The week in photos: February 13-19, 2022

This week’s selection of news, sports, lifestyle, entertainment and human-interest photos from the Philippines and around the world

The Electoral Commission’s ‘Oplan Baklas’ was in full swing and critics said it was a violation of the constitutional right to free speech.

Meanwhile, some countries in Asia are now holding religious festivals, and as winter gets colder in China, competition is heating up at the Beijing Olympics.

Check back for more of these striking visuals in the weeks to come.

Cars are covered in snow inside the closed loop of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, February 13. Susana Vera/Reuters
German drag queen Gloria Viagra arrives at the Bundestag Paul Loebe Haus building as the Federal Assembly meets to elect Germany’s new state president in Berlin, Germany, February 13. Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters
An aurora is seen in the winter sky in Husavik, Iceland on February 13. Nacho Doce/Reuters
Characters dressed as animals perform during the flower parade as part of the 137th edition of the Nice Carnival in Nice, France, February 13. Eric Gaillard/Reuters
Furparents with their doggos spend some quality time as they hang out with their pets at the open Paw Park of a mall in Taytay, Rizal on the eve of Valentine’s Day, February 13. call back
Members of the Household Cavalry walk past Wellington Arch and a large inflatable heart in London on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Peter Nicholls/Reuters
50 Cent performs at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show during the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on February 13. Mike Segar/Reuters
Devotees take a holy bath and offer prayers on the bank of the Hanumante River on the last day of the month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal on February 16. Monika Deupala/Reuters
People and Buddhist monks light lanterns on Makha Bucha day at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand on February 16. Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
Cattle walk through the polluted waters of the Sabarmati River on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India on February 16. Amit Dave/Reuters
MMDA workers dismantle a giant election campaign billboard along the EDSA in Pasay City as Comelec launches the Oplan Baklas February 16. call back
A relative mourns Palestinian Nihad Al-Barghouti, who doctors say was shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes, during his funeral near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on February 16. Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
Jean-Philippe and Gabriel sit in a hot tub as truckers and their supporters continue to protest against COVID-19 vaccination mandates in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada February 17. Lars Hagberg/Reuters
An Extinction Rebellion activist dressed in a mermaid costume takes part in a protest against climate change on the banks of the Po river after weeks of drought without snow or rain in Turin, Italy, on February 17. Massimo Pinca/Reuters
Clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of martyr priests Gomez, Burgos and Zamora (GOMBURZA) through a penitentiary walk from the Manila Cathedral to the Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guia in Ermita on 17 February. Angie de Silva/Rappler
Smoke rises from the burning Italian-flagged Euroferry Olympia, after a fire broke out on the ferry off the island of Corfu, Greece on February 18. Adonis Skordilis/Reuters
Kristian Ulekleiv of Norway, Bart Swings of Belgium and Michele Malfatti of Italy in action during the Beijing Winter Olympics Men’s Speed ​​Skating Semifinals at the National Speed ​​Skating Oval in Beijing, China, February 19. Phil Noble/Reuters

– Rappler.com

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