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A selection of striking news photographs from around the world this week. Image copyright Bill Ingalls / Nasa / AFP Image caption Nasa astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft after she and fellow space adventurers Alexander Skvortsov and Luca Parmitano, landed near Zhezkazgan, in Kazakhstan. Koch returned to Earth after…

Northern Ireland The week in pictures

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A selection of striking news photographs from around the world this week.

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Northern Ireland Nasa astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraftImage copyright
Bill Ingalls / Nasa / AFP

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Nasa astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft after she and fellow space adventurers Alexander Skvortsov and Luca Parmitano, landed near Zhezkazgan, in Kazakhstan. Koch returned to Earth after logging 328 days in space – the longest spaceflight in history by a woman – on the International Space Station.

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Northern Ireland President Donald Trump holds a copy of the Washington PostImage copyright
Drew Angerer / Getty Images

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US President Donald Trump holds up a copy of the Washington Post, reporting his acquittal in the Senate on two articles of impeachment.

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Northern Ireland Mural by artist Banksy is pictured in Marsh Lane in BristolImage copyright
Rebecca Naden / Reuters

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A new piece of art that appeared on the side of a house in Bristol was been confirmed as the work of street artist Banksy.

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Northern Ireland Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards a Belfast couple who are the first known same-sex couple to get married in Northern IrelandImage copyright
Phil Noble / Reuters

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Robyn Peoples and Sharni Edwards became Northern Ireland’s first legally married same-sex couple. Same-sex marriage was finally extended to Northern Ireland in July 2019, as part of a commitment by Westminster in the event that devolution was not restored by 21 October 2019. It has been legal in England, Wales and Scotland since 2014.

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Northern Ireland Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho win the Oscar for Best PictureImage copyright
Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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This year’s Oscars made history when South Korean film Parasite was named best picture, making it the first non-English-language film to take the top prize. Bong Joon-ho collected the prize for best director and also took the best original screenplay award.

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Northern Ireland A boy sledges on a snow-covered field near PitlochryImage copyright
Russell Cheyne / Reuters

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A boy sledges on a snow-covered field near Pitlochry. Scotland has recorded its coldest night of the year so far with a low of -10.2C at Braemar in Aberdeenshire. There has also been heavy snow across parts of southern Scotland, making driving conditions difficult during the morning commute.

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Northern Ireland A model gets her make up done at the backstage before the Michael Kors FashionImage copyright
Alba Vigaray / EPA

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A model prepares to take to the catwalk as the latest collections go on show during New York Fashion Week.

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Northern Ireland Spanish surfer Axier Muniain rides a waveImage copyright
Migeul Riopa / AFP

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Spanish surfer Axier Muniain rides a wave during the Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge in Portugal.

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Northern Ireland A worker with sanitising equipment crosses the road in front of a hospital in Yichang city of HubeiImage copyright
China Daily / Reuters

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A worker with sanitising equipment crosses the road in front of a hospital in Yichang city, Hubei, the province at the centre of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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Northern Ireland A woman poses for a picture at The WOW! pop-up gallery in BerlinImage copyright
Annegret Hilse / Reuters

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A woman poses for a picture during the pre-opening party at The WOW! Gallery Berlin, an interactive pop-up selfie museum.

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Northern Ireland A Lebanese protester is hit with a burst from a water cannonImage copyright
Ibrahim Amro / AFP

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A Lebanese protester is hit with a burst from a water cannon during clashes with the army as demonstrators gathered in the heart of Beirut to try to prevent a confidence vote for a new government. The Red Cross reported that more than 20 people had needed hospital treatment.

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