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REWIND: The best PHOTOS of the week gone by

Last updated on: February 28, 2011 09:10 IST

REWIND: The best PHOTOS of the week gone by

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We bring you a presentation of some of the best photos from around the world in this week.

Mark Melligen (Right) of the Philippines takes a punch from Gabriel Martinez of Mexico during their 10-round
welterweight fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. Melligen went on to win the fight by unanimous decision.

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Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters
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Police use a water canon to disperse members of main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party during a protest in New Delhi February 24. The police fought back with batons, water-cannons and tear gas hundreds of members of BJP who were protesting against corruption and high food prices.


Photographs: B Mathur/Reuter
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A Chinook helicopter lands to pick up US. soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division following a night raid in Yahya Khel, Paktika province.

The night raid is a controversial tactic that has been stepped up dramatically since General David Petraeus took over running the Afghan war last year, despite strong opposition led by President Hamid Karzai. Petraeus says the pressure on suspected insurgents and their networks has brought a new dynamic to a near-decade-old war.

Critics argue it is fuelling violence because poor intelligence means dozens of innocent people are killed or detained. Although more than 80 per cent of recent raids ended without a shot being fired, violence escalates fast when it does break out, with 600 people killed on operations in the three-month period. Picture taken February 21.


Photographs: Matt Robinson/Reuters
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A man sits on an army armoured vehicle in the eastern Libyan town of Shahat on February 24.


Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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A policeman is seen in flames after a petrol bomb was thrown at him during riots in front of the parliament in Athens February 23. Greek police clashed with protesters as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. The policeman was taken away by other officers after the attack and it is not known if he was severely injured.


Photographs: Giannis Liakos/Icon/Reuters
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Office workers look for a way out of a high rise building in central Christchurch on February 22. A strong earthquake killed at least 245 people in New Zealand's second-biggest city of Christchurch, with more casualties expected as rescuers worked into the night to find scores of people trapped inside collapsed buildings.


Photographs: Simon Baker/Reuters
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A dog begs from a food van selling hot dogs on Hyde Park Corner in London on February 21


Photographs: Chris Helgren/Reuters
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A helicopter flies past the cruise liner Queen Mary 2 as it travels through Sydney Harbour on February 22


Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Ded, a Thai man who lives in an impoverished slum in central Bangkok, crosses a railway track running between shacks February 21. Data showed Thailand's economy rebounding from a mild recession in the fourth quarter. The economy, Southeast Asia's second biggest, will feature prominently in a likely general election this year, particularly among the rural and urban poor. In Thailand, the richest 20 per cent of the population earn about 55 percent of the income, while the poorest fifth get 4 per cent, according to the World Bank.


Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero blows a bubble while tossing a ball during practice at their MLB American League spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, February 22


Photographs: Mike Cassese/Reuters
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The wind blows as Britain's Prince William (unseen) and his fiancee Kate Middleton, attend a Naming Ceremony and Service of Dedication for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) new Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, the 'Hereford Endeavour', at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, in Trearddur Bay, Anglesey in north Wales on February 24. 

Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton performed their first official engagement as a couple on Thursday, giving them an early taste of the life in the spotlight that awaits them.


Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
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Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt (Left) celebrates his goal against Sparta Prague during their Europa League round of 32, second leg soccer match in Liverpool, Northern England on February 24


Photographs: Russell Cheyne/Reuters
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One year-old gorilla Uzuri eats a salad at the zoo of Duisburg February 18. Kiburi was born 2 weeks ago in the zoo of Duisburg.


Photographs: Ina Fassbender/Reuters
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A Palestinian stone-thrower jumps as he runs from a water cannon containing a foul smelling substance fired by Israeli security forces, during clashes at a weekly protest against the controversial Israeli barrier, in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah.


Photographs: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
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Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff gets sprayed with snow during the second period of their NHL Heritage Classic outdoor hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, February 20


Photographs: Todd Korol/Reuters
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Spectators watch as space shuttle Discovery lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 24. Six astronauts are aboard on a mission to the International Space Station.


Photographs: Joe Skipper/Reuters
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