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Pictures of the Week: February 22, 2013

From the Denver Post some startling images

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Black poplars are pictured at Fuente Vaqueros, near Granada on February 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLER #

APTOPIX Russia Meteorite

In this photo provided by Chelyabinsk.ru a meteorite contrail is seen over Chelyabinsk on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. A meteor streaked across the sky of Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and reportedly injuring around 100 people, including many hurt by broken glass. (AP Photo/Chelyabinsk.ru) #

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An Indian Hindu vendor stands alongside offerings for sale as he waits for customers near the Sangam or confluence of the Yamuna, Ganges and mythical Saraswati rivers at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on February 17, 2013. The Kumbh Mela in the town of Allahabad will see up to 100 million worshippers gather over 55 days to take a ritual bath in the holy waters, believed to cleanse sins and bestow blessings. AFP PHOTO/ Andrew Caballero-Reynolds #

APTOPIX Mali Fighting

Children walk on the Askia mausoleum, built in 1495 in Gao, northern Mali, Friday Feb. 15, 2013, one week after a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed himself attempting to blow up an army checkpoint at the entrance of the town. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) #

Sona Nakarmi, 7, writes on a wall at the Saraswati temple during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu

Sona Nakarmi, 7, writes on a wall at the Saraswati temple during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu February 15, 2013. Children are given their first writing and reading lessons at the temple during this festival in the belief that the goddess of education Saraswati will help them excel in education. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar #

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius awaits the start of court proceedings in the Pretoria Magistrates court

“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius awaits the start of court proceedings in the Pretoria Magistrates court February 19, 2013. Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was applying for bail after being charged in court with shooting dead his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, in his Pretoria house. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko #

A Malian soldier looks on during fighting with Islamists in Gao

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. REUTERS/Joe Penney #

See the rest of these pictures of the week here

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