The week in pictures: January 11-17, 2016

Updated: Feb 02, 2016, 12:39 IST
  • The week in pictures: January 11-17, 2016
    Crowds gather to read and place floral tributes beneath a mural of British singer David Bowie, painted by Australian street artist James Cochran, aka Jimmy C, following the announcement of Bowie's death, in Brixton, south London. British music icon David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69, drawing an outpouring of tributes for the innovative star famed for groundbreaking hits like 'Ziggy Stardust' and his theatrical shape-shifting style. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 11-17, 2016
    This handout picture released by the FC Barcelona shows Argentina's forward Lionel Messi posing with his five ballon d'Or in Barcelona, one day after receiving his fifth trophy, the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for player of the year at the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 11-17, 2016
    A man helps to erect an inflatable doll depicting late President Hugo Chavez during a rally of PDVSA workers with President Nicolas Maduro (not framed) outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. Venezuela sank deeper into a messy political crisis Tuesday as the opposition-controlled National Assembly suspended its session after the Supreme Court declared it null and void. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 11-17, 2016
    In this picture, a woman poses for a photo in front of a beluga whale at a zoo in Beijing. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 11-17, 2016
    Demonstrators take part in a protest calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison in front of the White House in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama is expected to present his plan on closing the facility during his final State of the Union address. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 11-17, 2016
    Icicles hang over a rail along the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago on Wednesday as bitter cold temperatures affected the area. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 11-17, 2016
    A voodoo devotee dances on a beach in Ouidah. Officially declared a religion in Benin in 1996, Voodoo and the Voodoo festival attracts thousands of devotees and tourists for a day filled with ritual dances, goat slaughtering and gin drinking. Benin’s voodoo festival is held every year and is the West African country’s most vibrant and colourful event. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures: January 11-17, 2016
    Big waves hit the jetty of the port of A Guarda, northwestern Spain, during a storm. Pic/AFP
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    Peugeot's French driver Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena from Monaco compete in the Stage 7 of the Dakar 2016 between Uyuni in Bolivia and Salta in Argentina. Pic/AFP
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    Devotees perform Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri during the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Haridwar on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
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