Week in pictures: 3-9 February 2024

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

A volcano spews lava and smoke as it erupts on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, February 8, 2024.Image source, ICELAND CIVIL PROTECTION/Reuters

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Lava and smoke is seen from a new eruption in the Reykjanes peninsula in south-west Iceland. Images show fountains of molten rock shooting out of faults in the ground.


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Team Slovakia compete in the preliminary round of the team free artistic swimming event during the 2024 World Aquatics Championships at Aspire Dome in Doha.

Image source, Syed Mahamudur Rahman/NurPhoto/Getty Images

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Thousands of Muslim devotees return home to Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on an overcrowded train after attending the final prayer of Bishwa Ijtema, considered the world's second-largest Muslim gathering after Hajj.


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Masked revellers take part in the Venice Carnival in St. Mark's Square.


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Taylor Swift stole the show at the Grammy Awards, becoming the first performer to win Album Of The Year four times. She had previously been tied on three, with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Frank Sinatra.

Image source, Enric Fontcuberta/EPA

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Farmers in Spain joined their European counterparts in staging protests. They are demanding more flexibility from the EU, tighter controls on the produce of non-EU countries and more help from their government. They caused severe disruption to motorists in several cities, including Barcelona.

Image source, SIPHIWE SIBEKO/Reuters

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A Nigeria fan chants for his team at their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final. Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning penalty as Nigeria booked their place in the final with a shoot-out win over South Africa.

Image source, CHINA DAILY/Reuters

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People push a car stuck on a highway following heavy snowfall in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, during the Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Lunar New Year.

Image source, Chris McGrath/Getty Images

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Commemorations were held in Hatay, Turkey, on the first anniversary of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Image source, Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

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People great each other during Waitangi Day, which marks the signing of New Zealand's founding document, the Waitangi Treaty in 1840. It set out the terms of British colonisation with the Maori population.

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