An Iraqi Kurdish man spray-paints hearts in anticipation for Valentine’s Day, in a street in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on February 12, 2017.
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An address by civil rights activist H. Rap Brown in the Eastern Shore city of Cambridge on June 24, 1967, led to clashes with police. Brown was shot in the face with buckshot, and rioters burned down 17 buildings, including a school and businesses, in the black side of the city.
Quarterback Tom Brady led New England to a come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI in Houston. In Boston, Patriots fans took to the streets to celebrate Brady’s fifth ring.
A group of up-and-coming female boxers in Cuba want government support to form the island’s first women’s boxing team and help dispel a decades-old belief once summed up by a former top coach: “Cuban women are meant to show the beauty of their face, not receive punches.”
The International Festival of the Masquerade Games in Pernik has participants sporting multi-colored masks, covered with beads, ribbons and woolen tassels while the main dancer, ladened with bells to drive away sickness and evil spirits, sways like a wheat spikelet heavy with grain.
Marines from South Korea and U.S. are participating in the four-week winter combined exercise in South Korea.
Rohingya fishermen sell fish caught from makeshift rafts made from recycled plastic containers in Maungdaw, western Rakhine state, Myanmar. Their usual, sturdy fishing boats were outlawed three months ago when Myanmar authorities launched a sweeping and violent counter-insurgency campaign in Rakhine state, home to the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority. The ban on fishing boats — meant to prevent insurgents from entering or leaving the country by sea — is just one small provision in the wider crackdown, in which authorities have been accused of widespread abuses.