Photos of the day - February 26, 2014


A memorial is held in Kiev's Independence Square while clashes take place in Cremia, a man arrives ahead of the Shrivratri festival in Katmandu and Thai protests continue are just a few of the photos of the day for February 26, 2014.

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Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

A woman cries at a memorial for the people killed in clashes with the police at Kiev's Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Ukraine has been consumed by a three-month-long political crisis. President Viktor Yanukovych and protest leaders signed an agreement last week to end the conflict that left more than 80 people dead in just a few days in Kiev. Shortly after, Yanukovych fled the capital for his powerbase in eastern Ukraine but his exact whereabouts are unknown. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

UKRAINE EU PROTEST

Ukrainians attend a mass meeting on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, 26 February 2014. Ukrainian protest leaders nominated Arseniy Yantsenyuk, a leading lawmaker for Yulia Tymoshenko's Fatherland party, as the country's interim prime minister. Yatsenyuk was presented from the stage on Kiev's Independence Square, together with other proposed cabinet members. (EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

A Hindu holy man arrives at the Pashupatinath Temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Shivratri, a festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva, will be celebrated Thursday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

A child waves as he gathers with others during a rally outside the Royal Thai Police headquarters in central Bangkok February 26, 2014. Shots fired by unknown gunmen on Wednesday rattled parts of the Thai capital where anti-government protesters have set up camp for weeks, with small but occasionally deadly bombs and gunfire fast becoming the new norm in the city. (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators as they try to march to the Turkish Parliament during a protest against Turkey's ruling Ak Party (AKP) government in Ankara February 26, 2014. The protest came after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused political enemies of faking a recording of a phone conversation suggesting he had warned his son to hide large sums of money as the graft inquiry erupted. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

A young boy watches as soldiers from the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment pause while patroling through his village on February 26, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced he is making preparations for a complete military withdrawl from Afghanistan because Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai continues to refuse to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement. Fourth squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment is responsible for defending Kandahar Airfield against rocket attacks from insurgents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers marks the ball against Jordan Roughead and Dale Morris (C) of the Bulldogs marks the ball during the round three AFL NAB Challenge match between the Western Bulldogs and the Fremantle Dockers at Etihad Stadium on February 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

A handout picture provided by the Vatican Newspaper L'Osservatore Romano shows Pope Francis kissing a child dressed as Pope as he arrives in Saint Peter's Square to lead his Wednesday's General Audience, in Vatican City, 26 February 2014. (EPA/OSSERVATORE ROMANO / HANDOUT)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Crimean Tatars clash with a police officer , left, in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. About 20,000 Muslim Tatars who rallied in support of the interim government clashed with a smaller pro-Russian rally. Fistfights broke out between pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region on Wednesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered massive military exercises just across the border. (AP PhotoAndrew Lubimov)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Pro-Russian protesters, right, clash with Crimean Tatars in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. More than 10,000 Muslim Tatars rallied in support of the interim government. That group clashed with a smaller pro-Russian rally nearby. Fistfights broke out between pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region on Wednesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered massive military exercises just across the border. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Ukrainian and Russian supporters clash during a protest near the Parliament building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, 26 February 2014. Clashes broke out in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula between Ukrainian and Russian supporters 26 February, as the new leadership in Kiev was still dismantling institutions linked to ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. (EPA/ARTUR SHVARTS)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Pro-Russian activists and Crimean Tatar protesters and supporters of Maydan stand opposite each other near the Parliament building in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, 26 February 2014. Clashes broke out in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula between Ukrainian and Russian supporters 26 February, as the new leadership in Kiev was still dismantling institutions linked to ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. (EPA/ARTUR SHVARTS)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

A multiple exposure image shows a model presenting a creation from the Fall/Winter 2014/15 Ready to Wear Collection by German designer Damir Doma during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 26 February 2014. The presentation of the Women's collections runs from 25 February to 05 March. (EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Children walk back home after school on a severely polluted day in Shijiazhuang, in northern China's Hebei province, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Anti-government supporters rally in support of peaceful protests during a memorial for the children killed in recent bomb blasts in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Violence spread Tuesday to another anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital following weekend explosions that left five people dead, including four children, security officials said. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

A man somersaults off a sculpture on the beach in front of the old West Pier in Brighton February 26, 2014. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Thai police officers perform patience skill with their heads on the ground during the Commandos Program training at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 February 2014. The four-month Special Unit Forces Commandos program training has 89 Thai police officers taking part in different anti-terrorism exercises. (EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT)

Photos of the day - February 26, 2014

Thai police commandos take a rest during an anti terrorist exercise at Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Violence spread Tuesday to another anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital following weekend explosions that left five people dead, including four children, security officials said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)