The best photos in the world this week

Gallery: The best photos from around the world this week

Gallery: The best photos from around the world this week

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From Louis Vuitton fashion to the chilling rituals of the Orthodox Christian Epiphany, these are the best photos from around the world from the past week, chosen by The Age’s photo editors.


A model wears a creation for the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 22/23 men’s collection in Paris, France.Credit:Francois Mori/AP Photo


A woman bathes in the freezing water of a lake in a forest outside Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on the island of Sakhalin in Russia’s Far East. Across Russia, devotees and the daring observe the Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany by immersing themselves in freezing water through holes carved into the ice of lakes and rivers. Epiphany celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as the incarnation of God through his baptism in the Jordan River. Credit:Igor Dudkovskiy/AP Photo


Soldiers mounted on camels stand in formation during rehearsals for the upcoming retreat ceremony on Raisina Hill, home to India’s most important offices and the presidential palace in New Delhi, India. The ceremony, which takes place every year on January 29, marks the end of the Republic Day festivities. Credit:Altaf Qadri/AP Photo


A man pours ice water over himself during a purification ritual at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. The Coming of Age Purification Ritual takes place every January at Kanda Myojin Shrine to honor and pay homage to Daikoku, the deity of fortune, and involves people pouring ice water over themselves in a pool of water and blocks of ice to purify oneself. Japanese traditional music. The ceremony has been scaled down significantly this year in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Credit:Carl Court/Getty Images


Newlyweds take wedding photos on a foggy day near the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Life for many Wuhan residents is returning to normal two years after the city imposed strict lockdown measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. China will celebrate the Spring Festival which begins with the Lunar New Year on February 1, ushering in the Year of the Tiger. Credit:Getty Images


Nepali devotees warm themselves around a fire after bathing in the Hanumante River during the Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal. During the festival, devotees recite scriptures dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to find a good husband while those who are married pray for their husband’s longevity by observing a month-long fast. Credit:Niranjan Shrestha/AP Photo


Indigenous Macuxi people play football in the Maturuca community of the Raposa Serra do Sol indigenous reserve where mining is illegal in Roraima state, Brazil, on Saturday. President Jair Bolsonaro publicly opposed the demarcation of Raposa Serra do Sol in 2005 and often presents it as an example of a large strip of land ripe for productive activities. Credit:Andre Penner/AP Photo


A drummer takes part in the traditional ‘Las Carantonas’ festival in Acehuche, southeastern Spain. The Catholic religious holiday honors Saint Sebastian, the city’s patron saint. During the procession, the saint is paraded through the city and flanked by the “Regaoras”, women dressed in colorful skirts and embroidered shawls and the “Carantonas” men dressed as wild beasts.Credit:Bernat Armangue/AP Photo


Belgium’s Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe compete in their Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 N Rally1 during the shakedown on day one of the FIA ​​World Rally Championship Monte Carlo in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Credit:Massimo Bettiol/Getty Images


A child wades through floodwaters after heavy rains in Antananarivo. Malagasy officials say heavy rains flooded parts of the capital, Antananarivo, killing 10 people and leaving more than 12,000 homeless. As the rains continue and a possible cyclone approaches the Indian Ocean island, officials have warned of possible landslides in the capital, which is built on steep hills.Credit:Alexander Joe/AP Photo


Elderly Kashmiri woman Arsha Begum receives Covishield vaccine for COVID-19 from Fozia, a healthcare worker, during a COVID-19 vaccination drive in Budgam, southwest of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir.Credit:Dar Yasin/AP Photo


A Russian Orthodox believer dives into freezing water during a traditional Epiphany celebration in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Thousands of followers of the Russian Orthodox Church plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day. The temperature in St. Petersburg is -1C. Credit:Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo


Birds stand on the frozen surface of a body of water as the sun rises in Bushy Park, London.Credit:Jonathan Brady/PA via AP


An all-female team from the Indian Border Security Force displays their skills on a moving motorbike during the rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Raisina Hills, the seat of government, New Delhi, India . India celebrates Republic Day on January 26, marked by a parade of different branches of the military as well as a display of weapons and missiles. Credit:Manish Swarup/AP Photo


A cat plays in the snow during a massive winter storm in Mississauga, Ontario.Credit:Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP


Icelandic horses play at a stud farm in Wehrheim, Germany.Credit:Michael Probst/AP Photo


The judges begin the process of finding Best In Show at the British Homing Pigeon World Show of the Year at Blackpool Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England. The Royal Pigeon Racing Association is the largest gathering of fanciers in the UK and one of the largest shows in the world, regularly attracting around 25,000 visitors. After last year’s canceled show due to the pandemic, British Homing World is once again hosting around 2,500 of the country’s top racing pigeons. All entries try to win the best in show, with the winner advancing to the supreme champion class. The show also has over 150 trade stands, charity auctions, raffles for new lofts and activities for visitors and owners, with profits from the show going to charity. Credit:Christopher Furlong/Getty Images


Shadows are cast on the ground by the low winter sun as skateboarders hone their skills at Hyde Skate Park in Leeds, UK.Credit:Christopher Furlong/Getty Images


Christians of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrate the first day of the festival of Timkat, or Epiphany, in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The annual festival celebrates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. Credit:AP Photo


A performer wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus dances with others who are not wearing masks as they rehearse for the upcoming Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, India. India celebrates Republic Day on January 26, marked by a parade of different branches of the military as well as a display of weapons and missiles.Credit:Manish Swarup/AP Photo


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