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Top 10 pictures of the week from around the world



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Top 10 pictures of the week from around the world- GETTY IMAGES/PA Media/AFP

Feb. 5: A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.


 

 

LIU XIN/CHINA NEWS SERVICE VIA GETTY IMAGES
Dancers celebrate the Chinese New Year - also known as the Lunar New Year - in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. Millions of people around the world celebrated the event, which this year marked the change from the Year of the Ox to the Year of the Tiger.


 

 

YURI SMITYUK/TASS/GETTY IMAGES
A scuba diver plunges into -2°C (28.4°F) water during an ice diving class at a training centre in the Russian city of Vladivostok.


 

 

CHARLES MCQUILLAN/GETTY IMAGES
People in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, take part in a remembrance march to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Thirteen people were shot dead and at least 15 others injured after members of the Army's Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in the Bogside - a predominantly Catholic part of the city - on Sunday 30 January 1972.


 

 

PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP
People wait to fill pots with water from the holy Bagmati River at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, during the month-long Hindu festival of Swasthani Brata Katha.


 

 

 

OZKAN BILGIN/ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES
A boy carries a goat in front of his snow-covered house, amid harsh winter conditions in Van, Turkey


 

 

 


JOHN WESSELS/AFP
Women wait in line to collect their pay at a granite mine in the centre of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.


 

 

TAYFUN COSKUN/ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES
Punxsutawney Phil participates at the annual Groundhog Day celebration at Gobbler's Knob, in Pennsylvania. According to legend, the US can expect a further six weeks of winter, after the weather-predicting groundhog saw his shadow upon exiting his burrow.


 

 


JEFF J MITCHELL/GETTY IMAGES
A woman photographs the remains of a tree that was blown down in front of a house in Edzell, Angus. Gusts of up to 92mph battered parts of Scotland as Storm Malik and Storm Corrie swept across the country, leaving thousands of homes without power.


 

 

MARTIN KEEP/AFP
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against Russia's Daniil Medvedev in the men's singles final match of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. The 35-year old said he was physically "destroyed" after the "most unexpected" win of his career saw him claim a men's record 21st Grand Slam title.


 

 


ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA MEDIA
Torchbearers Dinigeer Yilamujiang and Zhao Jiawen wave before lighting the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the Beijing National Stadium in China. The torch was placed into the centre of a giant snowflake, which was made up of placards with the names of the 91 nations competing in the Games.