The Week in Pictures: The Best Photographs from Around the World

Grand Prize © 郑戈 / Sky Pixel
Grand Prize © 郑戈 / Sky Pixel
Photo of Shayne Fergusson
6 February 2017

All the way from Saturn to Yorkshire, here are some of the most stunning photos taken this week, handpicked by our picture editor.

The Madhav Naryan Festival in Nepal

Nepalese Hindu devotees warm their hands after taking a holy bath in the Triveni River. The ritual took place on 31 January 2017, as part of the month-long Madhav Naryan festival in Panauti village, Nepal. Hundreds of married and unmarried women and dozens of male devotees complete a month-long fast for a better life and peace in the country at various temples. Unmarried women take the fast to attract a suitable husband and married women take the fast in hopes of improving their families’ prosperity.

A group of Nepalese Hindu devotees warm themselves after taking holy bath | © NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock

Immigration ban protest, Boston, USA

There were many inspiring photos from protests across the world against President Trump’s travel ban. Izzy Berdan, of Boston, centre, wears an American flag as he chants slogans with other demonstrators during a rally against President Trump’s order that restricts travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Izzy Berdan, of Boston, centre, wears an American flags as he chants slogans with other demonstrators | © AP/REX/Shutterstock

Traffic in Bangkok

Budding photographer Mathieu Cordonnier has been wowing Instagram with his photos while traveling the world, this week snapping this cartoon-like scene of Bangkok traffic.

Bangkok Traffic | © Mathieu Cordonnier

Northern lights over the Yorkshire Dales, UK

A very rare appearance of the Northern lights over the Yorkshire Dales, England.

Photo by Sandra Cockayne/REX/Shutterstock

Mens Fashion Week London 2017

Designers from around the world descended on London for Men’s Fashion Week.

Mens Fashion Week 2017 | © Shayne Fergusson

Skypixel best drone photos 2017

Drones are the latest tool in a photographer’s arsenal, and there was some incredible work in the SkyPixel Photo Contest 2017. This entry, by 郑戈, is noteworthy for its stunning composition and contrast of color, allowing us to take a sneak peak into a hidden world.

Grand Prize | © 郑戈 / Sky Pixel

NASA releases amazingly detailed shots of Saturn rings

The Cassini spacecraft sent back new pictures of the rings of Saturn as part of its final mission, showing stunning detail before finally burning up in Saturn’s atmosphere.

© Nasa

Women’s March against Trump, New York

Demonstrators gathered in cities worldwide to protest the misogyny of the new Trump administration. One of our photographers joined theWomen’s March in New York City to capture this image.

Women’s March, New York, 2017 | © Amanda Suarez

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