Week in pictures: 2 - 8 February
SOCHI, FRIDAY: Benedikt Mayr of Germany takes part in a training session at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
SOMERSET, TUESDAY: Prince Charles visits the Somerset Levels, which has seen the worst of the flooding in recent weeks. He was taken around on what The Guardian described as a “wooden throne” chained to a tractor trailer.
RIO DE JANEIRO, THURSDAY: A Brazilian man pokes his tongue out at a police officer during a protest against a hike on public bus fares.
SRI LANKA, TUESDAY: Military personnel march during Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Day celebrations in the central town of Kegalle, around 40km from the capital of Colombo.
SUMATRA, SUNDAY: A victim of the Mount Sinabung eruption lies covered in ash at a village in the Karo district. At least 16 people were killed when the volcano erupted last weekend.
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MINSK, THURSDAY: A mother and her child feed birds in the Belarus capital.
KIEV, THURSDAY: Anti-government protesters continue to rally on the streets of Kiev, calling for the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych.