Photos of the week: Ukrainian man sets himself ablaze and Indonesia floods

Updated On Feb 29, 2020 06:11 PM IST

A man set himself on fire during a protest rally in front of the presidential office in Ukraine and trapped commuters on a flooded toll road after heavy rain in Indonesia; a roundup of top photos from across the world.

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A man sets himself on fire during protest rallies in front of the presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine. The man, who called himself Oleksandr Burlakov, said subsequently that his motive was to draw the attention of the authorities to his plight, related to the ownership of the land parcel. (Ihor Behus / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A man sets himself on fire during protest rallies in front of the presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine. The man, who called himself Oleksandr Burlakov, said subsequently that his motive was to draw the attention of the authorities to his plight, related to the ownership of the land parcel. (Ihor Behus / REUTERS)

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A man lights a fire for his family at the unofficial camp of the Greek Aegean island of Samos. Many residents in Samos want no more refugees, no new camps and wish to be left alone as they were before the migrant crisis broke in 2015. In an effort to cope with overcrowding in Samos and other Aegean islands where some 38,000 people seeking asylum in Europe squeeze into facilities meant to take only 6,200, the government plans to replace them with "closed camps". (Aris Messinis / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A man lights a fire for his family at the unofficial camp of the Greek Aegean island of Samos. Many residents in Samos want no more refugees, no new camps and wish to be left alone as they were before the migrant crisis broke in 2015. In an effort to cope with overcrowding in Samos and other Aegean islands where some 38,000 people seeking asylum in Europe squeeze into facilities meant to take only 6,200, the government plans to replace them with "closed camps". (Aris Messinis / AFP)

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A flock of greylag geese and greater white-fronted geese gather at the municipality of Hortobagy, Hungary. Between October and March the birds are regular guests of the area's prairies and fishponds. (Zsolt Czegledi / MTI via AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A flock of greylag geese and greater white-fronted geese gather at the municipality of Hortobagy, Hungary. Between October and March the birds are regular guests of the area's prairies and fishponds. (Zsolt Czegledi / MTI via AP)

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Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders shake hands with supporters after Sanders addressed a rally at the Abraham Chavez Theater in El Paso, Texas. (Paul Ratje / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders shake hands with supporters after Sanders addressed a rally at the Abraham Chavez Theater in El Paso, Texas. (Paul Ratje / AFP)

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Demonstrators clash with the police during a protest against President Sebastian Pinera's government during the Vina del Mar Music Festival, in Vina del Mar, Chile. (Martin Bernetti / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Demonstrators clash with the police during a protest against President Sebastian Pinera's government during the Vina del Mar Music Festival, in Vina del Mar, Chile. (Martin Bernetti / AFP)

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A Pakistani fighter jet F-16 flies over Karachi during a ceremony to commemorate Pakistan Air Force's 'Operation Swift Retort' against the Indian Air Force that was conducted in February last year. (Asif Hassan / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A Pakistani fighter jet F-16 flies over Karachi during a ceremony to commemorate Pakistan Air Force's 'Operation Swift Retort' against the Indian Air Force that was conducted in February last year. (Asif Hassan / AFP)

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Representatives from various countries and universities arrive in the Svalbard's global seed vault with new seeds, in Longyearbyen, Norway. (Lise Aserud / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Representatives from various countries and universities arrive in the Svalbard's global seed vault with new seeds, in Longyearbyen, Norway. (Lise Aserud / REUTERS)

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Idriss, a wheelchair basketball coach, poses on a basketball court after a game in Bangui, Central African Republic. In Bangui, a practice allows disabled people to regain dignity, thanks to prostheses and orthoses. 50% of their patients have been deteriorated because of the conflict. (Florent Vergnes / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Idriss, a wheelchair basketball coach, poses on a basketball court after a game in Bangui, Central African Republic. In Bangui, a practice allows disabled people to regain dignity, thanks to prostheses and orthoses. 50% of their patients have been deteriorated because of the conflict. (Florent Vergnes / AFP)

