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REWIND: TOP photos of the week that was

January 18, 2016 09:07 IST

Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world last week, in 10 images.

Image: Russia's President Vladimir Putin practises with Musa Mogushkov of Russian national judo team during a training session in Sochi, Russia. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Reuters


Image: A man rides a horse through the flames during the ‘Luminarias’ annual religious celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony’s day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters


Image: A girl carrying a baby inspects damage in a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters


Image: Pinatas depicting Mexican actress Kate del Castillo (L) and the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are displayed outside a workshop in Reynosa, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico. Photograph: Daniel Becerril/Reuters


Image: An overcrowded train leaves Dhaka airport rail station after the final prayer of "Bishwa Ijtema", the world congregation of Muslims, on the banks of the Turag river in Tongi near Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. Millions of Muslims attended the three-day religious event. Photograph: Ashikur Rahman/Reuters


Image: A woman with a Ziggy Stardust tattoo visits a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London. David Bowie, a music legend who used daringly androgynous displays of sexuality and glittering costumes to frame legendary rock hits "Ziggy Stardust" and "Space Oddity", has died of cancer. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters


Image: Mujahideen Horan brigade fighters, part of the Free Syrian Army, react as they launch a shell towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad located in Deraa, Syria, in what they said was a battle to pressure breaking the siege off Madaya. Photograph: Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters


Image: Children play in a military vehicle during the Children's Day celebration in Bangkok, Thailand. Army barracks opened their doors to children to interact with their weapons and vehicles as part of the celebration. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters


Image: Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men, smeared with ash, pass on a chillum to smoke inside their makeshift camps near the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the "Makar Sankranti" festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making their annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti" on Friday. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters        


Image: Dead sperm whales are seen washed up on a beach on Texel Island, The Netherlands. The five sperm whales that beached on the Dutch lsland of Texel on Tuesday have died overnight, Dutch media reported. Photograph: Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters


Image: A group of junior codemakers look through apparatus while taking a 3-D tour of parliament with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the unveiling of Google's new Canadian engineering headquarters in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Photograph: Peter Power/Reuters