4th February 2020 in In Pictures In_pictures Week in Pictures: 11-17 January 2020 In_pictures A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Saeed Khan / AFP Image caption The sails of the Sydney Opera House are lit with images to express gratitude to the emergency services and volunteers who are fighting the bushfires in Australia. Image copyright Bayoan Freites / Reuters Image caption A survivor of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti plays football at an event in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to mark the tenth anniversary of the disaster. The earthquake, which measured 7.0 on the Richter scale, devastated the Haitian capital Port au Prince, killing nearly 300,000 people. Image copyright Hollie Adams / Getty Images Image caption People ride the District Line on the London Underground, as part of the No Trousers Tube Ride event. Originating as a prank on the New York Subway, the “No Pants on the Subway Ride” has become an international annual event, during which participants travel on the underground transport system without their trousers. Image copyright Ezra Acayan / Getty Images Image caption Residents clean rooftops of volcanic ash following the eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines. Situated on an island in the middle of a lake, it is one of the world’s smallest volcanoes and has recorded at least 34 eruptions in the past 450 years. Authorities in the surrounding province, Batangas, declared a “state of calamity”, signifying major disruption. Image copyright Mohamed Azakir / Reuters Image caption A man jumps over a burning barricade during a protest over economic hardship and lack of a new government in Beirut. Protests have taken place since October 2019. Lebanon’s commercial banks have been restricting savers’ access to their deposits, and blocking most transfers abroad for more than two months. Image copyright Shannon Stapleton / Reuters Image caption US presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks with rival Senator Bernie Sanders, as billionaire activist Tom Steyer listens in, after the seventh Democratic 2020 presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Ms Warren had alleged that Mr Sanders told her in December 2018 that a woman couldn’t win the presidency. He’s denied saying it. Image copyright Steve Parsons / PA Media Image caption Vehicles negotiate the flooded B4069 road at Christian Malford in Wiltshire, England, after the River Avon burst its banks. Image copyright Simon Dawson / Reuters Image caption Actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen embrace at the London premiere of the TV show Star Trek: Picard. The character will feature in a new CBS All Access series, chronicling his life after Star Trek: The Next Generation. Image copyright Njeri Mwangi / Reuters Image caption Samburu men attempt to fend off a swarm of desert locusts flying over grazing land in Lemasulani village, Samburu County, Kenya. Image copyright FRIEDEMANN VOGEL / epa Image caption A newborn white rhino named Willi walks next to his mother Shakina at Dortmund Zoo in Germany. All photographs belong to the copyright holders as marked.