AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jan 26, 2023, 9:43 AM | Updated: 11:48 pm
A model wears a creation as part of the Valentino Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2023 collection prese...

A model wears a creation as part of the Valentino Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2023 collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

(AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

              A steam train arrives the top of the 1,142-meter high (3,743 feet) snow covered Brocken at the Harz mountains near Schierke, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
              United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Kronplatz, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
              Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill race in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
              United States' Mikaela Shiffrin adjusts her hat on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Kronplatz, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Shiffrin won a record 83rd World Cup race Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
              People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas festival in the tiny southwestern Spanish town of Piornal, Spain, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. The Jarramplas festival features a man in multicolored garb and pointy wooden headgear to shield himself from turnips. A crowd of men in the street pelt the man with the vegetables from close range at the fiesta held annually at Piornal, 200 kilometers west of Madrid, over two days. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
              People walk past an arch at the Yeni Cami or New Mosque in Eminonu district in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced May 14 as the date for the country's next parliamentary and presidential elections. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
              A man walks down the stairs by a wall painted with the colours of the Serbian flag in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
              Bucha relatives gather to mourn the body of Oleksiy Zavadskyi, a Ukrainian serviceman who died in combat on January 15 in Bakhmut, during his funeral in Bucha, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
              Pope Francis pauses during an interview with The Associated Press at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Pope Francis said he hasn't even considered issuing norms to regulate future papal resignations and says he plans to continue on for as long as he can as bishop of Rome, despite a wave of attacks against him by some top-ranked cardinals and bishops. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
              People gather in a subway station being used as a bomb shelter during a Russian rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
              A model wears a creation as part of the Valentino Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2023 collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
            German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrives in the German parliament Bundestag to answer questions of lawmakers in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. The German government has confirmed it will provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 battle tanks and approve requests by other countries to do the same. (Photo/Markus Schreiber) A French Leclerc main battle tank is engulfed by smoke during an exercise at a training range in Smardan, eastern Romania, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Around 600 French soldiers deployed to Romania as part of a NATO battlegroup on the alliance's eastern flank carried out live combat exercises on Wednesday to test their preparedness amid Russia's ongoing war in neighboring Ukraine. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

JAN 20-26, 2023

From skiing in Austria and Italy to military exercises in Romania and haute couture fashion shows 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.

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