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Pictures of the week: January 10 - 16
  • Swimmer at Thorpe Bay near Southend in Essex. Heavy snow and freezing rain is set to batter the UK this week, with warnings issued over potential power cuts and travel delays.
  • A train passes over a swolen River Great Ouse in Haversham, Buckinghamshire. Heavy snow and freezing rain is set to batter the UK this week, with warnings issued over potential power cuts and travel delays.
  • The River Roding after it burst its banks in Abridge, Essex. Heavy snow and freezing rain is set to batter the UK this week, with warnings issued over potential power cuts and travel delays.
  • A family play laser tag in a park in Worthing, as the UK continues in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • A large balloon with Love written on it blocks the staircase of a basement in London, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 during England's third national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • Head gardener Nick Howarth weeds around a clump of snowdrops on the opening day of the Garden House Snowdrop Festival in Yelverton, Devon. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • Cars pass through a flood along Hamilton Road in Leicester, as heavy snow and freezing rain is set to batter the UK this week, with warnings issued over potential power cuts and travel delays.
  • (left to right) Michael McInally, Katie Black, Rhea Black, 10, and Carmyn McInally, 10, sledging at Glencourse Golf Course near Penicuik, Midlothian. Heavy snow and freezing rain is set to batter the UK this week, with warnings issued over potential power cuts and travel delays.
  • A staff wearing a face mask and glove clean a train at Paddington station. London has recorded a further 10,020 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, as ministers refused to rule out further restrictions on the horizon. (Photo by May James / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
  • BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JANUARY 14: A supermarket shopper in Tescos stares at a near empty freezer cabinet on January 14, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Supermarkets here are already seeing disruption to food supplies after the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31st, when Northern Ireland remained part of the E.U. single market while GB left. The change will require food products entering NI from Great Britain to receive additional certification and checks at ports. Despite a three-month "grace period," in which supermarkets needn't comply with all EU certification requirements, shoppers are already seeing disruption as supermarkets grapple with the changes. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
  • An air ambulance takes off from a helipad on the roof of the Royal London Hospital in east London, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, during England's third national lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak began. Britain, with over 81,000 dead, has the deadliest virus toll in Europe and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients has risen steadily for more than a month. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
  • An almost empty Bank district of London, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 during England's third national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • Sheffield United's Billy Sharp scores his side's first goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Newcastle United at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP)
  • Tour boats are moored by food stalls that are mostly closed, at the market in Camden Town, an area of London usually bustling with tourists and visitors, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. England's third national lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak began has not yet reduced the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients that has risen steadily for more than a month.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
  • A person walks past a piece of masked street art depicting the album cover of "Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God" by U.S. rapper Busta Rhymes in Camden Town, an area of London usually bustling with tourists and visitors, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. England's third national lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak began has not yet reduced the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients that has risen steadily for more than a month. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
  • FOLKESTONE, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: Artwork by Richard Woods in the harbor on January 13, 2021 in Folkestone, United Kingdom. On Monday January 4th England entered its third lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Schools and colleges moved to online learning, mixing with people outside households and bubbles was curtailed and non-essential food shops closed. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • A shopper purchases cheese from Mons Cheesemongers at Borough Market, London, which has become the first outdoor space in the UK to legally enforce the wearing of face masks for all customers and stallholders.
  • People walk past a Merchant Seafarers���s War Memorial Sculpture at Cardiff Bay in Wales. 1,332 new cases of the coronavirus have been recorded today bringing the total to 172,879 since the pandemic began. The overall death total now stands at 3,997 in Wales. The infection rate is now 403.5 cases per 100,000 people based on the seven days up to January 7. That is down on the 415 previously reported. (Photo by May James / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
  • One of Glasgow's best-know murals, by street artist Smug, depicts a modern-day St Mungo which references the story of the Bird That Never Flew. January 13 is the feast day of St Mungo who is the patron saint and founder of the City of Glasgow. (Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • A cyclist crosses Millennium Bridge in London, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 during England's third national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. The government has imposed a national lockdown while allowing schools to open, with freedom to exercise and shop for food and essential items.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • Graffiti to say thank you to NHS is seen on a street in Wales. (Photo by May James / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
  • Medical staff treat an arriving patient at the Royal London Hospital in London, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 during England's third national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. The government has imposed a national lockdown while allowing schools to open, with freedom to exercise and shop for food and essential items.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • West Ham's Mark Noble, right, tries to block a shot from Stockport County's Liam Hogan during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Stockport County and West Ham United at Edgeley Park in Stockport, England, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)
  • Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to Hazel and John Watson at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, England, Monday Jan. 11, 2021. The center is one of the seven mass vaccination centers now opened to the general public as the government continues to ramp up the vaccination programme against Covid-19. (Eddie Mulholland/Pool via AP)
  • Two women swim as a ferry boat approaches the harbour at Dover, south England, Monday Jan. 11, 2021, during the third national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. The government has imposed a national lockdown while allowing schools to open, with freedom to exercise and shop for food and essential items. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
  • A person walks a dog at sunrise on the beach in Scarbourough, North Yorkshire. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • A woman talks to a healthcare worker before she receives an injection of a Covid-19 vaccine at the NHS vaccine centre that has been set up at the Centre for Life in Times Square, Newcastle. The centre is one of the seven mass vaccination centres now opened to the general public as the government continues to ramp up the vaccination programme against Covid-19. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • A view of birds and their reflections on a frozen Sefton Park lake in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (Peter Byrne/PA Wire(/PA via AP)
  • A grey seal and her pup on the beach at Horsey Gap in Norfolk, England, Sunday Jan. 10, 2021. A group monitoring the seals in the national park on England's east coast have recorded over 2000 seal births this season, with police patrolling the area to deter visitors during the current coronavirus lockdown. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
  • A woman lays a floral tribute at the David Bowie mural in Brixton, south London on the fifth anniversary of the singer's death, Sunday Jan. 10, 2021. The singer-songwriter Bowie died of liver cancer at his home in New York, USA, on 10 January 2016. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)