Week in pictures: 9-15 January 2021

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

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image captionSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds the signed Article of Impeachment against US President Donald Trump, which makes him the only US president to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives.
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image captionHundreds of US National Guard troops have been deployed to protect the Capitol building in Washington DC. The heavy security presence came shortly before the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time for the role he played ahead of last week's violence.
image copyrightJane Barlow / PA Media
image captionA child enjoys the snow at Glencourse Golf Course near Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland. The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings across England and Scotland for Saturday, and warned of possible travel disruption.
image copyrightYONHAP NEWS AGENCY / via Reuters
image captionFishermen scoop up grey mullet which froze to death during recent cold weather at a farm in Muan, South Korea
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image captionThe sun rises above 42nd Street in New York City, as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey.
image copyrightFRANCK FIFE / AFP
image captionCompetitors ride during Stage 10 of the Dakar Rally 2021 between Neom and Alula in Saudi Arabia.
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image captionVillagers participate in community fishing as part of Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari. Bhogali Bihu is a harvest festival celebrated in India's Assam state.
image copyrightDOUGLAS MAGNO / AFP
image captionBrazilian surfer Paulo Guido practises on the Doce River in Governador Valadares, Brazil, as the rainy season causes a rise in water levels in the area.
image copyrightMOHAMMAD PONIR HOSSAIN / Reuters
image captionA worker dries fabrics after applying colour at a dye factory in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.
image copyrightDINUKA LIYANAWATTE/ Reuters
image captionA street vendor uses his mobile phone while waiting for customers at his food stall near a beach in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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