Week in pictures: 15 – 21 January 2022

BBC

Ash blankets the Tongan island of Nomuka
Ash blankets the island of Nomuka after an underwater volcano erupted about 40 miles (64km) north of Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa. The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano sent a tsunami towards the Pacific island nation and was heard as far away as the US.
Commuters on London's Jubilee Line
Commuters travel on the London Underground after government advice to work from home was ended in England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also announced that face coverings in public places and Covid passports would no longer be compulsory in England from 27 January.
A man pours ice-cold water over himself in Tokyo
A man pours ice-cold water over himself during a purification ritual at Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Japan. The coming-of-age ceremony welcomes 20-year-olds into adulthood, and honours and pays homage to Daikoku, the deity of fortune.
A man tries to start the engine of a school bus in Scarborough, Canada
A man tries to start the engine of a school bus after heavy snowfall in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
A dog is blessed by a priest in Madrid
A dog is blessed by a priest at the Church of San Anton in Madrid, Spain. The annual tradition marks the feast day of San Anton, the patron saint of animals, and is celebrated throughout the country.
The Wolf Moon rises in Cheshire
The first full Moon of 2022 rises over Mow Cop Folly, in Cheshire. Often referred to as the “Wolf Moon”, it is thought that the name refers to the time of year when wolves are more vocal, ahead of the February breeding season.
People throw printed money in the air at a pop-up museum in Taipei
Visitors throw printed money in the air while getting their photos taken at the Gaki Hip exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. Interactive installations featuring everyday objects – such as bubble tea, claw-machines and pineapples – aim to encourage visitors to reconsider the definition of Taiwanese culture.
People jump into at pool in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers jump into the pool at Fasilides Bath during the celebration of Timkat, the Ethiopian Epiphany, in the city of Gondar.
The Clavie, a burning barrel packed with tar-soaked sticks fixed on the top of a pole in Burghead, Scotland
The Burning of the Clavie ceremony takes place at Doorie Hill in Burghead, Scotland. The centuries-old local tradition, in which a burning barrel packed with tar-soaked sticks is set alight, is usually held on 11 January, but was rescheduled until after restrictions on outdoor events were lifted by the Scottish government.

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