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AMAZING pictures of the month: FEBRUARY

Last updated on: February 29, 2012 09:07 IST

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in the month gone by.

A sadhu recites the holy book of Ramayana on the eve of Shivaratri festival at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.

Hindu holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Shivaratri festival which was celebrated on February 20.

This is one of the biggest Hindu festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva and is celebrated by devotees all over the world, with holy men smoking marijuana and some smearing their bodies with ashes and praying.

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Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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A wrestler rubs his hands with mud to prevent slipping due to sweat, during a traditional mud wrestling bout, or Kushti, at the Akhaara centre in Kolhapur, about 400 kms south of Mumbai.

Fewer people are taking up Kushti, according to the sport's coaches, as young athletes turn instead to mat wrestling to gain access to top international sports competitions. 

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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A boy plays soccer on a beach in Gabon's capital Libreville. Picture taken on February 9, 2012. 

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Photographs: Louafi Larbi/Reuters

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Miguel Paludo in his number 32 Chevrolet crashes during the NASCAR Camping World Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 truck race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, on February 24. 

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Photographs: Pierre Ducharme/Reuters

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A reveller from the Vila Isabel samba school parades on the first night of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, on February 20.

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Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters

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A file picture shows a 'Brookesia micra' chameleon on a matchhead in Madagascar.

The so-called 'Brookesia micra' chameleon, believed to be the world's smallest, has been discovered on the island of Madagascar, German and American biologists announced on February 16, 2012.

The lizard, with a 16-millimetre body, measures 29 millimetres with its tail full extended.

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Nine-year-old Rahul gets his make-up done to look like a demon before the start of a religious procession ahead of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu.

Hindu women across the world celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary, so that their husbands will be blessed with long lives.

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Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters

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A German riot police officer sprays pepper spray at a Left-wing protestor during a demonstration in Dresden on February 18. 

The demonstration was held under the motto "Dresden free of Nazis".

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Photographs: Pawel Sosnowski/Reuters

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People gather around a train as they wait for the arrival of those wounded during clashes in Port Said stadium, at Ramses metro station in Cairo, early on February 2.

74 people were killed when supporters clashed at an Egyptian soccer match, prompting fans and politicians to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Challenger Steve "USS" Cunningham of the US takes a heavy punch from Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba during their IBF cruiserweight World Championship title re-match in Frankfurt on February 4.

Hernandez won the fight after 12 rounds by a 3-0 judge decision.

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Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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The ancient Colosseum is seen during a heavy snowfall late in the night in Rome on February 4.

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Photographs: Gabriele Forzano/Reuters

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Meryl Streep, Best Actress winner for "The Iron Lady," and French actor Jean Dujardin, Best Actor winner for "The Artist," pose backstage at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on February 26. 

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Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters

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A model presents a creation at the McQ Alexander McQueen 2012 Autumn/Winter collection show during London Fashion Week, on February 20.

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Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Pedro Sanchez, a dwarf bullfighter dressed in a "Superman" costume, from the Superlandia group flips near a calf at the Plaza de Toros La Macarena in Medellin, on February 19.

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Photographs: Albeiro Lopera/Reuters

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Children play on a wrecked car on the outskirts of Dhaka, on February 17.

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Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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's Member of the European Parliament Licia Ronzulli (top C) takes part with her daughter in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on February 15.

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Photographs: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

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First Lady Michelle Obama plays mini-tennis during a "Let's Move!" faith and communities physical activity at Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, on February 11.

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Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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Syrian boys walk shoulder to shoulder in the rain at the Boynuyogun refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, on February 8.

There are 1,750 Syrian refugees living in the camp which was set up by the Turkish Red Crescent. The Turkish foreign ministry says there are currently some 10,000 Syrian refugees living in six different camps in Turkey.

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Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

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A man stands between dump trucks at the Belarusian Autoworks plant during an international conference "Dump Truck Transport 2012" in Zhodino, some 50 kms east of Minsk, the capital of Belarus, on February 9.

BELAZ is a specialised manufacturer of heavy-duty and super-size load capacity dump trucks.

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Photographs: Vasily Fedosenko /Reuters

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Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily, on February 9.

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Photographs: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

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Japanese college students watch a cheerleader at a rally wishing for success in their job search in Tokyo, on February 8.

More than 1,000 students from business schools took part in the rally to boost their morale before their job search.

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Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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US President Barack Obama reacts as Joey Hudy of Phoenix, Arizona, launches a marshmallow from his Extreme Marshmallow Cannon in the State Dining Room of the White House during the second White House Science Fair in Washington, on February 7.

The fair celebrates the achievements of student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math competitions from across the US.

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Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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A US Marine Corps helicopter is seen flying through this scene of the full moon and the Capitol in this NASA handout photo taken from Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on February 7. 

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Photographs: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

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Venezuelan soldiers march during a military parade to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the failed coup attempt on President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, on February 4.

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Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters

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An illustration picture shows a woman looking at the Facebook website on a computer in Munich, on February 2.

Facebook unveiled plans for the biggest ever Internet IPO that could raise as much as $10 billion, but made it clear CEO Mark Zuckerberg will exercise almost complete control over the company, leaving investors with little say. 

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Photographs: Michael Dalder/Reuters

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Member of Parliament Morteza Aghatehrani adjusts his turban while walking in the Iranian Parliament in Tehran, on February 1. 

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Photographs: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters

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A dancer performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during the Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) dress rehearsal in Tel Aviv, on February 1.

Fuerza Bruta were in Israel for shows as part of their world tour.

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Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters

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