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Week in Photos

The week in photos

Our pick of the wonderful and sometimes poignant pictures that shaped the week.

The week that was, in pictures:

The week in photos
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  • Nice ice, baby

    Source: Visitors pose in a snow sculpture at an ice festival in Pyeongchang, South Korea - the city is making its third bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
  • Strong, silent type

    Staff at Madame Tussaud's in London unveil the new Bruce Willis wax figure there for Valentine's Day. And guess what? It looks really, really like him. (AP Photo/Paul Jeffers)
  • Stuck in the middle with you

    A Chinese boy squeezes between two parked cars in Beijing, China where imports of foreign-model cars doubled last year (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • Open season

    An Egyptian man rides his camel as he looks for tourists next to Giza Pyramids after re-opening in Egypt. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
  • Freshly squeezed

    The Sphinx is recreated with lemons and oranges during the 78th Lemon festival in Menton, France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
  • Man to the flame

    Untitled artwork by Roger Hiorns showing a naked man tending a flame on a park bench, part of the Hayward Gallery's British Art Show. (PA Images/Lewis Whyld)
  • Strike out

    A truck driver sleeps in a hammock under his truck during a strike in Bogota, Colombia to protest high fuel prices and low pay. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
  • In the bag

    It's still the economy - all week long our political parties were arguing over whether there is a bigger hole in our economy than we'd thought. It's definitely still not better. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • Don't look down

    A Thai renovation worker climbs on the roof of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
  • Rev

    Civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson meets schoolchildren in Dublin as he visits Ireland to rally for social justice and equality. (PA Images/Julien Behal)
  • Lights alive!

    People run away from fireworks exploding around them in Mexico City to celebrate the day of Saint Santiago. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
  • In the line of fire

    A Bahraini protester prays in the street in front of tanks in Manama, Bahrain during this week's uprising against the government. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
  • Only you

    A woman wipes tears from her husband during a mass wedding in Nicaragua on Valentine's Day where 560 couples got married. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
  • R.I.P.

    The dreadful aftermath of last week's airplane crash at Cork airport continued with the funerals of the six victims. This was the sombre scene at the service for Brendan McAleese, 39, from Co Tyrone. (PA Images/Peter Morrison)
  • Bicycle made for two

    An engaged young Chinese couple sits on a bicycle as they pose for wedding photographs to the theme of naked wedding in Beijing, China. Naked wedding is a popular new expression in China which means young couples get married with no houses, cars or little bank savings. (PA Images/Bao fan)
  • My hero

    A nice good news story to end the week: This is John Greene from Greystones, Co Wicklow, with his eight-week-old Jack Russell puppy Nutty who he gave mouth-to-mouth to after it almost drowned in a garden pond. (PA Images/Niall Carson)