Pictures of the week

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

This week's gallery features African migrants, a man floating off Peru's Pacific coast and protesters clashing in Portland, Ore.

This gallery contains photos published, Feb. 18-Feb. 24, 2017.


Snow falls as Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The Defenders of the Fatherland Day, celebrated in Russia on Feb. 23, honors the nation's military and is a nationwide holiday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

 

African refugees and migrants, mostly from Sudan and Senegal, look at the sea aboard the Golfo Azurro, a rescue ship of the Spanish Proactiva Open Arms NGO, after being rescued from a boat out of control at 25 miles north of Sabratha, off the Libyan coast, early in the morning on Thursday Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

 

A man floats in the Pacific Ocean off Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Residents living in the capital city cool off on hot summer days by going to the nearby beaches. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

 

Luisa Bodem kicks up sand as she competes in the women's long jump event at the German indoor athletics in Leipzig, Germany, on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP)

 

A cow is prepared for a photograph in front a pastoral backdrop in Verden, Germany, on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The most beautiful milk cows from Lower Saxony and Saxony will be selected at the 44th "Show of the Best." Around 200 animals are competing in 18 categories. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP)

 

Spain's Queen Letizia, left, walks with Juliana Awada, the wife of the Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, during a welcome ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Macri and his wife Awada are on the first of a four day official visit to Spain. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

 

A metro police officer fires rubber bullets at anti-immigrant protesters in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannons as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned anti-foreigner violence and appealed for calm. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

 

Protesters clash with police in Portland, Ore., on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge President Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed "Not My President's Day." (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

 

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

 

A boy flies a kite on the Red Sea beach near the landmark Jiddah fountain in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

 

A Hindu holy woman lights an oil lamp during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

 

Cameron Percy hits his approach shot on the first hole during the third round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

 

Sunlight streams between skyscrapers as the sun rises behind downtown Houston on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

 


Text from the AP news story, AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

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