Photographs of the week

The aftermath of the Taal volcano eruption, bushfires in Australia, refugees on the island of Lesbos and Greta Thurnberg in Davos – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week. —by Jim Powell

Mullengudgery, Australia
A child runs towards a dust storm in New South Wales. Damaging winds produced by thunderstorms have whipped up dust storms that turned daytime into night in some towns
Photograph: Marcia Macmillan/HO/AFP/Getty Images
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Batangas, Philippines
An aerial view of the mud-covered houses at the foot of the Taal volcano
Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
A wallaby is seen on burnt bushland
Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/Reuters
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Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh swims under an ice sheet. Pugh, 50, swam for 10 minutes and 17 seconds in the river underneath the melting ice sheet in an attempt to raise awareness of the climate crisis at the poles
Photograph: Lewis Pugh/PA
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Wuhan, China
Excavators at the construction site of a new hospital being built to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus strain that was first detected in Wuhan. The city at the centre of the outbreak has begun the ambitious task of building a 1,000-bed hospital in just 10 days
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
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Photographs of the week
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