POLAR BEAR CUB AND MOM: Polar bear Gerda with her cub in the Zoo in Novosibirsk, about 2,800 kilometers (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 7, 2014. The first cub of Polar bear couple Kai and Gerda was born at Novosibirsk Zoo in early December.
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WIRED BABY BRAIN: Leo, aged 9 months, takes part in an experiment at the ‘Birkbeck Babylab’ Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, on March 3, 2014 in London, England. The experiment uses an electroencephalogram (EEG) to study brain activity whilst the baby examines different objects of varying complexity. Researchers at the Babylab, which is part of Birkbeck, University of London, study brain and cognitive development in infants from birth through childhood. The scientists use various experiments, often based on simple games, and test the babies’ physical or cognitive responses with sensors including: eye-tracking, brain activation and motion capture.
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SHOWDOWN IN THE UKRAINE: Colonel Yuli Mamchor, commander of the Ukrainian military garrison at the Belbek airbase, leads his unarmed troops bearing the Ukrainian and regiment flags to retake the Belbek airfield from soldiers under Russian command in Crimea on March 4, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine. After spending a tense night anticipating a Russian attack following the expiration of a Russian deadline to surrender, in which family members of troops spent the night at the garrison gate in support of the soldiers, Mamchor announced his bold plan to his soldiers early this morning. The Russian-lead troops fired their weapons into the air but then granted Mamchor the beginning of negotiations with their commander. Russian-lead troops have blockaded a number of Ukrainian military bases across Crimea.
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CARNIVAL TIME: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 02: Tarade at 2014 Brazilian Carnival on March 02, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio’s two nights of Carnival parades begin on March 2 in a burst of fireworks and to the cheers of thousands of tourists and locals who have previously enjoyed street celebrations (known as “blocos de rua”) all around the city.
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NATIONAL POST PHOTOGRAPHER’S BEST OF FEBRUARY GALLERY: Here are some of the favourite photos from the staff photographers at the National Post. They range from volatile Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s run in with a fire hydrant to portraits, such as the image of the elderly lady who beat away a robber with her cane. All photos by National Post photographers Darren Calabese, Peter J. Thompson and Tyler Anderson.
NORTHERN LIGHTS ENGLISH STYLE: In this photo taken late Thursday Feb. 27, 2014, A man poses standing on a rock looking at the aurora borealis, or northern lights, illuminating the night sky at Embleton Bay in Northumberland, England. The northern lights is a fantastical natural light display with fast moving light effects caused by particles charged by the sun colliding with particles in Earth’s upper atmosphere. (AP Photo / Tom White, PA)