Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol in Washington, USA. January 6, 2021
Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol in Washington, USA. January 6, 2021 Copyright Saul Loeb/AFP
Copyright Saul Loeb/AFP
Copyright Saul Loeb/AFP

This week in pictures: Trump supporters in Capitol, snow record in Spain, waste islands in Bosnia

By Natalia Liubchenkova
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The key stories of the week have been captured by photographers around the world.


This week five people died after a mob broke into the US Capitol building while Congress met to certify Joe Biden's win.

While in Europe, Spain recorded its coldest ever temperature ever at -35.8°C, floating waste was shown clogging a river in Bosnia, and the EU admitted a sharp rise in illegal sea crossings (with an overall drop in illegal migration).

Here's how these and other key stories from the week were captured by photographers around the world.

Kirsty O'Connor/AFP
Ellen Prosser, 100, receives the new Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a care home in south-east London. January 7, 2021Kirsty O'Connor/AFP
Agung Supriyanto/AFP or licensors
Lava flows from Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano. January 7, 2021Agung Supriyanto/AFP or licensors
Kena Betancur/AFP or licensors
Demonstrators hold a banner calling for the impeachment of US President Donald Trump during a protest in Brooklyn, New York, USA. January 7, 2020Kena Betancur/AFP or licensors
Ciro Fusco/AFP
An aerial view shows a sinkhole in the Ospedale del Mare hospital car park after the ground there collapsed. January 8, 2021Ciro Fusco/AFP
Kemal Softic/AP Photo
Migrants cook inside a makeshift shelter at the Lipa camp, outside Bihac, Bosnia. January 8, 2021Kemal Softic/AP Photo
Eldar Emric/AP Photo
Plastic bottles, wooden planks, rusty barrels and other rubbish floats in the Drina River near the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad. January 5, 2021Eldar Emric/AP Photo
Javier Bauluz/AP Photo
Migrants from Morocco walk on a beach after arriving in Gran Canaria, Spain, after crossing the Atlantic Ocean sailing on a wooden boat. January 7, 2021Javier Bauluz/AP Photo
Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Photo
A woman kisses an icon after an Orthodox Christmas mass in the Holy Trinity church in Iltsi village, Ivano-Frankivsk region in western Ukraine. January 7, 2021Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Photo
People walk on the snow-covered Nanzoin Buddhist temple towards the bronze statue of the reclining Buddha in Sasaguri town, Japan. January 8, 2021STR/AFP
January 4, 2021. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP or licensors
Supporters of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange celebrate outside the court in London after a judge ruled Assange should not be extradited to the US to face espionage chargesJanuary 4, 2021. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP or licensors
Manu Fernandez/AP Photo
Children throw snowballs as the landscape is covered with snow in Rivas Vaciamadrid, Spain. January 7, 2021Manu Fernandez/AP Photo
Matthias Schrader/AP Photo
People cross a road in a snow-covered landscape in Oberhof, Germany. January 7, 2021Matthias Schrader/AP Photo
People look at ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province. January 5, 2021STR/AFP
Laszlo Balogh/AP Photo
Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 100 in Budapest, Hungary. January 4, 2021Laszlo Balogh/AP Photo
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