A Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the Progress MS-16 freighter lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch marks Russia's first cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) this year. Progress MS-16 is carrying propellant, drinking water, pressurized gases with extra nitrogen supplies as well as 1,400 kg of dry cargo - equipment, materials, clothing, food and fresh products for the current crew. Also, a repair kit to seal the crack aboard the space station is dispatched to the ISS. Baikonur, February © The press service of Roscosmos State Corporation/TASS
The first high-resolution colored image of NASA's Perseverance rover sent to Earth after landing on the Red Planet. The rover aims to explore prior life on Mars, in particular, by looking for traces of ancient microbial life. Mars, February 18
A view of the Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope during a blizzard that pummeled Crimea with a month’s worth of precipitation in just one day, on February 18-19. Due to the freak snow storm, traffic along the Crimean Bridge was blocked, with over 200 cars being stuck in a traffic jam stretching out over many kilometers. Crimea, February 13
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Red Square blanketed in snow. Moscow saw a record 17.6 mm amount of snow between February 11 and 14. Moscow, February 13© Valery Sharifulin/TASS
A blue-colored dog at a veterinary clinic in Nizhny Novgorod. On February 13, thirteen stray dogs with bright blue fur were caught at the Dzerzhinskoye Orgsteklo [Dzerzhinsk Glass] factory producing acrylic glass and prussic acid in the city of Dzerzhinsk. The dogs' fur tested positive for the Prussian blue pigment; now the dogs are under supervision at the Zoozashchita-NN vet clinic in Nizhny Novgorod. Nizhny Novgorod, February 19.
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Head coach of the Russian national football team, Stanislav Cherchesov, right, gets a Sputnik V jab against COVID-19 in the Center of Sports Medicine of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia. Moscow, February 16.
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Staff of the polling station at University of Barcelona seen in protective outfits during the final hour of voting, which was allocated to enable those who are COVID-positive or who are in quarantine to cast their ballots in the regional Catalan elections. Barcelona, February 14.
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The demolition of Trump Plaza, a 39-storey hotel and casino in Atlantic City previously owned by Donald Trump. The casino went bankrupt and shut down in 2014, falling into disrepair. On February 17, it was imploded. The debris is to be cleared by June 10. Atlantic City, February 17.
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A road destroyed by the landslide in Chunchi, Chimborazo province, Ecuador. No civilian victims have been reported. Chunchi, February 15.© EPA-EFE/Jose Jacome
A butterfly distracts Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic during a semifinals match of the Australian Open against Russia's Aslan Karatsev. Djokovic won 6:3, 6:4, 6:2. Melbourne Park, Melbourne, February 18.
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Riot police covered in red paint hurled by pro-democracy protesters demanding abolition of Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code near the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The law in question stipulates a 3-15 years' imprisonment for anyone insulting monarchy. Bangkok, February 13.
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Lava gushes from Mount Etna volcano near Catania, Sicily. Etna is Europe's largest active volcano. The eruption was accompanied by ashfall that reached nearby residential communities. The Catania airport was closed. No victims have been reported. Catania, February 16.© AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra