AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

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Posted: Feb 10, 2015 10:23 AM
AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

LONDON (AP) — The war in eastern Ukraine again dominated the news in Europe last week, as Russian-backed rebels captured territory near the besieged town of Debaltseve, prompting Ukrainian authorities to evacuate some residents.

The new Greek government survived a confidence vote, Russians marked the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad and snow hit northern Spain.

In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe tumbled after addressing supporters.

In the arts, actor Eddie Redmayne posed with his BAFTA award for "The Theory of Everything," the Berlin Film Festival jurors spoke to reporters, vintage and classic cars were displayed at an auction house in Paris and costumed devils paraded at Spain's Endiablada festival.

Down south on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, the Piton de la Fournaise volcano began erupting for the second time in the past year.