4th February 2020

In_pictures Week in Pictures: 25-31 January

In_pictures Week in Pictures: 25-31 January

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A selection of striking news photographs from around the world this week.

in_pictures Chinese tourists wearing protective masks pray at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand.Image copyright
Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

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Chinese tourists wearing protective masks pray at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. The World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency over the outbreak of coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China. At least 213 people in China have died from the virus, with almost 10,000 cases nationally.

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in_pictures Fans gathered at a mural to pay respects to Kobe Bryant after a helicopter crash killed the retired basketball star, in Los Angeles, California, 28 January 2020.Image copyright
Kyle Grillot REUTERS/

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People left tributes to basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter at a new mural in Los Angeles, California, following the helicopter crash which killed the the NBA star, his daughter Gianna and seven others on Sunday.

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in_pictures A member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament holds a scarf depicting the European Union and the Union Jack flags during a ceremony at the Europa Building in Brussels.Image copyright
John Thys / AFP

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A member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament holds a scarf depicting the European Union and the Union Jack flags. There were emotional scenes after MEPs ratified the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in Brussels, and British members left the parliament for the last time.

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in_pictures Participants stand at candles near the railroad tracks and an illuminated guard tower at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the official ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.Image copyright
Sean Gallup / Getty Images

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Candles are lit near the railway tracks at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, during the ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of its liberation. International leaders, as well as approximately 200 survivors and their families, attended the commemoration. The Nazi regime killed an estimated one million people at the camp. which was liberated by the Soviet Army on 27 January 1945.

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in_pictures Year 7 students from St Timothy's Primary School with Holocaust survivor Janine Webber during the Imag

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