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The most stunning pictures of last week from Latin America and Caribbean

Updated : February 22, 2019 01:44 PM IST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.

A monarch butterfly rests on a man's forehead at the Amanalco de Becerra sanctuary, in the mountains near the extinct Nevado de Toluca volcano in Mexico. The monarch butterfly population, like that of other insects, fluctuates widely depending on a variety of factors, but scientists say the recoveries after each big dip tend to be smaller, suggesting an overall declining trend. (AP Photo /Marco Ugarte)
A monarch butterfly rests on a man's forehead at the Amanalco de Becerra sanctuary, in the mountains near the extinct Nevado de Toluca volcano in Mexico. The monarch butterfly population, like that of other insects, fluctuates widely depending on a variety of factors, but scientists say the recoveries after each big dip tend to be smaller, suggesting an overall declining trend. (AP Photo /Marco Ugarte)
Police protect referee Moacir Eriberto Guedes during the Peladao final amateur soccer tournament at Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil. Players in the men's final ran on to the pitch each time they disagreed with the referee, coaches made hand signals suggesting the linesman was a thief, homophobic insults came fast and furious and ten riot police were on hand to protect referees from violence in three occasions. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Police protect referee Moacir Eriberto Guedes during the Peladao final amateur soccer tournament at Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil. Players in the men's final ran on to the pitch each time they disagreed with the referee, coaches made hand signals suggesting the linesman was a thief, homophobic insults came fast and furious and ten riot police were on hand to protect referees from violence in three occasions. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Antique cigar vitolas from before 1900, which are wrapped around cigars, are displayed in an album during the inauguration ceremony for the XXI Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba. The annual five-day bash brings together cigar sophisticates from around the world, and culminates with a gala dinner, followed by an auction of humidors worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the proceeds donated to the public health system. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Antique cigar vitolas from before 1900, which are wrapped around cigars, are displayed in an album during the inauguration ceremony for the XXI Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba. The annual five-day bash brings together cigar sophisticates from around the world, and culminates with a gala dinner, followed by an auction of humidors worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the proceeds donated to the public health system. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Pro-choice activists in favour of decriminalizing abortion raise green handkerchiefs as they rally outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Demonstrators are demanding the decriminalization of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy and that the issue is included in this year's parliamentary agenda after lawmakers voted against the decriminalization of abortion last year. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
Pro-choice activists in favour of decriminalizing abortion raise green handkerchiefs as they rally outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Demonstrators are demanding the decriminalization of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy and that the issue is included in this year's parliamentary agenda after lawmakers voted against the decriminalization of abortion last year. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
Migrants from Central America, Africa and the Caribbean, who are awaiting their turns to request asylum in the US, pass the time inside a shelter in Bachilleres gymnasium in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Hundreds of migrants, some of whom arrived from the recently closed shelter in Piedras Negras on the Mexico-US border, are camped out in the gym waiting their chance to submit their asylum request at the El Paso port of entry. (AP Photo/Christian Torres)
Migrants from Central America, Africa and the Caribbean, who are awaiting their turns to request asylum in the US, pass the time inside a shelter in Bachilleres gymnasium in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Hundreds of migrants, some of whom arrived from the recently closed shelter in Piedras Negras on the Mexico-US border, are camped out in the gym waiting their chance to submit their asylum request at the El Paso port of entry. (AP Photo/Christian Torres)
Venezuelan migrant Jose Garcia poses for a photo after spending his day collecting materials he can sell for recycling in La Parada, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela. The 26-year-old said he moved to Colombia one and a half years ago and recycles to afford food for his three children and wife. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Venezuelan migrant Jose Garcia poses for a photo after spending his day collecting materials he can sell for recycling in La Parada, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela. The 26-year-old said he moved to Colombia one and a half years ago and recycles to afford food for his three children and wife. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
England's Chris Woakes unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of West Indies' John Campbell during their first One Day International cricket match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
England's Chris Woakes unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of West Indies' John Campbell during their first One Day International cricket match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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