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Europe’s big freeze, Greek student protests and other key events in pictures

This week winter weather caused chaos across Europe, Greek students have been demonstrating against establishing a university police force, and Milan’s Duomo cathedral reopened to the public for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

These and other stories from the week were captured by photographers around the world.

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo
Icicles covered the fountain in Trafalgar Square as temperatures dropped below freezing overnight in London. February 11, 2021Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo
Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo
Protesters throw a petrol bomb at riot police during a student rally against campus policing, outside the Greek parliament in Athens. February 10, 2021Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo
Luca Bruno/AP Photo
Visitors take selfies on the roof of the Duomo gothic cathedral, in Milan, Italy. It reopened after being shut due to COVID restrictions. February 11, 2021Luca Bruno/AP Photo
Kin Cheung/AP Photo
Worshippers wearing face masks burn joss sticks as they pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong during Lunar New Year celebrations. February 12, 2021Kin Cheung/AP Photo
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An aerial view of Tapovan barrage two days after a glacier collapsed into a river, causing a flash flood. February 9, 2021AP
Win McNamee/AP Photo
House impeachment managers proceed through the Rotunda as the second impeachment trial of former US President Trump begins. Washington, DC, USA. February 9, 2021Win McNamee/AP Photo
Sai Aung Main/AFP
Protesters take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar. February 12, 2021Sai Aung Main/AFP
Sanjay Kanojia/AFP
Hindu devotees take a holy dip at the Sangam during the annual Magh Mela festival in Allahabad, India. February 11, 2021Sanjay Kanojia/AFP
Pekka Lintusaari/AP
Aerial view of the giant snow drawing in FinlandPekka Lintusaari/AP