SOME of the best pictures of the week from around the UK and world.

Shots include the sun rising behind the bulk carrier Papua as it sits out in the North Sea off the coast of Whitley Bay in North Tyneside; and Indian soldiers and policemen wearing masks march during full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir.

Jannik Sinner of Italy is pictured serving to Alex de Minaur of Australia during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia; and Clare Brown, curator of natural science, with a chimpanzee specimen that would have been used to aid teaching animal anatomy at a university, one of over a million objects including 800,000 plant and animal specimens at the Leeds Discovery Centre, as the purpose built museum storage and conservation facility prepares to reopen their store room for public visits.

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