In Pictures

Week in pictures: 31 December 2016 - 6 January 2017

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

Ski Jumper Image copyright Dominik Ebenbichler / Reuters
Image caption Germany's Severin Freund soars through the air above Innsbruck in Austria during the 65th four-hills ski-jumping tournament.
A Zoo keeper poses with Humboldt penguins Image copyright Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA
Image caption A zookeeper counts Humboldt penguins during London Zoo's annual stocktake. It is officially undertaken once a year but keepers also have an inventory which is continually updated.
Revellers in Times Square Image copyright Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters
Image caption In New York's Times Square confetti covered revellers as the clocked ticked over into 2017.
Israelis bathe in a hot water spring on the shore of the Dead Sea near the Israeli Kibbutz of Ein Gedi Image copyright Oded Balilty / AP
Image caption On New Year's Day, Israelis bathe in a hot water spring on the shore of the Dead Sea near the Israeli kibbutz of Ein Gedi.
Peugeot car in the Dakar Rally Image copyright Dan Istitene / Getty Images
Image caption The Peugeot 3008 DKR of Cyril Despres and David Castera competes in stage three of the Dakar Rally between San Miguel de Tucuman and San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina.
A woman looks at books in a decommissioned red telephone box in London Image copyright Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA
Image caption A woman looks at books in a decommissioned red telephone box in London. Sebastian Handley bought the disused red K2 model for just £1 from British Telecom on behalf of the Brockley Society, to becomes London's smallest library.
Surfers ride the Eisbach canal Image copyright Mark Ralston / AFP
Image caption Surfers ride the Eisbach canal wave during freezing conditions on the Isar River in Munich, Germany.
Smoke billows from the forest around Valparaiso, in Chile Image copyright Francisco Venegas / AFP
Image caption Hundreds of people were evacuated from the port city of Valparaiso, Chile, after forest fires set homes alight. The wildfires have been fanned by high temperatures and strong winds.
A worker prepares graves for inmates who died during a prison riot, at the cemetery of Taruma in Manaus, Brazil Image copyright Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters
Image caption A man prepares graves for inmates who died during a prison riot in the city of Manaus in Brazil. The 17-hour uprising was the deadliest in Brazil in years and resulted in the deaths of 56 inmates.
People look at a burned vehicle at the site of car bomb attack in a busy square at Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City district, Iraq Image copyright Ahmed Saad / Reuters
Image caption At least 35 people were killed and more than 60 injured in a suicide car bomb attack in a busy square in the eastern district of Sadr City in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.

All photographs are copyrighted.