In Pictures

Week in pictures: 7-13 January 2017

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

researchers hold panda cubs Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Researchers were pictured holding giant panda cubs during an event to celebrate China's Lunar New Year at a research base in Ya'an, China.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower Image copyright Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Image caption US President-elect Donald Trump held a news conference at Trump Tower in which he accused US intelligence agencies of leaking allegations that Russia has compromising material on him. He also handed "complete and total" control of his business empire to sons Don Jr and Eric in a bid to avoid any conflict of interest.
David Bowie fan Clive poses for a photograph near a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, Britain Image copyright Stefan Wermuth / Reuters
Image caption David Bowie fan Clive posed for a photograph near a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, one year on from the singer's death.
Elvis impersonator Ricky Ford Image copyright Dean Lewins / EPA
Image caption Elvis impersonator Ricky Ford boarded the Elvis Train at Central Station in Sydney, Australia, as he embarked on a seven-hour trip to the town of Parkes for the 2017 Elvis Festival.
Daria Cherepanova and great grey owl Image copyright Ilya Naymushin / Reuters
Image caption Daria Cherepanova from the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, is pictured with Mykh, an eight-month-old great grey owl, during a training session to tame wild animals.
Actor Amy Adams and her daughter Aviana kiss her star Image copyright Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Image caption Actor Amy Adams and her daughter Aviana kissed her star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California.
Hindu women sit around fires to keep warm Image copyright Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters
Image caption Hindu women keep warm beside fires before bathing in the Saali River during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival at Sankhu in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Five migrants squat in the snow as they eat a warm meal distributed by aid groups as others queue for their portion outside a crumbling warehouse that has served as a makeshift shelter in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Migrants have been exposed to freezing temperatures and snow as extreme winter weather gripped Serbia and other parts of Europe last week. Image copyright Darko Vojinovic / AP
Image caption Migrants eat a warm meal distributed by aid groups outside a crumbling warehouse that has served as a makeshift shelter in Belgrade, Serbia. As cold weather spread across Europe some areas of Serbia saw temperatures drop to -20C.
Juan Salvatierra of Bolivia on the seventh stage of the Dakar rally Image copyright Ricardo Moraes / Reuters
Image caption Juan Salvatierra of Bolivia avoids a small dog on his KTM motorcycle during the Dakar rally.
Palestinians make jumps on the beach during the sunset in Gaza City Image copyright Mahmud Hams / AFP
Image caption Palestinians enjoy the beach at sunset in Gaza City.

All photographs are copyrighted.

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