Week in pictures: 6-12 February 2021


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

image copyrightPaul Crock / AFP
image captionA butterfly interrupts play at the Australian Open as it lands on Japan's Naomi Osaka during her tennis match against Tunisia's Ons Jabeur.
image copyrightMike Blake / Reuters
image captionSupporters of Britney Spears gather outside a courthouse in Los Angeles, California, during the singer's case about conservatorship, which is a legal concept in the US. A judge denied a request by the singer's father Jamie to exert greater control over her finances.
image copyrightWilly Kurniawan / Reuters
image captionA cat is seen among incense sticks drying at a factory, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.
image copyrightSergey Dolzhenko / EPA
image captionHeavy snow hit parts of Europe this week as seen here in Kiev, Ukraine.
image copyrightAndy Buchanan / AFP
image captionWhile in Victoria Park in Glasgow, a child looks up at a giant snowman.
image copyrightJorge Silva / Reuters
image captionIn Bangkok, tuk-tuks that used to transport tourists around the city are seen idle because of travel bans and border closures during the pandemic.
image copyrightUeslei Marcelino / Reuters
image captionVitoria Bueno, a 16-year-old dancer whose genetic condition left her without arms, uses her foot to apply make-up on a fellow dancer from the Andrea Falsarella ballet academy at the Inatel Theater in Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil.
image copyrightOdd Andersen / AFP
image captionGermany's Jacqueline Lolling competes in the women's skeleton competition of the IBSF Skeleton World Championship in Altenberg, Germany.
image copyrightStringer / AFP
image captionPolice arrest a protester during a demonstration against the military coup in Mawlamyine in Mon State, Myanmar.
image copyrightClodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters
image captionThatcher Michael Fahy repairs the comb of the roof on a 200-year-old cottage in Galway, Ireland.

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