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February 17, 2016

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A supporter of Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid, also known as Engineer Rashid, attempts to jump from a police vehicle after he was detained by Indian police during a protest in Srinagar, India.
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A supporter of Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid, also known as Engineer Rashid, attempts to jump from a police vehicle after he was detained by Indian police during a protest in Srinagar, India.

A H-IIA rocket, carrying X-ray astronomy satellite "ASTRO-H", lifts off from the launch pad at Tanegashima Space Center on the Japanese southwestern island of Tanegashima.
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A H-IIA rocket, carrying X-ray astronomy satellite "ASTRO-H", lifts off from the launch pad at Tanegashima Space Center on the Japanese southwestern island of Tanegashima.

A man looks on at the graveyard in Mytilene, Greece, for refugees and migrants who drowned in their attempt to cross the Aegean sea from Turkey to the island of Lesbos.
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A man looks on at the graveyard in Mytilene, Greece, for refugees and migrants who drowned in their attempt to cross the Aegean sea from Turkey to the island of Lesbos.

Bulgarian truckers staged a counter-blockade at a checkpoint on the country's border with Greece, after Greek protesters failed to keep a promise to lift their own blockade for a few hours a day.
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Bulgarian truckers staged a counter-blockade at a checkpoint on the country's border with Greece, after Greek protesters failed to keep a promise to lift their own blockade for a few hours a day.

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