Photos of the week: First queer wedding in Belfast, Thailand shooting and more

Two women tied the knot in Belfast, Northern Ireland after a same-sex legislation came into effect on February 10 and a Thai soldier killed at least 26 people owing to a debt dispute, before being shot dead by commandos in a mall; a roundup of top photos from across the world.

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Sharni Edwards (27) and Robyn Peoples (26), a Belfast couple who are the first known same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland, smile after being married, in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland on February 11.The Belfast couple became the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland after a change in the law came into effect. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)

Sharni Edwards (27) and Robyn Peoples (26), a Belfast couple who are the first known same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland, smile after being married, in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland on February 11.The Belfast couple became the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland after a change in the law came into effect. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)

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Acrobats perform during a presentation of the new international show "Africa. Exotic boom" at the National Circus of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine. (Gleb Garanich / REUTERS)

Acrobats perform during a presentation of the new international show "Africa. Exotic boom" at the National Circus of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine. (Gleb Garanich / REUTERS)

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Models present creations for Anna Sui during February 2020 - New York Fashion Week. (Kena Betancur / AFP)

Models present creations for Anna Sui during February 2020 - New York Fashion Week. (Kena Betancur / AFP)

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A girl waits on her llama for the start of a race at the Llanganates National Park, Ecuador. Wooly llamas, an animal emblematic of the Andean mountains in South America, become the star for a day each year when Ecuadoreans dress up their prized animals for children to ride them in 500-metre races. (Dolores Ochoa / AP)

A girl waits on her llama for the start of a race at the Llanganates National Park, Ecuador. Wooly llamas, an animal emblematic of the Andean mountains in South America, become the star for a day each year when Ecuadoreans dress up their prized animals for children to ride them in 500-metre races. (Dolores Ochoa / AP)

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Reflections of people are seen on glass from a rooftop viewing area showing Tokyo's east side, in Japan. (Charly Triballeau / AFP)

Reflections of people are seen on glass from a rooftop viewing area showing Tokyo's east side, in Japan. (Charly Triballeau / AFP)

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Forensics police inspect bullet holes inside the Terminal 21 shopping mall, where a mass shooting took place, in the Thai northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima. A Thai soldier who killed at least 20 people and holed up in a mall overnight was shot dead by commandos on February 9, ending a near-17-hour ordeal which left dozens wounded and stunned the country. (Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

Forensics police inspect bullet holes inside the Terminal 21 shopping mall, where a mass shooting took place, in the Thai northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima. A Thai soldier who killed at least 20 people and holed up in a mall overnight was shot dead by commandos on February 9, ending a near-17-hour ordeal which left dozens wounded and stunned the country. (Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

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A security guard wears a face mask as he stands during a snowfall in Beijing, China. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

A security guard wears a face mask as he stands during a snowfall in Beijing, China. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

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A Palestinian demonstrator jumps over burning tires during a protest against US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan and in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (Mohamad Torokman / REUTERS)

A Palestinian demonstrator jumps over burning tires during a protest against US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan and in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (Mohamad Torokman / REUTERS)

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Young desert locusts that have not yet grown wings jump in the air as they are approached, as a visiting delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observes them, in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia. (Ben Curtis / AP)

Young desert locusts that have not yet grown wings jump in the air as they are approached, as a visiting delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observes them, in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia. (Ben Curtis / AP)

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A polar bear cub walks with its mother Nora during its first public appearance at the Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria. (Joe Klamar / AFP)

A polar bear cub walks with its mother Nora during its first public appearance at the Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria. (Joe Klamar / AFP)

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Michel Barnier, European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom speak at the European Parliament ahead of a debate on the future partnership with the UK in Strasbourg, France. (Vincent Kessler / REUTERS)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Michel Barnier, European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom speak at the European Parliament ahead of a debate on the future partnership with the UK in Strasbourg, France. (Vincent Kessler / REUTERS)

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"Parasite" writers Han Jin-won (L) and Bong Joon-ho pose in the press room with the Oscars for "Parasite" during the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. Bong Joon-ho won for Best Director, Best Movie, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay for "Parasite". (Frederic J. Brown / AFP)

"Parasite" writers Han Jin-won (L) and Bong Joon-ho pose in the press room with the Oscars for "Parasite" during the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. Bong Joon-ho won for Best Director, Best Movie, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay for "Parasite". (Frederic J. Brown / AFP)

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Democratic US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is accompanied by his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders and other relatives as he arrives to speak at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester, US. (Rick Wilking / REUTERS)

Democratic US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is accompanied by his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders and other relatives as he arrives to speak at his New Hampshire primary night rally in Manchester, US. (Rick Wilking / REUTERS)

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Spotted seals swim in a water tank at the Asahiyama zoo in Asahikawa, northern Japan. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)

Spotted seals swim in a water tank at the Asahiyama zoo in Asahikawa, northern Japan. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)

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German surfer Sebastian Steudtner drops in on a large wave during the Nazare Tow Challenge at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. (Rafael Marchante / REUTERS)

German surfer Sebastian Steudtner drops in on a large wave during the Nazare Tow Challenge at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. (Rafael Marchante / REUTERS)

