It’s never been easier to keep up with what’s going on in the world. The news is everywhere – in our Facebook feeds, on the morning commute, during that lazy half hour before you switch off the TV and go to bed. But the tide of global affairs is often more upsetting than uplifting and it can be tempting to bury our heads in the sand. As the saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words, so to offer a different perspective we've rounded up some of the most memorable images of the week's events, captured by the best photojournalists on the planet.
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A visitor looks behind one of the 3D-printed faces of what could be Chelsea Manning according to Manning's DNA in the installation 'A Becoming Resemblance' by American artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg at the annual Transmediale art and digital culture show on 31st January 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The 30 masks are derived from Chelsea Manning's DNA, smuggled out of prison when Manning, then Bradley, was serving time for passing classified information to WikiLeaks.
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A super blue blood moon behind a mountain is seen from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, on 31st January 2018.
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Funmi Ilori (L) talks to the children from Bethel nursery and primary school about the importance of reading on 30th January 2018, in Lagos. The 'mobile library' project was launched, in 2013, by Funmi Ilori. Today, she has 13 employees, 1,900 books and four vans. She visits four to six schools each day, and organises reading workshops with volunteers on evenings and weekends in the slums for out-of-school children.
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Lava cascades down the slopes of Mayon volcano, as seen from Legazpi City in Albay province, south of Manila on 30th January 2018. The threat of catastrophic mudflows is building on the slopes of the erupting Philippine volcano where nearly 90,000 residents have been moved out of harm's way, authorities said on Tuesday.
Visitors make snowmen beside a pool at a hot spring in Hangzhou, in China's eastern Zhejiang province on 26th January 2018. China's central and eastern regions have been hit by heavy snowfalls in recent days, causing disruptions to flight and train schedules.
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Participants camp at the 11th edition of Campus Party technological event in São Paulo, Brazil, on 30th January 2018. Six thousand pre-registered internet users participate in a week-long annual event to share ideas, experiences and other activities related to computers, communications and new technology.