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Man walking dog on snow bank 14/2/08

Pete Harman takes his dog Buster for a walk in Crested Butte, Colorado, after a snow storm passed through the area leaving several inches of snow.

Submersible car

What is billed as the word's first submersible car is to be unveiled in Geneva in March. Swiss maker Rinspeed said it was inspired by the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

Air balloon in Italy

An air balloon flies over the Italian countryside during an international ballooning event in Carpineti.

Free skaters in South Korea

A Chinese free skater is flipped into the air by her partner at an event near Seoul, South Korea.

Afghan refugees rush for blankets

Refugees rush for blankets during a relief distribution in Kabul, Afghanistan, where the harshest winter in three decades has claimed more than 650 lives.

Kenyan refugee boy smells a rose

A boy displaced by recent violence in Kenya smells a rose at a refugee camp in Nairobi's Mathare slum. Kenyan flowers account for about a quarter of Europe's cut flower imports.

Mass wedding in Philippines

Some 230 couples kiss during a mass wedding in Muntinlupa city in the Philippines, a country where divorce is illegal.

Fashion show model in Madrid

A model displays an autumn/winter design during a fashion show in Madrid.

Ex-UK PM Baroness Thatcher

Former UK Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher meets Chelsea Pensioners, ex-British soldiers who live at London's Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Members of Belarus' Youth Front walk along a snowy street 14/2/08

Members of Belarus' Youth Front walk along a street during a celebration of a Valentine's Day in central Minsk.

Germany's Patric Leitner and Alexander Resch riding a luge

Germany's Patric Leitner and Alexander Resch take a turn during the World Cup doubles luge event in Sigulda, Latvia.

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