In Pictures

Week in pictures: 20 - 26 January 2018

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

An aerial view shows a car driving along a bank of the Yenisei River, outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 25 January 2018. Image copyright Ilya Naymushin/REUTERS
Image caption An aerial view shows a car moving along a bank of the Yenisei River, outside Krasnoyarsk in Russia, where the air temperature was about minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit).
A view of Mount Mayon volcano. as it erupted, from Our Lady of the Gate Parish church in Daraga, Albay province, south of Manila, Philippines, 25 January 2018. Image copyright Romeo Ranoco/REUTERS
Image caption The Philippines' most active volcano Mount Mayon erupts, forcing more than 40,000 residents to evacuate the area. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, which monitors the country's 22 active volcanoes, expects the explosions to continue.
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to a patient during a visit to the sensory room of the Mother and Baby Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in south London, Britain, 24 January 2018. Image copyright Hannah McKay/REUTERS
Image caption Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited the sensory room of the Mother and Baby Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in south London. The Duchess is expecting her third child, who will become the fifth in line to the throne behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Bangladeshi Muslim devotees return home on an overcrowded train after attending the Akheri Munajat in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 21 January 2017. Image copyright ABIR ABDULLAH/EPA
Image caption Bangladeshi Muslim devotees return home after attending concluding prayers on the third day of the Biswa Ijtema in Dhaka, Bangladesh. the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj.
Cloned monkeys Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are seen at the non-human primate facility at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China,, on 20 January 2018. Image copyright China Daily via REUTERS
Image caption Two monkeys have been cloned using the technique that produced Dolly the sheep. Identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were born at a laboratory in China. The scientists say they followed strict international guidelines for animal research.
Orla Dean, 5, holds a placard during the Time's Up rally at Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street on 21 January 2018 in London, England. Image copyright Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images
Image caption People gather opposite Downing Street on the first anniversary of the first Women's March in London. The event was inspired by the Time's Up movement against sexual abuse.
Revellers in costumes take part in the traditional "Correfoc" festival in Palma de Mallorca on 21 January 2018. Image copyright JAIME REINA/afp
Image caption Costumed revellers take part in the traditional Correfoc festival in Palma de Mallorca. The Correfoc is a night of revelry in which participants dress as demons and parade through the streets with fire.
Italy's Federica Brignone competes during the FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on 23 January 2018 in Kronplatz, Plan de Corones, Italian Alps. Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg won the race ahead of Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel, and Italy's Federica Brignone. Image copyright TIZIANA FABI/AFP
Image caption Italy's Federica Brignone competes during the FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Giant Slalom in Kronplatz in the Italian Alps. Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg won the race ahead of Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel. Brignone came third.
A portrait of Robert Burns is projected on to the front of Prestonfield House in Edinburgh on Burns Night, 25 January 2018 Image copyright Jane Barlow/PA
Image caption A portrait of Robert Burns is projected onto the front of Prestonfield House in Edinburgh to mark Burns Night. The life of Scotland's national poet is celebrated across the world every 25 January with recitations of his poetry, the eating of haggis and drinking of whisky.
A starling murmuration near the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev desert. Image copyright MENAHEM KAHANA/afp
Image caption This impressive image of a starling murmuration was captured near the southern Israeli city of Rahat, in the Negev desert. A starling murmuration can be an amazing sight as thousands of birds swirl around the sky at sunset.

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