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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

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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)

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.

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

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This gallery was produced by Patrick Sison in New York.