Week in pictures: 17 - 23 February 2018

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

Revellers dressed as Harramachos walk in the mountain.Image source, Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/ Getty Images
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The Navalacruz carnival in Spain hopes to bring fertility to the rural region. Revellers dress as Harramachos, using materials collected from the natural surrounding environment, including animal skins, sacks and hay.
Image source, Jane Barlow/ PA
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Edinburgh Zoo welcomes in the Year of Dog with its Chinese New Year Celebrations, held in honour of the zoo's giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang.
Image source, Tony Gentile/ Reuters
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A model carries a lifelike replica of his own head down the catwalk at the latest Gucci show at Milan Fashion Week.
Image source, Jonathan Ernst/ Reuters
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US President Donald Trump holds a list of prepared questions as he hosts a listening session at the White House with students, teachers and families who have been affected by school shootings. The session comes in wake of the most recent massacre in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed.
Image source, Antara Foto/ Reuters
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Ash from Mount Sinabung volcano rises to an approximate height of 5km (three miles) during an eruption in Karo, Indonesia.
Image source, Hannah McKay/ Reuters
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At the Brit Awards in London, a group wear masks of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un as they impersonate the country's cheerleaders who performed at the Winter Olympics.
Image source, Martin Alipaz/ EPA
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In La Paz, Bolivia, Aymara indigenous people demonstrate in favour of the President Evo Morales' re-election bid. Mr Morales, who is Bolivia's first indigenous leader, has been in office since 2006.
Image source, Nicola Marfisi/REX/Shutterstock
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Protestors from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) stand outside Milan Cathedral, with placards that highlight the use of rabbit fur at the city's fashion week.
Image source, LUCY NICHOLSON/ Reuters
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Members of the Japanese curling team deliver the stone during their match against Switzerland at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Image source, LUIS ROBAYO/ AFP
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A girl dressed as an angel takes part in Christmas celebrations in Quinamayo, Colombia. The Adoraciones al Nino Dios are traditional celebrations of Afro-Colombian communities that have been taking place in February for around 138 years. Because of their duties, slave owners did not allow them to celebrate it in December.

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