In Pictures

Week in Pictures: 11-17 January 2020

A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.

The sails of the Opera House in Sydney are lit with a series of images to show support for the communities affected by the bushfires and to express the gratitude to the emergency services and volunteers Image copyright Saeed Khan / AFP
Image caption The sails of the Sydney Opera House are lit with images to express gratitude to the emergency services and volunteers who are fighting the bushfires in Australia.
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A football player from the Haiti team and survivor of the 2010 earthquake, in action during the "Two Crutches And A Ball" event, held on the tenth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Image copyright Bayoan Freites / Reuters
Image caption A survivor of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti plays football at an event in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to mark the tenth anniversary of the disaster. The earthquake, which measured 7.0 on the Richter scale, devastated the Haitian capital Port au Prince, killing nearly 300,000 people.
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People ride the District Line without trousers on the London Underground, as part of the No Trousers Tube Ride event. Image copyright Hollie Adams / Getty Images
Image caption People ride the District Line on the London Underground, as part of the No Trousers Tube Ride event. Originating as a prank on the New York Subway, the "No Pants on the Subway Ride" has become an international annual event, during which participants travel on the underground transport system without their trousers.
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Residents clean rooftops of volcanic ash from Taal volcano's eruption in Laurel, Batangas province, Philippines Image copyright Ezra Acayan / Getty Images
Image caption Residents clean rooftops of volcanic ash following the eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines. Situated on an island in the middle of a lake, it is one of the world's smallest volcanoes and has recorded at least 34 eruptions in the past 450 years. Authorities in the surrounding province, Batangas, declared a "state of calamity", signifying major disruption.
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A protestor jumps over a burning barricade during a protest over economic hardship and lack of new government in Beirut Image copyright Mohamed Azakir / Reuters
Image caption A man jumps over a burning barricade during a protest over economic hardship and lack of a new government in Beirut. Protests have taken place since October 2019. Lebanon's commercial banks have been restricting savers' access to their deposits, and blocking most transfers abroad for more than two months.
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US. presidential candidates Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks with Senator Bernie Sanders as billionaire activist Tom Steyer listens after the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines Image copyright Shannon Stapleton / Reuters
Image caption US presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks with rival Senator Bernie Sanders, as billionaire activist Tom Steyer listens in, after the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Ms Warren had alleged that Mr Sanders told her in December 2018 that a woman couldn't win the presidency. He's denied saying it.
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Vehicles negotiate the flooded B4069 road at Christian Malford in Wiltshire after the river Avon burst its banks Image copyright Steve Parsons / PA Media
Image caption Vehicles negotiate the flooded B4069 road at Christian Malford in Wiltshire, England, after the River Avon burst its banks.
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Actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen attend the premiere of Star Trek: Picard in London Image copyright Simon Dawson / Reuters
Image caption Actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen embrace at the London premiere of the TV show Star Trek: Picard. The character will feature in a new CBS All Access series, chronicling his life after Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Lemasulani village, Samburu County, Kenya Image copyright Njeri Mwangi / Reuters
Image caption Samburu men attempt to fend off a swarm of desert locusts flying over grazing land in Lemasulani village, Samburu County, Kenya.
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A newborn white rhino named Willi walks next to its mother Shakina in the zoo in Dortmund, Germany Image copyright FRIEDEMANN VOGEL / epa
Image caption A newborn white rhino named Willi walks next to his mother Shakina at Dortmund Zoo in Germany.
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