Here are 15 of the week’s best photos

Celebrating George Washington’s birthday, Americans leave the coronavirus quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, an unusual presentation at Milan Fashion Week, a fiery cash at the Daytona 500, go-go designated as Washington, D.C.’s official music. Here’s a look at 15 of the best photos from the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.

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Feb. 17, 2020 | Mount Vernon, Va.

Dean Malissa, portraying George Washington, greets Harper Wright, 9, during a celebration of the first president's birthday.

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Feb. 17, 2020 | Yokohama, Japan.

American citizens wave from a bus as they leave the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship to be repatriated to the United States. Including at least 355 passengers and crew aboard the ship that have tested positive for the coronavirus, 408 people in Japan have now been diagnosed, making it the worst-affected country outside of China.

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Feb. 19, 2020 | Altay, China

Police officers, wearing protective face masks, ride horses on their way to visit residents, who live in remote areas, to promote the awareness of the coronavirus.

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Feb. 19, 2020 | Milan, Italy

Models present creations from the Moncler Autumn/Winter 2020 collection during Milan Fashion Week.


Feb 17, 2020 | Daytona Beach, Fla.

Driver Ryan Newman's car goes airborne during a crash on the last lap of NASCAR's Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway.

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Feb. 17, 2020 | Jackson, Miss.

Floodwater inundates a neighborhood under mandatory evacuation as the flooding continues.

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Feb. 16, 2020 | Bewdley, England

A woman looks out a window as ducks swim by on the River Severn after Storm Dennis caused flooding across large swaths of Britain.

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Feb. 19, 2020 | Vatican

A child kisses Pope Francis during the weekly audience.


Feb. 15, 2020 | Idlib, Syria

Civilians flee toward the north to find safety inside Syria, near the border with Turkey, as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces wage a widening, multi-front offensive in the last rebel stronghold.


Feb. 14, 2020 | Rancho Mirage, Calif.

People who were in the Rancho Mirage medical office building where a shooting occurred console one another and watch the investigation. Two men were found dead in the building after reports of the shooting, authorities said.

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Feb. 18, 2020 | Las Vegas

Nevada Culinary Union members listen as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) speaks to them.

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Feb. 19, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Janet Purnell waits in line during a community celebration at Culture House for the signing of a bill designating go-go as the District's official music.

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Feb. 17, 2020 | West Palm Beach, Fla.

Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle, second from right, slams a cabbage to the pavement to win his team's contest that they played to honor national cabbage day during spring training workouts.

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Feb. 21, 2020 | Jakarta, Indonesia

Men release macaws to train their sensitive feelings while flying.

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Feb. 16, 2020 | Brewarrina, Australia

A girl jumps from rocks at Brewarrina Weir that overflowed for the first time in years, as rain water from upstream flowed into the once dry river beds. Recent rains and thunderstorms across Eastern Australia have seen a number of rivers feeding the Murray-Darling basin begin to flow.

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