In Pictures

Week in pictures: 20-26 February 2016

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

Image copyright Hasan Shaaban / Reuters
Image caption Lebanon cancelled a plan to export its waste to Russia, sending Beirut's six-month rubbish crisis back to square one.
Image copyright Owen Humphreys / PA
Image caption The Flying Scotsman, one of the world's most famous steam locomotives, made its historic return to the tracks. Thousands turned out to watch its journey from London's King's Cross to York, following a decade-long, £4m restoration.
Image copyright Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters
Image caption Six people were killed in the US in a series of apparently random shootings in the Michigan city of Kalamazoo. Jason Dalton was taken into custody and no motive has yet been determined. Here people sing during a vigil following the attack.
Image copyright Kay Nietfeld / Reuters
Image caption Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (centre) and guests used virtual reality headsets during the Axel Springer Award in Berlin, Germany. Zuckerberg became the first to receive the award for entrepreneurial spirit at a ceremony on Thursday.
Image copyright Andrew Milligan / Getty Images
Image caption The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her tennis skills during a workshop with dozens of school pupils and teachers hosted by Judy Murray, mother of tennis stars Andy and Jamie.
Image copyright Dinuka Liyanawatte / Reuters
Image caption More than 50 elephants took part in a street parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the Gangaramaya temple's annual Nawam Perahera festival, along with a nightly procession of traditional dancers, fire twirlers and traditional musicians.
Image copyright Ricardo Moraes / Reuters
Image caption Roman Izmailov and Victor Minibaev of Russia competed in the Men's 10m Synchro Platform Final at the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Image copyright Ed Jones / AFP
Image caption A group of students posed for a selfie as they toured the Naksan art village wearing 1970s-style school uniforms as part of an educational initiative, in Seoul, South Korea.
Image copyright Julian Stratenschulte / AFP
Image caption One of about 200 cows that took part in a cow beauty contest in Verden, northern Germany is prepared before being photographed.

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