Week in pictures: 12-18 February 2022

Jean-Philippe and Gabriel sit in a hot tub in Ottawa
Jean-Philippe and Gabriel, who declined to give their last names, sit in a hot tub in Ottawa, as their “peaceful” contribution to the protests against Canada’s Covid rules. Lorry drivers and their supporters have continued their demonstrations, bringing vast areas of the city to a halt, despite being warned they face arrest and other sanctions.
Waves crash against the sea wall and Porthcawl Lighthouse in Bridgend, south Wales
Waves crash against the sea wall and Porthcawl Lighthouse in Bridgend, south Wales, as Storm Eunice hits the UK, causing attractions to close, travel disruption and major incidents to be declared in some areas.
Cattle cross the polluted waters of the river Sabarmati
Cattle cross the polluted waters of the Sabarmati river on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Queen Elizabeth with Rear Admiral James Macleod and Major General Eldon Millar (right)
Queen Elizabeth II meets the incoming and outgoing defence services secretaries during an in-person audience at Windsor Castle. Rear Admiral James Macleod has relinquished his role – a top post in the royal household – and was succeeded by Major General Eldon Millar (right).
Jesper Tjader, of Sweden, in action
Jesper Tjader, of Sweden, on his way to a bronze medal in the men’s slopestyle at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Members of the Household Cavalry pass the Wellington Arch and a large inflatable heart,
Members of the Household Cavalry pass the Wellington Arch – and a large inflatable heart – on Valentine’s Day in London.
Los Angeles Rams' Cooper Kupp celebrates with his family
Los Angeles Rams’ Cooper Kupp celebrates with his family after he was named most valuable player during his side’s victory in the Super Bowl final at the SoFi Stadium – his home arena – in Inglewood, California.
Projections on a mountain in UAE
Kayakers paddle in front of projections on a mountainside during the Sharjah Light Festival at the Al Rafisah Dam outside Khorfakkan, in the United Arab Emirates.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meet in the Kremlin in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meet in the Kremlin in Moscow, to discuss the continuing crisis in Ukraine.
A general view of the abandoned village of Aceredo near the dam of Lindoso in Lobios, Galicia, Spain
The abandoned village of Aceredo, which was flooded in 1992 to create the Alto Lindoso reservoir in Lobios, Galicia, Spain, has begun to emerge again as a result of the drought in the region.

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