Week in pictures: 6

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

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Lucy Nicholson/ Reuters

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Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley kiss the Golden Globes they won for the show Big Little Lies. The ceremony was the first major awards since the Hollywood sexual harassment scandals, and many stars wore black to draw attention to the need for equality.

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Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

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A girl stands with a camel at a fair in Inner Mongolia. At this local festival there are camel races and beauty contests, with more than 200 camels participating.

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Adnan Abidi/ Reuters

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Women motorcycle riders from India’s Border Security Force, the Daredevils, rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi.

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The Duchess of Cambridge

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Princess Charlotte sits on the steps of Kensington Palace in this photograph taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark her first day of nursery in Kensington, London.

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ABDULMONAM EASSA/ AFP

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Two Syrian sisters run across rubble to embrace after finding each other alive following an air strike on Hamouria, in the besieged rebel-held area near Damascus. Air strikes and artillery fire killed dozens of civilians.

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HOLGER HOLLEMANN/ AFP

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A freshwater stingray is measured during the annual inventory at the Sea Life Aquarium in Hanover, northern Germany.

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Tiksa Negeri/ Reuters

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Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims attend Christmas Eve celebrations in Bete Mariam church in Lalibela. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January because they use the old Julian calendar.

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Kirsty O’Connor/ PA

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On the second anniversary of David Bowie’s death, a woman lays a rose at a mural of him in Brixton, his London birthplace.

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CLODAGH KILCOYNE/ Reuters

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A cyclist finds a way through heavy fog in Dublin, Ireland. The adverse weather led to several flights being cancelled.

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Kim Hong-Ji/ Reuters

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At the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, a boy celebrates after catching a trout.

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Victoria Jones/ PA

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A Cornish Crabber sailing boat is polished at the London Boat Show in Docklands, east London.

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Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-42662696

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