Photos of the week: Slapping sense into lions and Maroon 5’s Super Bowl flop

A handler tries to calm down a jumpy pet lion in Peshawar with a whack and Maroon 5's Spongebob fiasco at the Super Bowl in the US --photos of the week from across the world.

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Mamy, a caretaker plays with a pair of pet lions in an enclosure built in a house on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Fayaz Aziz / REUTERS)

Mamy, a caretaker plays with a pair of pet lions in an enclosure built in a house on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Fayaz Aziz / REUTERS)

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Members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces play the piano in а destroyed house near their position on the front line in Donetsk Region, Ukraine. (Oleksandr Klymenko / REUTERS)

Members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces play the piano in а destroyed house near their position on the front line in Donetsk Region, Ukraine. (Oleksandr Klymenko / REUTERS)

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Members of the congregation take part in a candlelit procession as they attend the Candlemas Festal Eucharist service at Ripon Cathedral in Ripon, northern England. (Oli Scarff / AFP)

Members of the congregation take part in a candlelit procession as they attend the Candlemas Festal Eucharist service at Ripon Cathedral in Ripon, northern England. (Oli Scarff / AFP)

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Karangetang volcano spewing smoke at Pehe port on Siau island, Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province. Karangetang volcano has been active and forced dozens of people to evacuate on February 4. (Ungke Pepotoh / AFP)

Karangetang volcano spewing smoke at Pehe port on Siau island, Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province. Karangetang volcano has been active and forced dozens of people to evacuate on February 4. (Ungke Pepotoh / AFP)

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A man dressed in traditional attire holds a drum above his head as he sings and dances during the Sonam Lhosar in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

A man dressed in traditional attire holds a drum above his head as he sings and dances during the Sonam Lhosar in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

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Workers weld iron sheets as they build a new ferry at a dockyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Mohammad Ponir Hossain / REUTERS)

Workers weld iron sheets as they build a new ferry at a dockyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Mohammad Ponir Hossain / REUTERS)

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Wolves (Canis lupus) are pictured in an enclosure at the Wildpark Neuhaus, near Goettingen in Germany. (Swen Pfortner / DPA / AFP)

Wolves (Canis lupus) are pictured in an enclosure at the Wildpark Neuhaus, near Goettingen in Germany. (Swen Pfortner / DPA / AFP)

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A police officer prepares for the execution of Wadah Refat, 28, and Mohamed Khaled, 31, who were convicted of raping a twelve-year-old boy in Aden, Yemen. (Fawaz Salman / REUTERS)

A police officer prepares for the execution of Wadah Refat, 28, and Mohamed Khaled, 31, who were convicted of raping a twelve-year-old boy in Aden, Yemen. (Fawaz Salman / REUTERS)

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A five-year-old girl poses with her doll as she sits in her wheelchair in the courtyard of the Aberdeen Women’s Center, one year after a sexual assault that her family says left her paralysed, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Cooper Inveen / REUTERS)

A five-year-old girl poses with her doll as she sits in her wheelchair in the courtyard of the Aberdeen Women’s Center, one year after a sexual assault that her family says left her paralysed, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Cooper Inveen / REUTERS)

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Western jackdaw birds fly past a murmuration of starlings, during their dance before landing to sleep on the Jordan Valley in the West Bank along the border with Jordan. (Menahem Kahana / AFP)

Western jackdaw birds fly past a murmuration of starlings, during their dance before landing to sleep on the Jordan Valley in the West Bank along the border with Jordan. (Menahem Kahana / AFP)

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Deer including stags are photographed in Richmond park at sunrise on a winters morning in south west London. England. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)

Deer including stags are photographed in Richmond park at sunrise on a winters morning in south west London. England. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)

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Dancers in traditional ethnic clothing perform at a temple fair at Longtan Park in Beijing, China. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

Dancers in traditional ethnic clothing perform at a temple fair at Longtan Park in Beijing, China. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

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Clowns and entertainers gather to attend an annual service of remembrance in honour of British clown Joseph Grimaldi, at the All Saints Church in Haggerston, London, England. (Henry Nicholls / REUTERS)

Clowns and entertainers gather to attend an annual service of remembrance in honour of British clown Joseph Grimaldi, at the All Saints Church in Haggerston, London, England. (Henry Nicholls / REUTERS)

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Marshals keeps watch over supporters of South Africa’s radical left-wing party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), ahead of the launch of the party’s election manifesto in Soshanguve, near Pretoria, South Africa. (Siphiwe Sibeko / REUTERS)

