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The week in 29 photos

Published 6:06 AM ET, Fri February 16, 2018
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Parents wait for news after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14. At least 17 people were killed at the school, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. The suspect, 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, is in custody, the sheriff said. The sheriff said Cruz had been expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons. In pictures: Florida school shooting Joel Auerbach/AP
Former first lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama pose with Artists Kehinde Wiley, far left, and Amy Sherald during the unveiling of their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday, February 12. Obama's portrait will hang in the hall of presidents and the former first lady's will be placed in another gallery. Douliery Olivier/Abaca/Sipa USA
A bichon frisé is held backstage at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Monday, February 12. David Williams/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Men attempt to pull apart burning torches on Sunday, February 11, during Toba-no-Hi-matsuri, a fire festival held annually at Toba Shinmeisha, a Shinto shrine in Nishio, Japan. Ben Weller/AFLO/ZUMA Press
North Korean cheerleaders hold the Korean unification flag while singing prior to the pairs figure skating competition on Thursday, February 15 in Pyeongchang. The troupe of 230 women are in South Korea to give their vocal backing to athletes from the North who are competing over the course of the Winter Olympic Games. Kyodo/AP
American gold medalist Shaun White gets emotional during the victory ceremony for the snowboard men's halfpipe final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, February 14. In photos: Shaun White's gold-medal moment David Ramos/Getty Images
Supporters of new South African President Cyril Ramaphosa sing and dance his praise after the election by the members of Parliament outside the South African general assembly on Thursday, February 15, in Cape Town. Lawmakers elected Ramaphosa, a former businessman, after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own ANC ruling party. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images
A sea eagle is examined in the Eekholt wildlife park before being released into the wild in Grossenaspe, Germany, on Friday, February 9. Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa/Newscom
A man stands near a piece of a Saratov Airlines Antonov AN-148 plane that crashed after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport, Sunday, February 11. The aircraft was carrying 65 passengers and six crew members, the Russian news agency Interfax said. All 71 were killed. Maxim Shemetov/REUTERS/Newscom
Performers dressed as a "Gilles," the oldest and principal participants in the carnival of Binche in Belgium, prepare to throw oranges during the festive event on February 13. The tradition is one of the most ancient and representative of the region of Wallonia and was inscribed in 2008 on the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Members of Syrian civil defense forces evacuate a victim of an air strike in the rebel-held enclave of Arbin, near the capital Damascus on Friday, February 9. ABDULMONAM EASSA/AFP/Getty Images
A Sadhu, or holy man, applies color on his forehead while getting ready during the Maha Shivaratri festival inside Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday, February 13. Skanda Gautam/ZUMA Wire
Students are evacuated by police out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, after a shooting on Wednesday, February 14. Worst mass shootings in the United States Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS/Getty Images
A model walks the runway during the Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 ready-to-wear show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City on Wednesday, February 14. LANDON NORDEMAN/The New York Times/Redux
Seventeen-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi, right, a well-known campaigner against Israel's occupation, arrives for the beginning of her trial in the Israeli military court at Ofer military prison in the West Bank on Tuesday, February 13. Tamimi was captured on video punching and kicking an Israeli soldier in 2017. THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images
Members of rival teams fight with oranges during an annual carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea, on Sunday, February 11. Alessandro Bianchi/REUTERS/Newscom
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, arrives ahead of a planned address at the Muni World 2018 conference in Tel Aviv, on Wednesday, February 14. Netanyahu is a suspect in two separate criminal investigations, known as Case 1000 and Case 2000. The cases involve allegations of receiving bribes, fraud and breach of trust, according to police. Nir Elias/REUTERS/Newscom
In this Saturday, February 10, photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Three people died and three other passengers, as well as the pilot, were injured. Teddy Fujimoto/AP
A Catholic faithful has her forehead marked during Ash Wednesday in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Wednesday, February 14. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian period of Lent, prior to Holy Week. MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images
Riot police walk amid a cloud caused by smoke grenades launched by security forces to disperse protesters blocking bus lanes in Bogota, Colombia, on Wednesday, February 14. Protesters were demanding improvements to public transportation. Fernando Vergara/AP
A girl touches the tail of the corpse of a beached whale in Caravia, Spain, on Friday, February 9. Eloy Alonso/REUTERS/Newscom
A woman holds a doughnut installation inside a room at the Dessert Museum in Pasay City, the Philippines, on Sunday, February 11. Rouelle Umali/Xinhua/ZUMA Wire
Firefighters hurry to try to remove injured passengers from a double-decker bus lying on its side in Hong Kong, on Saturday, February 10. The crash killed 19 people and injured dozens more, authorities in the southern Chinese city said. Apple Daily/AP
Ethiopian politician Andualem Arage, who was given a life prison sentence in 2012 on accusations of links to the banned Ginbot 7 group, celebrates with supporters after being released from Kaliti Prison in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, February 14. YONAS TADESSE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman takes a selfie at the Edge of Government exhibition at the Museum of the Future at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, February 12. Kamran Jebreili/AP
A man inspects the remains of a missile that landed in the southern Lebanese village of Kaoukaba, near the border with Syria, on Saturday, February 10. Israel's military attacked 12 Syrian and Iranian targets inside Syria in what it described as "large-scale" raids following an exchange of fire earlier in the day. ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images
Brides display their hands decorated with henna around a bride as she poses for her own photographer during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, on Sunday, February 11. Amit Dave/REUTERS/Newscom
A reveler releases a chicken from a cage after climbing a greased pole during the Faquetaique Courir de Mardi Gras celebration in Eunice, Louisiana, on Tuesday, February 13. Interesting Mardi Gras throws Jonathan Bachman/REUTERS/Newscom
In this Wednesday, February 14, photo Pierre, a member of Team Arnicare, climbs an ice cascade during a night-time training session in canton Vaud, Switzerland. See last week in photos Anthony Anex/Keystone/AP