Pictures of the week: Crufts, coins and chaos

Our pick of the best images from the last seven days.

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2018 Winter Olympic Games – closing ceremony

Fireworks explode near the conclusion of the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

Storm Emma meets the Beast from the East bringing further snow chaos to the UK

Walton the dog gets a lift on a sledge in the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. People have been warned not to make unnecessary journeys as the Met office issues a red weather be aware warning for parts of Wales and South West England following the one currently in place in Scotland. (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Macedonia Greece protest

Protestors carry crosses and light torches during a protest against the change of the country’s constitutional name, in front of the Parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia. Several thousand protestors have gathered in front of Macedonia’s parliament to demand that the government call off talks with neighbour Greece on a decades-long name dispute. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

Lithuania weather

Smoke rises from chimneys during a freezing winter evening over snow covered Vilnius, Lithuania. The air temperature was -15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Russia Putin

Journalists watch as Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address in Manezh in Moscow, Russia. Putin set a slew of ambitious economic goals, vowing to boost living standards, improve health care and education and build modern infrastructure in a state-of-the-nation address. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Britain freezes ss Siberian weather sweeps across the country

The sun sets as snow covers fishing boats left at Priest’s Cove at Cape Cornwall near Penzance in Cornwall, England. Freezing weather conditions dubbed the ‘Beast from the East’ has brought snow and sub-zero temperatures to many parts of the UK. Amber warnings are in place in northern England, the East Midlands, London, and the south-east of England. Scotland’s weather warning has been upgraded to red. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Great British Coin Hunt

The Royal Mint unveils 26 brand new 10 pence designs that will appear across the country as part of the ‘Great British Coin Hunt’, celebrating what makes Britain great. (PA)

Britain royals

Meghan Markle, left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge laugh during the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in London. Under the theme ‘Making a Difference Together’, the event will showcase the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)

Teachers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school return after school shooting

Ariana Gonzalez is overcome with emotion as she visits a cross setup for her friend, football coach Aaron Feis, at the memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as teachers and staff are allowed to return to the school for the first time since the mass shooting on campus in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz for killing 17 people at the high school. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

India Holi festival

Indians play with coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu, India. Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Vladivostok fortress on Russky Island off Russia’s Pacific coast

An urban explorer inside the abandoned fort No 9 of the Vladivostok Maritime Fortress built at the beginning of the 20th century on Russky Island. (Yuri Smityuk\TASS via Getty Images)

Activists rally At Florida State Capitol for gun law reform legislation

Activists Rally holds up signs at the Florida State Capitol For Gun Law Reform Legislation in Tallahassee, Florida. In the wake of a few week’s ago deadly mass shooting that left 17 people dead, hundreds of supporters joined the Parkland students to call for gun reform. (Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

St David’s Day celebrations

A member of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards is helped with his beret for a regimental photograph before the combined St David’s Day celebration and pre-deployment service at Elizabeth Barracks, Pirbright, Surrey. (PA)

Crufts 2018

(Left to right) Vanessa Holbrow, 47, from Burnham on Sea in Somerset, with her Border Terrier Sir Jack Spratticus; Hannah Gates, 19, from Hazlemere in Buckinghamshire, with her Shih Tzu Buttons; Clare Syvertsen, 29, from Notholt in London, with her Labrador/Golden Retriever cross Griffin; Sarah Mohammadi, 14, from Hayes in west London, with her Cocker Spaniel/Poodle cross Waffle, and Gayle Wilde, 39, from Kilsyth in Lanarkshire, with her Border Collie Taz, during a photocall by The Kennel Club in Green Park, London, to announce the finalists for the Crufts dog hero competition, Friends for Life 2018. (PA)

Chinese welcome Lantern festival

Folk artists perform ‘Taige’, an ancient art performance in which the performers stand on top of exquisitely disguised structures, during a Lantern Festival celebration in Zaozhuang, China. Chinese Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month. (VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

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