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An anti-government protester uses a piece of wood to block a water cannon in central Beirut, Lebanon, during protests on February to stop a confidence vote for a new government, which they say fails to address their demands and cannot rescue the ailing country. (Joseph Eid / AFP)

An anti-government protester uses a piece of wood to block a water cannon in central Beirut, Lebanon, during protests on February to stop a confidence vote for a new government, which they say fails to address their demands and cannot rescue the ailing country. (Joseph Eid / AFP)

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Dmitrij Gordejev and his five year old son Daniel stand as waves break in the harbour of Moss, Norway. (Lise Aserud / REUTERS)

Dmitrij Gordejev and his five year old son Daniel stand as waves break in the harbour of Moss, Norway. (Lise Aserud / REUTERS)

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A canadair bomber plane drops water onto a blaze along the l'Arone Pass in the Bavella mountains in Quenza on the French Mediterranean Island of Corsica, after strong winds from storm Ciara caused wildfires to spread on the island. (Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP)

A canadair bomber plane drops water onto a blaze along the l'Arone Pass in the Bavella mountains in Quenza on the French Mediterranean Island of Corsica, after strong winds from storm Ciara caused wildfires to spread on the island. (Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP)

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Masked revellers pose at St Mark Square during the opening of the Venice Carnival. (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP)

Masked revellers pose at St Mark Square during the opening of the Venice Carnival. (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP)

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The roof of a submerged car is pictured in a flooded street in Mytholmroyd, northern England, after the River Calder burst its banks as Storm Ciara swept over the country. (Oli Scarff / AFP)

The roof of a submerged car is pictured in a flooded street in Mytholmroyd, northern England, after the River Calder burst its banks as Storm Ciara swept over the country. (Oli Scarff / AFP)

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Farmer Jeff McCole, 70, displays a model house, made by his son Aaron, that remained after bushfire destroyed his family home in Buchan, Victoria, Australia. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)

Farmer Jeff McCole, 70, displays a model house, made by his son Aaron, that remained after bushfire destroyed his family home in Buchan, Victoria, Australia. (Andrew Kelly / REUTERS)

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Labourers unload coal off a cargo ship on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Munir UZ Zaman / AFP)

Labourers unload coal off a cargo ship on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Munir UZ Zaman / AFP)

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Workers print US flags using a silkscreen, at the Diba Parcham Khomein factory in Heshmatieh village, a suburb of Khomein city, in central Iran. This factory serves as a major producer for the American and Israeli flags constantly burned at demonstrations in the Islamic Republic. (Ebrahim Noroozi / AP)

Workers print US flags using a silkscreen, at the Diba Parcham Khomein factory in Heshmatieh village, a suburb of Khomein city, in central Iran. This factory serves as a major producer for the American and Israeli flags constantly burned at demonstrations in the Islamic Republic. (Ebrahim Noroozi / AP)

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The full snow moon sets over a mountain range in northern Oxford County, near Andover, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty / AP)

The full snow moon sets over a mountain range in northern Oxford County, near Andover, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty / AP)

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Hindu devotees offer prayers by rolling on the ground after performing a bathing ritual on the last day of the month-long Swasthani Festival at the Hanumante River in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

Hindu devotees offer prayers by rolling on the ground after performing a bathing ritual on the last day of the month-long Swasthani Festival at the Hanumante River in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

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Believers attend a ceremony marking the day of Saint Haralampi, protector of beekeepers, around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. (Nikolay Doychinov / AFP)

Believers attend a ceremony marking the day of Saint Haralampi, protector of beekeepers, around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. (Nikolay Doychinov / AFP)

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Fans during Sheffield United v/s AFC Bournemouth during the Soccer Football Premier League, at Sheffield, Britain. (Action Images / Reuters)

Fans during Sheffield United v/s AFC Bournemouth during the Soccer Football Premier League, at Sheffield, Britain. (Action Images / Reuters)

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Rudi Hartono, a man dressed in Spiderman costume, looks at plastic waste as he collects rubbish at a beach in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. (REUTERS)

Rudi Hartono, a man dressed in Spiderman costume, looks at plastic waste as he collects rubbish at a beach in Pare-Pare, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. (REUTERS)

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An Iraqi demonstrator dressed in a Joker outfit poses for a picture inside as he sits inside a Tuk-Tuk during an anti-government demonstration by Basra University students in the southern city of Basra, Iraq. (Hussein Faleh / AFP)

An Iraqi demonstrator dressed in a Joker outfit poses for a picture inside as he sits inside a Tuk-Tuk during an anti-government demonstration by Basra University students in the southern city of Basra, Iraq. (Hussein Faleh / AFP)

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Leader of Italy's far-right party Matteo Salvini gestures during a news conference a day after the Senate voted to remove his legal protection, opening the way for a trial over accusations he illegally detained migrants at sea last year, in Rome, Italy. (Guglielmo Mangiapane / REUTERS)

Leader of Italy's far-right party Matteo Salvini gestures during a news conference a day after the Senate voted to remove his legal protection, opening the way for a trial over accusations he illegally detained migrants at sea last year, in Rome, Italy. (Guglielmo Mangiapane / REUTERS)

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