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Topshots of the Week (25 February - 3 March, 2023)


Selection of some of the most striking photographs taken by AFP photojournalists this past week (25 February - 3 March, 2023).


Eldery women placard a sheet over a windows after shelling in Ukraine

Elderly women placard a plastic sheet over a broken windows after shelling in Chasiv Yar, near Bakhmut on February 28, 2023, amid Russia's military invasion on Ukraine. Ukraine said on February 28, its forces were under pressure in Bakhmut, a nearly-destroyed city in the eastern Donetsk region that Russia has been trying to seize for months.
© Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP

Aurora borealis in Denmark

Northern lights (aurora borealis) illuminate the sky as visitors walk along Hornbaek Beach in the northern part of Sealand, Denmark late on February 27, 2023.
© Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP

Debris of a shipwreck ashore in Steccato di Cutro, Italy

A view taken on February 26, 2023 shows debris of a shipwreck washed ashore in Steccato di Cutro, south of Crotone, after a migrants' boat sank off Italy's southern Calabria region. 59 migrants, including a tiny baby, died after their overloaded boat sank early on February 26, 2023 in stormy seas off Italy's southern Calabria region, Italian media and rescue services reported.
© Alessandro SERRANO / AFP

Costumed reveller lights a flare during carnival in Greece

A costumed reveller lights a flare during a procession marking a traditional carnival celebration in the city of Amfissa, central Greece, on February 25, 2023.

General view of Agua Dulce beach in Lima on February 26, 2023.

Stockpile ofillegally harvested sandalwood ablaze at the headquarters of Directorate of Criminal Investigation

A stockpile of illegally harvested sandalwood is set ablaze at the headquarters of Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)after it was seized in various operations by officials from local and foreign security agencies in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi on February 28, 2023. The 13.5 tonnes of the endangered east african sandalwood was ordered destroyed by a court earlier in February after it was variedly seized before being trafficked to fuel an illegal trade that has seen to an over-exploitation of this wood in Kenya that goes back to 2006, according to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Snow blankets a home in Caliornia

Snow blankets a home in Rancho Cucamonga, California, on February 25, 2023. Heavy snow fell in southern California as the first blizzard in a generation pounded the hills around Los Angeles, with heavy rains threatening flooding in other places.

Emergency crews searching wreckage after a train accident in Greece

This aerial drone photograph taken on March 1, 2023, shows emergency crews searching wreckage after a train accident in the Tempi Valley near Larissa, Greece. At least 32 people were killed and another 85 injured after a collision between two trains caused a derailment near the Greek city of Larissa late at night on February 28, 2023, authorities said. A fire services spokesman confirmed that three carriages skipped the tracks just before midnight after the trains -- one for freight and the other carrying 350 passengers –- collided about halfway along the route between Athens and Thessaloniki.
© Vasilis VERVERIDIS / Eurokinissi / motionteam / AFP