AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

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Posted: Mar 10, 2015 12:16 PM
AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

LONDON (AP) — Refugee camps continue to grow in Chad with people fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria by boat as the Islamic extremist group steps up attacks, while a methane explosion at a Ukrainian coal mine last week in Donetsk killed 34 people.

Thousands of mourners paid their respects at the funeral of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on a bridge near the Kremlin.

Also in Russia, a Moscow court refused to release Ukrainian military officer Nadezhda Savchenko, who has been in Russian custody since last summer and has become a national hero in Ukraine.

At Paris Fashion Week, Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own, showing off newly platinum locks in a new slicked back bleached blond hairstyle.

In sports, thousands skied from Maloja to S-Chanf in Switzerland in the annual Engadin marathon on Sunday.