GALLERY: This Week in Pictures 1 January – 7 January

Happy new year. The first week of the year 2022 offered some of the best and interesting imagery from around the world includes a unique New Year’s celebration from around the world, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s farewell in South Africa and Novak Djokovic’s rally after Visa cancellation. Have a look at them.


Pallbearers carry the coffin of South African anti-Apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the hearse after the requiem mass of Tutu at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on 1 January , 2022. – Tutu died on 26 December, 2021 at the age of 90, triggering grief among South Africans and tributes from world leaders for a life spent fighting injustice. Photo: MARCO LONGARI / AFP

Mourners gather at a memorial service for the victims of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran at Storkyrkan church in Stockholm on 15 January, 2020. Photo: Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP
Passengers and crew are seen on the “Spectrum of the Seas” cruise ship in Hong Kong on 5 January, 2022, after it was ordered to return to the city for coronavirus testing after nine people were found to be close contacts with a recent Omicron variant outbreak. Photo. Peter PARKS / AFP
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam (centre R) listens to a lawmaker (centre L) as she takes her oath during a swearing-in ceremony for members in the Legislative Council chamber in Hong Kong on 3 January , 2022. Photo: Peter PARKS / AFP
The Washington Monument towers over the snow-covered Mall during a winter storm over the capital region on 3 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. – After a bruising holiday week of flight cancellations and record surges in Covid-19 cases, a powerful winter storm Monday further snarled US transport and shuttered the federal government and schools. A winter storm hammered the capital and other parts of the mid-Atlantic, with official forecasts of five to 10 inches (12.7 to 25.4 centimeters) of snow in Washington. Photo: Pablo PORCIUNCULA / AFP
This aerial picture shows inundated vehicles during flooding in Lhoksukon, North Aceh on 4 January , 2022. Photo: ZIKRI MAULANA / AFP
A picture shows a part of the Quirinale presidential palace in downtown Rome, on 4 January, 2022. – Italy’s parliament and regional representatives will start voting for the new president of the country on 24 January , 2022.Photo: Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP

A breeding bull of the Latvian blue breed is pictured at Riga Zoo’s affiliate Ciruli in Kalvene, Latvia Driving through the Latvian countryside, one may catch a rare glimpse of a cow coloured light blue or dark ultramarine among the regular brown, black or white spotted cattle. This unique breed, which virtually disappeared during the Soviet era, has been making a comeback in recent decades, becoming an extraordinary symbol of Latvian national identity. Photo: Gints Ivuskans / AFP

Wholesaler Yukitaka Yamaguchi cuts a tuna which was bought jointly by Michelin-starred sushi restaurant operator Onodera Group and wholesaler Yamayuki for 16.9 million yen (145,290 USD) at the Toyosu fish market’s New Year auction, at a restaurant in Tokyo on 5 January, 2022. Photo: Philip FONG / AFP

People wave Serbian national flag and hold placards as they take part in a rally in front of Serbia’s National Assembly, in Belgrade, on 6 January, 2022 held to protest against the Australia’s government decision to revok Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic’s visa, on his arrival in Melbourne where he was to defend his Australian Open tennis title. – The tennis world number one player is set to spend the night in an immigration detention facility in Australia, after winning a temporary reprieve in his deportation from Australia. The vaccine-sceptic Serb was detained having failed to “provide appropriate evidence” of double vaccination, or a medical exemption needed to enter the country. Photo: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP

Also read: GALLERY: This Week in Pictures 25 December – 31 December

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