The week in pictures


United States: A rainbow brings hope after severe storms raged in Robbins, California. Tornadoes and flooding have many residents on high alert as this state continues to weather storms. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP)

Singapore: Members of South Korea’s Black Eagle aerobatic team show their ingenuity during an air show at the Singapore Air Show. (Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP)

Japan: A humpback whale calves off the coast of the city of Kadena in Okinawa. The humpback whale sometimes jumps out of the water while swimming. (Photo: Tosei Kisanuki/Yomiuri/AFP)

The Netherlands: For the 80-year anniversary of the end of the Second World War, lights are displayed around the city hall of Nijmegen, to show how bombs destroyed several buildings in 1944. (Photo: Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto/AFP)

China: The aerial photograph shows a forest fire in the Huaxi district of Guiyang, located in Guizhou province in southwest China. A Level 3 emergency response was activated in this province on Wednesday due to several forest fires that broke out recently. From February 10 to 19, 148 forest fires were reported in Guizhou. (Photo: Li Guangzhi/Xinhua)

Austria: Lights and candles in the shape of a heart in front of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The event commemorates two years of war in Ukraine and especially the children caught up in the war.

Spain: Spanish firefighters are battling a huge fire raging in a residential area in the eastern port city of Valencia. Flames and thick clouds of black smoke are engulfing the building, as 22 firefighting crews battle strong winds to extinguish the blaze. (Photo: Jose Jordan/AFP)