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Photos Of The Week -- February 11-17

Iranian ninja women, Europe's deep freeze, and Vladimir Putin's presidential campaign feature in this week's gallery of our favorite images.

An activist from the Ukrainian women's rights movement Femen protests in front of Gazprom headquarters in Moscow. (ITAR-TASS/Sergei Fadeichev)
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An activist from the Ukrainian women's rights movement Femen protests in front of Gazprom headquarters in Moscow. (ITAR-TASS/Sergei Fadeichev)

An Iranian woman performs a split as members of various ninjutsu schools showcase their skills to the media in a gym in Karaj, near Tehran. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)
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An Iranian woman performs a split as members of various ninjutsu schools showcase their skills to the media in a gym in Karaj, near Tehran. (Reuters/Caren Firouz)

Ukrainian veterans of the Soviet war in Afghanistan stand with their backs turned to President Viktor Yanukovych as he attends a flower-laying ceremony in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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Ukrainian veterans of the Soviet war in Afghanistan stand with their backs turned to President Viktor Yanukovych as he attends a flower-laying ceremony in Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

A shepherd tends to a flock of sheep in a wintry steppe near the Chinese border in southeastern Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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A shepherd tends to a flock of sheep in a wintry steppe near the Chinese border in southeastern Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

A North Korean soldier cries as he marches during a military parade to mark the birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang. (Reuters)
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A North Korean soldier cries as he marches during a military parade to mark the birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang. (Reuters)

People walk past a partly seen traffic light with a transparent image of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stuck to the device apparently by supporters in central Moscow. (AFP/Yury Kadobnov)
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People walk past a partly seen traffic light with a transparent image of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stuck to the device apparently by supporters in central Moscow. (AFP/Yury Kadobnov)

An Iraqi garbage collector looks for recyclable waste at a dump site in Tikrit. (Reuters)
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An Iraqi garbage collector looks for recyclable waste at a dump site in Tikrit. (Reuters)

Bizarre ice formations hang on trees at the Unteres Odertal national park near Schwedt, Germany. (AFP/Patrick Pleul)
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Bizarre ice formations hang on trees at the Unteres Odertal national park near Schwedt, Germany. (AFP/Patrick Pleul)

British boxer Dereck Chisora (right) slaps the face of Ukrainian heavyweight WBC boxing champion Vitali Klitschko as they stare each other down after the official weigh-in in Munich. (Reuters/Michael Dalder)
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British boxer Dereck Chisora (right) slaps the face of Ukrainian heavyweight WBC boxing champion Vitali Klitschko as they stare each other down after the official weigh-in in Munich. (Reuters/Michael Dalder)

Licia Ronzulli, an Italian member of the European Parliament, takes part with her daughter in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (Reuters/Vincent Kessler)
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Licia Ronzulli, an Italian member of the European Parliament, takes part with her daughter in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (Reuters/Vincent Kessler)

A man holds Valentine's Day balloons for sale while waiting for customers along the roadside in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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A man holds Valentine's Day balloons for sale while waiting for customers along the roadside in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov is inaugurated for a second term in the capital, Ashgabat. (AFP/Igor Sasin)
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Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov is inaugurated for a second term in the capital, Ashgabat. (AFP/Igor Sasin)

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