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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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