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Around the world in 8 photos: images of the day

In today’s images around the world, Russia celebrates Defenders of the Fatherland Day, Italian writer Umberto Eco is laid to rest, Madonna visits the Philippines and more.

Members of an historic club wearing 1812-era French army uniforms march during an historic festival to mark Defenders of the Fatherland Day in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. The day, honors the nation's military and is a nationwide holiday.
Image by AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky

Members of a historic club wearing 1812-era French army uniforms march during a festival to mark Defenders of the Fatherland Day in St.Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday. The day, honours the nation’s military and is a nationwide holiday.

The coffin of Italian writer Umberto Eco is shoulder carried inside the Castello Sforzesco fortress on the occasion of his funeral service in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Eco, best known for the international best-seller, The Name of the Rose, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. He was 84.
Image by AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

The coffin of Italian writer Umberto Eco is carried inside the Castello Sforzesco fortress on the occasion of his funeral service in Milan, Italy on Tuesday. Eco, best known for the international best-seller, The Name of the Rose, died Friday, 19 February. He was 84.

Lion cubs cuddle in the Gyongyos Zoo in Gyongyos, 79 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. The yet unnamed one male and two female cubs, the fourth litter of lioness Elza, were born on Jan. 12.
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Lion cubs cuddle in the Gyongyos Zoo in Gyongyos, 79 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday. The yet unnamed one male and two female cubs, the fourth litter of lioness Elza, were born on 12 January.

Men look at the new Galaxy S7 phone at the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.
Image by AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Men look at the new Galaxy S7 phone at the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday.

Four month old critically endangered Amur tiger cubs explore their new surroundings, as they are released into their 9 acre tiger reserve at Woburn Safari park in Bedfordshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 23, 2016. Born to four-year-old tigress Minerva during October last year, the new cubs signify an important achievement not just for the park, but for the international breeding programme of this threatened species.
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Four month old critically endangered Amur tiger cubs explore their new surroundings, as they are released into their nine acre tiger reserve at Woburn Safari park in Bedfordshire, UK. Born to four-year-old tigress Minerva during October last year, the new cubs signify an important achievement not just for the park, but for the international breeding programme of this threatened species.

Two boys are under a bus shelter that is supporting a fallen tree in the village of Talecake, Fiji, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, after cyclone Winston ripped through the island nation. The cyclone tore through Fiji over the weekend with winds that reached 177 miles (285 kilometers) per hour, making it the strongest storm in Fiji's recorded history.
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Two boys are under a bus shelter that is supporting a fallen tree in the village of Talecake, Fiji, on Wednesday, after cyclone Winston ripped through the island nation. The cyclone tore through Fiji over the weekend with winds that reached 177 miles (285 kilometers) per hour, making it the strongest storm in Fiji’s recorded history.

In this Feb. 23, 2016 photo the image of a giant sunflower on the side of a truck passes by a wintry forest near the Grosser Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany.
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In this 23 February photo, the image of a giant sunflower on the side of a truck passes by a wintry forest near the Grosser Feldberg mountain near Frankfurt, Germany.

A Filipino woman passes by posters of Madonna outside the venue where she will be holding a concert in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Pop star Madonna made a surprise visit to two Manila shelters for orphans and street children, taking selfies with kids a day before the start of her two-night concert stint in the Philippine capital.
Image by AP Photo/Aaron Favila

A Filipino woman passes by posters of Madonna outside the venue where she will be holding a concert in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday. Pop star Madonna made a surprise visit to two Manila shelters for orphans and street children, taking selfies with kids a day before the start of her two-night concert stint in the Philippine capital.