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Two boys race along the Lewiston Levee Parkway Trail as the sunset shimmers on the Snake River, in Lewiston, Idaho, USA. (Pete Caster / Lewiston Tribune via AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Two boys race along the Lewiston Levee Parkway Trail as the sunset shimmers on the Snake River, in Lewiston, Idaho, USA. (Pete Caster / Lewiston Tribune via AP)

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An explosion following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City. Gaza militant group Islamic Jihad announced the end of its "military response" against Israel after a two-day exchange of fire just a week before the Jewish state's March 2 election. (Mahmud Hamns / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An explosion following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City. Gaza militant group Islamic Jihad announced the end of its "military response" against Israel after a two-day exchange of fire just a week before the Jewish state's March 2 election. (Mahmud Hamns / AFP)

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A Wolfsburg's supporter lights flares during the UEFA Europa League Last 32 Second Leg football match between Malmo aand Wolfsburg in Malmo, Sweden. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A Wolfsburg's supporter lights flares during the UEFA Europa League Last 32 Second Leg football match between Malmo aand Wolfsburg in Malmo, Sweden. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP)

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A boat during sunset as a seagull flies by, at Mawlamyine, Mon State, in Myanmar. (Sai Aung Main / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A boat during sunset as a seagull flies by, at Mawlamyine, Mon State, in Myanmar. (Sai Aung Main / AFP)

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Motorists are seen trapped on a flooded toll road after heavy rain in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia. Dozens of Jakarta neighbourhoods were flooded after torrential rains pounded Indonesia's capital, less than two months after nearly 70 people were killed in some of the megacity's worst flooding in years. (Rezas / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Motorists are seen trapped on a flooded toll road after heavy rain in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia. Dozens of Jakarta neighbourhoods were flooded after torrential rains pounded Indonesia's capital, less than two months after nearly 70 people were killed in some of the megacity's worst flooding in years. (Rezas / AFP)

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A couple of revellers enjoy the mud during the "Bloco da Lama", a mud carnival party, in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. "Bloco da Lama" started in 1986 with teenagers playing with mud and became a traditional event at the historical city of Paraty. (Daniel Ramalho / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A couple of revellers enjoy the mud during the "Bloco da Lama", a mud carnival party, in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. "Bloco da Lama" started in 1986 with teenagers playing with mud and became a traditional event at the historical city of Paraty. (Daniel Ramalho / AFP)

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A youth looks out of a partially submerged building as swans paddle in the flood waters in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in central England after further rain pushed already high water levels following Storms Ciara and Dennis even higher and caused the river Severn to breach emergency defences. (Oli Scarff / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A youth looks out of a partially submerged building as swans paddle in the flood waters in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in central England after further rain pushed already high water levels following Storms Ciara and Dennis even higher and caused the river Severn to breach emergency defences. (Oli Scarff / AFP)

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A couple wearing protective face masks, as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, share a romantic moment on a bench at a park in Beijing, China. The novel coronavirus has spread to more than 25 countries since it emerged in December and is causing mounting alarm due to new outbreaks in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. (Nicolas Asfouri / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A couple wearing protective face masks, as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, share a romantic moment on a bench at a park in Beijing, China. The novel coronavirus has spread to more than 25 countries since it emerged in December and is causing mounting alarm due to new outbreaks in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. (Nicolas Asfouri / AFP)

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An usher walks along an upper deck concourse before a spring training baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Arizona, USA. (Charlie Riedel / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An usher walks along an upper deck concourse before a spring training baseball game between the Cleveland Indians and the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Arizona, USA. (Charlie Riedel / AP)

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A model presents a creation by designer Anthony Vaccarello as part of his Fall/Winter 2020/21 women's ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Saint Laurent during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France. (Piroschka van de Wouw / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A model presents a creation by designer Anthony Vaccarello as part of his Fall/Winter 2020/21 women's ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Saint Laurent during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France. (Piroschka van de Wouw / REUTERS)

