Week in pictures: 16-22 January 2021


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

image copyrightAlexander Kuznetsov / Reuters
image captionThe Aurora Borealis is seen in the sky over Muonio in Lapland, Finland.
image copyrightCindy Liu / Reuters
image captionAt a craft brewery in Phnom Penh, people enjoy a beer yoga session, as Cambodia eases some of the restrictions in place to combat the coronavirus disease.
image copyrightEmily Elconin / Reuters
image captionA family in Beverly Hills, Michigan watches the US presidential inauguration of Joe Biden, with son Jackson clapping and cheering at the TV.
image copyrightLeah Millis / Reuters
image captionEarlier that day, the then President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House to board Marine One for the final time.
image copyrightAjeng Dinar Ulfiana / Reuters
image captionFlight attendants of Sriwijaya Air pay their respects to those who died on flight SJ182, which crashed into the Java Sea earlier this month, killing all 62 people on board.
image copyrightPaul Ellis / Pool / Reuters
image captionBritain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photograph with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine during a visit to Wockhardt's pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Wrexham, Wales.
image copyrightMohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
image captionQatar's Ameen Zakkar is seen between two Danish players during a match at the men's Handball World Championship in Cairo. Denmark won 32-23.
image copyrightAdnan Abidi / Reuters
image captionA soldier checks his sword during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India.
image copyrightPolina Ivanova / Reuters
image captionRussian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on board a plane in Berlin before heading to Moscow. He was detained on arrival in the Russian capital, five months after he was nearly killed by a nerve agent attack.
image copyrightTyrone Siu / Reuters
image captionLai Chi-wai, a paraplegic climber, attempts to scale the 320m (1050ft) tall Nina Tower in Hong Kong using only his upper body strength. On this attempt, he completed 250m in strong winds, in 10 hours, to raise money for spinal cord patients.
image copyrightAntara Foto/Andreas Fitri Atmoko / Reuters
image captionLava can be seen spewing from the top of Mount Merapi, Indonesia's most active volcano.

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