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Pictures of the week: Moons, mountains and Magh Mela

Yahoo News UK

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

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A blue moon rises over Hull

A blue moon, defined as the second full moon in a calendar month, will rise in the sky on Wednesday evening for the first time since July 2015. (Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

India Kashmir Killings

Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral procession of Rayees Ahmed in Narapora, 55 Kilometers (35 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir Ahmed, died Wednesday in a hospital in Srinagar five days after he sustained gunshot wounds fired by Indian army soldiers that left two young men killed and nine others injured in a village in the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Westminster Dog Show

Chinese dog breeds pose for a picture during a news conference in New York. The dogs were part of news conference to promote the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which is taking place in New York City starting Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Lunar Trifecta

This photo combination shows the different stages of the “Super Blue Blood Moon” during a lunar eclipse is seen from the Santa Monica, California. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Spain Traditional Carnival

Two young Joaldunaks called Zanpantzar, take part in the Carnival between the Pyrenees villages of Ituren and Zubieta, northern Spain. In one of the most ancient carnivals in Europe, dating from before the Roman empire, companies of Joaldunak (cowbells) made up of residents of two towns, Ituren and Zubieta, parade the streets costumed in sandals, lace petticoats, sheepskins around the waist and shoulders, coloured neckerchiefs, conical caps with ribbons and a hyssop of horsehair in their right hands and cowbells hung across their lower back. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Juana Martin Catwalk – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid – January 2018

Models walk the runway at the Juana Martin fashion show during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 at Ifema in Madrid, Spain. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

France flooding

Local residents and their dog go down a flooded street in a rowboat in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges. France braced for floods on January 23 as the Rhine threatened to overflow and the rapidly rising Seine forced Paris authorities to halt trains on a busy commuter line. Heavy rains have lashed France for days, leaving 30 departments across the country on flood alert. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists In New York Mark One Year Since Trump Instated His Controversial Travel Ban

Muslims pray following a protest to the mark the one year anniversary of the Trump administration’s executive order banning travel into the United States from several Muslim majority countries, in Washington Square Park in New York City. After numerous legal challenges, the travel ban is now in its third iteration. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the ‘Trump v Hawaii’ case concerning the travel ban this spring. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Exceptional Low Tide in Venice

Boats are stuck in low tide in a canal in Venice, Italy. An exceptional low tide affected Venice this afternoon creating problems in transport and navigation. (Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images)

Heavy Snow Hits Parts Of China

Aerial view of the Yang Gong Causeway on West Lake after a heavy snowfall in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Kenyan opposition

Supporters react before the Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition leader has himself sworn in as the ‘people’s president’ in Nairobi. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself sworn in as an alternative president in front of thousands of supporters, three months after an election he claims was stolen from him.(Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images)

Mount Mayon Erupts in the Philippines

A woman covers the face of a child as Mount Mayon spews a huge column of ash noon in Camalig, Albay province, Philippines. Mount Mayon, the Philipines’ most active volcano located in eastern Philippines, has been spewing fresh lava and ash for almost two weeks. More than 74,000 people have been evacuated in emergency shelters as authorities warn of a potentialy hazardous eruption that could take place in just days. (Ezra Acayan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Ukraine Anniversary

Hundreds of people march with torches to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainians’ fight against Moscow’s bolsheviks in Kiev, Ukraine. On Jan. 29, 1918, a historical battle between Bolshevik forces of thousands and a small Ukrainian unit of several hundred, mainly students, took place near Kruty railway station in 130km from Kiev. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Sweden And Norway – Day 1

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden pose as they walk through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway in Stockholm, Sweden. (Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images)

Sunset at Sangam

Birds fly over the river Ganga during sunset at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the annual Magh Mela festival in Allahabad. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)


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