Week in pictures: 14-20 January 2024

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

Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin pose together at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, CaliforniaIMAGE SOURCE,THINKSTOCK
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Succession, Beef and The Bear were the big winners at the Emmy Awards, which took place in Los Angeles. Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin won acting prizes for Succession, while the show also won best drama series.
A man takes a dip in the icy water of a pond during Orthodox Epiphany celebrations in Moscow, RussiaIMAGE SOURCE,MAXIM SHEMETOV / REUTERS
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Worshippers across Russia and Eastern Europe braved icy waters for Epiphany, one of the most important holidays in the Orthodox Christian calendar.
Snow falls on the Beatles Statue at Pier Head, LiverpoolIMAGE SOURCE,PETER BYRNE/ PA MEDIA
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Winds from the Arctic brought cold weather to the UK. Here, snow falls on the Beatles Statue at Pier Head, Liverpool.
Denmark's newly proclaimed King Frederik and Queen Mary kiss on the balcony of Christiansborg PalaceIMAGE SOURCE,IDA MARIE ODGAARD / RITZAU SCANPIX VIA REUTERS
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Tens of thousands of people turned out to watch King Frederik X succeed his mother Queen Margrethe, the first Danish monarch to voluntarily abdicate in more than 800 years. A kiss between King Frederik and his wife, the Australian-born Queen Consort Mary, was met with whoops and cheers from the crowd.
Couples dressed in a traditional attire line up ahead of a mass wedding in Addis Ababa, EthiopiaIMAGE SOURCE,AMANUEL SILESHI / AFP
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Hundreds of couples gathered in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to take part in a traditional mass wedding ceremony called Yeshih Gabicha, the first such event in a decade. Dressed in traditional white clothes, the couples sang and danced in the streets outside the wedding venue before the ceremony began.
Donald Trump dances as he campaigns in Indianola, IowaIMAGE SOURCE,BRENDAN MCDERMID / REUTERS
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Former US President Donald Trump won the first contest in the race to be the Republicans’ presidential nominee, by a landslide. Neither of Mr Trump’s main rivals in Iowa, Nikki Haley nor Ron DeSantis, emerged as a lead challenger.
A volcano spews lava and smoke as it erupts in Reykjanes Peninsula, IcelandIMAGE SOURCE,ICELAND CIVIL PROTECTION VIA REUTERS
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A volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland erupted, spilling molten rock into the town of Grindavik. Addressing the nation, President Gudni Johannesson urged people to “stand together and have compassion for those who cannot be in their homes”.
A Christie's art handler holds up Mark Knopfler's Red Schecter Telecaster guitar at Christie's in LondonIMAGE SOURCE,JORDAN PETTITT / PA MEDIA
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A Christie’s art handler holds up Mark Knopfler’s Red Schecter Telecaster guitar. The Dire Straits guitarist is auctioning more than 120 of his guitars and amps, with 25% of the proceeds going to charity.
A kite surfer loses control of his board at Bloubergstrand beach in Cape Town, South AfricaIMAGE SOURCE,ESA ALEXANDER / REUTERS
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A kite surfer loses control of his board, on a sunny day at Bloubergstrand beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) move a sedated rhino out of the water for safety during a capture and translocation operation of rhinos in Nairobi National ParkIMAGE SOURCE,LUIS TATO / AFP
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Kenya’s wildlife agency is relocating 21 rare and endangered black rhinos from their sanctuaries, after a rapid increase in their population caused overcrowding. The exercise is seen as a success in Kenya’s efforts to conserve black rhinos, which were on the brink of extinction just three decades ago.

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