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Lightning strikes behind the chapel of Panagia Gorgona in the village of Skala Sykamias, north of Lesbos, Greece. (Aris Messinis / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Lightning strikes behind the chapel of Panagia Gorgona in the village of Skala Sykamias, north of Lesbos, Greece. (Aris Messinis / AFP)

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Ashley, the singer of a band called Silhungmo, wears a protective mask while performing onstage at Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs (TNN) Live House during the club's last concert as business plummets due to the fear of the coronavirus, in Hong Kong, China. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ashley, the singer of a band called Silhungmo, wears a protective mask while performing onstage at Hidden Agenda: This Town Needs (TNN) Live House during the club's last concert as business plummets due to the fear of the coronavirus, in Hong Kong, China. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)

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A street scene is reflected on a blue and white party election campaign poster depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Culture and Sports Miri Regev and Education Minister Rafi Peretz in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Corinna Kern / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A street scene is reflected on a blue and white party election campaign poster depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Culture and Sports Miri Regev and Education Minister Rafi Peretz in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Corinna Kern / REUTERS)

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France's Laura Gauche competes during the women's Super-G event at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Combined in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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France's Laura Gauche competes during the women's Super-G event at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Combined in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

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Icelandic horses brave a snow storm in a stud farm in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany. (Michael Probst / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Icelandic horses brave a snow storm in a stud farm in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany. (Michael Probst / AP)

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A Muslim man holds his son during a procession, part of a mass circumcision ceremony for young boys in the village of Ribnovo, Bulgaria. (Nikolay Doychinov / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A Muslim man holds his son during a procession, part of a mass circumcision ceremony for young boys in the village of Ribnovo, Bulgaria. (Nikolay Doychinov / AFP)

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Great Britain's Laura Kenny in action during the women's scratch race final at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Kacper Pempel / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Great Britain's Laura Kenny in action during the women's scratch race final at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Kacper Pempel / REUTERS)

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A man and a child displaced from a rural area due to conflicts between illegal groups, rest at a gymnasium where they are taking shelter in Ituango, Antioquia department, Colombia. Hundreds of people had to leave their homes in northwest Colombia after being threatened by armed groups disputing the control of drug plantations. (Pablo Cuellar / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A man and a child displaced from a rural area due to conflicts between illegal groups, rest at a gymnasium where they are taking shelter in Ituango, Antioquia department, Colombia. Hundreds of people had to leave their homes in northwest Colombia after being threatened by armed groups disputing the control of drug plantations. (Pablo Cuellar / AFP)

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Oil drilling ship Tungsten Explorer is docked at the block 4 area off the coast of the Lebanese coastal town of Safra during sunset. (Joseph Eid / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Oil drilling ship Tungsten Explorer is docked at the block 4 area off the coast of the Lebanese coastal town of Safra during sunset. (Joseph Eid / AFP)

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Travis Hayes, 65, injects what he says is the synthetic drug fentanyl, across the street from where San Francisco mayor London Breed just held a news conference introducing legislation in curbing the rise of deadly overdoses in the city, at the Tenderloin section of San Francisco, California, USA. (Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Travis Hayes, 65, injects what he says is the synthetic drug fentanyl, across the street from where San Francisco mayor London Breed just held a news conference introducing legislation in curbing the rise of deadly overdoses in the city, at the Tenderloin section of San Francisco, California, USA. (Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS)

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A farmer feeds a flock of ducklings at a private farm in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Nhac Nguyen / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A farmer feeds a flock of ducklings at a private farm in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Nhac Nguyen / AFP)

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A devotee prepares century-old statue of Lord Buddha during Samyak festival in Lalitpur, Nepal. The Buddhist festival is celebrated once in five years by parading several Buddha idols originally from different areas for worship. (Prakash Mathema / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A devotee prepares century-old statue of Lord Buddha during Samyak festival in Lalitpur, Nepal. The Buddhist festival is celebrated once in five years by parading several Buddha idols originally from different areas for worship. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

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