Afghan drug addicts

Afghan drug addicts smoke heroin inside a cave in Farah province. Farah offers a prime example of Afghanistan’s nexus between Islamist militancy, crime, opium and Kabul’s feeble grip on power. Residents say problems escalated after foreign troops withdrew in early 2013 and locals in Farah’s most lawless areas say the breakdown in order is complete.

A partially frozen American Falls

A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Temperature dropped to 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 Celsius). The National Weather Service has issued Wind Chill Warning in Western New York.

The Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations

Fireworks explode at the River Hongbao Lunar New Year Celebrations along Marina Bay in Singapore. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).

Destroyed Ukrainian army tank in the town of Vuhlehirsk

Members of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic army collect parts of a destroyed Ukrainian army tank in the town of Vuhlehirsk, about 10 km (6 miles) to the west of Debaltseve. Separatists are keeping up attacks on the strategic railway junction of Debaltseve despite a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, a Kiev military spokesman said on Monday, and witnesses reported heavy shelling in the area.

Nasa astronaut Terry Virts tweeted beautiful photo of the British Isles

 

Nasa astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this astonishingly beautiful photo of the British Isles with the aurora borealis glowing over Scotland.