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Week in pictures: 31 December 2022 - 6 January 2023


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

 

An Elvis Presley impersonator leans against the Elvis Express train at Sydney Central Railway StationImage source, Jaimi Joy / Reuters
An Elvis Presley impersonator leans against the Elvis Express in Sydney before the train departs for the Parkes Elvis Festival, around seven hours inland.
 
Children play at the Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, ChinaImage source, Hector Retamal / AFP
Children play during the opening ceremony of the 39th Harbin China International Ice and Snow Festival.
 
Keeper Jessica Ray poses with a clipboard in front of a tank of Humboldt penguinsImage source, Toby Melville / Reuters
Keeper Jessica Ray poses with a clipboard in front of a tank of Humboldt penguins during the annual stocktake at ZSL London Zoo.
 
Team Audi during the Dakar RallyImage source, Hamad I Mohammed / Reuters
Team Audi Sport's Mattias Ekstrom and co-driver Emil Bergkvist on stage two of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.
 
Cardinals attend the funeral of former Pope BenedictImage source, Guglielmo Mangiapane / Reuters
Cardinals attend the funeral of former Pope Benedict in St Peter's Square at the Vatican. The former Pope died on New Year's Eve at the age of 95, almost a decade after standing down because of ill health.
 
A man wears a jersey of Brazilian football legend Pele as people queue to get in the Urbano Caldeira stadiumImage source, Carl De Souza / AFP
Mourners queue to pay respects to Pele while he was lying in state at the stadium of his former club Santos. Pele, a three-time World Cup winner, died at the age of 82 on 29 December.
 
A prawn fisherman walks into the Sine Saloum Delta in SenegalImage source, John Wessels/ AFP
A fisherman walks into the Sine Saloum Delta in Senegal ahead of a night of fishing for prawns.
 
A woman carries a dog away from a wildfireImage source, Juan Gonzalez / Reuters
A woman walks to safety as wildfire causes damage to homes in rural areas around Santa Juana, Chile.
 
Frances Caroline Colombo skiingImage source, Jure Makovec / AFP
Frances Caroline Colombo, seen in silhouette, competes in the women's 7.5km (4.6 miles) sprint competition at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Pokljuka, Slovenia.
 
Fireworks behind Big Ben in LondonImage source, Jeff Overs / BBC
Fireworks light up the sky over London as part of the new year celebrations which were watched by crowds of more than 100,000 on the banks of the River Thames.

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