First-time Grammys host Alicia Keys, center, was joined by some special company as she opened the award show on Sunday, February 10. With her, from left, are Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, former first lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez. "Music helps us share ourselves," Obama said. "It allows us to hear one another." See all the highlights from the Grammys
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A man is restrained after he attacked a BBC photojournalist who was covering President Donald Trump's rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, February 11. The man had gained access to an area designated for the news media and began shoving people, according to video of the incident. No one was seriously hurt.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves the Senate floor after senators voted on a budget bill in Washington on Thursday, February 14. He said President Donald Trump plans to sign the bill, a border security compromise that falls short of providing the $5 billion in wall funding Trump wanted. McConnell said the President would declare a national emergency to secure the funding for the wall.
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A rare black leopard is photographed at the Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya. The new images were shot by Will Burrard-Lucas. "For me, no animal is shrouded in more mystery, no animal more elusive, and no animal more beautiful," he posted on his blog on Monday, February 11. "For many years, they remained the stuff of dreams and of farfetched stories told around the campfire at night. Nobody I knew had ever seen one in the wild and I never thought that I would either."
A soldier is fed cobra blood during the Cobra Gold military exercise in Chanthaburi, Thailand, on Thursday, February 14. Cobra blood and flesh can be used as nutrition when sustenance is scarce in the jungle.
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Starlings fly together in the Turkish province of Kirklareli on Friday, February 8.
African penguins compete for a heart-shaped valentine handed out by aquarium biologist Piper Dwight at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 12. Hearts were handed out to the penguins, who naturally use similar material to build nests in the wild.
Venezuelan opposition supporters returned to the streets of Caracas on Tuesday, February 12, calling on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to let humanitarian aid into the economically crippled country. Maduro is under increasing pressure from the United States and other countries to step down. A defiant Maduro has accused Washington of backing an attempted coup.
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Members of the media film journalist Maria Ressa as she sits inside the National Bureau of Investigation's office in Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday, February 13. Ressa, the co-founder and editor of online news outlet Rappler, told CNN that her recent arrest on "cyber libel" charges is an example of how the law is being "weaponized" against critics of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
A macaque bathes in a hot spring at a monkey park in Yamanouchi, Japan, on Friday, February 8.
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Cheryl Rothenberg and daughters Emma and Sofia view a memorial on the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Gunman Nikolas Cruz, a former student, slaughtered 17 people at the school on February 14, 2018.
Protesters demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise run away from police shooting in their direction as a car burns nearby in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday, February 12.
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A Secret Service agent stands in the foreground as President Donald Trump delivers remarks to a sheriffs conference in Washington on Wednesday, February 13.
Venezuelan migrants climb on a truck as they travel in Colombia on Sunday, February 10.
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A Lhasa apso is groomed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Monday, February 11.
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A couple poses for a wedding photo amid snowfall at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing on Tuesday, February 12.
Grammys host Alicia Keys plays two pianos at once after coming back from a commercial break on Sunday, February 10. It was one of the many standout moments for Keys, who was the first female host of the show in 14 years.
A US Army carry team moves the flag-draped casket of former US Rep. John Dingell after it arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Tuesday, February 12. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress on record and a politician whose voice loomed large even after he left Capitol Hill, died on February 7 at the age of 92.
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Gregory Harris, right, is hugged by supporters at the Los Angeles Mission after completing a one-year residential program on Friday, February 8. Harris is one of 12 students who were part of the Mission's 100th graduating class. The program helps people recover from challenges such as homelessness, addiction and incarceration.
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Nikita, a 6-year-old Amur tiger, is given a root canal at the National Zoo in Washington on Saturday, February 9.
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Denver public-school teachers and their supporters rally at Abraham Lincoln High School on Monday, February 11. After three days on strike, the teachers were promised pay raises as part of a tentative deal they reached with their school district.