AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Dec 29, 2022, 9:20 AM | Updated: 11:48 pm
Manuel Fettner of Austria soars through the air during the first stage of the 71th Four Hills ski j...

Manuel Fettner of Austria soars through the air during the first stage of the 71th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

              A journalist reports in front of St. Peter's square in Rome, near the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Everton's Neal Maupay, left, and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Nelson Semedo, right, challenge for the ball during the Premier League soccer match between FC Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
            
              Demonstrators turn a car over during a protest against the recent shooting at the Kurdish culture center in Paris, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. Kurdish activists, left-wing politicians and anti-racism groups are holding a protest Saturday in Paris after three people were killed at a Kurdish cultural center in an attack aimed at foreigners.(AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            
              Relatives react at the coffin during the funeral ceremony of Volodymyr Yezhov killed in a battlefield with Russian forces at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Yezhov was a game designer in the development of the game Cossacks 2, one of the authors of the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and also one of the most famous Ukrainian e-sportsmen — played StarCraft under the nickname Fresh. Since the Russian invasion, Volodymyr Yezhov went to the frontline and fought as part of the volunteer squadron. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
            
              A Ukrainian self-propelled artillery shoots towards Russian forces at a frontline in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Decorations for the New Year and Christmas festivities are reflected in a bus window passing Teatralnaya (Theater) Square in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. The temperature in Moscow is around - 4 degree Celsius (24.8 degree Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
            
              Giotto's nativity scene frescos are projected on the facade of the Basilica of Saint Francis at dusk in Assisi, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Kate, Princess of Wales smiles at the crowd after attending the Christmas day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in Norfolk, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
            
              A man selling flashing flower garlands watches as a group of people pose for photos by a Christmas tree at Lisbon's downtown Comercio Square, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
            
              Firefighters dressed as Santas and dangled on ropes as they scale down the Athens' main children's hospital to deliver Christmas presents to young cancer patients spending the holidays in hospital, in Athens, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
            
              Manuel Fettner of Austria soars through the air during the first stage of the 71th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Dec. 22 – Dec. 29

From the British Royals attending their first yearly Christmas church walk since the death of the queen to protests in France after a shooting at a Kurdish center in Paris, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa.

The selection was curated by AP photographer Gregorio Borgia in Rome.

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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa