The World in Photos This Week

Floods in Paris, a volcano eruption in the Philippines, and a funeral fit for a chef.

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Sunrise over the Leith Imperial Dry Dock in Scotland on Jan. 25.

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Members of the South African Democratic Teachers Union, the African National Congress, and the Congress of South African Students — as well as students from surrounding schools and other stakeholders — march against the language and admission policies at the Hoërskool Overvaal school in Vereeniging, South Africa, on Jan. 25.

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A man looks at the flooded banks of the Seine near the Beaugrenelle area and the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Jan. 25.

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Congolese people carry their belongings after crossing the border from the Democratic Republic of the Congo into western Uganda’s Nteko village on Jan. 24. Since last month, about 300 Congolese people have fled attacks from Mai-Mai militias on the Kivu region in eastern Congo into this Ugandan border area.

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French gendarmes arrive to clear access to the Baumettes Prison as a participant holds the Corsican flag during a demonstration of prison officers in front of the prison in Marseille, southern France, on Jan. 25, as part of a nationwide movement to call for better safety and wages.

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A photo taken on Jan. 25, from the Philippine city of Legazpi, south of Manila, shows a fiery eruption at Mount Mayon as it emits molten lava. Tens of thousands of people living nearby have fled to safety as the authorities have declared the area around the volcano a no-go zone.

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A destroyed commuter train that derailed close to Pioltello-Limito railway station during the morning rush hour in Milan on Jan. 25. Three people died, and 10 people were seriously injured.

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Seized elephant ivory is displayed at the headquarters of Ivory Coast’s Transnational Crime Unit in Abidjan on Jan. 25. A ton of ivory and a ton of pangolin scales were seized in the country, according to the eco-activist group EAGLE.

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A member of the military police patrols during an operation in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, on Jan. 25.

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Syrian children play with cardboard guns in the rebel-held town of Harasta on the outskirts of Damascus on Jan. 25.

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Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel take part in a Republic Day parade in Chennai on Jan. 26.

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A protester gestures during an “Invasion Day” rally on Australia Day in Melbourne on Jan. 26. Tens of thousands of people marched across the country in protest, calling for a rethink of the national day they say is offensive to indigenous people.

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A man walks up a snow-covered bank of the Yangtze after a swim in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province, on Jan. 25. China’s central and eastern provinces have been hit by heavy snowfalls in recent days, causing disruptions to flight and train schedules.

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A firefighter inspects a burnt hospital after a fire in Miryang, South Korea, on Jan. 26. Thirty-seven people were killed, with the number of casualties likely to rise further.

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An Iraqi man holds up an owl at the Gazel animal market in Baghdad on Jan. 26.

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A Rohingya girl poses for a photo at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on Jan. 26. The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said on Jan. 22, with authorities admitting “a lot of preparation” was still needed.

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Decorative dog figurines for sale ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown on Jan. 26.

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Mourners carry the coffin of celebrated French chef Paul Bocuse during his funeral ceremony at Lyon Cathedral in France on Jan. 26.

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A view of the Davos ski resort during the annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Jan. 26.

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Children play on Jones Bridge as they take a bath in the Pasig River in Manila on Jan. 26.

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Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis on Jan. 26.

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A Pakistani customs official smashes bottles of liquor in Karachi during a ceremony on the occasion of International Customs Day on Jan. 26.

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A Kurdish protester cries during a demonstration against the Turkish military campaign in the Kurdish-held Syrian enclave of Afrin in front of the Turkish Embassy in Berlin on Jan. 26.

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A Syrian woman carries a washing machine above her head as she walks through tents and shelters at a refugee camp on the outskirts of the town of Zahle in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on Jan. 26.

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A Russian Orthodox priest walks through the yard of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in the town of Sergiyev Posad on Jan. 26. Sergiyev Posad is part of the so-called Golden Ring of Russia comprising several cities northeast of Moscow, which also played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. The towns feature unique monuments of Russian architecture, including kremlins, monasteries, cathedrals, and churches.

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