The week in pictures

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

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Mural by artist Banksy is pictured in Marsh Lane in BristolImage copyright
Rebecca Naden / Reuters

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A new piece of art that appeared on the side of a house in Bristol was been confirmed as the work of street artist Banksy.

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Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards a Belfast couple who are the first known same-sex couple to get married in Northern IrelandImage copyright
Phil Noble / Reuters

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Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards became Northern Ireland’s first legally married same-sex couple. Same-sex marriage was finally extended to Northern Ireland in July 2019, as part of a commitment by Westminster in the event that devolution was not restored by 21 October 2019. It has been legal in England, Wales and Scotland since 2014.

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Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho win the Oscar for Best PictureImage copyright
Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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This year’s Oscars made history when South Korean film Parasite was named best picture, making it the first non-English-language film to take the top prize. Bong Joon-ho collected the prize for best director and also took the best original screenplay award.

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Undated handout photo issued by the Natural History Museum of Image copyright
Sam Rowley/Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Okay, it wasn’t taken this week, but on Wednesday, Sam Rowley’s amazing image of two mice fighting on the London Underground won the People’s Choice award at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – and then practically broke the BBC News Instagram account.

A boy sledges on a snow-covered field near PitlochryImage copyright
Russell Cheyne / Reuters

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A boy sledges on a snow-covered field near Pitlochry. Scotland has recorded its coldest night of the year so far with a low of -10.2C at Braemar in Aberdeenshire. There has also been heavy snow across parts of southern Scotland, making driving conditions difficult during the morning commute.

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A model gets her make up done at the backstage before the Michael Kors FashionImage copyright
Alba Vigaray / EPA

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A model prepares to take to the catwalk as the latest collections go on show during New York Fashion Week.

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Spanish surfer Axier Muniain rides a waveImage copyright
Migeul Riopa / AFP

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Spanish surfer Axier Muniain rides a wave during the Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge in Portugal.

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A worker with sanitising equipment crosses the road in front of a hospital in Yichang city of HubeiImage copyright
China Daily / Reuters

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A worker with sanitising equipment crosses the road in front of a hospital in Yichang city, Hubei, the province at the centre of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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A woman poses for a picture at The WOW! pop-up gallery in BerlinImage copyright
Annegret Hilse / Reuters

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A woman poses for a picture during the pre-opening party at The WOW! Gallery Berlin, an interactive pop-up selfie museum.

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A Lebanese protester is hit with a burst from a water cannonImage copyright
Ibrahim Amro / AFP

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A Lebanese protester is hit with a burst from a water cannon during clashes with the army as demonstrators gathered in the heart of Beirut to try to prevent a confidence vote for a new government. The Red Cross reported that more than 20 people had needed hospital treatment.

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