Police detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, Russia. January 23, 2021
Police detain a man during a protest against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, Russia. January 23, 2021 Copyright Dmitri Lovetsky/AP
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This week in pictures: Biden's inauguration, protesters arrested in Russia, explosion in Madrid

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


This week Joe Biden became 46th president of the United States, dozens of protesters were detained in Russia, storm Christoph hit the UK, and a gas explosion ripped the facade off a building in central Madrid.

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

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Joe Biden, who became the United States’ 46th president on Wednesday (January 20), hugs his wife Jill Biden as they arrive at the White House. January 20, 2021Jim Watson/AFP
Jon Super/AP Photo
Bangor-on-Dee, Wales, is flooded as Storm Christoph hits the UK. January 21, 2021Jon Super/AP Photo
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Members of the public donate their blood in a medical centre set up in the City Hall of Toulouse, France, as part of the largest blood donation operation in France. January 21Georges Gobet/AFP
Manu Fernandez/AP Photo
Firefighters work at a building hit by a deadly explosion in central Madrid on Wednesday. Gas is thought to have been the cause of the blast. January 20, 2021Manu Fernandez/AP Photo
Mstyslav Chernov/AP Photo
Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia sit in the plane that took the Kremlin critic back to Moscow for the first time since his poisoning. January 17, 2021Mstyslav Chernov/AP Photo
Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo
Priest Cesar Magana blesses animals during the feast of St Anthony, Spain's patron saint of animals, in Pamplona, northern Spain. January 17, 2021Alvaro Barrientos/AP Photo
Elvis Barukcic/AFP
Migrants bathe in a natural hot spring in Sarajevo's western suburb of Ilidza. January 21, 2021Elvis Barukcic/AFP
Agung Supriyanto/AFP
Lava flows from Mount Merapi as seen from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. January 19, 2021Agung Supriyanto/AFP
Sandra Sebastian/AP Photo
Honduran migrants, on their way to the US border, clash with Guatemalan soldiers in Vado Hondo, Guatemala. January 17, 2021Sandra Sebastian/AP Photo
Charlie Riedel/AP Photo
1,665 flags are placed at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, in Kansas, Missouri, USA. They represent those in the area that died from COVID-19. January 19, 2021Charlie Riedel/AP Photo
Tatiana Gasich/AP Photo
Men bathe in the icy water of the Lena River at Yakutsk, Russia, during a traditional Epiphany celebration. The outdoor temperature was around -56℃. January 19, 2021Tatiana Gasich/AP Photo
Ozan Kose/AFP
A young man slides on a snow-covered street in Istanbul. January 18, 2021Ozan Kose/AFP
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