The week in pictures


Indonesia: The mountain Marapi is covered with clouds of smoke during a volcanic eruption. The aerial photograph was taken from the Tanah Datar in West Sumatra. (Photo: Adi Prima/AFP)

United States: This aerial photo shows homes surrounded by floodwaters in Hampton, New Hampshire. According to Hampton police, an emergency has been declared due to extremely high tides and flooding. A storm with strong winds and heavy rain moved through the north-east of the country early on 10 January. (Photo: Lauren Owens Lambert/AFP)

France: A sculpture in the Stravinsky fountain, which was created by Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle was then under the ice during a cold day in Paris. (Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP)

Switzerland: The Swiss Air Force flies over the mountains shortly before the start of the men’s downhill race during the FIS Alpine World Cup Skiing Event in Wengen. (Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP)

Saudi Arabia: Pablo Quintanilla, the Chilean cyclist of the Monster Energy Honda team, is taking part in stage 5 of the 2024 Dakar Rally. The race was held between Al Hofuf and Shubaytah. (Photo: Patrick Hertzog/AFP)

Palestinian territories: A rainbow is visible over the southern Gaza Strip, amid ongoing fighting between Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants. (Photo: AFP)

United Kingdom: People walk through floodwaters in a flooded street in Wraysbury, west of London, after storm Henk caused heavy rain and flooding. (Photo: Daniel Leal/AFP)