Week in pictures 15 February 2013

By Matt Yelland, Picture manager REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Syria refugee children, look out of their classroom window at Al- Zaatri refugee camp, Jordan.

REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Pierre, a Catholic believer poses for a picture after attending Ash Wednesday mass in Bamako, Mali.

REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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A Hindu holy man takes a dip during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath), of the Pitcher Festival in the Indian city of Allahabad

REUTERS/Lunae Parracho
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Revellers throw popcorn into the air as a symbol of peace, during Carnival celebration, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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A protester, who opposes Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, shouts slogans at riot police, Cairo.

REUTERS/ANSA/ Alessandro Di Meo
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A flash of lighting is seen over St. Peter's Basilica during a rainstorm at the Vatican

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A masked manwalks around a tree covered with wooden tablets bearing New Year wishes, Beijing.

REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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Slovenian Misel Zerak continues racing with a gate flag covering his face during the World Alpine Skiing Championships, Austria.

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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A currency dealer of the Korea Exchange Bank works at a dealing room in Seoul.

REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A model having her hair styled during New York Fashion Week.

REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A worker carries an armload of red roses at Winston Flowers in Boston.

REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
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A man leaves the water after swimming at Sydney's Coogee beach.

REUTERS/Andy Clark
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A woman sits on a park bench with her dog along the waterfront beach of Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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A woman takes a photo of models presenting creations from the Clover Canyon Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, New York.

REUTERS/ Max Rossi
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A priest waits for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI to lead a special audience. Rome.

REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
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Performers from Brian MacFarlane's band parade on stage on the final day of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.