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 includes a costumed canine contestant in the run-up to the Westminster Dog Show in New York; visitors walking across dunes at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico; and a goalie protecting the puck during a hockey game in Nashville.

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This gallery contains photos from the week of Feb. 9-15, 2019.

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Muslims make traditional Friday prayers in front of a police riot truck, providing security due to the ongoing general threat of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, at a mosque near the Emir's palace in Kano, northern Nigeria, Friday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Muslims make traditional Friday prayers in front of a police riot truck, providing security due to the ongoing general threat of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, at a mosque near the Emir’s palace in Kano, northern Nigeria, Friday, Feb. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
The shadow of Venezuela's Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez is cast on a screen while presenting the country's strategy to promote tourism in all its regions, in the Hotel Alba Caracas, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The shadow of Venezuela’s Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez is cast on a screen while presenting the country’s strategy to promote tourism in all its regions, in the Hotel Alba Caracas, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A paramilitary police officer stands guard under the portrait of former leader Mao Zedong outside Tiananmen Gate as snow falls in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A paramilitary police officer stands guard under the portrait of former leader Mao Zedong outside Tiananmen Gate as snow falls in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A Kashmiri woman is comforted by another as a young wounded relative is taken for treatment inside a hospital Srinagar Indian-controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri woman is comforted by another as a young wounded relative is taken for treatment inside a hospital Srinagar Indian-controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
Boys play billiards as they rent a table for 4 Egyptian Pounds (U.S. $0.25), at Darb Shughlan, a popular district in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, Feb. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Boys play billiards as they rent a table for 4 Egyptian Pounds (U.S. $0.25), at Darb Shughlan, a popular district in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday, Feb. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Visitors walk across dunes at White Sands National Monument as a rain storm passes, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, near Alamogordo, N. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Visitors walk across dunes at White Sands National Monument as a rain storm passes, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, near Alamogordo, N. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Thousands of birds fly in a giant flock over a high voltage electrical tower as the sun sets during a winter evening, near the village of Tudela, northern Spain, on Friday, Feb. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Thousands of birds fly in a giant flock over a high voltage electrical tower as the sun sets during a winter evening, near the village of Tudela, northern Spain, on Friday, Feb. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A naked Hindu holy man prays as others cross a pontoon bridge to take ritualistic dip on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami at Sangam, the confluence of sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
A naked Hindu holy man prays as others cross a pontoon bridge to take ritualistic dip on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami at Sangam, the confluence of sacred rivers the Yamuna, the Ganges and the mythical Saraswati, during the Kumbh Mela or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Demonstrators drag the body of a fellow protester toward police, as a form of protest after police shot into the crowd in which he died, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Demonstrators drag the body of a fellow protester toward police, as a form of protest after police shot into the crowd in which he died, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Talos, a Rottweiler, is dressed with a pair of sunglasses to look like Elvis Presley during the
Talos, a Rottweiler, is dressed with a pair of sunglasses to look like Elvis Presley during the “meet the breeds” companion event to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Saturday, Feb. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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