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Feb 23, 2015

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08

This week's selection from the past seven includes the Oscars, carnival in Brazil, the troubles in the Ukraine, Syria and ski jumping.

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Revelers from the Sao Clemente samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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A combination photo shows a sequence of an explosion erupting from a CSX Corp train derailment in Mount Carbon West Virginia STEVE KEENAN/REUTERS

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Boston Terriers stand in the ring during judging in the non-sporting group during day one of competition at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show in the Manhattan borough of New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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A woman shovels snow in the area around a car after a winter storm hit Charlottetown NATHAN ROCHFORD/Reuters

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Journalists and the wounded driver of a car of a Ukrainian TV channel travel near an explosion after shelling not far from Debaltseve GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Than reacts after he was wounded when the convoy he was in was fired upon by the MNDAA, between the capital of Kokang, Laukkai, and Chinshwehaw Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode at the River Hongbao Lunar New Year Celebrations along Marina Bay in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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A woman cries after a family member was killed when a carnival float hit power lines in Port-au-Prince STRINGER/REUTERS

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Traditional Elzach carnival masks are made by woodcarver Lang at his studio in Black Forest MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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People participate in a massive snowball battle in the wake of winter storm Octavia in Washington YURI GRIPAS/REUTERS

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A model swings her purse at photographers as she gets into a limo following the Tory Burch Fall/Winter 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Revellers wearing masks pose for photographers during carnival festivities, in Portugal's northeastern village of Podence RAFAEL MARCHANTE/REUTERS

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Shark ecologist and boat captain Juan Oliphant signals to tourists that a lot of sharks are approaching them on a cageless shark dive tour in Haleiwa, Hawaii. HUGH GENTRY/REUTERS

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Adcock holds a .308 caliber rifle with the lettering 'American Sniper' etched on the side during the murder trial of Routh in Stephenville, Texas MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Gilles of Binche parade during the carnival event in Binche YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Revellers kiss each other during the annual block party known as "Carmelitas" in Rio de Janeiro PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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A rainbow appears over the partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls Ontario LINDSAY DEDARIO/REUTERS

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A Komondor runs during competition in the Working Group, at the139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, at Madison Square Garden in the Manhattan borough of New York MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Takanashi of Japan arrives for a training session of the women's Individual normal hill HS100 ski jumping at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Rebel fighters man an anti-aircraft weapon at the front line against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Ratian village, north of Aleppo AMMAR ABDULLAH/Reuters

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A wounded Ukrainian soldier looks through a windows as he arrives to a hospital in Artemivsk GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A Chinese Buddhist monk walks under decorations at a temple, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Nonthaburi province CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Real Madrid's Ronaldo celebrates with Carvajal after scoring a goal against Schalke 04 during their Champions League Round of 16 first leg soccer match in Gelsenkirchen WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Courtroom sketch shows Khalid al-Fawwaz, a 52-year-old Saudi national, during closing arguments of his trial in the New York Federal Court HANDOUT/REUTERS

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People take part in the "The Burial of the Sardine" funeral procession, which marks the end of carnival festivities, in Madrid JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A model talks on his cell phone backstage before the Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2015 collection presentation at New York Fashion Week ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Garbage collectors, with their horse and cart, unload rubbish at the municipal dump in Nezahualcoyotl HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls Ontario LINDSAY DEDARIO/REUTERS

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Two year-old Lily Mills dressed in a ballet tutu dances as she poses for pictures in the spotlight on the stage of the Harlow Theatre during a break at a dress rehearsal for a children's ballet show in Harlow RUSSELL BOYCE/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode above the Potala Palace during the celebration of the Tibetan New Year, in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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Reverend Kathleen Day speaks about aid worker Kayla Mueller at a candlelight memorial honoring her at the Prescott's Courthouse Square in Prescott, Arizona DEANNA DENT/REUTERS

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A model presents a creation during The Blonds 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

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A view seen through the scope of a weapon belonging to a sniper and rebel fighter shows a building where forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are stationed, as seen from Al Waer STRINGER/Reuters

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A potter passes a roof tile to his colleague to place it inside an oven to bake at a small traditional factory on the outskirts of Karachi ATHAR HUSSAIN/REUTERS

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Schlierenzauer of Austria is mirrored during his jump in a training session of the men's normal hill individual HS100 ski jumping at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A rebel fighter of al-Jabha al-Shamiya sits near the front line with Bashkuwi village, north of Aleppo STRINGER/Reuters

