Visit all corners of the world with this series of images from the past week, brought to you by the über-talented photographers over at AFP.
Revellers take part in the ceremony to purify the Sambadrome (known as Sapucai) in preparation for the world-famous samba carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 19, 2017.
Snow is seen in the moat surrounding the Forbidden City during a snowfall in Beijing on February 21, 2017.
Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibition curator Mika Yoshitake poses its the Souls of Millions of Light Years Away at the Hirshhorn Museum February 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Two carnival revellers pose as they celebrate the start of the hot season on Women's Carnival, February 23, 2017, in Cologne, western Germany.
A child runs past a mock whale tail during a visit at the Paul Emile Victor museum on February 23, 2017 in the French eastern village of Premanon. The museum, which opened on February 18, 2017, is the first permanent museum devoted to the Arctic and Antarctic regions, according to Anthony Renou, in charge of the museum's communication.
An Indian Hindu devotee holds a human skull and bone during a procession for Maha Shivaratri, dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva, in Allahabad on February 24, 2017. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.
A runner wearing grape-costume runs past the Ginza shopping district during the Tokyo Marathon 2017 in Tokyo on February 26, 2017.
A 14-week-old polar bear is pictured at the zoo Hellabrunn in the southern German city of Munich, on February 24, 2017.
A tourist brought into the Oscars as a surprise meets with Best Supporting Actor winner Mahershala Ali at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.