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Behold the Week in pictures: 1 – 7 January 2022

A view of St Thomas Becket church during a morning frost in Fairfield, Kent, following freezing overnight temperatures.

A view of St Thomas Becket church during a morning frost in Fairfield, Kent, following freezing overnight temperatures.

Fireworks light up the sky over Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House in Australia to mark the start of the new year.

In the UK, swimmers wearing fancy dress costumes take to the water at a New Year’s Day event in Manchester.

In a televised speech, US President Joe Biden criticized former President Donald Trump on the first anniversary of the attack on the US Capitol. Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on 6 January 2021 as Congress gathered to certify Mr Biden’s presidential election victory.

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud against investors and three charges of wire fraud. Prosecutors said Holmes knowingly lied about technology she said could detect diseases with a few drops of blood.

People take pictures at a sunflower installation at the Van Gogh Alive digital art experience exhibition in Beijing, China.

A mother and daughter embrace in a flooded street following heavy rain in Imperatriz, Maranhao state, Brazil.

GCK Motorsport’s Guerlain Chicherit and co-driver Alex Winocq crash during stage four of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

More than 1,200 people of all ages from across Japan participated in the annual event to display their Japanese calligraphic skills in Tokyo.

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