A Christie's employee stands in front of a piece by Jonathan Wateridge entitled Shipwreck at Christie's auction house in London
A Shinto priest places a doll on the steps at a Shinto shrine in Katsuura city, Chiba prefecture, Japan (Pic: EPA)
A protester in Venezuela is sprayed with vinegar to counteract the effects of tear gas
A member of Salgueiro Samba School performs during the Carnival in Rio, Brazil
NanoRacks CubeSats are deployed from the International Space Station. The CubeSats program contains a variety of experiments such as Earth observations and advanced electronics testing (Pic: EPA)
Members of Mangueira Samba School celebrate during their parade at the Carnival in Rio, captured with a tilt-shift lens
Filipino activists dressed as clowns and holding water pistols spray a map illustrating China's claim to the South China Sea during a protest in front of the Chinese consular office in the financial district of Manila
A 'selfie' taken by Bradley Cooper with Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres and stars including Meryl Streep, and Jennifer Lawrence quickly became the most shared photo ever on Twitter
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