Photos of the week: Plane crash in Turkey and Koch’s record space flight

Pegasus plane crash in Istanbul and NASA astronaut Christina Koch’s record space flight -- photos of the week from around the world.

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Police officers inspect the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J plane that overran the runway during landing and crashed at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport, Turkey. (Murad Sezer / REUTERS)

Police officers inspect the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J plane that overran the runway during landing and crashed at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport, Turkey. (Murad Sezer / REUTERS)

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NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft just minutes after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, landed in a remote area southeast of Zhezkazgan in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan. Koch spent 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS) which is the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman. (NASA/Bill Ingalls via REUTERS)

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft just minutes after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, landed in a remote area southeast of Zhezkazgan in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan. Koch spent 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS) which is the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman. (NASA/Bill Ingalls via REUTERS)

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rips up the speech of President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress in the House Chamber of the US Capitol in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rips up the speech of President Donald Trump after his State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress in the House Chamber of the US Capitol in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)

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An Iraqi demonstrator sits amid burning tires blocking a road during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq. (Alaa al-Marjani / REUTERS)

An Iraqi demonstrator sits amid burning tires blocking a road during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq. (Alaa al-Marjani / REUTERS)

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic gestures after winning the Australian Open final against Austria’s Dominic Thiem at Melbourne Park. (Kim Hong-Ji / REUTERS)

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic gestures after winning the Australian Open final against Austria’s Dominic Thiem at Melbourne Park. (Kim Hong-Ji / REUTERS)

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and natural historian David Attenborough speak with school children during a conference about the UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit, at the Science Museum in London. (Chris J Ratcliffe / REUTERS)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and natural historian David Attenborough speak with school children during a conference about the UK-hosted COP26 UN Climate Summit, at the Science Museum in London. (Chris J Ratcliffe / REUTERS)

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An emergency personnel works after a high speed train travelling from Milan to Bologna derailed killing at least two people near Lodi, Italy. (Flavio Lo Scalzo / REUTERS)

An emergency personnel works after a high speed train travelling from Milan to Bologna derailed killing at least two people near Lodi, Italy. (Flavio Lo Scalzo / REUTERS)

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The Moon sets behind the business tower Lakhta Centre, which is under construction in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Anton Vaganov / REUTERS)

The Moon sets behind the business tower Lakhta Centre, which is under construction in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Anton Vaganov / REUTERS)

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A bushfire burns near the town of Bumbalong, south of Canberra, Australia. A fire that threatened Canberra’s southern suburbs was downgraded early on February 2, allowing firefighters to strengthen containment lines and protect residents. (Peter Parks / AFP)

A bushfire burns near the town of Bumbalong, south of Canberra, Australia. A fire that threatened Canberra’s southern suburbs was downgraded early on February 2, allowing firefighters to strengthen containment lines and protect residents. (Peter Parks / AFP)

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An aerial view the Huoshenshan hospital, which means “Fire God Mountain”, after it was handed over to China’s army in Wuhan. China’s army on February 2 was given control of a nearly-finished field hospital that will treat patients at the epicentre of the novel coronavirus epidemic that has severely strained medical facilities. (AFP)

An aerial view the Huoshenshan hospital, which means “Fire God Mountain”, after it was handed over to China’s army in Wuhan. China’s army on February 2 was given control of a nearly-finished field hospital that will treat patients at the epicentre of the novel coronavirus epidemic that has severely strained medical facilities. (AFP)

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Police officers work at the scene following a terror stabbing attack in the Streatham area of south London. Police in London say the man identified as 20-year-old Sudesh Amman was wearing a fake bomb and stabbed two people before being shot to death by police. Amman was recently released from prison, where he was serving for terrorism offenses. (Aaron Chown/ PA via AP)

Police officers work at the scene following a terror stabbing attack in the Streatham area of south London. Police in London say the man identified as 20-year-old Sudesh Amman was wearing a fake bomb and stabbed two people before being shot to death by police. Amman was recently released from prison, where he was serving for terrorism offenses. (Aaron Chown/ PA via AP)

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Cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs Rashad Fenton lies on the pitch as he celebrates after winning Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Timothy A Clary / AFP)

Cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs Rashad Fenton lies on the pitch as he celebrates after winning Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Timothy A Clary / AFP)

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A man talks on the phone next to a damaged postal truck at an apartment complex where a reported tornado passed through, in Spartanburg. A powerful winter storm brought severe weather across the Deep South early Thursday, with high winds causing damage that killed one person, injured several others and littered at least four states. (Sean Rayford / AP)

A man talks on the phone next to a damaged postal truck at an apartment complex where a reported tornado passed through, in Spartanburg. A powerful winter storm brought severe weather across the Deep South early Thursday, with high winds causing damage that killed one person, injured several others and littered at least four states. (Sean Rayford / AP)

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The minaret and buildings of Slovenia’s first mosque, designed by the Bevk Perovic Arhitekti architecture firm, in Ljubljana. Slovenia’s first mosque opened its doors in the capital Ljubljana on February 3, more than 50 years after the initial request to build it was made. (Jure Makovec / AFP)

The minaret and buildings of Slovenia’s first mosque, designed by the Bevk Perovic Arhitekti architecture firm, in Ljubljana. Slovenia’s first mosque opened its doors in the capital Ljubljana on February 3, more than 50 years after the initial request to build it was made. (Jure Makovec / AFP)

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People gather outside the Opera Garnier in Paris after Public sector unions CGT, FAFP, FO, FSU et Solidaires called for a day of action to demand “the remain of the social gains in terms of painfulness at work”, as part of the global protest against the government pensions reform. (Alain Jocard / AFP)

People gather outside the Opera Garnier in Paris after Public sector unions CGT, FAFP, FO, FSU et Solidaires called for a day of action to demand “the remain of the social gains in terms of painfulness at work”, as part of the global protest against the government pensions reform. (Alain Jocard / AFP)

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A Palestinian protester escalates Israel’s controversial security wall as others waving national flags burn tyres during a demonstration against a US-brokered peace proposal, in the occupied West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah. (Abbas Momani / AFP)

A Palestinian protester escalates Israel’s controversial security wall as others waving national flags burn tyres during a demonstration against a US-brokered peace proposal, in the occupied West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah. (Abbas Momani / AFP)

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Desert locusts feed on plants in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. (Ben Curtis / AP)

Desert locusts feed on plants in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. (Ben Curtis / AP)

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People try to catch lucky beans scattered by celebrities during “Mame-maki,” a bean throwing ceremony, at Zojoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. The ritual, performed annually to mark the beginning of the spring in the lunar calendar, is believed to bring good luck and drive away evil. (Eugene Hoshiko / AP)

People try to catch lucky beans scattered by celebrities during “Mame-maki,” a bean throwing ceremony, at Zojoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. The ritual, performed annually to mark the beginning of the spring in the lunar calendar, is believed to bring good luck and drive away evil. (Eugene Hoshiko / AP)

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