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Our world in photos: February 17

February 17, 2022 Michaela Keil
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CALIFORNIA — Victory parade: Los Angeles Rams players celebrated at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum following the team’s victory parade in Los Angeles, on Wednesday. The Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in the NFL Super Bowl 56 football game.
Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP


CHINA — Alpine skiing: Wendy Holdener of Switzerland passed a gate during the women’s combined slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Thursday, in the Yanqing district of Beijing.
Photo: Robert F. Bukaty/AP


NORTH CAROLINA — Plane crash: Emergency personnel worked at the scene where a twin-engine Beechcraft Barron plane crashed into the tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 South, near the Davidson County Airport in Lexington, on Wednesday.
Photo: Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP


COLOMBIA — Hippos: A hippo swims in the Magdalena River in Puerto Triunfo, on Wednesday. Colombia’s Environment Ministry announced in early Feb. that hippos are an invasive species, in response to a lawsuit against the government over whether to kill or sterilize the hippos that were imported illegally by the late drug lord Pablo Escobar, and whose numbers are growing at a fast pace and pose a threat to biodiversity.
Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP


CHINA — Curling: Canada’s Mark Nichols held a curling broom during a men’s curling semifinal match between Canada and Sweden at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Thursday, in Beijing.
Photo: Brynn Anderson/AP

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