Weekly News in Pictures: February 28


Houses were ruined in the deadly earthquake in New Zealand; space shuttle Discovery did its final voyage into the space; foreigners left Libya where a civil war is feared to happen; Anti-government protestors participated in Muslim’s noon prayers in a street and Greenpeace activists were arrested in Brazil and so on are some among the most important news in the previous week. Let’s have a look at the impressive photos below to discover:

Belarus, Ukraine and Russia plan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the nuclear reactor explosion on April 26 in Chernobyl, where the worst civil nuclear accident in the world took place.

An interior view of a building in the abandoned city of Prypiat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

People are watching the historical moment of Discovery when this spacecraft lifts off from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida on its final voyage.

A child is sleeping in a hammock at a railway station in Hyderabad, southern India.

A man looks upset in front of burnt vehicles in a state security building in Tobruk, eastern Libya.

Anti-government protestors take part in Muslim’s noon prayers in a street during a demonstration for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.


Security services have been ordered to protect protesters, stop all clashes as well as prevent direct confrontation between government supporters and opponents.

New Zealand’s second largest city of Christchurch was hit by a deadly earthquake which took away the life of over 140 people and made 220 others missing.

An aerial view of the La Santamaria bullring. The photo shows a bull being taken out of the bullring during a bullfight in the Santamaria arena in Bogota.


An owl perches in front of Greenpeace activists who were arrested for raising an inflatable model of a wind turbine in front of Congress in Brasilia, Brazil.

A Tunisian woman and her child are trying to cross the border of Libya in order to escape from the chaos in this country.

Egyptian workers are on the way to come back home from Libya. Thousands of other foreigners are still stranded in the North African country where a civil war is feared to happen.

Egyptian soldiers stand on top of an APC (armored personnel carrier) when they pray together with pro-democracy supporters at Tahrir Square in Cairo.



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