Marshals keeps watch over supporters of South Africa’s radical left-wing party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), ahead of the launch of the party’s election manifesto in Soshanguve, near Pretoria, South Africa. (Siphiwe Sibeko / REUTERS)

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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS)

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS)

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Young dancers warm up for the Youth America Grand Prix North America regional semi-finals at Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest, Illinois. (Nam Y. Huh / AP)

Young dancers warm up for the Youth America Grand Prix North America regional semi-finals at Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest, Illinois. (Nam Y. Huh / AP)

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A Hezbollah supporter hangs a portrait on his head of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a rally to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, (Hussein Malla / AP)

A Hezbollah supporter hangs a portrait on his head of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a rally to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, (Hussein Malla / AP)

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Punxsutawney Phil is introduced to the crowd on the 133rd Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. (Alan Freed / REUTERS)

Punxsutawney Phil is introduced to the crowd on the 133rd Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. (Alan Freed / REUTERS)

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A protester shows a plate with stones, used to protest against the high price of food and consumer goods in Haiti, during a march through the streets of Port-au-Prince. (Hector Retamal / AFP)

A protester shows a plate with stones, used to protest against the high price of food and consumer goods in Haiti, during a march through the streets of Port-au-Prince. (Hector Retamal / AFP)

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Johan Weber of Germany and Dmitry Koltakov of Russia compete during the final round of the FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship at the Medeo rink in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Pavel Mikheyev / REUTERS)

Johan Weber of Germany and Dmitry Koltakov of Russia compete during the final round of the FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship at the Medeo rink in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Pavel Mikheyev / REUTERS)

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Members of the Dolphin winter swimming club swim in the icy waters of the Yenisei River during their weekly bathing session, with the air temperature at about minus 28 degrees Celsius in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia. (Ilya Naymushin / REUTERS)

Members of the Dolphin winter swimming club swim in the icy waters of the Yenisei River during their weekly bathing session, with the air temperature at about minus 28 degrees Celsius in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia. (Ilya Naymushin / REUTERS)

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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (Francois Lenoir / REUTERS)

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (Francois Lenoir / REUTERS)

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A man feeds birds in St James Park in London, England. (Henry Nicholls / REUTERS)

A man feeds birds in St James Park in London, England. (Henry Nicholls / REUTERS)

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A dog is seen in a snow covered park during snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine. (Gleb Garanich / REUTERS)

A dog is seen in a snow covered park during snowfall in Kiev, Ukraine. (Gleb Garanich / REUTERS)

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This combination of pictures shows Jerome Rodrigues (L), one of the leading figures of the “yellow vest” movement who claims to have been hit in the eye by a rubber bullet during clashes at the Bastille square in Paris and six protesters, who claim to have been injured by police during the last three months demonstrations in France. (AFP)

This combination of pictures shows Jerome Rodrigues (L), one of the leading figures of the “yellow vest” movement who claims to have been hit in the eye by a rubber bullet during clashes at the Bastille square in Paris and six protesters, who claim to have been injured by police during the last three months demonstrations in France. (AFP)

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Aerial view of the Tienditas Bridge, in the border between Cucuta, Colombia and Tachira, Venezuela, after Venezuelan military forces blocked it with containers ahead of an anticipated humanitarian aid delivery. (Edinson Estupinan / AFP)

Aerial view of the Tienditas Bridge, in the border between Cucuta, Colombia and Tachira, Venezuela, after Venezuelan military forces blocked it with containers ahead of an anticipated humanitarian aid delivery. (Edinson Estupinan / AFP)

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Aurora borealis or northern lights are visible in the sky above a lighthouse to the village of Grundarfjorour in Iceland. (Martial Trezzini / Keystone via AP)

Aurora borealis or northern lights are visible in the sky above a lighthouse to the village of Grundarfjorour in Iceland. (Martial Trezzini / Keystone via AP)

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A plane (C) climbing into a cloud formation after taking off from Malta International Airport is seen from Sliema, Malta. (Darrin Zammit Lupi / REUTERS)

A plane (C) climbing into a cloud formation after taking off from Malta International Airport is seen from Sliema, Malta. (Darrin Zammit Lupi / REUTERS)

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) watches as US President Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress in the House Chamber of the US Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) watches as US President Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress in the House Chamber of the US Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

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US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the Capitol in Washington, DC. (Doug Mills / Pool via REUTERS)

US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the Capitol in Washington, DC. (Doug Mills / Pool via REUTERS)

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