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Best pictures from February 27

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Supporters of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh climb a monument during a rally marking the first anniversary of his power transfer in Sanaa. The banner reads, "No to extremism, No to terrorism."

Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS

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Local resident Hauwa Maiga stands in front of her house in Gao, Mali. The house is partly made from straw.

JOE PENNEY/REUTERS

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Skiers ride in a chairlift at the Flumserberg skiing area in the eastern Swiss Alps.

ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS

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Max, a 2-year-old Amur tiger, gets ready to pounce on a snowman his keepers made for him at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. The snowman, which didn’t stand a chance, featured meat for eyes and buttons, as well as bones for feet.

Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society/AP

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Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives in St Peter's Square to hold his last general audience at the Vatican.

ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

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A man cleans the windows of a building in Caracas, Venezuela.

JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A man exercises before swimming in the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ariel Schalit/AP

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A woman walks past the scene of a passenger bus accident near Mwingi town in eastern Kenya. At least 35 people were killed in the road accident early Wednesday morning.

STRINGER/REUTERS

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Students along with Premier Christy Clark form a heart during Pink Shirt Day at Point Grey Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Premier Christy Clark announced that $1-million in civil forfeiture proceeds will be given in grants to school-led, anti-bullying efforts across B.C.

Rafal Gerszak/Rafal Gerszak

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Neil Heslin, the father of a six-year-old boy who was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, holds a picture of himself with his son Jesse and wipes his eye while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013.

Susan Walsh/AP

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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie, right, tags out Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace at third base during third inning MLB Grapefruit League baseball action at Dunedin, Florida.

Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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A vendor carries lemonade for sale through the stands before an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Philadelphia Phillies, in Fort Myers, Florida.

David Goldman/AP

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A woman walks past the National War Memorial during heavy snowfall in Ottawa.

CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS

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Pedestrians negotiate through slush-filled streets and sidewalks during the morning commute in Toronto, Ontario.

Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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