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Week in pictures: 3 - 9 February 2018


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

image copyrightChris Wattie/ Reuters
image captionPhiladelphia Eagles player Patrick Robinson celebrates his team winning the Super Bowl for the first time.
image copyrightClodagh Kilcoyne/ Reuters
image captionIn Killorglin, Ireland, a selection of Biddy hats are seen during a Biddy's Day Parade to celebrate the Celtic festival of Imbolc, the arrival of springtime.
image copyrightHannah McKay/ Reuters
image captionA Bafta mask is polished by a worker at a foundry in west London. The finished bronze British Academy of Film and Television Awards will be given out on 18 February.
image copyrightMario Anzuoni / Reuters
image captionActress Lupita Nyong'o poses for a portrait while promoting her latest film, Black Panther, in Beverly Hills, California.
image copyrightIlya Naymushin / Reuters
image captionOne of the teams taking part in the Karadag Sled Dog Rally takes part in a practice session on the frozen Mana River, near Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
image copyrightPaul Yang / AFP
image captionA man prays outside a building which tilted to one side after its foundation collapsed in Hualien, Taiwan following a strong earthquake.
image copyrightAbdulmonam Eassa / AFP
image captionSyrian civilians flee from reported government air strikes in the rebel-held town of Jisreen.
image copyrightYasuyoshi Chiba / AFP
image captionA Kenyan ranger holds his bloodhound on a lead during a training session in the Mara Triangle, the north-western part of Masai Mara national reserve in southern Kenya. The team comprises four tracker dogs and two more trained specifically to sniff out ivory and guns at the entrances to the park.
image copyrightTiziana Fabi / Getty Images
image captionMasked revellers wearing traditional carnival costumes pose in Saint Mark's Square during Venice's Carnival.
image copyrightJack Taylor / Getty Images
image captionKazuo Okamoto, chief executive of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, attempts to stroke Larry the Downing Street cat ahead of a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
image copyrightSatish Kumar / Reuters
image captionAn investor looks at the screen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai, UAE.
image copyrightPatrik Stollarz / AFP
image captionRevellers celebrate the official start of Women's Carnival in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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