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29 January 2017: Students of the Shaolin Wushu club showing off their skills on a snowy hilltop in Kabul, AfghanistanMohammad Ismail/Reuters
Chinese Lunar New Year
29 Januaru 2017: Chinese dancers in costume after performing at a fair on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing, ChinaKevin Frayer/Getty
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1 February 2017: Sparks flying as dragon dancers perform at a fair at a park in Beijing on the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New YearKevin Frayer/Getty
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1 February 2017: Performers spraying molten iron to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Anyang, Henan Province, ChinaReuters
Up Helly Aa Viking
31 January 2017: Guzier Jarl Lyall Gair and his Jarl throwing torches on to the galley during the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty
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31 January 2017: Guizer Jarl Lyle Gair and his Jarls squad posing for a group picture at Bressay Ferry Terminal during the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty
Jarl Squad
31 January 2017: Members of the Jarl Squad visiting the British Legion as they march through the streets of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty
Surva International Festival of the Masquerade Games
29 January 2017: A Kukeri performer checking the fit on his costume by shaking it around ahead of the start of the second and final day of the annual Surva International Festival of the Masquerade Games in Pernik, BulgariaDan Kitwood/Getty
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2 February 2017: The stretched and decorated skin of a grossly overfed pig is paraded during the controversial 'Holy Pigs' festival in Sanxia district in New Taipei City, TaiwanTyrone Siu/Reuters
Germany lights
27 January 2017: Mark Godfrey of British lighting specialist Abraxus from Colham standing amid lamps that can change their colour at the Fair Christmasworld in Frankfurt, GermanyFrank Rumpenhorst/AFP
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2 February 2017: Waves hitting a train during heavy seas and high winds in Dawlish, DevonToby Melville/Reuters
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2 February 2017: A man running as a big wave hits the pier of the port of A Guarda, north-western Spain, during a stormMiguel Riopa/AFP
Drone
31 January 2017: Aerial view taken with a drone showing tyre marks in the snow in a courtyard near Sehnde, northern GermanyJulian Stratenschulte/AFP
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2 February 2017: Aerial view of the harbour in St Andrae Woerdern, Austria, covered in ice and snowHarald Schneider And Helmut Fohringer/AFP
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1 February 2017: An aerial view shows lava flowing down the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian OceanRichard Bouhet/AFP
Chile forest fire
30 January 2017: A firefighter trying to stop wildfires in Chile's central-south regions, in Portezuelo, ChileJuan Gonzalez/Reuters
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1 February 2017: Ramadan Edwan, a Palestinian barber, using fire in a hair-straightening technique with a client at his salon in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza StripMahmud Hams/AFP
Iraq
28 January 2017: A man taking a photograph of his friend as thick smoke rises from a fire, which broke out at oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara, IraqMuhammad Hamed/Reuters
Nigel Farage
1 February 2017: Labour Member of the European Parliament Seb Dance holding a sign that reads "He's lying to you" behind former Ukip leader and MEP Nigel Farage, who is addressing the European Parliament in Brussels, BelgiumEBS/Reuters
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1 February 2017: US President Donald Trump pulling a chair out for Paula White from the New Christian Destiny Centre as they attend a meeting regarding the supreme court nomination at the Roosevelt room of the White House in Washington, DCCarlos Barria/Reuters
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31 January 2017: US President Donald Trump walking through the Cross Hall to the East Room of the White House to nominate Neil Gorsuch to take Justice Antonin Scalia's vacancy on the US Supreme CourtBrendan Smialowski/AFP
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27 January 2017: US President Donald Trump preparing to sign executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defence in Arlington, VirginiaOlivier Douliery
Trump protest London
30 January 2017: Demonstrators protesting outside Downing Street against US President Donald Trump in LondonBen Stansall/AFP
Trump protest Edinburgh
30 January 2017: A young Muslim man speaking passionately to the crowd at the Mound as demonstrators march to the Scottish Parliament to protest against US President Trump's 'Muslim travel ban' to the US in EdinburghMark Runnacles/Getty
Trump protest Chicago
29 January 2017: Demonstrators protesting President Donald Trump's executive immigration ban at O'Hare International airport in Chicago, IllinoisJoshua Lott/Getty
