Photos of the week
A green comet named Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), which last passed by our planet about 50,000 years ago, is seen from the Pico de las Nieves, in the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, February 1. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
RowVaughn Wells, mother of Tyre Nichols, a young Black man who was killed during a traffic stop by Memphis police officers, reacts during a news conference at Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church in Memphis, Tennessee, January 27. REUTERS/Alyssa Pointer
AJ Dereume holds up Phil the groundhog as he is to make his prediction on how long winter will last during the Groundhog Day Festivities, at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, February 2. REUTERS/Alan Freed
U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 31. REUTERS/Leah Millis
A dog stands near a body inside a damaged building, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, February 2. REUTERS/Stringer
An artwork of the famous street artist Tvboy is seen on a wall of the House of Culture, which was heavily damaged during Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, January 29. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
People gather for Pope Francis' address at the Stade des Martyrs during his apostolic journey, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 2. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
Actor Alec Baldwin departs his home, as he will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie "Rust", in New York, January 31. REUTERS/David 'Dee' Delgado
A protester holds a red flare during a demonstration against French government's pension reform plan in Paris as part of a day of national strike and protests in France, January 31. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
People and rescue workers gather to look for survivors under a collapsed roof, after a suicide blast in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, January 30. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
Grandmother Olha hugs her granddaughter Arina, 6, while saying goodbye before her evacuation from front line city of Bakhmut, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 31. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak
Demonstrators take part in a protest to demand Peru's President Dina Boluarte to step down, in Lima, Peru, January 28. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka kisses the trophy after winning her final match against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 28. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders
A woman lies on a counter at the Canape Vert Market days after Haiti police blocked streets and broke into the airport during a protest demanding justice for fellow police officers killed by armed gangs, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 30....more
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after winning the AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, January 29. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks, owned by Freddy Versluys the CEO of Belgian defence company OIP Land Systems, who said could help Ukraine if he received export permits from the Belgian regional government of Wallonia and from Germany to sell...more
Restorer from Appia Antica archaeological park Sara Iovine cleans a life-sized statue of a Roman emperor posing as the classical hero Hercules after it was discovered during sewer repair works near the old Appian Way, ancient Rome's first highway, in...more
Pope Francis watches a performance as he attends a meeting with young people and catechists at the Stade des Martyrs during his apostolic journey, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 2. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
Flanked by Rev. Al Sharpton and her husband Rodney Wells, RowVaughn Wells speaks during the funeral service for her son Tyre Nichols at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, February 1. Andrew Nelles/Pool
A Pug sleeps during the American Kennel Club's (AKC) Meet the Breeds event in New York, January 29. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
Our oddest photos of the week
Odd and unusual images from around the world this week.
Cracks begin to show in India's Himalayan building spree
The buildings and land beneath houses had been weakened - geologists, residents and officials say - by the rapid construction in the geologically unstable...
Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney
Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-forecasting groundhog, emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania, saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
Tens of thousands welcome Pope Francis in Democratic Republic of Congo
The pope urged the Congolese people to grant each other a "great amnesty of the heart" and called on any Christians engaged in battle to lay down their arms....
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