The Week in Pictures: 6th to 13th February

European refugee crises, wild elephant rampages through the streets of Siliguri, Ronaldo scores and more…

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1. A survivor, said to be from Vietnam, is rescued from a collapsed building more than 48 hours after the 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Tainan City, Taiwan.

Photo: Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA


2. Farm workers and Rangers in South Africa ‘de-horn’ a rhino by trimming parts of its horn at John Hume’s rhino ranch.

Photo: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images


3. An injured man is escorted by police after authorities tried to move illegal street vendors selling lunar new year holiday delicacies in the Mong Kok district in Hong Kong.

Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters 


4. People warm themselves around a fire at a refugee camp near a crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border.

Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images


5. Bystanders watch as a wild elephant struck with a tranquilliser dart in its back side walks along a street in Siliguri, India. The wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was tranquillised to be returned to the forest.

Photo: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP – Getty Images


6. A flag at the US Supreme Court is lowered to half staff in Washington after the announcement of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Photo: AFP / Brendan Smialowski


7. Real Madrid’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league match against Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.

Photo: AFP / Gerard Julien


8. Members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent unload aid from a lorry in the rebel-held city of Douma.

Photo: AFP / Abd Doumany


9. Prisoners at an acrobatic workshop with the Sarakasi circus at Kamiti prison in Nairobi, Kenya.

Photo: Fredrik Lerneryd/AFP/Getty Images

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10. A woman walks through snow near the Holy Trinity New-Golutvin Convent inside the Kolomna Kremlin in Russia.

Photo: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

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11. A young child is weighed in a bucket by nurses in the Central African Republic. The UN World Food Programme estimates that nearly half the country – 2.5m people – faces hunger after more than two years of conflict. Presidential elections in the country, long postponed due to inter-communal fighting, are finally due to take place on 14 February.

Photo: Jerome Delay/AP