The week in pictures:January 4-10, 2016

Updated: Jan 26, 2016, 12:14 IST
  • The week in pictures:January 4-10, 2016
    A handout picture released by Kensington Palace shows Britain's Prince George of Cambridge on his first day at the Westacre Montessori nursery school near Sandringham in Norfolk, eastern England. The photograph of the third in the line to the throne, Prince George, was taken by his mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she and Prince William dropped him off for his first day at nursery. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:January 4-10, 2016
    US President Barack Obama gets emotional as he delivers a statement on executive actions to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington, DC. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:January 4-10, 2016
    This picture in Kunming shows Chinese dancer Yang Liping performing the 'Spirit of the Peacock' dance during the 'Dynamic Yunnan' show. The show is a large dance drama and depiction of the life of the ethnic people of Yunnan province, which was choreographed by Liping, famous for her imitation of a peacock in her dance. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:January 4-10, 2016
    A costumed participant parades during celebrations of 'La Vijanera' carnival in Silio, in the northern Spanish province of Cantabria. 'La Vijanera', the first carnaval on the calendar in Europe, is a colourful masquerade involving approximately 60 characters (all male) performing in different acts with a desire to banish the last year and pave the way to the next year. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:January 4-10, 2016
    A handout photo released by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services shows firefighters battling a fire near Yarloop in Western Australia. The out-of-control blaze 110 kilometres (68 miles) south of Perth more than doubled in size in 24 hours and has now burned through 53,000 hectares. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:January 4-10, 2016
    Mount Soputan spews ash into the air during an eruption seen from Silian village, Southeast Minahasa district in Northern Sulawesi. Mount Soputan is one of the most active volcanoes in North Sulawesi and last erupted in March 2015. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:January 4-10, 2016
    Greek Orthodox swimmer Nicolaos Solis kisses a wooden cross retrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn, as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul. Similar celebrations for the Epiphany Day are held across the country and region on river banks, seafronts and lakes. Pic/AFP
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  • The week in pictures:January 4-10, 2016
    A Palestinian loyal to the Hamas movement sits on a horse during a rally in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. The rally was held to honor the families of dead militants from the armed wing, who Hamas said participated in imprisoning Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006, who was later released in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails. Pic/AFP
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    A boy looks through a frozen bus window in Minsk. Pic/AFP
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    Syrians bury bodies during a group funeral ceremony at a cemetery following reported airstrikes in the rebel-held city of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus. More than 260,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict erupted in March 2011 and millions forced from their homes. Pic/AFP
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