In Pictures

Week in Pictures: 22-28 February

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

A couple kiss each other with their masks off while waiting for a train in Shanghai. 24 February Image copyright Liu Xingzhe / EPA
Image caption A couple kiss each other with their masks off while waiting for a train in Shanghai, China. More than a month since the Covid-19 outbreak, the streets of Shanghai are relatively empty as the city continues to live under virus control measures.
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Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Duomo cathedral, closed by authorities due to a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan. 24 February Image copyright Flavio Lo Scalzo / Reuters
Image caption Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Duomo cathedral in Milan, closed by authorities due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The number of cases in Italy caused by the coronavirus jumped to 400 on Wednesday and is the main focus of infection in Europe.
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A member of Portela samba school performs during the first night of 2020 Rio's Carnival Parades at the Sapucai Sambadrome on 23 February. Image copyright Bruna Prado / Getty Images
Image caption A member of Portela samba school performs during the first night of Rio's Carnival Parades at the Sapucai Sambadrome in Brazil.
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Members of the Minster's Works Department erect the Lent Cross at York Minster, 24 February 2020. Image copyright Ian Forsyth / Getty Images
Image caption The Dean of York, The Rt. Reverend Dr Jonathan Frost and members of the Minster's Works Department erect the Lent Cross at York Minster. The giant wooden cross was made from rough scaffolding planks in the Minster's workshop and will remain in place until the Feast of Pentecost in June.
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Tyson Fury celebrates winning the WBC Heavyweight title, Las Vegas. 23 February 2020. Image copyright Steve Marcus / Reuters
Image caption Tyson Fury celebrates winning the WBC Heavyweight boxing title rematch fight against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, almost 15 months on from their controversial draw.
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US President Donald Trump throws rose petals to pay tribute at Raj Ghat, the memorial for Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi. 25 February 2020. Image copyright AFP
Image caption US President Donald Trump throws rose petals to pay tribute at Raj Ghat, the memorial for Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi, during his visit to India.
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Competitors from the opposing teams, the Up'ards and the Down'ards, reach for the ball during the annual Royal Shrovetide Football Match in Ashbourne, northern England. 25 February 2020 Image copyright Paul Ellis / AFP
Image caption Competitors from the opposing teams, the Up'ards and the Down'ards, reach for the ball during the annual Royal Shrovetide Football Match in Ashbourne, England. The aim of the mass-participation game is to score a "goal" by aiming the ball at millstones which are at opposite ends of the town - about three miles apart. The game, which has very few rules, is played over two eight-hour periods on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.
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A youth looks out of a partially-submerged building as swans paddle in the flood waters in Shrewsbury, 26 February 2020. Image copyright Oli Scarff / AFP
Image caption Swans paddle in the flood waters in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, after further rain raised already high water levels following the recent storm causing the river Severn to breach emergency defences.
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is reflected in a student's glasses as she speaks at a "Get Out the Vote" Rally at South Carolina State University. 26 February 2020 Image copyright Spencer Platt / Reuters
Image caption Senator Elizabeth Warren is reflected in a student's glasses as she speaks at a "Get Out the Vote" rally at South Carolina State University ahead of the South Carolina Primary. Warren is campaigning to become the Democratic challenger to Donald Trump in the November US presidential elections.
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Orphan elephant calves are fed a special formula by their keepers at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, in Kenya. 26 February 2020. Image copyright Tony Karumba / AFP
Image caption Orphan elephant calves are fed a special formula by their keepers at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, in Kenya. The community-owned and run elephant sanctuary gives care to abandoned or orphaned elephant calves due for release back to the wild as they approach the age of four. The sanctuary also benefits the local Samburu people who are seen as an expanding community-driven grassroots conservation movement in northern Kenya.
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Quaden Bayles, who lives with Achondroplasia, leads the Indigenous All Stars on to the field at a National Rugby League match. 22 February 2020 Image copyright Dave Hunt / EPA
Image caption Quaden Bayles leads the Indigenous All Stars on to the field with captain Joel Thompson during the National Rugby League Indigenous All-Stars vs Maori Kiwis match at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast in Australia. Bayles, who lives with Achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism, was invited to lead the All Stars into the stadium after a video posted by his mother about him being bullied went viral.
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