AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

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Posted: Mar 03, 2015 9:00 AM
AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

LONDON (AP) — As the war between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukraine government still raged in eastern Ukraine, another shocking news story involving Russia developed last week: the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on a bridge in Moscow.

Russian police have promised a full investigation into the midnight shooting of Nemtsov in central Moscow. Hundreds paid their respects with flowers where he was gunned down.

Despite a cease-fire, heavy fighting destroyed a bridge near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Elsewhere, students lit flares during a strike in Madrid, police forced their way into a Madrid apartment to help evict residents and migrants flocked to the border of Serbia and Hungary, seeking a better life in the European Union.

In sports, Chelsea's coach rolled on the ground as he celebrated his team's winning the English League Cup.

Models walked the runways as London Fashion Week came to a close and collections started being shown at Milan Fashion Week.