A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

An Elvis Presley impersonator leans against the Elvis Express train at Sydney Central Railway StationJaimi Joy / Reuters

Children play at the Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, China

Hector Retamal / AFP

Keeper Jessica Ray poses with a clipboard in front of a tank of Humboldt penguins

Toby Melville / Reuters

Team Audi during the Dakar Rally

Hamad I Mohammed / Reuters

Cardinals attend the funeral of former Pope Benedict

Guglielmo Mangiapane / Reuters

A man wears a jersey of Brazilian football legend Pele as people queue to get in the Urbano Caldeira stadium

Carl De Souza / AFP

A prawn fisherman walks into the Sine Saloum Delta in Senegal

John Wessels/ AFP

A woman carries a dog away from a wildfire

Juan Gonzalez / Reuters

Frances Caroline Colombo skiing

Jure Makovec / AFP

Fireworks behind Big Ben in London

Jeff Overs / BBC

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