Photos of the week: 2/12 - 2/19


This past week in news we saw the presidential race continue to heat up ahead of the South Carolina primary, the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show was held in New York, and Valentine's Day was observed in various sweet ways around the world. Click through the slideshow above to see the best photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the next seven days.

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