Our world in photos: March 2
CUBA — Tobacco leaves: Wearing a mask, a worker hung tobacco leaves in a drying shed at the Martinez tobacco farm in the province of Pinar del Rio on Monday.
Photo: Ramon Espinosa/AP
NIGERIA — Return: Some of the 279 girls who were abducted by gunmen from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe last week waited for a medical checkup after their release meeting with the state Governor Bello Matawalle, in Gusau on Tuesday. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP
KENTUCKY — Water rescue: Michael Oiler, left, of the Thelma Fire Department, and Ricky Keeton, of the Oil Springs Fire Department, conducted a water rescue in Paintsville, following heavy rain on Monday. Photo: Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP
INDONESIA — Ash cloud: People watched as Mount Sinabung spewed volcanic material during an eruption in Karo, North Sumatra, on Tuesday. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foott) volcano erupted Tuesday, sending volcanic materials a few thousand meters into the sky and depositing ash on nearby villages. Photo: AP
ETHIOPIA — Adwa Day: A theatrical troupe posed for a photograph on Adwa Victory Day, in the capital Addis Ababa on Tuesday. The national public holiday marks the day when Ethiopian forces defeated the Italian forces in 1896, near the town of Adwa. Photo: AP
MYANMAR — Slingshot: An anti-coup protester used a sling-shot against advancing riot policemen in Mandalay on Tuesday. Demonstrators in Myanmar took to the streets again on Tuesday to protest last month’s seizure of power by the military, as foreign ministers from Southeast Asian countries met to discuss the political crisis. Police in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, used tear gas and rubber bullets against the protesters. Photo: AP
PENNSYLVANIA — Top shot: Indiana Pacers’ Edmond Sumner, right, went up for a shot past Philadelphia 76ers’ Mike Scott during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, in Philadelphia. Photo: Matt Slocum/AP
ARMENIA — Lights up: Supporters of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held up their phones during a rally in the center of Yerevan on Monday. Amid escalating political tensions in Armenia, supporters of the country’s embattled prime minister and the opposition are staging massive rival rallies in the capital of Yerevan. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has faced opposition demands to resign since he signed a peace deal in November that ended six weeks of intense fighting with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Photo: Hayk Baghdasaryan/PHOTOLURE via AP
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