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Topshots of the Week (21-27 January, 2023)


Selection of some of the most striking photographs taken by AFP photojournalists this past week (21-27 January, 2023).


A 238m-long dragon dance is performed in front of the A-Ma Temple during celebrations on the first day of the Chinese lunar new year in Macau on January 22, 2023.
© Eduardo LEAL / AFP

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts as he competes against Australia's Alex De Minaur during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2023.

A model presents a creation for Viktor & Rolf during the Haute-Couture Spring-Summer 2023 Fashion Week in Paris on January 25, 2023.
© Stephane DE SAKUTIN / AFP

Demonstrators hold flares during a procession against a pension reform in Paris, on January 26, 2023. France's government on January 23, 2023, moved forward with a fiercely contested pensions reform plan that would raise the retirement age to 64, saying balancing the system's books must be top priority.
© Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP

A Husky dog reacts as he takes part in a training session on forest tracks, ahead of the The Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain 39th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally near Feshiebridge, Cairngorm, Scotland, on January 26, 2023.

Orthodox priests hold a religious service in front of the residential building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on January 22, 2023, destroyed as a result of a missile strike on January 14. The toll has climbed to 45 killed, making the strike one of the deadliest attacks since Russia invaded Ukraine nearly 11 months ago, but the Kremlin denies responsibility.
© Anatolii STEPANOV / AFP

Brazilian highliner Rafael Bridi performs on a slackline 114 meters high and 510 meters long, crossing the entire Vale do Anhangabau, as part of the 469th anniversary of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil on January 25, 2023. Bridi broke his own urban distance record for the Americas, according to the International Slackline Association.

Riot policemen remove protective fences during a protest against the government of Dina Boluarte asking for her resignation and the closure of Congress, in Lima on January 24, 2023. Peru's President Dina Boluarte called for a "national truce" as thousands of protesters continue to call for her resignation and fresh elections, following weeks of protests that have at times turned violent, with at least 46 people killed in clashes between demonstrators and security forces.