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Week In Pictures: 6-12 January 2024

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

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Image caption, Parliament Square in London was filled with folded outfits representing people lost to knife crime in 2023 as part of the Don’t Stop Your Future campaign launch attended by Idris Elba. The actor accused politicians of not giving knife crime “the focus it deserves” and has called on the government to do more to address it.


Image caption, Farmers on their tractors drive past Hartenfels Castle while crossing the river Elbe in Torgau, eastern Germany, as they take part in protests against the federal government’s austerity plans. Subsidy cuts were designed to fix a budget crisis after a court ruled the government’s 2024 budget was illegal.


Image caption, People take photographs during the launch of United Launch Alliance’s next-generation Vulcan rocket on its debut flight from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The lunar lander has “no chance” of making a soft landing on the Moon due to a fuel leak, the company behind the mission says.


Image caption, Actors Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo kiss Dafoe’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during its unveiling, in Los Angeles, California.


Image caption, Ethiopian Orthodox faithful hold candles during a Christmas Eve celebration at Bole Medhanialem Church in Addis Ababa. More than 200 million Christians around the world are associated with Orthodox Churches and most celebrate Christmas on 7 January as they follow the Julian calendar, unlike those Christian denominations which follow the Gregorian calendar.


Image caption, Monster Energy Honda Team’s Chilean biker Pablo Quintanilla competes in stage five of the 2024 Dakar rally between Al Hofuf and Shubaytah in Saudi Arabia.


Image caption, People walk past armed soldiers, as they guard a commercial area in Quito. Ecuadorean President Daniel Noboa has challenged armed gangs to take on the military rather than civilians, as soldiers were deployed to combat the criminal groups. Mr Noboa declared a state of emergency after a wave of gang violence swept through the country.


Image caption, Mourners at the funeral ceremony of Ukrainian poet and serviceman Maksym Kryvtsov in Kyiv’s Independence Square. He was killed during fighting in the Kharkiv region on 7 January.

Image source, PETER FOLEY/EPA

Image caption, Donald Trump, flanked by lawyers, sits in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan ahead of closing arguments in the Trump Organization civil fraud trial. The former president, his two adult sons and the wider Trump Organization are accused of massively inflating the value of their properties by more than $2bn (£1.65bn) in order to secure favourable loans.

Image source, Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Image caption, Riot police clash with students during a demonstration against the government’s plans for private universities, in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens.

Image source, Jenny Evans/Getty Images

Image caption, An Elvis impersonator before he boards the Elvis Express at Sydney’s Central station to the rural Australian town of Parkes. Its annual Elvis Festival is held over five days, timed to coincide with Elvis Presley’s birthday of 8 January. The theme for the 2024 festival is Elvis’s 1957 musical drama, Jailhouse Rock.

Image source, Chi Shiyong/VCG via Getty Images

Image caption, Long-tailed tits peck icy berries in Daqing, the Heilongjiang province, China.

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