Pictures of the week: The Grinch runs a marathon, Argentina’s World Cup crowds and snow blankets the UK
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Athletes perform at a beach exhibition ahead of the 10th Mombasa Open Tong-IL Moo-Doo International Martial Arts Championship 2022 in Mombasa, Kenya.
Lithuanian pianist Darius Majintas performs music by Ukrainian composer Valentin Sylvestrov on Mount Kremyanets in Izyum, Kharkiv Region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Fuego volcano, seen from Alotenango, a municipality in the department of Sacatepequez, 65 kilometers southwest of Guatemala City, is erupting.
Aparna Shrivastava, right, takes a picture as her partner Shelby Teeter kisses her after President Joe Biden signed the Respect Marriage Bill into law on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
Aerial view as Argentinian fans gather to celebrate at the Obelisk after their team’s victory in the semi-final match of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 between Argentina and Croatia.
A man walks his dog near the beach huts on the beach at Blyth, Northumberland, on the north east coast. Snow and ice have swept across parts of the UK and cold wintry conditions will persist for days to come.
A runner dressed as a Grinch poses for a photo during the annual Run Santa Run Christmas race in Zapopan, Mexico.
Royal Mail delivery vans and mail cages at the Bristol Filton office.
Kyle Chalmers of Australia competes in the men’s 100m freestyle final at the FINA World Aquatics Championships (25m) in Melbourne 2022.
A man collects plastic from the polluted Citarum River in West Bandung, Indonesia.
A healthcare worker holds a placard at a picket line outside St Mary’s Hospital in west London.
Cars drive over the Winnats Pass in the Peak District as snow and ice swept across parts of the UK and cold wintry conditions are set to linger for days to come.
Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer during the first half of a game against the Cleveland Browns at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Italian artist Nazareno Biondo poses in his Carrara marble sculpture depicting the iconic Fiat 500 in Cafasse near Turin.
Icelandic horses feed on hay during a snowstorm at a stud farm in Wehrheim near Frankfurt.
A robin surrounded by snow in the Cairngorms National Park near Aviemore. Much of the country has been warned of severe conditions over the weekend, with snow forecast for Scotland and south-east England.