AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jan 20, 2022, 10:03 AM | Updated: Jan 21, 2022, 12:08 am
Smoke rises from chimneys of Turow power plant located by the Turow lignite coal mine near the town...

Smoke rises from chimneys of Turow power plant located by the Turow lignite coal mine near the town of Bogatynia, Poland, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. The Polish lignite mine is located near the Czech border and Czech authorities have said it negatively affects the environment and drains water from local villages. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

JAN. 14-20, 2022

From floods in Madagascar and Novak Djokovic’s deportation from Australia to Russians celebrating Epiphany by immersing themselves in water through holes cut in ice, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. The selection was curated by Paris Photographer Thibault Camus.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visits the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old Cit...
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Turkish FM makes rare visit to Israel as nations mend ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister visited Israel on Wednesday as part of ongoing efforts to improve ties between the two countries, which have often been bitterly divided in recent years over Turkey’s support for the Palestinians. Mevlut Cavusoglu, on the first official visit to Israel by a Turkish official in 15 years, said that […]
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Calls to end Wisconsin elections panel grow ahead of vote

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The only Republican candidate running for governor in Wisconsin who had supported keeping the bipartisan state elections commission in place reversed his position Wednesday, calling for it to be dissolved hours before the panel was to vote on who would be its next chairman. Construction company co-owner Tim Michels said in […]
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Services set for ‘hero’ officer killed in supermarket attack

GETZVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The security guard at a Buffalo supermarket who was shot and killed while trying to stop the gunman in a racist attack May 14 will be laid to rest Wednesday, as the country grapples with another massacre at a Texas school that killed 19 children and two adults. The Buffalo Police […]
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Parkland father say he feels physical pain for Texas parents

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A man whose 15-year-old son was killed in the 2018 school massacre in Parkland, Florida, said Wednesday that he’s in physical pain thinking of what parents of children killed at a Texas elementary school are going through. “I know what those families had to endure sitting in a room waiting […]
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Steven Tyler enters treatment, Aerosmith cancels shows

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program, forcing the Boston-based rock band to cancel the first portion of its upcoming Las Vegas residency. Tyler, 74, has made no secret of his lifelong struggle with substance abuse disorder. “As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on […]
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File - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affa...
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Russia says it will pay foreign debt in rubles after US ban

Russia says it will pay dollar-denominated foreign debt in rubles, a move that is likely to be seen by foreign investors as a default. The U.S. Treasury Department led by Janet Yellen allowed a license to expire Wednesday that permitted Russia to keep paying its debtholders through American banks. The license applied to American investors […]
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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa