Above, South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius attends his bail hearing at the Magistrate Court in Pretoria on Feb. 21. Pistorius has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. After four days of hearings, he was granted bail.
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A person walks past the 12-story building that Internet security firm Mandiant alleged (in a report released on Feb. 19) to be the home of a Chinese military-led hacking group. Mandiant's report came after the firm reportedly traced a host of cyberattacks to the building, located in Shanghai's northern suburb of Gaoqiao. Mandiant said its hundreds of investigations showed that groups hacking into U.S. newspapers, government agencies, and companies "are based primarily in China and that the Chinese government is aware of them." Melissa Chan explains in FP how Chinese hackers have gotten better and better at phishing here, while David Rothkopf argues that Chinese cyberattacks are just the latest sign we've entered into what he calls the "Cool War."
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A "snake goddess" leads the Chinese New Year parade in Sydney, Australia. on Feb. 17. The parade featured more than 3,500 performers from Australia and China, including 120 performers from Shenzhen, Sydney's official partner city for this year's festival.
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Malian soldiers fight as clashes erupted in the city of Gao on Feb. 21. That same day, an apparent car bomb struck near a camp housing French troops as Malian and foreign forces struggled to secure Mali's volatile north against Islamist rebels.
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British Prime Minister David Cameron (center) along with Punjab State Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal (left), and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Avtar Singh Makkar (right) visit the Sikh Shrine Golden temple -- the site of a colonial-era massacre -- in Amritsar, India, on Feb. 20. Noting the enduring scar of British rule on the subcontinent, which ended in 1947, Cameron described the episode as "deeply shameful."
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A Borneo orangutan seeks cover in its enclosure at the Mandai Zoological Garden in Singapore on Feb. 20.
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A man practices parkour on the south bank of the Thames on Feb. 18 in London, England.
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A woman votes at a polling station in Quito, Ecuador, on Feb. 17. Ecuadorians began voting on Sunday in national elections in which President Rafael Correa is the overwhelming favorite. But what's the future hold of socialist populism in Latin America? Here, Alvaro Vargas LLosa argues that Hugo Chávez's eventual death will leave a massive hole in the continent's leftist leadership, while this post by Eurasia Group's Risa Grais-Targow argues that Correa has the charisma to lead, but lacks the resources.
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Two women model outfits inside the Glasgow School of Art's new building on Feb. 21 in Glasgow, Scotland. Currently under construction, the building will house fashion and textile students from the college.
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A stray dog rests near closed shops at a market in Siliguri, India, during a two-day strike called by trade unions opposing what they call the "anti-labor" policies of the current United Progressive Alliance government. Millions of India's workers participated in the nationwide strike.
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Serge Charnay, a French father who was denied access to visit his son, lies on the ground surrounded by white paint reading "One parent too many?" during a Feb. 20 protest for fathers' rights in Nantes. Charnay, who made headlines in France over the weekend after he spent four days perched on a giant crane, is battling to win back the right to see his son; he lost all visiting rights when he was accused of kidnapping the boy.
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Hindu sadhus, or holy men, rest near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on Feb. 20 in Nepal. Dozens of sadhus live around the temple and devote their life to Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.
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Afghan girls selling tea wait for customers on a hilltop overlooking Kabul on Feb. 20. Roughly 60 percent of Afghanis are under 25 years old; 52 percent are under 18.
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Pope Benedict XVI delivers his Angelus Blessing from the window of his private studio overlooking St. Peter's Square on Feb. 17 in Vatican City. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on Feb. 27.
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This Feb. 19 photo provides a view of a public housing estate in Choi Hung, Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world, with a population of over 7.1 million inhabitants in an area of 1100 square kilometers.
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Children of the ultra-Orthodox Tholdot Avraham Yizhak Hasidic dynasty march with torches during a Feb. 17 inauguration ceremony for a new Torah in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem. Hundreds marched and danced through the neighborhood and into the synagogue, where they placed the holy book.
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A Tate Modern employee walks past a painting entitled "Whaam! 1963" during a press preview of "Lichtenstein: A Retrospective" at the Tate Modern on Feb. 18 in London, England.
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The Star Jet roller coaster, pictured on Feb. 19 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, remains in the water months after the pier it sat on collapsed during Superstorm Sandy. Governor Chris Christie has estimated that damage in New Jersey caused by Sandy could reach $37 billion.
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Couples take part in a mass wedding ceremony at Cheongshim Peace World Center on Feb. 17 in Gapyeong-gun, South Korea. 3,500 couples from 200 countries around the world exchanged wedding vows that day.
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