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Pictures of the week: January 3 - 9
  • Red deer in Richmond Park, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • HYDE, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 08: A bench is taped off to aid social distancing in the centre of Hyde, Greater Manchester during England's third coronavirus pandemic lockdown on January 08, 2021 in Hyde, United Kingdom. With a surge of covid-19 cases fueled partly by a more infectious variant of the virus, British leaders have reimposed nationwide lockdown measures across England through to at least mid February. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
  • The London Eye on the bank of the River Thames is lit with blue lights to show support for the NHS in London, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Buildings across the country are being lit with blue lights to thank the work by NHS staff in caring for people during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • A man with face covering walks past a shop window in London, as retail shops are closed because of the coronavirus Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a new national lockdown for England which means people will only be able to leave their homes for limited reasons, with measures expected to stay in place until mid-February. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
  • People outside the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, Thursday Jan. 7, 2021, join in applause during the nationwide Clap for Heroes event to recognise and support NHS workers and carers fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the latest lockdown. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
  • Pigeons fight for food in an empty street in London, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a new national lockdown for England which means people will only be able to leave their homes for limited reasons, with measures expected to stay in place until mid-February. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
  • A man with face covering walks past a shop window that advertises a store closing sale in Oxford Street, central London, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a new national lockdown for England which means people will only be able to leave their homes for limited reasons, with measures expected to stay in place until mid-February. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
  • A couple stand on Westminster Bridge as the sun sets in London, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a new national lockdown for England which means people will only be able to leave their homes for limited reasons, with measures expected to stay in place until mid-February. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: An anti-lockdown protester is arrested by police officers in Parliament Square outside the House of Commons on January 6, 2021 in London, England. The UK Parliament has been recalled today to debate and vote on the new regulations needed to reimpose the England-wide lockdown that was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday night. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • An advert shows the word 'Hope' at an unusually quiet Piccadilly Circus, in the normally busy tourist and sightseeing area of London, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a new national lockdown for England which means people will only be able to leave their homes for limited reasons, with measures expected to stay in place until mid-February. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • People walk through a quiet China Town in London, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a new national lockdown for England which means people will only be able to leave their homes for limited reasons, with measures expected to stay in place until mid-February. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • Workers clear the contents out of the closed down Cafe de Paris nightclub in the West End od London, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The nightclub which opened in 1924 closed permanently in Dec. 2020 due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
  • A man wearing a replica armoured helmet for protection walks through the Grassmarket, Edinburgh, where stricter lockdown measures for mainland Scotland are now in force. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • A police officer patrols an empty High Street in Worcester city centre, Worcestershire, on the first day of the third national lockdown in England, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced further coronavirus restrictions during a televised address to the nation last night.
  • Heer We Go Again ridden by Charles Bishop (centre right) on their way to winning the Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side On Football Handicap, at Wolverhampton Racecourse. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • Busses parked up on Holles Street near Oxford Circus, London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered a new national lockdown for England which means people will only be able to leave their homes for limited reasons, with measures expected to stay in place until mid-February. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • Primary school teacher Richard Kehoe putting out remote learning packs at St RonanÕs Primary School in Newry, Co Down. (Photo by Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • A pedestrian walks past graffiti by the artist @akse_p19, depicting an NHS nurse in scrubs and a face mask, but with an Angel's halo above her head, in Manchester, north west England on January 5, 2021, as Britain enters a national lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. - England's six-week lockdown, which began at midnight, emulates the first national coronavirus curbs in place from March to June -- but goes further than another instituted in November when schools remained open. Authorities in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have all taken similar measures, putting the UK as a whole in lockdown. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
  • People play ice hockey as the sun sets on a frozen pond in Queen's Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Sunday Jan. 3, 2021. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
  • Gary Marshall of Bevington Salads and the Chairman of the Tenants Association, poses for a picture at his stall in New Covent Garden Market, in London, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Wholesale fruit and vegetables traders are expecting there will be shortages, as a result of Brexit after they have already been severely hit by the pandemic shutting many businesses they supply to, in New Covent Garden Market. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
  • Julian Assange supporters celebrate after a ruling that he cannot be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey in London, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. A British judge has rejected the United States' request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it would be "oppressive" because of his mental health. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange was likely to commit suicide if sent to the U.S. The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
  • A seagull looks out over moored fishing vessels in the harbour at Scarborough northeast England, on January 4, 2021. - Britain had insisted it wanted to take back control of its waters while EU coastal states sought guarantees that their fleets could keep fishing in UK waters. Instead, last week London and Brussels reached a compromise that will see European boats gradually relinquish 25 percent of their current quotas during a five-and-a-half-year transition period. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Whelk fishermen prepare their lines in the harbour at Scarborough northeast England, on January 4, 2021. - Britain had insisted it wanted to take back control of its waters while EU coastal states sought guarantees that their fleets could keep fishing in UK waters. Instead, last week London and Brussels reached a compromise that will see European boats gradually relinquish 25 percent of their current quotas during a five-and-a-half-year transition period. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Lorries prepare to embark on a ferry at the Port of Dover, southeast England, on January 4, 2021 following Britain's departure from the European Union. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
  • EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 04: Members of the public walk through a deserted Edinburgh City Centre on January 4, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scottish Parliament will be recalled this afternoon to consider further coronavirus measure in an attempt to tackle the rapid increase in cases. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
  • Christmas trees wait to be collected at Victory Field in Sunninghill, near Ascot, Berkshire, as part of a recycling scheme provided by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
  • A 'Please keep your distance to stay safe' sign displayed on a railings in London. (Photo by Dinendra Haria / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
  • James Shaw, 82, is the first person in Scotland to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, administered by advanced nurse practitioner Justine Williams, at the Lochee Health Centre in Dundee. The NHS is ramping up its vaccination programme with the newly approved jab, with 530,000 doses available for rollout across the UK.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up as he has his temperature taken during a visit to view the vaccination programme at Chase Farm Hospital in north London, part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The NHS is ramping up its vaccination programme with 530,000 doses of the newly approved Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine jab available for rollout across the UK.
  • Deliveroo courier rides along the Regent Street delivering Takeaway food in central London during covid 19 tier 4 restrictions. (Photo by Pietro Recchia / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)