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  • TODAY 27 Feb 2017  
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Demonstrators take part in a protest outside the New York Times in New York. The White House denied access to an off-camera briefing to several major US media outlets, including CNN and The New York Times. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP)

Stargazers prepare to see an annular solar eclipse at the Estancia El Muster, near Sarmiento, Chubut province, 1,600km south of Buenos Aires, Argentina. They applauded as they were plunged into darkness when the moon passed in front of the sun in a 'ring of fire' eclipse. (ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP)

HMD global CEO Arto Nummela presents his company's new phone Nokia 3310 during a press conference on the eve of the start of the Mobile World Congress. (Josep Lago/AFP)

Manchester United's players celebrate with the trophy on the pitch after their victory in the English League Cup final football match against Southampton at Wembley stadium in north London. (Ian KINGTON/AFP)

Tottenham Hotspur's Victor Wanyama (L) heads the ball during the English Premier League football match against Stoke City at White Hart Lane stadium in London. Tottenham stormed up to second in the Premier League with a 4-0 home demolition of Stoke. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

England's Jonny May is tackled by Italy's Giovanbattista Venditti during the Six Nations rugby union match at Twickenham stadium in London. England beat Italy 36-15. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Galina Vishnevskaya of Kazakhstan shoots during the biathlon women's 12.5km mass start at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, northern Japan. Vishnevskaya won the gold medal. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)


Buddhist monks scuffle with Thai policemen outside the Dhammakaya sect temple in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok, as police unsuccessfully search for a prominent monk accused of financial wrongdoings. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Soldiers and police officers stand guard in the departure hall at the KLIA2 budget terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, following the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un. (AP Photo/YC Hiam)

Demonstrators rally in Dupont Circle prior to marching to the White House during a 'Not My President Day' protest against US President Donald Trump on Presidents' Day in Washington, DC. (SAUL LOEB/AFP)

Protesters pose for a photograph with flags from England, European Union, Poland, France and Germany in front of Big Ben, near the Houses of Parliament during a 'Flag Mob' demonstration as part of a national day of action in support of migrants in the UK. (Justin TALLIS/AFP)

Iraqi security forces evacuate wounded comrades in an explosives-laden vehicle attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Troops advance towards the village of Husseinyah, south of Mosul, during an offensive to retake the western side of Mosul. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP)

Arsenal's Rob Holding (L) gets his head to the ball during the English FA Cup fifth round football match against Sutton United at the Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, in south London. Arsenal won 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals. (Glyn KIRK/AFP)

Japan's Takumi Miyazawa crashes in the men's snowboard slalom at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, northern Japan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Ana Konjuh of Croatia returns the ball to Zhang Shuai of China during the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Konjuh beat Zhang 6-0, 6-1 in the first round. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)


A civilian plants a white flag in the berm as he arrives at the defence line of Iraqi federal police forces in the town of Abu Saif after escaping Islamic State territory. (AP/Bram Janssen)

Malaysian Ambassador to North Korea Mohamad Nizan Mohamad speaks to journalists as he arrives at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China, from Pyongyang after being recalled by Malaysian government. (AP/Andy Wong)

A policeman stands next to the body of a bodyboarder killed by a shark, covered by a white cloth next to his bodyboard on a beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. (AFP/Richard Bouhet)

Riot police clash with taxi drivers during a demonstration in Rome. A week-long strike by taxi drivers that has crippled transport in Rome, Milan and Turin is heating up, with cabbies marching through the city to protest legislation they say will favour Uber. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)

An officer checks the positions of Chinese paramilitary guards before the welcome ceremony of French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Cazeneuve is on a three-day visit to China until Feb 23. (AFP/Fred Dufour)

Kim Chol Gwang of North Korea competes as fans of the North Korean team chant during the men's 500 meters heat of short track speed skating competition at the Asian Winter Games at Makomanai Indoor Skating Rink in Sapporo, northern Japan. (AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

India's Harmanpreet Kaur celebrates after defeating South Africa in their ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier final one-day international cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

US skipper Rich Wilson, placing 13th in his second participation to the Vendee Globe around-the-world solo sailing race, celebrates aboard his Imoca 60 monohull "Great America IV" as he arrives in Les Sables-d'Olonne, western France. (AFP/Jean-Sebastien Evrard)


A Palestinian man from the Abu Ramouz family stands next to his belongings outside their house that was demolished by Israeli army bulldozers in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina on the grounds that it was built without a construction permit. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

An Afghan refugee man gives a haircut to a friend in an abandoned warehouse where they have taken refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. Hundreds of migrants have been sleeping rough in freezing conditions in central Belgrade looking for ways to cross the heavily guarded EU borders. (AP/Muhammed Muheisen)

A member of a nationalist group march through a smoke in the Ukrainian capital to mark the third anniversary of the Maidan protests in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

People walk in the snow at the Forbidden City after a visit by French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve in Beijing. Cazeneuve is on a three-day visit to China until Feb 23. (AFP/Fred Dufour/Pool)

Pigment powders lie in baskets in the historical Karakoy district in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

Ricardo Goulart (L) of Guangzhou Evergrande challenges Jaimes McKee of Eastern FC during their AFC Champions League group stage football match in Guangzhou, in China's Guangdong province. (AFP/STR)

Tajikistan's Barakatullo Zokirov competes in the alpine skiing men's giant slalom at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, northern Japan. (AP/Shuji Kajiyama)

Japan's Kei Nishikori smashes his racket after losing the first set during their ATP World Tour 500 Rio Open against Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci at Jockey Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)


Smoke billows as Iraqi forces attack Mosul airport during an offensive to retake the western side of the city from Islamic State militants. Iraqi forces entered Mosul airport, which lies on the southern edge of the city, for the first time since IS overran the region in 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

A Palestinian Bedouin school girl walks at her school in the village of Khan al-Ahmar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The UN raised concerns over newly announced demolition plans in a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank that threaten a primary school. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

African refugees and migrants, mostly from Sudan and Senegal, look at the sea aboard Golfo Azurro, the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship, after being rescued from a boat out of control at 25 miles north of Sabratha, off the Libyan coast, early in the morning. (AP/Santi Palacios)

Plain-clothes policemen arrest a young man following clashes between demonstrators and riot-police during a protest of students against police brutality, following the alleged rape of Theo in Paris. (AFP/Lionel Bonaventure)

Rural Hindu women queue to cast their votes at a polling station on the outskirts of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh state, India. Uttar Pradesh and four other Indian states are having state legislature elections in February-March, a key mid-term test for Narendra Modi's government. (AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Russia's Daniil Medvedev returns the ball to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff during the ATP Marseille Open 13 tennis match in Marseille, southern France. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)

Sloven Nika Kriznar soars during the women normal hill individual trial of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017 in Lahti will take place until Mar 5. (AFP/Christof Stache)

Mark Cavendish from Dimension Data cycling team celebrates as he crosses the finish line in Madinat Zayed to win the opening stage of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour. (AFP/Nezer Balout)


An Indian Hindu devotee holds a human skull and bone during a procession for Maha Shivaratri, dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva, in Allahabad. Hindus mark the Maha Shivaratri festival by offering prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the god of destruction. (AFP/Sanjay Kanojia)

Philippine Senator Leila De Lima, a former human rights commissioner, waves to supporters after appearing at a court in Muntinlupa City, suburban Manila. The critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war was arrested on charges supporters said were meant to silence her. (AFP/Noel Celis)

A Palestinian demonstrator throws an old shoe at a poster of US President Donald Trump as they protest against his support of Israel, near a Jewish settler enclave in the heart of the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron. (AFP/Hazem Bader)

A police officer fires rubber bullets at anti-immigrant protesters in Pretoria, South Africa. Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in the capital, while President Jacob Zuma appealed for calm. (AP/Themba Hadebe)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) member Mark Childs wears a party rosette on a Union Flag suit outside the campaign office for UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall following the result of the by-election for the Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency in Stoke-on-Trent, central England. (AFP/Oli Scarff)

Japan's Naoki Nakamura soars through the air in his second round jump at the ski jumping men's large hill individual at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, northern Japan. (AP/Shuji Kajiyama)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns the ball to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during their third semi final women's WTA Tennis Championship in Dubai. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Kai Lenny of Hawaii, USA, competes in the 2017 APP World Tour at Sunset Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. (AFP/Brian Bielmann)


A Syrian man wipes the cheek of a young girl at a make-shift hospital following reported government airstrike on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)

Iraqi special forces arrest an Islamic State militant in Mosul, Iraq. An Iraqi commander says special forces troops are progressing through western Mosul and encountering stiff resistance from entrenched Islamic State fighters. (AP/Khalid Mohammed)

Palestinian policeman shows a mannequin legs at supporters of Hizb-ut-Tahrir party during a demonstration against political arrests of the party members by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank city of Hebron. (AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi).

Revelers of the Academicos do Tucuruvi samba school perform during the first night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AFP/Nelson Almeida)

A young married couple make wedding pictures in front of the Eiffel tower, at sunrise at the trocadero in Paris. (AFP/Ludovic Marin)

Bayern Munich's Polnish striker Robert Lewandowski scores a penalty during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayern Munich and Hamburger SV in Munich, southern Germany. (AFP/Guenter Schiffmann)

Ryohei Yamanaka of the Sunwolves (R) is tackled by Dane Coles of the Hurricanes during the Super Rugby match between the Sunwolves of Japan and the Hurricanes of New Zealand at the Prince Chichibu Memorial stadium in Tokyo. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec competes in the Alpine Skiing FIS World Cup Ladies Super G race in Crans-Montana. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)