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Best pictures from February 21

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Displaced Syrian children are reflected in a puddle as they walk through an olive tree field near the Azaz camp for displaced people, north of Aleppo province, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. According to Syrian activists the number of people in the Azaz camp has grown by 3,000 in the last weeks due to heavier shelling by government forces.

Manu Brabo/AP

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A boy plays with his pet on a beach as the sun sets in Colombo, February 21, 2013.

DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS

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A Malian soldier looks on during fighting with Islamists in Gao, February 21, 2013. French and Malian troops fought Islamists on the streets of Gao and a car bomb exploded in Kidal on Thursday, as fighting showed little sign of abating weeks before France plans to start withdrawing some forces.

JOE PENNEY/REUTERS

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A French soldier aims his sniper rifle during fighting with Islamists in Gao February 21, 2013. French and Malian troops fought Islamists on the streets of Gao and a car bomb exploded in Kidal on Thursday, as fighting showed little sign of abating weeks before France plans to start withdrawing some forces.

JOE PENNEY/REUTERS

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Stalled vehicles are seen during a blizzard as traffic backs up on a major thoroughfare in Overland Park, Kansas, February 21, 2013. A major winter storm pounded the U.S. Great Plains on Thursday creating hazardous travel that resulted in at least one death, closing schools, scuttling air travel, and cutting off power to some communities.

DAVE KAUP/REUTERS

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Lawrence firefighters shovel as they back out of a snow covered neighborhood in Lawrence, Kan., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. The firefighters had just extinguished a vehicle fire.

Orlin Wagner/AP

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A memorial poster for the late Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss is seen outside Staples Center in Los Angeles, February 21, 2013. Buss, who parlayed a $1,000 real estate investment into ownership of the Los Angeles Lakers, winning 10 National Basketball Association championships and making the team one of the most glamorous in American sports, died on Monday at 80, the team said on its official website.

LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Saskatchewan skip Jill Shumay watches her final shot to defeat Team Canada during the twelfth draw at Scotties Tournament of Hearts curling championship in Kingston, February 21, 2013.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Ontario skip Rachel Homan throws a rock against Saskatchewan during the twelfth draw at Scotties Tournament of Hearts curling championship in Kingston, February 21, 2013.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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A combination photograph shows the skips from each team calling shots to their teammates during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts curling championship in Kingston. In the combination photograph from the week's competition are (First row L-R) Alberta's Kristie Moore, New Brunswick's Andrea Crawford, Nova Scotia's Mary-Anne Arsenault, Quebec's Allison Ross, (Second row L-R) British Columbia's Kelly Scott , Newfoundland & Labrador's Stacie Devereaux, Ontario skip Rachel Homan, Saskatchewan's Jill Shumay, (Third row L-R) Manitoba's Jennifer Jones, Northwest Territories/Yukon's Kerry Galusha, Prince Edward Island's Suzanne Birt, and Team Canada's Heather Nedohin.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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A truck drives in near whiteout conditions past a silhouette of a moose, on Interstate 80 near Gretna, Neb., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Much of the nation's heartland is experiencing heavy snow, treacherous roads as potentially dangerous winter storm pushed eastward out of the Rockies.

Nati Harnik/AP

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Soccer fans of FC Metalist Kharkiv react during Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match against Newcastle United in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

Efrem Lukatsky/AP

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