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A worker puts handles on to cups at the Portmeirion Factory in Stoke-on-Trent DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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African migrants sit on top of a border fence as a Spanish Civil Guard officer stands on a ladder during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain's Melilla STRINGER/SPAIN/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry speaks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism at the State Department in Washington JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Boys play basketball in the facilities of Belarus' Republican Clinic of Speleotherapy within a salt mine, as part of their treatment, near the town of Soligorsk VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Supporters of AS Roma light flares during their Europa League round of 32 first leg soccer match against Feyenoord in Rome GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Feyenoord fans clash with police at the Spanish Steps prior to the start of the Europa League soccer match between Roma and Feyenoord in Rome STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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BSC Young Boys Hoarau fails to score on a penalty against Everton's goalkeeper Howard during their Europa League round of 32 first leg soccer match in Bern THOMAS HODEL/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Russian opposition leader Navalny wears handcuffs as he is escorted after attending a court hearing in Moscow SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Main opposition CHP deputy Duzgun falls down as lawmakers from his party and the ruling AK Party scuffle during a debate at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara STRINGER/TURKEY/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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British model Jourdan Dunn presents a creation during the Fashion for Relief charity catwalk show in London TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Rescue workers stand next to a derailed train after two trains collided near Rafz ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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People walk in front of the snow-covered Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Sadao Kimbara rides on a Honda motorcycle with a sidecar he made out of an oil barrel as his grandson Rui smiles in the sidecar in Ome, outskirts of Tokyo Toru Hanai/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A bride gets ready during a mass wedding ceremony in Delhi AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A snow covered taxi drives past a picture of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah in Jbaa village, south Lebanon ALI HASHISHO/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis waits for the start of an extraordinary euro zone Finance Ministers meeting to discuss Athens' plans to reverse austerity measures agreed as part of its bailout in Brussels YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Juventus' Claudio Marchisio argues with Atalanta's Lionel Scaloni during their Italian Serie A soccer match in Turin GIORGIO PEROTTINO/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Scott Croxall of Team LTD leads the pack down the track at the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship race in Belfast CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A fire blazes at "The Torch", a residential high-rise tower, in Dubai STAFF/Reuters

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Alison Cragie, a member of a women's surf boat crew, is thrown from the boat by a breaking wave during a race in the Day of Giants Surf Boat Competition being held at Piha Beach, located west of Auckland STRINGER/NEW ZEALAND/Reuters

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A view of artillery fire and landing exercises guided by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un KCNA/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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People wearing St. George's Ribbons stand in front of police during "Anti-Maidan" rally in Moscow SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Pope Francis arrives to lead a special audience with faithful from Cassano alpo Jonio diocese at the Vatican OSSERVATORE ROMANO/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Rebensburg of Germany competes to place second in the women's giant slalom of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Maribor SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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French riot police take cover behind shields as they clash with protesters during a demonstration to mark the anniversary of a march in 2014 which ended in clashes with riot police, in Nantes STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Kasai of Japan soars through the air during his first jump of the men's normal hill individual HS100 ski jumping event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A man walks amid rubble of collapsed buildings after what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Douma Eastern Al-Ghouta, near Damascus MOHAMMED BADRA/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Members of Somalia's military forces stand guard at a ruined building during the arrival of Djibouti's President Guelleh at the Aden Abdulle International Airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu FEISAL OMAR/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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The red carpet gets a final cleaning before an Afghan military honor cordon welcomes Carter at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A man jumps into the sea from the top of the Galle Dutch fort in Galle DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS

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A Saudi man stands during a snowfall in the desert near Tabuk MOHAMED AL HWAITY/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Fighter with the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic army looks at a destroyed Ukrainian army tank near the town of Debaltseve BAZ RATNER/REUTERS

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Team Germany celebrates winning the Nordic Combined team Gundersen normal hill 4 x 5 km event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Finland's Ahonen soars past judges windows during the normal hill HS100 mixed team ski jumping event of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Medical staff evacuate McLaren's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain to an helicopter after crashing his car during a test session at Catalunya's racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona STRINGER/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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France's Morgan Kneisky kisses the finish line after his victory in the Men's Madison final at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A boy spins rings of fire during rituals in celebration of Sirni Zagovezni, the first Sunday before Great Lent, in the village of Lozen STOYAN NENOV/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Man uses a floating pitcher to catch a fish after removing it from a net at Keenjhar Lake, near Thatta AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Men carry floating pitchers which they use to catch fish while heading home in Soneri village next to Keenjhar Lake, near Thatta AKHTAR SOOMRO/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Fighter with the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic army looks for ammunition in a destroyed Ukrainian army compound in the town of Debaltseve BAZ RATNER/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Soldiers of China's PLA patrol in temperatures below minus 10 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Runners fill street at the start of Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris adjusts the tie of his husband David Burtka as they arrive at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Actor Redmayne reacts after winning the Oscar for best actor for his role in "The Theory of Everything" during the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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Steve Carell and Juilianne Moore at the Governors Ball at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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Jared Leto photobombs James W. Skotchdopole at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A bird flies in front of Palace of Culture and Science in morning fog in Warsaw KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS

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People run away from an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ISMAIL TAXTA/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A rainbow is seen against rain clouds above the Sacre Coeur Basilica on Montmartre after a sudden rain shower hit Paris CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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The son of farmer stands in front of tobacco leaves inside curing barn at tobacco plantation in valley of Vinales, in western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

Coolest Pix of 2015 Week 08
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A girl practices boxing at a local gym for disadvantaged youth in Kamukunnji SIEGFRIED MODOLA/REUTERS

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