Photos of the week: Makha Bucha Day and Pigcasso at work

Buddhist monks celebrate iterations of the Makha Bucha festival and a rescued pig lets loose his inner artist --photos of the week from across the world.

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Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day outside Bangkok, Thailand. (Soe Zeya Tun / REUTERS)

Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day outside Bangkok, Thailand. (Soe Zeya Tun / REUTERS)

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The sun sends a beam of light into the Great Temple of Ramses II’s dark inner chamber, for over ten minutes in Abu Simbel, 870 kilometers south of Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of people visited the temple to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year. (Amr Nabil / AP)

The sun sends a beam of light into the Great Temple of Ramses II’s dark inner chamber, for over ten minutes in Abu Simbel, 870 kilometers south of Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of people visited the temple to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year. (Amr Nabil / AP)

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People take part during a rally of Catalan separatist organizations to demonstrate in Barcelona against the trial of Catalan leaders and call for self-determination rights in Barcelona, Spain. Banner reads “Self-determination is not a crime”. (Juan Medina / REUTERS)

People take part during a rally of Catalan separatist organizations to demonstrate in Barcelona against the trial of Catalan leaders and call for self-determination rights in Barcelona, Spain. Banner reads “Self-determination is not a crime”. (Juan Medina / REUTERS)

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Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at the Labrang Monastery ahead of “Sunbathing Buddha Festival”, in Xiahe county, Gansu Province, China. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

Tibetan monks attend a ceremony at the Labrang Monastery ahead of “Sunbathing Buddha Festival”, in Xiahe county, Gansu Province, China. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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Afghan men ride horses on the snow-covered ground on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Omar Sobhani / REUTERS)

Afghan men ride horses on the snow-covered ground on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Omar Sobhani / REUTERS)

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A girl draws water from a fountain a day after the postponement of the presidential election in Kano, Nigeria. (Luc Gnago / REUTERS)

A girl draws water from a fountain a day after the postponement of the presidential election in Kano, Nigeria. (Luc Gnago / REUTERS)

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Models present creations during the Roksanda catwalk show at London Fashion Week Women’s A/W19 in London, England. (Henry Nicholls / REUTERS)

Models present creations during the Roksanda catwalk show at London Fashion Week Women’s A/W19 in London, England. (Henry Nicholls / REUTERS)

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A man sells water and dry food at a rail station during the final prayer meeting of “Bishwa Ijtema”, the world congregation of Muslims, on the banks of the Turag river in Tongi near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Mohammad Ponir Hossain / REUTERS)

A man sells water and dry food at a rail station during the final prayer meeting of “Bishwa Ijtema”, the world congregation of Muslims, on the banks of the Turag river in Tongi near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Mohammad Ponir Hossain / REUTERS)

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Student with Down syndrome Felippe poses for his mates during a class at the Galera do Click or “Click Crowd” photography school in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The organization Galera do Click provides lessons to young people with Down syndrome, with the intention of providing them with work skills. (Nacho Doce / REUTERS)

Student with Down syndrome Felippe poses for his mates during a class at the Galera do Click or “Click Crowd” photography school in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The organization Galera do Click provides lessons to young people with Down syndrome, with the intention of providing them with work skills. (Nacho Doce / REUTERS)

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at an inauguration ceremony of the new president of the Parliamentary Agricultural Front (FPA) in Brasilia, Brazil. (Ueslei Marcelino / REUTERS)

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at an inauguration ceremony of the new president of the Parliamentary Agricultural Front (FPA) in Brasilia, Brazil. (Ueslei Marcelino / REUTERS)

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A view of a scene of a fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Mohammad Ponir Hossain / REUTERS)

A view of a scene of a fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Mohammad Ponir Hossain / REUTERS)

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Women work on unicorn stuffed toys for export at a workshop in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. (REUTERS)

Women work on unicorn stuffed toys for export at a workshop in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. (REUTERS)

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People walk during a march from the city of Aqaba south of the capital, demanding more employment opportunities, on the highway near Amman, Jordan. (Muhammad Hamed / REUTERS)

People walk during a march from the city of Aqaba south of the capital, demanding more employment opportunities, on the highway near Amman, Jordan. (Muhammad Hamed / REUTERS)

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Pigcasso, a rescued pig, paints on a canvas at the Farm Sanctuary in Franschhoek, outside Cape Town, South Africa. (Sumaya Hisham / REUTERS)

Pigcasso, a rescued pig, paints on a canvas at the Farm Sanctuary in Franschhoek, outside Cape Town, South Africa. (Sumaya Hisham / REUTERS)

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Howard X, an Australian-Chinese impersonator of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russell White, who is impersonating US President Donald Trump, pose for a photo outside the Opera House, ahead of the upcoming Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Athit Perawongmetha / REUTERS)

Howard X, an Australian-Chinese impersonator of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russell White, who is impersonating US President Donald Trump, pose for a photo outside the Opera House, ahead of the upcoming Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Athit Perawongmetha / REUTERS)

