Photos of the Week: MLK Memorial, Voting Rights and a Cockapoo

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual to honor Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, January 16. On the eve of Saint Anthony, dozens ride on horseback through the narrow, cobbled streets of the small village of San Bartolomé during the “Luminarias”, a tradition that dates back 500 years and aims to purify animals with the smoke of fires of joy and to protect them for the coming year. Associated Press/Manu Fernandez


Novak Djokovic in Dubai prepares to board a plane for Belgrade on January 17. Djokovic was kicked out of Australia on Sunday after losing an attempt to stay in the country to defend his Australian Open title despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19. Associated Press/Darko Bandic

A girl touches a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. at his memorial in Washington, DC on January 17. Bonnie Cash/UPI Photo


Martin Luther King III, center, and his family are joined by Reps. Joyce BeatyJoyce Birdson BeattyFury on suffrage fight gets personal on Capitol Hill Pelosi suggests filibusters are ‘dishonoring’ MLK’s suffrage legacy Black Democrats hammer Manchin for backing suffrage filibuster on the right to vote MORE (D-Ohio) and Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellPelosi suggests filibusters are ‘dishonoring’ MLK’s franchise legacy (D-Ala.), Center Right, and organizers and Washington, DC, residents on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 17 to cross the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington to ask the Senate to pass legislation on the right to vote. Paul Morigi/AP Images for Delivering for Voting Rights


Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinVoting rights failed in the Senate – where do we go from here? Biden: A good coach knows when to change teams The Memo: Biden is looking for a way to win back deflated black voters MORE (DW.Va.) speaks to reporters Jan. 18 ahead of a caucus meeting with fellow Senate Democrats, with whom he still disagrees on Build Back Better legislation and rooting out legislative filibuster. Drew Angerer/Getty Images


Timed exposure of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it launches 49 more of its Starlink satellites at 9:02 p.m. from Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 18. This is the third launch of a Falcon rocket in 2022, with two more launches scheduled for this month. Joe Marin/UPI Photo


A woman looks at the ruins of a Palestinian home demolished by the Jerusalem Municipality in East Jerusalem’s burning Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on January 19. Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinian residents of the disputed property and demolished the building, days after a standoff. Associated Press/Mahmoud Illéan


People have their hair cut during a rehearsal at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on January 19 as Dutch museums, theaters and concert halls welcomed businesses allowed to open to patrons in protest at their own continued closure. Associated Press/Peter Dejong


Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus speak to reporters outside the Senate Chamber to show support for the Free Suffrage Act: John R. Lewis front his vote in the Senate on January 19. . Bonnie Cash/UPI Photo


President BidenJoe BidenUS threatens to restrict export controls on Russian industries Headaches escalate for Democrats in Florida US orders families of embassy staff in Ukraine to leave the country MORE holds an official press conference in the East Room of the White House on January 19. Olivier Contreras/UPI Photo


Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meet a new ‘therapy puppy’ Alfie, an apricot cockapoo, during a visit to Clitheroe Community Hospital in Lancashire, England, on January 20 for in Learn more about the challenges facing rural health service providers in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and to understand how NHS Charities Together is supporting the mental health of the frontline workforce. James Glossop/Pool Photo via AP


Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse has the power to subpoena its members – but does she have the will? Man who threatened to kill Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi pleads guilty to federal charges The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Dems seek to repackage BBB into salvageable bill MORE (D-Calif.) Discusses President Biden’s first year in office during his weekly press conference Jan. 20. Bonnie Cash/UPI Photo


A worker, dressed in a protective suit, cleans the beach of Conchitas contaminated by an oil spill in Ancon, Peru, on January 20. The oil spill on the Peruvian coast was caused by waves from an eruption of an undersea volcano in the South Pacific nation of Tonga. Associated Press/Martin Mejia

Photos curated by Greg Nash.

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