Gallery: The Week In Pictures


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A selection of the most striking images from around the world last week

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    1 Rescue workers search for victims after heavy rains caused mudslides in Teresopolis, 100km from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    2 A man makes his way to work on 12 January, the morning after another major winter storm hit New York City, US

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    3 A worker during the demonstration against the Mirafiori plan - an agreement signed by unions with the FIAT motor company - Rome, Italy

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    4 Braylon Edwards of the New York Jets does a flip in celebration as the Jets win 17-16 against the Colts in Indianapolis, US

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    5 A mother and her daughter stand in line at a polling station during the second day of voting in the south Sudan independence referendum

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    6 A family outside their home at approximately the time one year ago that a massive earthquake jolted Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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    7 Steve Uyeda, Jody Lee Duek and Shari Drake stand along the street at the memorial Christina Taylor Green, the nine-year-old was shot and killed in Tucson, US

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    8 A state of emergency is declared and warnings are issued for tourists as unrest worsens in Tunisia

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    9 A woman takes some food to her dog at her flooded house in Jardim Itaim on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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    10 Dimitar Berbatov dives to give Manchester United a penalty against Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, England

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    11 Women walk by burning grass at an encampment for internally displaced peoples in the southern Sudanese city of Juba

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    12 Westmeath take on Dublin in the O'Byrne Cup, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

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    13 A procession begins a Mass of Remembrance at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, US

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    14 A street worker in Times Square in New York, US

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    15 Runners line up for the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow racecourse in Chepstow, Wales

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    16 England celebrate after claiming the final wicket during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground

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    17 Marc Goffie-Julio sings at the Festival of Hope rally at the National Stadium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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    18 Debris and an overturned car are seen following a flash flood which ripped through Toowoomba town centre, Australia

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    19 Thousands of Catholic devotees join the procession during the 404th Feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila, Philippines