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Coronavirus, crashes and conflict: February's most powerful pictures

A protester covers his body while security force use slingshots to disperse anti-government protesters during clashes in downtown Baghdad, Iraq
A protester covers his body while security force use slingshots to disperse anti-government protesters during clashes in downtown Baghdad, Iraq Copyright Khalid Mohammed/ AP Photo
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Here is our selection of the best photographs from February.


Here are some of the most powerful pictures from February. 

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President Donald Trump arrives at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to attend the North Carolina Opportunity Now Summit, in Charlotte, N.C.Evan Vucci/AP PhotoEvan Vucci
Manolis Lagoutaris / AFP
A young child creams during clashes between refugees and riot police during the demonstration outside the Kara Tepe camp, on the island of Lesbos, Greece.Manolis Lagoutaris / AFP
Yilmaz Sonmez/IHA via AP Photo
Emergency service members work in the snow around overturned vehicles near the Turkish town of Bahcesehir. Forty-one people were killed after a pair of avalanches in eastern Turkey.Yilmaz Sonmez/IHA via AP Photo
Emrah Gurel/AP Photo
Turkish police guard the wreckage of a plane operated by Pegasus Airlines after it skidded off the runway at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, in Istanbul, Turkey.Emrah Gurel/AP Photo
Marko Drobnjakovic/AP Photo
A child stands at the border between Serbia and Hungary in Kelebija. About two hundred migrants, including children, gathered at Serbia's border with Hungary to demand to be allowed entry into the European Union.Marko Drobnjakovic/AP Photo
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Medical workers treat patients in the isolated intensive care unit at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.Chinatopix via AP
Antonio Calanni/AP Photo
A high-speed passenger train derails in northern Italy, killing two railway workers and injuring 27 people.Antonio Calanni/AP Photo
Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo
A bride watches her smartphone in a mass wedding ceremony at the Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea.Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo
South Korean film director Bong Joon Ho poses with his engraved awards as he attends the 92nd Oscars Governors Ball at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.VALERIE MACON / AFP
Masked Palestinians prepare to attach balloons to a gas canister before releasing it with an incendiary device near Gaza's Bureij refugee camp, along the Israel-Gaza border fence.MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
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A man wearing a protective face mask covered himself with a plastic cover before enters a supermarket in Wuhan (coronavirus epicentre) in central China's Hubei province.Chinatopix via AP
Hussein Malla/AP Photo
Tear gas canisters that fired by riot police, blowing over anti-government protesters during a protest, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.Hussein Malla/AP Photo
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga female officer bites a snake while demonstrating skills during a graduation ceremony in the Kurdish town of Soran, northeast of the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Arbil.SAFIN HAMED / AFP
Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix / AFP
Dmitrij Gordejev and his five years old son Daniel stand in the water spray from breaking waves in the harbour of Moss, some 60 km south of Oslo.Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix / AFP
Vincent Yu/AP Photo
Flower shop owner Iris Leung wears her protective face mask as she delivers flowers with masks to customers on Valentine's Day in Hong Kong.Vincent Yu/AP Photo
Matias Delacroix/AP Photo
Members of the Bolivarian National Militias rest atop a building next to La Carlota airbase during military exercises in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro ordered two days of nationwide military drills, including the participation of civilian militias.Matias Delacroix/AP Photo
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Water is slowly draining from the freeway after a water main break east of the location flooded all lanes, closing the freeway in both directions, in east Houston, Texas, USA© 2020 Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle via AP
Alex Brandon/AP Photo
President Donald Trump throws rose petals during a ceremony at the Raj Ghat Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. New Delhi, India.Alex Brandon/AP Photo
Manish Swarup/AP Photo
Relatives and neighbours wail near the body of Mohammad Mudasir, 31, who was killed in communal violence in New Delhi, India.Manish Swarup/AP Photo
Syrian boys sit at a cemetery where displaced families took refuge in its prayer hall, in the town of Sarmada in Syria's northwestern Idlib province,AAREF WATAD / AFP
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
A man snowboards down a slope overlooking Mount Yotei at a ski resort. Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan.Jae C. Hong/AP PhotoJae C. Hong
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