Photos of the week: US Capitol stormed; UK gets AstraZeneca vaccine

Published on Jan 10, 2021 11:19 AM IST

The United Kingdom begins administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and a pro-Trump mob rushes the US Capitol as lawmakers gather to ratify Joe Biden's election win -- photos of the week from across the world.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the US Capitol in Washington on January 6,(Jose Luis Magana / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the US Capitol in Washington on January 6,(Jose Luis Magana / AP)

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Lorries prepare to embark on a ferry at the Port of Dover, southeast England, on January 4, following Britain's departure from the European Union.(Glyn Kirk / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Lorries prepare to embark on a ferry at the Port of Dover, southeast England, on January 4, following Britain's departure from the European Union.(Glyn Kirk / AFP)

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People look at ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province on January 5.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People look at ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province on January 5.(AFP)

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference announcing a third national lockdown in response to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus pandemic, inside 10 Downing Street in London on January 5.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference announcing a third national lockdown in response to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus pandemic, inside 10 Downing Street in London on January 5.(AP)

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People playing ice hockey as the sun sets on a frozen pond in Queen's Park, Glasgow, Scotland on January 3.(Andrew Milligan/PA via AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People playing ice hockey as the sun sets on a frozen pond in Queen's Park, Glasgow, Scotland on January 3.(Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

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Iraqi demonstrators lift flags and placards as they rally in Tahrir square in the capital Baghdad on January 3, to mark one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered commander Qasem Soleimani (billboard L) and his Iraqi lieutenant Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (billboard R) near the capital.(Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Iraqi demonstrators lift flags and placards as they rally in Tahrir square in the capital Baghdad on January 3, to mark one year after a US drone strike killed Iran's revered commander Qasem Soleimani (billboard L) and his Iraqi lieutenant Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (billboard R) near the capital.(Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP)

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Rescue work continues following the large landslide that destroyed several buildings in Ask, Gjerdrum, Norway on January 5.(Terje Pedersen / NTB via REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rescue work continues following the large landslide that destroyed several buildings in Ask, Gjerdrum, Norway on January 5.(Terje Pedersen / NTB via REUTERS)

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82-year-old Brian Pinker receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Sam Foster at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, southwest England on January 4.(Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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82-year-old Brian Pinker receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Sam Foster at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, southwest England on January 4.(Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP)

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Eruptions from Mount Etna light up the sky during the night, seen from Catania, Italy on January 4.(Antonio Parrinello / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Eruptions from Mount Etna light up the sky during the night, seen from Catania, Italy on January 4.(Antonio Parrinello / REUTERS)

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Students from Our Lady of Mercy Primary School Nairobi South attend classes outside as part of ministry of health protocol to observe social distancing, following resumption of in-class learning after a nine-month disruption caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Nairobi, Kenya on January 4.(Simon Maina / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Students from Our Lady of Mercy Primary School Nairobi South attend classes outside as part of ministry of health protocol to observe social distancing, following resumption of in-class learning after a nine-month disruption caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Nairobi, Kenya on January 4.(Simon Maina / AFP)

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Les Peebles dives into the River Ribble near Stainforth, England on January 6, in an effort to raise money for the Crisis homeless charity. Peebles has pledged to swim in open water every day during January to raise money for the Crisis charity that offers year-round education, employment, housing and well-being services for homeless people.(Danny Lawson / PA via AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Les Peebles dives into the River Ribble near Stainforth, England on January 6, in an effort to raise money for the Crisis homeless charity. Peebles has pledged to swim in open water every day during January to raise money for the Crisis charity that offers year-round education, employment, housing and well-being services for homeless people.(Danny Lawson / PA via AP)

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A aerial view shows a sinkhole in the Ospedale del Mare hospital car park, where people come for Covid-19 testing, on the outskirts of the city of Naples, after the ground collapsed early on January 8, destroying some vehicles.(Ciro Fusco / ANSA / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A aerial view shows a sinkhole in the Ospedale del Mare hospital car park, where people come for Covid-19 testing, on the outskirts of the city of Naples, after the ground collapsed early on January 8, destroying some vehicles.(Ciro Fusco / ANSA / AFP)

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Bulgarian men perform the traditional "Horo" dance in the icy winter waters of the Tundzha river in the town of Kalofer, as part of Epiphany Day celebrations on January 6, despite the Covid-19 restrictions in the country.(Nikolay Doychinov / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Bulgarian men perform the traditional "Horo" dance in the icy winter waters of the Tundzha river in the town of Kalofer, as part of Epiphany Day celebrations on January 6, despite the Covid-19 restrictions in the country.(Nikolay Doychinov / AFP)

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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington on January 6. Biden called the violent protests on the US Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business."(Susan Walsh / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington on January 6. Biden called the violent protests on the US Capitol "an assault on the most sacred of American undertakings: the doing of the people's business."(Susan Walsh / AP)

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