Friday March 6, Our World In Pictures
UKRAINE — Army Soldiers Parachute Out of Helicopter: Ukrainian army soldiers perform a military exercise at a training ground outside Zhitomir on Friday. Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month’s cease-fire accord.
ANCHORAGE — Girl Ponders Spelling Bee Word: Alicia Lockwood ponders the word “pertinacity” at the 2015 Alaska State Spelling Bee on March 5 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Lockwood is a fifth grader at Unalakleet School.
SAN DIEGO — Pod of Dolphins Swim: A pod of dolphins swim as the assault ship USS America sits on the horizon on March 5 in waters near San Diego.
BROOKLYN — Boy Wears Fake Beard on Purim: A boy wears a fake beard during a snowstorm on Purim on March 5 in Williamsburg. The day commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire.
LAKE CHAD — Herdsmen Cross Lake: Herdsmen and others cross a tributary of Lake Chad to the village of N’Gouboua on Thursday, using the same route the Nigerian refugees used to flee Boko Haram. Boko Haram militants arrived in N’gouboua before dawn on Feb. 13, marking the first attack of its kind on Chad. By the time the scorched-earth attack ended, they had burned scores of mud-brick houses by torching them with gasoline and had killed at least eight civilians and two security officers. Some 3,400 Nigerian refugees had been living in the village at the time of the attack, and all have since been relocated further inland.
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