkish riot police fired tear gas at protesters massed outside a hospital after the death of a teenage boy wounded and left comatose during anti-government protests last year.
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Officers from the Ukrainian navy ship Ternopil get on board a boat in front of the Russian minesweeper "Turbinist" anchored at the harbor of Sevastopol. Lawmakers on the flashpoint Crimean peninsula voted for independence from Ukraine ahead of a referendum on joining Russia while Washington rebuffed talks with Moscow in one of their fiercest clashes since the Cold War.
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Congolese soldiers from Misca (African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic) face students demonstrating near Bangui university to ask for payment of their arrears of scholarships. Top UN officials said last week that a peacekeeping mission is essential to stabilize the Central African Republic — but there will be no "quick fix" and the cost will be significant.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIA KAMBOU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A relative of a Chinese passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 addresses the media at the Lido Hotel in Beijing. Officials have expanded the search area for the missing aircraft to include more of the Gulf of Thailand between Malaysia and Vietnam and land along the Malay pensinusula.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty ImagesLink
Students of Rabindrabharati University apply color on one another as they celebrate the Holi festival at Tagore House in Calcutta. Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colors, is observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month and will be celebrated on March 16 this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
An Indian Hindu devotee performs with fire as he participates in a procession ahead of the Holi festival in Amritsar.
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A bear dances to bagpipe music by Pakistani bear handler Naseer Ahmed in Islamabad, Pakistan. Ahmed earns around rupees 500 ($5 in U.S. dollars) a day from spectators to support his family.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: B.K. Bangash / Associated PressLink
Indian firefighters battle to extinguish a huge fire in a paint factory in Howrah, India.
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Dozens of Greenpeace activists stage a protest urging the Indonesian government to stop using coal. They ask that the government tap into clean, renewable energy such as wind power, geothermal, solar, micro-hydro power and other clean energy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAGUS INDAHONO / EPALink
Bode Miller of the U.S. in action during the men's downhill race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup finals in Parpan-Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT / EPALink
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