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A worker watches as Ballet dancers Brandon Brereton and Emily Pohl pose for photos as building works commence at Central School of Ballet’s new SE1 premises, following a successful fundraising campaign, in London, England. (Frank Augstein / AP)

A worker watches as Ballet dancers Brandon Brereton and Emily Pohl pose for photos as building works commence at Central School of Ballet’s new SE1 premises, following a successful fundraising campaign, in London, England. (Frank Augstein / AP)

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Mourners reach out to touch the caskets of those killed in a suicide car bombing that targeted members of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard in earlier in the week, killing at least 27 people, in Isfahan, Iran. (Ebrahim Noroozi / AP)

Mourners reach out to touch the caskets of those killed in a suicide car bombing that targeted members of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard in earlier in the week, killing at least 27 people, in Isfahan, Iran. (Ebrahim Noroozi / AP)

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Ryan Blaney (12), Aric Almirola (10), Paul Menard (21), David Ragan (38) and Matt DiBenedetto (95) start a multi-car wreck between Turns 3 and 4 during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP)

Ryan Blaney (12), Aric Almirola (10), Paul Menard (21), David Ragan (38) and Matt DiBenedetto (95) start a multi-car wreck between Turns 3 and 4 during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP)

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A flock of birds flies over the Rio Bravo, natural border between Eagle Pass, Texas, US and Piedras Negras, Coahuila state, Mexico, as seen from Piedras Negras. (Julio Cesar Aguilar / AFP)

A flock of birds flies over the Rio Bravo, natural border between Eagle Pass, Texas, US and Piedras Negras, Coahuila state, Mexico, as seen from Piedras Negras. (Julio Cesar Aguilar / AFP)

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Brady Portenier of Caldwell Indiana competes in the El Paso County Colosseum during the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour in El Paso, Texas. (Paul Ratje / AFP)

Brady Portenier of Caldwell Indiana competes in the El Paso County Colosseum during the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour in El Paso, Texas. (Paul Ratje / AFP)

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People watch the targeted detonation of the chimney of former coal-fired power station Gustav Knepper near Castrop-Rauxel, Germany. (Marcel Kusch / dpa / AFP)

People watch the targeted detonation of the chimney of former coal-fired power station Gustav Knepper near Castrop-Rauxel, Germany. (Marcel Kusch / dpa / AFP)

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The pack rides during the second stage of the cycling Tour of Oman between Royal Cavalry Oman and al-Bustan. (Mohammed Mahjoub / AFP)

The pack rides during the second stage of the cycling Tour of Oman between Royal Cavalry Oman and al-Bustan. (Mohammed Mahjoub / AFP)

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A veiled woman looks back at al-Hol camp in al-Hasakeh governorate in northeastern Syria. (Bulent Kilic / AFP)

A veiled woman looks back at al-Hol camp in al-Hasakeh governorate in northeastern Syria. (Bulent Kilic / AFP)

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A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stands guard on top of a building, in the frontline Syrian village of Baghuz. (Fadel Senna / AFP)

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stands guard on top of a building, in the frontline Syrian village of Baghuz. (Fadel Senna / AFP)

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A man walks by graves vandalised with swastikas at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, on the day of a nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, close to the border with Germany in the Alsace region. (Frederick Florin / AFP)

A man walks by graves vandalised with swastikas at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, on the day of a nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, close to the border with Germany in the Alsace region. (Frederick Florin / AFP)

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A plane flies past the full moon in Nuremberg, Germany. (Daniel Karmann / dpa / AFP)

A plane flies past the full moon in Nuremberg, Germany. (Daniel Karmann / dpa / AFP)

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Diners are seen through the steamed-up windows of a hotpot restaurant in Beijing, China. (Greg Baker / AFP)

Diners are seen through the steamed-up windows of a hotpot restaurant in Beijing, China. (Greg Baker / AFP)

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British skiers test their skis prior the qualification round for the men 10km (classic) Cross-Country event of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria. (Joe Klamar / AFP)

British skiers test their skis prior the qualification round for the men 10km (classic) Cross-Country event of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, Austria. (Joe Klamar / AFP)

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. stands in the upper level seats of Champion Stadium before having his portrait made during photo day at baseball spring training in Kissimmee, Florida. (Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. stands in the upper level seats of Champion Stadium before having his portrait made during photo day at baseball spring training in Kissimmee, Florida. (Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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Kids enjoy the sunny and warm weather on a diving platform on the shore of the Lake Geneva in front of the Swiss and French Alps on a unusually warm winter day, in Lutry, Switzerland. (Laurent Gillieron / Keystone via AP)

Kids enjoy the sunny and warm weather on a diving platform on the shore of the Lake Geneva in front of the Swiss and French Alps on a unusually warm winter day, in Lutry, Switzerland. (Laurent Gillieron / Keystone via AP)

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