The World in Photos This Week

Preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, fighting in Syria and Yemen, and French diplomacy in North Africa.

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A woman gestures in front of riot police in during a rally calling for a boycott of the March 18 Russian presidential elections in St. Petersburg on Jan. 28.

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Afghan security personnel stand guard near the site of an attack near the Marshal Fahim military academy in Kabul on Jan. 29.

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Pakistani children play soccer in a slum in Lahore on Jan. 30.

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A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga holds up a Bible during a demonstration in Nairobi on Jan. 30. Odinga swore himself in as as an alternative president later that day.

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A masked participant throws a tree branch onto a burning car during the ancient carnival of Zubieta, in the northern Spanish province of Navarra, on Jan. 30.

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A palm grove covered in snow in the southern Moroccan town of Zagora on Jan. 30.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Jan 30.

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Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance, a group supportive of the Saudi-backed Yemeni president, keep watch in the northeastern province of Marib on Jan. 30.

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Indian pumpkin vendors wait for customers at a wholesale market in Chennai on Jan. 31.

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Snow falls near the Olympic Rings ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Jan. 30.

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Traditional huts of the Chipaya indigenous community in the town of Uru Chipaya, southern Bolivia, on Jan. 31.

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High-speed trains at a maintenance centre in Wuhan, China, early on Feb. 1.

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A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighter stands guard at a checkpoint in the Syrian town of Azaz on a road leading to Afrin, Syria, on Feb. 1.

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Military policemen take part in an operation in the Cidade de Deus favela in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 1.

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French President Emmanuel Macron tries on a fez as he tours the Tunisian capital of Tunis on Feb. 1.

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People look at a large crater filled with brackish water that formed on Lido Beach near the French Riviera city of Nice on Feb. 1.

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Soldiers escort referee Daniel Fedorczuk off the field during a Copa Libertadores soccer match between Colombia’s Santa Fe and Venezuela’s Tachira in San Cristobal, Venezuela, on Feb. 1.

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The Fuego volcano spews ash over the town of Alotenango, near Guatemala City, on Feb. 1.

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Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Company stand in front of reactor No. 3 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Japan, on Jan. 31.

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The belfry of Saint Nicholas Cathedral under frozen floodwaters near the town of Kalyazin, 120 miles outside Moscow, on Feb. 1.

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Tents at the “Elephant” motorcycle gathering in Thurmansbang, southern Germany, on Feb. 2.

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People carry a coffin covered with a Turkish flag during a funeral ceremony for a man killed by rocket fire in Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, in Hatay, Turkey, on Feb. 2.

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A Palestinian protester aims a slingshot during a clash with Israeli soldiers following a demonstration near the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, on Feb. 2.

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Jockeys race during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan camel festival on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on Feb. 2.

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Belarusian bison in the Naliboki forest outside Minsk, Belarus, on Feb. 2.

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