In Pictures

Week in pictures: 21-28 January 2017

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

Firefighters try to stop the fire Image copyright Rodrigo Garrido / Reuters
Image caption A series of fast-spreading fires, mostly in Chile's central region, is being fanned by strong winds, high temperatures and a prolonged drought.
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova holds up a large ball Image copyright Issei Kato / Reuters
Image caption Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova signs autographs after winning her Women's singles fourth round tennis match against Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Australian Open.
Colima Volcano Image copyright Ulises Ruiz Basurto / Reuters
Image caption Mexico's Colima volcano has seen an increase in activity since October last year.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hits a bell while visiting Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar Image copyright Soe Zeya / Reuters
Image caption British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson prepares to strike a bell during a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Indian school students form the national flag during an event to mark Republic Day in Chennai Image copyright Arun Sankararun Sankar / AFP
Image caption Indian school students formed the national flag during an event to mark Republic Day in Chennai.
Migrants hold placards during a protest outside a derelict customs warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia Image copyright Marko Djurica / Reuters
Image caption Migrants in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, protested outside a derelict customs warehouse. They want Europe to open its borders.
A child plays with a ball at his house as a newly built section of the US-Mexico border fence is seen in the background at Anapra neighbourhood in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Image copyright Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters
Image caption US President Donald Trump issued an executive order for an "impassable physical barrier" to be built along the US border with Mexico. Building a 2,000-mile barrier along the Mexican border was one of Mr Trump's key pledges in the election campaign. Here a child plays near to a newly-built section of the current wall which covers part of the border.
A red deer is pictured on frosty ground in Richmond Park Image copyright Jack Taylor / Getty Images
Image caption A red deer at Richmond Park in London is seen as thick fog and temperatures below freezing swept across parts of the UK.
A Sri Lankan health worker sprays a neighbourhood with a fog used to ward off mosquitoes in Biyagama Image copyright Ishara S Kodikaraishara / AFP
Image caption A Sri Lankan health worker sprays a neighbourhood with a fog used to ward off mosquitoes in Biyagama on the outskirts of Colombo. Mosquito-related dengue cases have risen sharply in and around the capital.

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