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Sunlight streams between skyscrapers as the sunrise paints the sky behind downtown Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Houston. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

The week's 20 best photos, from the Associated Press and Getty Images

This week's collection of the best news photos features Pope selfies, refugees, Great Walls and hordes of outlandish creatures (some shirtless, some in tuxes). All photos are from the Associated Press and Getty Images and were taken or transmitted between February 17 and February 24. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP) Waves …

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Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

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Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fix

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  1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump's presidency: 'We are not experiencing the best of times'

    National

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a noted critic of President Donald Trump, suggested that she doesn't believe the country is in good hands but said she is hopeful about the future.

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made no secret of her dislike for President Donald Trump. [Associated Press]
  2. Major GOP donors' stake in Breitbart is confirmed

    National

    Breitbart News Network, the far-right media outlet that heralded President Donald Trump's rise and was once led by his top White House strategist, is owned in part by a wealthy conservative family that poured millions into propelling Trump into office, the company's chief executive acknowledged Friday.

    White House adviser Steve Bannon, looking on as President Donald Trump speaks at a working lunch Wednesday, was the executive chairman of Breitbart. [New York Times]
  3. Storm-lashed California roads, dams could cost $1B to fix

    Nation

    FRESNO, Calif. — The bill to repair California's crumbling roads, dams and other critical infrastructure hammered by an onslaught of storms this winter could top $1 billion, including nearly $600 million alone for damaged roadways that more than doubles what the state budgeted for road repair emergencies, …

    A truck fell from southbound Interstate 15, where part of the freeway collapsed due to heavy rain in the California’s Cajon Pass, on Feb. 18. The estimated cost to fix roadways is $600 million.
  4. Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

    Nation

    CANNON BALL, N.D. — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.

    A backhoe rips through a structure to begin the cleanup process at the Oceti Sakowin camp this week in North Dakota.
  5. The week's 20 best photos, from the Associated Press and Getty Images

    World

    This week's collection of the best news photos features Pope selfies, refugees, Great Walls and hordes of outlandish creatures (some shirtless, some in tuxes).

    Sunlight streams between skyscrapers as the sunrise paints the sky behind downtown Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Houston. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)