In Pictures

Week in pictures: 14-20 February 2015

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

Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Orhan Duzgun, a deputy of the main opposition Republican People's Party, falls in the Turkish parliament in Ankara while his lawmaker colleagues scuffle with members of the ruling AK Party during a debate on legislation to boost police powers.
Image copyright Gleb Garanich/reuters
Image caption A wounded Ukrainian soldier arriving at a hospital in Artemivsk, south-eastern Ukraine, as hostilities continued between the army and pro-Russian rebels despite a ceasefire deal.
Image copyright Hannibal Hanschke/reuters
Image caption A scene-of-crime officer at a cafe in the Oesterbro district of Copenhagen, the Danish capital, after a shooting at a free-speech event. One man was killed. In a second attack near the city's main synagogue, a Jewish man was killed and two police officers were wounded. The suspected attacker was later shot dead by police watching an address in the Norrebro district.
Image copyright Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal/ap
Image caption Flamingos at Memphis Zoo in Tennessee huddle together for warmth as low temperatures spread across the United States.
Image copyright Matt Dunham/ap
Image caption A participant trips during a fancy-dress pancake race in Spitalfields, east London. Shrove Tuesday, widely known in Britain as Pancake Day, is traditionally the last day of merrymaking before the start of the solemn Christian season of Lent.
Image copyright LOIC VENANCE/AFP
Image caption New Zealand cyclists in the men's team pursuit at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris.
Image copyright Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Image caption The Duchess of Cambridge visiting the Emma Bridgewater pottery factory in Stoke-on-Trent, in the English Midlands, to view the production of a mug that the company has launched in support of children's hospices.
Image copyright Leo Correa/ap
Image caption Performers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
Image copyright Scott Olson/Getty Images
Image caption A man takes a selfie as US President Barack Obama walks past after giving a speech at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago.
Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Seb Marsset, of Team Alvimedica, navigating towards Auckland in New Zealand during the Volvo Ocean Race. The event, which began in Alicante, southern Spain, on 4 October, covers almost 40,000 nautical miles.

Related Topics