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The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

Pyongyang urges UN to welcome inter-Korean thaw

Feb 02, 2018 - 12:41 PM

In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says his country will not 'sit idle' as the United States engages in a 'sinister act of throwing a wet blanket over our efforts'

FLYING SOUTH. A North Korean national flag (top center L) and other nations' flags flutter over the Athletes Village in Gangneung on February 1, 2018 ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. File photo by Yonhap/AFP

Martinez, 3 countries and the Winter Olympics

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED The Philippines is not the only Southeast Asian nation competing in this year s Winter Games Check out some fast facts about PH Thailand and East Timor s participation

Norwegian Bjoergen wins first cross-country gold of Winter Olympics

Feb 08, 2014 - 7:20 PM

Norway s cross country skiing superstar Marit Bjoergen won the first cross country skiing gold of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in the women s skiathlon on Saturday

GOLD. Marit Bjoergen of Norway celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal during the Women's 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon competition in the Laura Cross Country Center at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Photo by Armando Babani/EPA

Russia warms up for Sochi with on-screen triumphs

Feb 07, 2014 - 12:34 PM

Before the Winter Olympic Games kicks off Russian cinema goers savor victories in sports themed films

CHAMPION. Svetlana Zhurova of Russia skates to win the women's 500m speedskating gold medal at the Winter Olympics in February 2006. Photo by Torsten Silz/Agence France-Presse

Russian lawmakers approve new anti-terrorist bill

Oct 26, 2013 - 7:38 PM

The bill also introduces punishment of up to six years in prison to people who participate in terrorist groups abroad if such activities harm Russia s interests

SECURITY. Russian lawmakers pass the anti-terrorist bill as the country prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. File photo by EPA/HANS KLAUS TECHT