AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jan 12, 2023, 9:08 AM | Updated: 11:51 pm
A dog sits on top of its shelter at a dog yard in Bolterdalen, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The ...

A dog sits on top of its shelter at a dog yard in Bolterdalen, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The yard is located half a dozen miles from the main village in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago so close to the North Pole that winter is shrouded in uninterrupted darkness. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

              A murmuration of starlings (Sturnus Vulgaris) fly over a lake during sunset at Oroklini village near southern costal city of Larnaca, in southeast Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
            
              Skimboarding world champion Lucas Fink rides a wave at Praia do Norte, or North Beach, in Nazare, Portugal, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
            
              Reindeer rest beneath unused mining infrastructure in Longyearbyen, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
            
              A crew member on the ship lent by Svalbard's governor oversees its docking in Longyearbyen, Norway, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. The children's choir from the Lutheran church in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard traveled three hours each way by boat to mark Orthodox Christmas with the 40 children in Barentsburg, a village owned by Russia's Arctic mining company in the remote Norwegian territory. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
            
              A pilgrim holds the cross after it was thrown by an Orthodox priest into the water, during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the sea, at a suburb in Piraeus port, near Athens, Greece, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. By tradition, a crucifix is cast into the waters of a lake or river, and it is believed that the person who retrieves it will be freed from evil spirits and will be healthy through the year. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              Lithuanians dressed as the Three Kings parade during the Epiphany Day celebrations in Vilnius, Lithuania, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Epiphany, the 12th night of Christmas, marks the day the three wise men visited Jesus. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
            
              A man rides a horse during Epiphany celebrations in the village of Pietrosani, Romania, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. According to the local Epiphany traditions, following a religious service, villagers have their horses blessed with holy water and then compete in a race. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
            
              A member of the carnival group 'La Vijanera de Silio', who represents the role of a wild bear, runs during the traditional ancient festival in the town of Silio, northern Spain, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. The clanging of cowbells as dawn breaks in a remote Spanish village is nothing other than the restoration of the cosmic order with the return of an ancient winter festival. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
            
              A police officer walks inside the Court of Appeal during the hearings of Andrew Tate, his brother Tristan and two other suspects in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Jan.10, 2023. Andrew Tate, a divisive social media personality and former professional kickboxer, was detained last month in Romania on charges of human trafficking and rape, and later arrested for 30 days after a court decision. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
            
              A woman carries her son, who has cholera, at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe central Malawi, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Malawi's health minister says the country's worst cholera outbreak in two decades has killed 750 people so far. The southern African country of 20 million people first reported the outbreak in March last year. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
            
              A caravan is taken from a road at the village Luetzerath, near Erkelenz, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Police have entered the condemned village in, launching an effort to evict activists holed up at the site in an effort to prevent its demolition to make way for the expansion of a coal mine. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Ukrainian military doctors treat their injured comrade who was evacuated from the battlefield at the hospital in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. The serviceman did not survive. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Nina Gonchar, 93, sits in her house which was mostly destroyed by Russian forces in the recently retaken village of Bogorodychne, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. Gonchar's son Vasyliy and his wife Liubov were killed by Russian shelling on July 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A cupola lies on the ground in front of the Orthodox Church which was destroyed by Russian forces in the recently retaken village of Bogorodychne, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              Ukrainian servicemen fire a 120mm mortar towards Russian positions at the frontline near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
            
              A full moon rises behind a statue of Lenin in Barentsburg, Norway, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. About 350 people live in Barentsburg, the village owned by Russia's Arctic mining company in the remote Norwegian territory. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
            
              A dog sits on top of its shelter at a dog yard in Bolterdalen, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The yard is located half a dozen miles from the main village in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago so close to the North Pole that winter is shrouded in uninterrupted darkness. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Jan 6- Jan. 12, 2023

A week in which Russian strikes continued in Ukraine, and Orthodox Christians celebrated Epiphany in Greece and Lithuania. A boy suffering from cholera receives treatment in Malawi, and a look at life in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago so close to the North Pole that winter is shrouded in uninterrupted darkness.

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 Athens photographer Petros Giannakouris.

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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa