A powerful news photographs taken around the world

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

Mourners walk beside the hearse carrying the body of Ashling MurphyIMAGE SOURCE,NIALL CARSON / PA MEDIA
Image caption,

Mourners pay their respects to murdered teacher Ashling Murphy, as her funeral cortege makes its way to St Brigid’s Church, Mountbolus, in the Republic of Ireland. Tens of thousands of people attended vigils after the 23-year-old was attacked while out exercising on the banks of the Grand Canal outside Tullamore.
Transparent line
Ash blankets the Tongan island of NomukaIMAGE SOURCE,NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE VIA GETTY IMAGES
Image caption,

Ash blankets the island of Nomuka after an underwater volcano erupted about 40 miles (64km) north of Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa. The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano sent a tsunami towards the Pacific island nation and was heard as far away as the US.
Transparent line
Commuters on London's Jubilee LineIMAGE SOURCE,VICTORIA JONES / PA MEDIA
Image caption,

Commuters travel on the London Underground after government advice to work from home was ended in England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also announced that face coverings in public places and Covid passports would no longer be compulsory in England from 27 January.
Transparent line
A man pours ice-cold water over himself in TokyoIMAGE SOURCE,CARL COURT / GETTY IMAGES
Image caption,

A man pours ice-cold water over himself during a purification ritual at Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Japan. The coming-of-age ceremony welcomes 20-year-olds into adulthood, and honours and pays homage to Daikoku, the deity of fortune.
Transparent line
A man tries to start the engine of a school bus in Scarborough, CanadaIMAGE SOURCE,CHRIS HELGREN / REUTERS
Image caption,

A man tries to start the engine of a school bus after heavy snowfall in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
Transparent line
A dog is blessed by a priest in MadridIMAGE SOURCE,ISABEL INFANTES / GETTY IMAGES
Image caption,

A dog is blessed by a priest at the Church of San Anton in Madrid, Spain. The annual tradition marks the feast day of San Anton, the patron saint of animals, and is celebrated throughout the country.
Transparent line
The Wolf Moon rises in CheshireIMAGE SOURCE,CARL RECINE / REUTERS
Image caption,

The first full Moon of 2022 rises over Mow Cop Folly, in Cheshire. Often referred to as the “Wolf Moon”, it is thought that the name refers to the time of year when wolves are more vocal, ahead of the February breeding season.
Transparent line
People throw printed money in the air at a pop-up museum in TaipeiIMAGE SOURCE,ANN WANG / REUTERS
Image caption,

Visitors throw printed money in the air while getting their photos taken at the Gaki Hip exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. Interactive installations featuring everyday objects – such as bubble tea, claw-machines and pineapples – aim to encourage visitors to reconsider the definition of Taiwanese culture.
Transparent line
People jump into at pool in EthiopiaIMAGE SOURCE,EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP
Image caption,

Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers jump into the pool at Fasilides Bath during the celebration of Timkat, the Ethiopian Epiphany, in the city of Gondar.
Transparent line
The Clavie, a burning barrel packed with tar-soaked sticks fixed on the top of a pole in Burghead, ScotlandIMAGE SOURCE,JEFF J MITCHELL / GETTY IMAGES
Image caption,

The Burning of the Clavie ceremony takes place at Doorie Hill in Burghead, Scotland. The centuries-old local tradition, in which a burning barrel packed with tar-soaked sticks is set alight, is usually held on 11 January, but was rescheduled until after restrictions on outdoor events were lifted by the Scottish government.

Related Articles

Back to top button