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Week in pictures: 18 – 24 February 2023

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

Image source, Daniel Leal / AFP

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A carnival float depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin taking a bath of blood is seen at the Rosenmontag, or Rose Monday, carnival parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, on 20 February 2023

Image source, Thilo Schmuelgen / Reuters

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A member of the Kuala Lumpur Freefly group watches his parrots during a free-flight session in Bangi, Malaysia, on 19 February 2023

Image source, Mohd Rasfan / AFP

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A reveller is hit by an orange as she participates in the annual 'Battle of the Oranges' in the northern city of Ivrea, Italy, on 19 February 2023

Image source, Massimo Pinca / Reuters

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Men offload yam tuber vegetables from a truck at an open market, ahead of Nigeria's Presidential election in Awka, Anambra state on 23 February 2023

Image source, Temilade Adelaja / Reuters

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A man attaches balloons to the debris of a collapsed building in Antakya, southern Turkey, on 21 February 2023, following two earthquakes in February which struck Turkey and Syria

Image source, Sameer Al-Doumy / AFP

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A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, reads a holy book at Pashupatinath Temple during the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 18 February 2023

Image source, Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

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A woman attaches flowers to a footbridge over the River Wyre in tribute to Nicola Bulley in St Michael's on Wyre in Preston, England, on 21 February 2023

Image source, Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

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Actor Angela Bassett holds her clutch bag at the 2023 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London, on 19 February 2023

Image source, Peter Nicholls / Reuters

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Dogs in costumes participate in the Blocao, or dog carnival parade, during carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 18 February 2023

Image source, Lucas Landau / Reuters

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