Week in pictures: 19 – 25 February 2022 A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week. Warning: graphic images. Image source, Wolfgang Schwan / Getty Images Image caption,
A wounded woman is seen after an airstrike hit an apartment complex in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine. On Thursday, Russian forces launched a full-scale assault on the country. On Friday, Russian troops reached northern districts of the capital Kyiv. At least 194 Ukrainians, including 57 civilians, have been killed across the country.
Image source, Alexander Nemenov / AFP Image caption,
Police officers detain a demonstrator in Moscow during a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Spontaneous anti-war protests have led to Russian police making hundreds of arrests in cities including St Petersburg and Novosibirsk.
Image source, Leah Millis / Reuters Image caption,
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the White House in Washington. “Putin chose this war, and now he and his country will bear the consequences,” Mr Biden said, describing the invasion as a premeditated attack without provocation or justification.
Image source, Christopher Pike / Reuters Image caption,
Visitors attend the opening ceremony of the Museum of the Future in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Local architectural firm Killa Design won the design competition for the museum in 2015. Adorned in Arabic calligraphy, the solid part of the structure represents the knowledge that we have today. The void represents all that we do not yet know.
Image source, Mustasinur Rahman Alvi / Shutterstock Image caption,
Farmers harvest water lilies in Barishal, Bangladesh.
Image source, AFP Image caption,
A worker climbs a pylon to remove ice from electric transmission lines, in Bijie in China’s southwestern Guizhou province.
Image source, Paul Ellis / AFP Image caption,
Houses in Ironbridge, Shropshire, UK, are surrounded by flood waters from the burst banks of the River Severn. The flooding followed heavy rain during three storms, called Dudley, Eunice and Franklin.
Image source, Octavio Passos / Getty Images Image caption,
A surfer rides a wave at Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal.
Image source, Laura Lezza / Getty Images Image caption,
A giant papier mache float representing US President Joe Biden – called Buffalo Biden – moves through the streets of Viareggio, Italy, during the traditional Carnival of Viareggio parade.
Image source, Chaideer Mahyuddin / AFP Image caption,
Baby sea turtles head towards the sea during sunset, at Lhoknga beach in Aceh province, Indonesia.
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