Sundance film festival and the Sistine Chapel: Monday’s best photos

by The Guardian (Reprinted)
New York, USA man carries a dog in his jacket while walking in the snow. The state of New York has declared a state of emergency after heavy snowfall was brought in by north east winds.
Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock
Port-au-Prince, HaitiA woman pushes her merchandise away from tires set on fire by protesters during a countrywide strike demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. Opposition leaders are pushing for Moïse to step down on Feb. 7 while Moïse has said his term ends in February 2022
Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP
Valencia, SpainWindsurfers enjoy the strong winds at Patacona beach
Photograph: Kai Foersterling/EPA
Batley, UKBoris Johnson puts his thumbs up at patients after they were given the Covid-19 jab during a visit to a vaccination centre in West Yorkshire
Photograph: Reuters
Hong Kong, ChinaMedia mogul Jimmy Lai is escorted into a correctional services van after leaving the court of final appeal. Lai has been remanded in custody and has applied for bail after been accused of colluding with foreign forces under the national security law
Photograph: Vernon Yuen/Rex/Shutterstock
Tokyo, JapanStaff members of Kawaii Monster Cafe known as ‘Monster Girls’ pose with Sebastian Masuda, an artist who designed the cafe, as it ends its five-year run
Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters
Modane, FranceSki resort workers block the road to the Frejus tunnel at the border with Italy to protest against the French government’s decision to close the resorts for the 2020-21 winter season in response to the coronavirus pandemic
Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

Bangkok, ThailandAn anti-government protester wields a traffic cone at riot police during a rally for Myanmar’s democracy outside the embassy
Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Idlib, SyriaChildren try to get warm around a fire near their makeshift tent in Kafr Lusin district
Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Vatican City, ItalyA man visits the Sistine Chapel on its reopening day, as the city state eases its closure aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19
Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images
Jinfo, ChinaWild macaques roam the mountains
Photograph: Sipa Asia/Rex/Shutterstock
London, UKResuscitation mannequins are loaded into a lift by members of St John’s Ambulance in Canary Wharf during a volunteer vaccinator training day. About 100 people, most of them without medical qualifications, are being trained to handle a syringe
Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
Bangkok, ThailandStudents wear face masks during their first class at the Thai Niyom Songkhrao school. Thailand said that from next week it will reopen most schools, excluding those in Samut Sakhon province, the centre of the country’s most recent Covid-19 outbreak
Photograph: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images
Perth, AustraliaA swimmer jumps off a buoy at Cottesloe Beach as local residents enjoy a swim. Lockdown restrictions are now in place across the Perth, Peel and south-west regions of Western Australia after the discovery of a positive community Covid-19 case in a worker from a quarantine hotel facility
Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images
Bangassou, Central African RepublicMilitia of the armed group Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) pose for a photograph in the village of Niakari, which marks the frontline with the Central African army and its allies, north of Bangassou
Photograph: Alexis Huguet/AFP/Getty Images
Moscow, RussiaPolice detain protesters during a demonstration against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Police detained more than 4,100 protesters demanding the release of the critic of Vladimir Putin
Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images
San Francisco, USView of Fort Mason Center during the 2021 Sundance film festival’s satellite screening series. Sundance film festival is going online this year, with drive-in screenings scheduled too, amid the coronavirus pandemic
Photograph: Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images
Naples, ItalyTraffic and crowds of pedestrians are seen in the street. Regions across Italy have entered the ‘yellow zone’ of minimal coronavirus restrictions. In yellow zones, shops are allowed to open and restaurants and bars can serve customers until 6pm, after which they can only do takeaway and delivery services
Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA
Seattle, USNoah Williams of the Washington State Cougars attempts to dunk the ball but misses because of a foul by Washington Huskies during the second half at Alaska Airlines Arena
Photograph: Steph Chambers/Getty Images
New York City, USThe Naked Cowboy performer crosses Seventh Avenue as snow falls in Times Square. New York City and much of the Northeast is being hit by a major winter storm that is expected to bring as much as two feet of snow when done sometime Tuesday morning. Schools, public transportation and vaccine centres across the region are being impacted by the storm
Photograph: John Angelillo/UPI/REX/Shutterstock
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