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A fight club for women in Paris, fog in Kuwait, protests in Peru


Mixed martial arts for women, a pot thick fog over Kuwait and cardboard deer in Chanel's haute couture show: These are the gripping motifs of this week.

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Protests in Peru

: Police officers handle protective fences in Lima.

Thousands have been demonstrating against President Dina Boluarte and for new elections for weeks.

Violent street battles erupted again and again, in which at least 46 people died.

See all the pictures of the week on our topic page.

Photo: Ernesto Benavides / AFP

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In Röhrl's footsteps:

The Monte Carlo Rally used to be one of the first highlights of the German sporting year – when Walter Röhrl was still driving from victory to victory in the Audi Quattro.

It's been a long, long time, but the rally is still up for idyllic pictures.

Today's R Röhrls are Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen.

Photo: LiveMedia / Sipa USA / IMAGO

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Fight Club:

Ernesta Kareckaite from Lithuania takes on France's Laetitia Bot in her fight.

Mixed martial arts still balances on the border between sport and spectacle, between achievement and voyeurism.

Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP

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Fire against reforms:

A demonstrator from Marseille uses a flare to protest against the French government's planned pension reform.

The day of the strike on January 19 should paralyze large parts of the traffic and school operations in the country.

Photo: Nicolas Tucat / AFP

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Happy New Year:

On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, numerous celebrations took place last week despite the current corona wave.

According to the traditional lunar calendar, the year of the tiger is now followed by the year of the rabbit.

The picture shows the decorations at the entrance to a flower market in Victoria Market in Hong Kong SAR, China.

Photo: Jerome Favre/EPA

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Koran in Braille:

A blind Syrian man points to a specific passage in a copy of a Koran in Braille.

He is based at a center for Koranic studies funded by a Turkish-Islamic charity in northern Syria's Idlib province.

Photo: Aaref Watad / AFP

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Flowers were laid on Wednesday at the Berlin memorial for homosexuals persecuted under National Socialism.

On Friday, the Bundestag will commemorate the queer victims of National Socialism for the first time.

Photo: SeanGallup/Getty Images

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Horror in the fog:

Between barbed wire and banks of fog, this scarecrow guards a field in Gaza (city).

In the past few days, the situation in the Middle East conflict has become tense again: rockets flew out of the Gaza Strip, Israel countered with warplanes.

Photo: Mohammed Abed / AFP

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Braving the cold:

Children and young people play volleyball on a cold winter's day in the district of Yaftal Sufla in the north-eastern Afghan province of Badakhshan.

At least 70 people have died in Afghanistan due to an extreme cold spell, officials said on January 18.

The extreme cold is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the country.

Photo: Omer Abrar / AFP

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Despite the cold (2):

A crow and a sheep face each other on a frozen meadow in Hesse.

If you look at the weather statistics, December 2022 was far too cold at first and then partly record warm.

The evaluation for January will follow soon.

Photo: Sebastian Gollnow / dpa

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Sky striker:

Gone are the days when high-rise buildings just scraped the clouds.

Here the top of al-Hamra Tower breaks through the thick blanket of fog over Kuwait City.

With a height of 414 meters, it is only 36th on the list of the tallest buildings in the world.

Photo: Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP

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Cannabis Cannon

: Those who are underwhelmed by joints and cookies may want to upgrade their marijuana use with a cloud cannon.

Here, on the sidewalk in New York's Greenwich Village, you can learn how to properly reload.

Photo: Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS

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Dream in pink:

A young woman looks longingly out of the window of a beach bar in the Virage district of the Senegalese capital Dakar.

Photo: John Wessels / AFP

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Living Memory:

In Guatemala, a masked indigenous man takes part in Rabinal Achi, a dance drama that retells the story of the colonization of the Central American highlands.

Photo: Esteban Biba/EPA

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Enough is enough:

Members of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party march to the headquarters of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party to protest the ongoing nationwide power cuts.

The anger is directed primarily against the troubled national supplier Eksom.

Photo: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

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This marble head of an Athena statue and dozens of other pieces of art, estimated to be worth more than 17 million euros, arrived in Italy on Monday.

The Athena was once stolen by art thieves and ended up in the collection of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in a mysterious way.

Now she can be seen in the Baths of Diocletian in Rome.

Photo: Remo Casilli / REUTERS

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Fashion circus:

Between cardboard deer, cardboard owl and camel sculpture, Chanel presented its haute couture spring-summer collection 2023 at Paris Fashion Week.

Among the prominent guests were tennis legend Roger Federer and director Baz Luhrmann.

Photo: Thibault Camus / dpa

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Hairy affair:

A gallery employee looks at exhibits from the show »Headstrong: Women and Empowerment« at the Center for British Photography in London.

Since Thursday, the public has also been admitted to the new photography museum and the exhibition that documents the role of the self-portrait in female self-empowerment.

Photo: Tolga Akmen/EPA

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All clear at the turn:

The upgraded boats in the America's Cup no longer have much to do with the romance of sailing.

Unless the sun is in the back light and reflects on the water.

Team Alinghi is currently in Barcelona for the first test drives.

After all, it's never too early to start: The America's Cup will be held next year.

Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

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A woman stands in front of Civic Hall in Monterey Park with a candle and a flower.

A gunman shot dead eleven people in the Californian town.

Photo: Ashley Landis/AP

Source: spiegel

All life articles on 2023-01-28

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