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Topshots of the Week (7-13 January, 2023)


Selection of some of the most striking photographs taken by AFP photojournalists this past week (7-13 January, 2023).


Bolivia's biker Daniel Jager Nosiglia competes during the Stage 10 of the Dakar 2023, between Haradh and Shaybah, Saudi Arabia, on January 11, 2023.
© Franck FIFE / AFP

Internally displaced flood-affected children attend a mobile school class near makeshift camp in the flood-hit area of Dera Allah Yar in Jaffarabad district of Balochistan province on January 9, 2023. The UN chief called on January 9 for "massive investments" to help Pakistan recover from last year's devastating floods and better resist climate change, as financial pledges poured in.

Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro hold a demonstration at the Esplanada dos Ministerios in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Brazilian police used tear gas Sunday to repel hundreds of supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro after they stormed onto Congress grounds one week after President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration, an AFP photographer witnessed.
© Evaristo SA / AFP

This aerial view shows two cars siting in a large sinkhole that opened during a day of relentless rain, January 10, 2023 in the Chatsworth neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. A massive storm has arrived and is expected to cause widespread flooding throughout the state.
© Robyn BECK / AFP

People visit a floating-cafe in Nakhon Pathom, outside of Bangkok on January 8, 2023.

The leader of the Nazareth Baptist Church, from the Ekuphakameni group, also known as the Shembe Church, Vukile Shembe arrives to take part in a cultural dance on the Nhlangakazi Holy Mountain in Ndwedwe 85 kilometres north of Durban, on January 8, 2023. The devotees climb the mountain as part of their annual 10 day pilgrimage. The church was founded in 1913 and is one of the largest African traditionalist church in Africa. They walk up to 68kms barefoot praying, worshipping, singing, dancing and camping on their four weeks stay at the mountain. The Shembe Church is the oldest independent indigenous Church in Southern Africa.

Mourners bid farewell to Denys Galushko, a Ukrainian serviceman killed while fighting against Russian troops in Bakhmut, during his funeral at the Orthodox Saint Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv on January 12, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
© Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP

This picture taken on January 9, 2023 shows an aerial view of the main road from the city of Arad in southern Israel to southern part of the Dead Sea.