Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

A performer in a metallic costume adjusts seat markings in a theatreImage copyright
Henry Nicholls / Reuters

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A Cirque du Soleil cast member adjusts a seating arrangement at the Royal Albert Hall in London, ahead of the 72nd British Academy Film Awards (Bafta) ceremony this Sunday.

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A dog is dressed in a masked carnival costumeImage copyright
Johannes Eisele / AFP

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A dog shows off a fetching costume at the…

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