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Gallery: The best photos from around the world

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The best photos from the international wire services as chosen by our picture editors.

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Rescue workers observe a Russian Orthodox believer dipping in the icy water during a traditional Epiphany celebration in St. Petersburg, Russia. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers 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 was -7c.Credit:AP

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A Palestinian man carries family photos at the ruins of a house demolished by the Jerusalem municipality, in the flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinian residents from the disputed property and demolished the building, days after a tense standoff.Credit:AP

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A man walks along a pier at sunset at Shawnee Mission Lake, Kansas, USA.Credit:AP

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A volunteer firefighter hoses down a hut to prevent it from burning during a brush fire at the Banco San Miguel neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. Unusually dry weather is provoking fires on open fields, private ranches and public lands around the city.Credit:AP

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Masrat Farid, a healthcare worker, carries vaccines as she walks on a snow covered field after administering doses to young girls during a COVID-19 vaccination drive in Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir.Credit:AP

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Oil pollutes Cavero beach in Ventanilla, Callao, Peru, after high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga caused an oil spill. The Peruvian Civil Defense Institute said in a press release that a ship was loading oil into La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast on Sunday when strong waves moved the boat and caused the spill.Credit:AP

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Anatoliy, a Ukrainian soldier with the 56th Brigade, on the front line in Pisky, Ukraine. Negotiations last week between Russian and Western diplomats, who were hoping to defuse the prospect of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, ended inconclusively. In recent months, Russia has amassed forces and military equipment near the Ukrainian border, raising the specter of a possible invasion of the country’s east, where separatists have waged a nearly 8-year war against the Ukrainian government.Credit:Getty Images

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

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Indigenous from the Macuxi ethnic group play soccer in the Maturuca community on the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous reserve where mining is illegal in Roraima state, Brazil. President Jair Bolsonaro publicly opposed Raposa Serra do Sol’s demarcation in 2005 and often holds it up as an example of a large swath of land ripe for productive activities.Credit:AP

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Residents cross a frozen pond near the Beijing Olympic Tower in Beijing, China. China has locked down parts of Beijing’s Haidian district following the detection of three cases, just weeks before the capital is to host the Winter Olympic Games.Credit:AP

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