Week in Pictures: 8-14 February


A selection of striking news photographs from around the world this week.

image copyrightRebecca Naden / Reuters
image captionA new piece of art that appeared on the side of a house in Bristol was been confirmed as the work of street artist Banksy.
image copyrightPhil Noble / Reuters
image captionRobyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards became Northern Ireland's first legally married same-sex couple. Same-sex marriage was finally extended to Northern Ireland in July 2019, as part of a commitment by Westminster in the event that devolution was not restored by 21 October 2019. It has been legal in England, Wales and Scotland since 2014.
image copyrightMario Anzuoni / Reuters
image captionThis year's Oscars made history when South Korean film Parasite was named best picture, making it the first non-English-language film to take the top prize. Bong Joon-ho collected the prize for best director and also took the best original screenplay award.
image copyrightSam Rowley/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
image captionOkay, it wasn't taken this week, but on Wednesday, Sam Rowley's amazing image of two mice fighting on the London Underground won the People's Choice award at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition - and then practically broke the BBC News Instagram account.
image copyrightRussell Cheyne / Reuters
image captionA boy sledges on a snow-covered field near Pitlochry. Scotland has recorded its coldest night of the year so far with a low of -10.2C at Braemar in Aberdeenshire. There has also been heavy snow across parts of southern Scotland, making driving conditions difficult during the morning commute.
image copyrightAlba Vigaray / EPA
image captionA model prepares to take to the catwalk as the latest collections go on show during New York Fashion Week.
image copyrightMigeul Riopa / AFP
image captionSpanish surfer Axier Muniain rides a wave during the Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge in Portugal.
image copyrightChina Daily / Reuters
image captionA worker with sanitising equipment crosses the road in front of a hospital in Yichang city, Hubei, the province at the centre of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
image copyrightAnnegret Hilse / Reuters
image captionA woman poses for a picture during the pre-opening party at The WOW! Gallery Berlin, an interactive pop-up selfie museum.
image copyrightIbrahim Amro / AFP
image captionA Lebanese protester is hit with a burst from a water cannon during clashes with the army as demonstrators gathered in the heart of Beirut to try to prevent a confidence vote for a new government. The Red Cross reported that more than 20 people had needed hospital treatment.

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