In Pictures

Your week in pictures

You have been sending your photos of news stories around the globe this week. Here is a selection of them:

Image copyright Manisha Patel
Image caption Manisha Patel took this picture of celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Cebu in the Philippines.

The start of the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Sheep was celebrated throughout the world this week.

Image copyright Narine Karamyan
Image caption Narine Karamyan snapped this image of a snowstorm in Istanbul, Turkey.

The storm in Istanbul brought the city to standstill with schools and offices shut on Wednesday.

Image copyright Sonja Richter
Image caption Sonja Richter took this photo of Boston, Massachusetts under a blanket of snow.

Boston was one of several cities in the US north-east region which experienced near-whiteout conditions this week.

Image copyright Melissa Ganley
Image caption And Melissa Ganley shared this picture of a view of the frozen Fort Point Channel by the Boston Tea Party Museum and Ships.
Image copyright SOREN HEMPEL
Image caption Søren Hempel took this picture showing an armed police officer patrolling outside a Jewish kosher store in the Danish capital city of Copenhagen in the aftermath of recent gun attacks.

Copenhagen has been wary of further incidents after shots were fired at a free speech seminar, killing two people.

Image copyright Antonio Brasko / Rola
Image caption The Torch skyscraper in Dubai, UAE, caught fire early on Saturday morning. Antonio Brasko and Rola were among several people tweeting their images from the scene.

Although debris from the fire rained down on the streets of Dubai, and strong winds aided the blaze in the 79-storey building, no casualties were reported.

Image copyright Marshall Pinsent
Image caption Marshall Pinsent sent the BBC this image from near a separate fire in Erith, London, UK.

Another fire on Saturday on morning, this time in south-east London, UK, is currently being treated as arson.

Image copyright Nicholas Coates
Image caption Fans of Dutch football club Feyenoord clashed with police in Rome ahead of their team's Europa League match on Thursday night. Nicholas Coates, who was on holiday in the Italian city, took this picture of the aftermath of a clash between Feyenoord fans and Rome police.
Image copyright Nicholas Coates
Image caption He also took this picture of tourists surveying the debris left by rioting fans beside the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy.

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