A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Muhammad Iqbal / Reuters Image caption Rescuers use an inflatable boat to take a baby to safety after floods hit a residential area in Tangerang, near Jakarta, Indonesia. More than 20 people have died and thousands have had to leave their homes…

A collection of studies photos taken across the sphere this week.

A baby is rescued in an inflatable boat after floods hit a residential area in Tangerang, near Jakarta, Indonesia, 1 January 2020.

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Muhammad Iqbal / Reuters

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Rescuers exhaust an inflatable boat to scheme end a child to security after floods hit a residential build in Tangerang, come Jakarta, Indonesia. Extra than 20 folks relish died and thousands relish needed to go their homes after heavy rain introduced about floods and landslides.

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Thick smoke from a fire burning at East Gippsland, Victoria.

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EPA

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Smoke rises from a fireplace in East Gippsland, Victoria. Lethal bushfires are ravaging the Australian panorama, to this level destroying 1,200 homes across Contemporary South Wales and Victoria. This week the fires relish razed a minimal of 381 homes in Contemporary South Wales and 43 in Victoria, with a minimal of 17 folks lacking.

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A trainer decorates an elephant

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Prakash Mathema / AFP

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A coach decorates an elephant sooner than an elephant beauty pageant in Sauraha Chitwan, south-west of Kathmandu, Nepal – piece of the Chitwan Elephant Competition, which additionally involves elephant football games.

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Revellers throw flour and eggs at each other

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Jaime Reina / AFP

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Revellers throw flour and eggs as they scheme end piece in the Els Enfarinats battle, a 200-Twelve months-ancient custom, in the Spanish city of Ibi. Contributors set on militia-vogue costumes and stage a mock coup, taking defend watch over of town until sundown.

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A man fishes near a frozen waterfall

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Farooq Khan / Shutterstock

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A man fishes come a frozen waterfall in the Drang build of Tangmarg, north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir.

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An actor rests during a Chinese opera performance

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Mladen Antonov / AFP

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An actor rests all over a Chinese opera performance by Thailand’s Sai Bo Hong troupe on a makeshift stage at a avenue competition in Bangkok.

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Egyptian police cadets take part in a training session at a police academy in Cairo

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Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP

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Egyptian police cadets scheme end piece in a training session at a police academy in Cairo.

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Zookeeper Rowan Swainson counts squirrel monkeys

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Dominic Lipinski / PA Media

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Zookeeper Rowan Swainson counts squirrel monkeys all over the annual stocktake at London Zoo.

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Daniel Andre Tande of Norway performs a practice ski jump

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EPA

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Daniel Andre Tande, of Norway, performs a be conscious ski bounce for the third stage of the 68th Four Hills Match in Innsbruck, Austria.

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A US flag is defaced during an anti-US demonstration

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Abedin Taherkenareh / EPA

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A US flag is defaced all over a demonstration in Tehran to sentence the killing of Fundamental Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s strongest militia commander, who died on Friday at Baghdad airport, alongside with other Iran-backed militia figures, in a strike ordered by US President Donald Trump.

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