In Pictures

Week in pictures: 25 February - 3 March 2017

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

Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily Image copyright Antonio Parrinello / Reuters
Image caption Europe's most active volcano erupted for the first time this year, sending a tower of bright lava into the sky. Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, has been largely dormant for the past two years.
Members of the Group Especial Portela Samba school perform during a carnival parade at the Sambadromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Image copyright Marcele Sayo / EPA
Image caption A Brazilian samba school that highlighted the environmental impact caused by the collapse of a dam was crowned champion of the Rio de Janeiro carnival. Portela is Rio's most successful samba school but it had not won the world-famous parade for 33 years.
Academy Awards Image copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Moonlight won best picture at the Oscars - but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner. La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz is seen here with Warren Beatty and the correct card - at first Beatty had been mistakenly handed the previous winner's envelope, containing a card that said Emma Stone had won best actress for La La Land.
A man dressed as St David Image copyright Matt Cardy / Getty Images
Image caption Across Wales numerous events took place to mark St David's Day and to celebrate Welsh heritage and culture. St David, also known as Dewi Sant in Welsh, is the patron saint of Wales and although many associate St David with leeks or daffodils, his symbol is actually the dove, which usually rests on his shoulder.
Estonia's Henrik Kutberg long jump Image copyright Andrej Isakovic / AFP
Image caption Estonia's Henrik Kutberg competes in the men's long jump qualifying round at the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade.
US fashion designer for Off-White, Virgil Abloh Image copyright Bertrand Guay / AFP
Image caption US fashion designer for Off-White, Virgil Abloh, acknowledges the audience at the end of his women's autumn-winter ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris.
Founder of Nanana Winbridge Education Centre, Priscilla Nangurai Image copyright Daniel Irungu / EPA
Image caption The founder of Nanana Winbridge Education Centre, Priscilla Nangurai, poses with girls at the school in Kajiado, Kenya. The centre looks after girls who've run away from home to escape female genital mutilation.
President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice-President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan Image copyright Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP
Image caption President Donald Trump said the US was witnessing a "renewal of the American spirit" as he delivered his first speech to Congress.
Mata, 23, who's from Nigeria, tries to recover after fainting during a rescue operation Image copyright Giorgos Moutafis / Reuters
Image caption Mata from Nigeria was one of more than 100 sub-Saharan migrants aboard a raft that was picked up by the Spanish organisation Proactiva Open Arms in the central Mediterranean Sea, off the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha.
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton drives at the Circuit de Catalunya Image copyright Jose Jordan / AFP
Image caption British driver Lewis Hamilton was back at the wheel of his Mercedes Formula 1 car as the teams began pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. "The car is amazing," triple world champion Hamilton said. "It is definitely the fastest I have ever been in F1."

All photographs are copyrighted.

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