The second week of the year 2022 offered some of the best and interesting imagery from around the world, from the first time showcase of women camel owners in a animal beauty contest.A long traffic jam you don’t want to be in Chile-Bolivia border, anti-vaccine protest in California USA, Feminist protest in Costa Rica. Have a look at some of this week’s best images.


Saudi cameleers and horsewomen take part in a parade during the sixth edition of the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in the Rumah region, some 161Km east of the capital Riyadh, on January 8, 2022. – The festival introduced a round for women camel owners, allowing them for the first time to showcase their animals in a beauty contest. Photo: Fayez Nureldine / AFP
An Indian monk takes a holy dip as devotees gather at Sagar Island during second day of annual fair amid Covid crisis, 130km south of Kolkata, Eastern India, 14 January 2022. Bengal government announced a new partial lockdown and night curfew for fifteen days to combat new Omicron variant. Ganga Sagar Fair is an annual gathering of Hindu pilgrims during Makar Sankranti on Sagar Island, to take a dip in the sacred waters of the Ganges River before it reaches the Bay of Bengal. EPA-EFE/PIYAL ADHIKARY
Women cook Pongal, a traditional rice dish, during the Thai Pongal festival celebration in Mumbai, India, 14 January 2022. Pongal, very popular in South Indian states, is a famous dish made of rice boiled in milk with jaggery and other sweeteners. Thai Pongal is a famous harvest festival celebrated by Tamilians all across the world, widely celebrated on 14 January. Offerings are made to the sun and the weather for helping obtain a bountiful harvest. EPA-EFE/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI
Dozens of trucks wait to cross the border into Chile, in Tambo Quemado, Bolivia, 13 January 2022. A commission from the Government of Bolivia arrived at Tambo Quemado, the main border post with Chile, to deliver food and medical support to hundreds of carriers who have been waiting for days to take Covid-19 tests on the Chilean side. EPA-EFE/Stringer
Kazakh policemen during protests over a hike in energy prices in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 05 January 2022 (issued 09 January 2022). Protesters stormed the mayor’s office in Almaty, as Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency in the capital until 19 January 2022. 164 people where killed during the riots, reported the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan. As a result of the riots, 2,265 people in different regions of the country applied for medical assistance. 83 people are in serious condition in hospitals. EPA-EFE/STRINGER
A woman undergoes a nasal test to detect COVID-19 at the railway station in Bangalore, India 10 January 2022. The government of India and the state government started the Covid-19 booster doses for senior citizens and front line workers and according to the press information bureau press release, India’s Active caseload currently stands at 7,23,619. EPA-EFE/JAGADEESH NV
Community members hold signs during a rally demanding the Orange Unified School District drop its masking mandate and pass a resolution refusing to enforce vaccine, mask, and testing mandates, at Orange Unified School District in Orange, California, USA, 13 January 2022. EPA-EFE/CAROLINE BREHMAN

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