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1 February 2017: New York City Police Officers Aml Elsokary and Maritza Morales wearing American flag head scarfs at an event at New York City Hall for World Hijab DaySpencer Platt/Getty
Miss Universe
30 January 2017: Miss Universe candidate Iris Mittenaere of France (R) holding hands with Raquel Pelissier of Haiti (L) prior to the announcement of the winner during the finals of the Miss Universe pageant at the Mall of Asia Arena in ManilaTed Aljibe/AFP
Ko Ni
29 January 2017: Mourners carrying the coffin of Ko Ni, prominent Muslim lawyer who was shot dead at the Muslim cemetery in Yangon, MyanmarYe Aung Thu/AFP
Australian Open
29 January 2017: Roger Federer of Switzerland walking off court with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the Men's Final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day 14 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, AustraliaQuinn Rooney/Getty
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1 February 2017: Isaiah Whitehead of the Brooklyn Nets going against Justin Holiday of the New York Knicks during their game at the Barclays Centre in New YorkAl Bello/Getty
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3 February 2017: Barrett Martineau of Canada competes in the men's skeleton during the BMW IBSF World Cup in Innsbruck, AustriaMatthias Hangst/Getty Images For IBSF
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3 February 2017: Chris Eubank Jr poses during the weigh-in ahead of his fight against Renold Quinlan, at Westfield, White City, LondonAndrew Couldridge/Reuters
Portuguese league
30 January 2017: Benfica fans lighting flares during the Portuguese league football match Vitoria Setubal vs SL Benfica at the Bonfim stadium in SetubalCarlos Costa/AFP
Anglo- Welsh Cup match
29 January 2017: Falcons captain Will Welch is stopped just short of the line during the Anglo-Welsh Cup match between Newport Gwent Dragons and Newcastle Falcons at Rodney Parade in Newport, WalesStu Forster/Getty
Tough Guy Challenge
29 January 2017: A competitor plunging into the mud during the Tough Guy Challenge at South Perton Farm in TelfordDan Mullan/Getty
India pollution
30 January 2017: A member of the Pollution Response Team collecting a sample of an oil spill from boulders at the coast, a day after an oil tanker and an LPG tanker collided off Kamarajar Port in Ennore, in ChennaiArun Sankar/AFP
The Pearl
30 January 2017: People inside The Pearl, a spheric dining room placed five metres under water in the NEMO33 diving centre, one of the world's deepest pools (33 metres) built to train professional divers, before enjoying a meal inside, in Brussels, BelgiumYves Herman/Reuters
Syria
31 January 2017: A Syrian girl blowing bubbles amid the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel-held area of Daraa, southern SyriaMohammed Abazeed/AFP
Syria
1 February 2017: Syrian children playing in Aleppo's previously rebel-held neighbourhood of JibreenGeorge Ourfalian/AFP
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1 February 2017: Nadiya Volkova, 24, grieving over the body of her mother Katya, 60, who was killed by shelling at around 7.30am as she walked to the shops in Avdiyivka. Nadiya's mother-in-law Galina Nikolaevna stands nearbyBrendan Hoffman/Getty
Israeli settlers
1 February 2017: Israeli policemen trying to remove pro-settlement activists from a house during an operation by Israeli forces to evict settlers from the illegal outpost of Amona in the occupied West BankRonen Zvulun/ Reuters
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1 February 2017: Civil servants protesting against austerity measures clash with riot police and set fire to a bus on Rio Branco, the main avenue in Rio de JaneiroVanderlei Almeida/AFP
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2 February 2017: Newly recruited Houthi fighters chanting during a gathering in Sanaa aimed at mobilising more fighters to battlefronts to fight Yemeni pro-government forcesMohammed Huwais/AFP
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1 February 2017: A commuter passing one of the restored mosaics by Eduardo Paolozzi in Tottenham Court Road underground stationLeon Neal/Getty
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2 February 2017: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sitting on a bed in the Pyongyang Orphans' Primary SchoolKCNA/Reuters
Elephant
2 February 2017: Fourteen-day-old baby elephant lying in Wingabaw elephant camp outside Bago division north of Yangon, MyanmarSoe Zeya Tun
Bionic paws
31 January 2017: Pooh, a one-year-old cat, who lost his hind legs in an accident and has been given bionic paws, playing with a toy in a vet clinic in Sofia, BulgariaNikolay Douchinov/AFP
World Leprosy Day
30 January 2017: Sakina, a leprosy patient, sitting in her room at the leprosy hospital in downtown SrinagarTauseef Mustafa/AFP
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1 February 2017: A woman kissing the body of one of the seven Ukrainian servicemen who died during fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiyivka during a mourning ceremony on Independence Square in KievSergei Supinsky/AFP
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31 January 2017: The body of a Syrian infant in a morgue in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of the capital DamascusAbd Doumany/AFP