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Sen. Barbara Mikulski announces retirement, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, wildfire in South Africa | March 2
The day in photos from around the world.
Lake Superior finally froze enough last week to allow access to one of northern Wisconsin’s most stunning natural formations: the Bayfield Peninsula’s lakeshore caves. The caves are part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and have been carved out of red, orange and yellow layers of sandstone over millenniums of wave action.
(Reporting by Liam Ford, photography by Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune)
An avalanche in Afghanistan wreaked havoc on the Abdullah Khil village of Panjshir province, northeast of Kabul. An Afghan provincial official said the death toll from the massive avalanche in a mountainous valley near the capital Kabul rose to almost 200 as bulldozers and other machinery began clearing roads and rescue teams were able to reach remote villages that have been cut off for almost a week. The official said as rescue workers dig through the snow, they are uncovering more bodies, including women and children.