Week in Pictures 31 December 2016

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation News in Pictures
  • Mutinous soldiers stand at a checkpoint in Bouake, Ivory Coast January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

  • A displaced Iraqi girl who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, is seen at Khazer camp, Iraq, January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

  • A Houthi militant displays his skills during a parade in Sanaa, Yemen January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

  • Migrants line-up to be processed by authorities before disembarking from the former fishing trawler Golfo Azzurro as they arrive at the port of Pozzallo in Sicily, two days after they were rescued by the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms after the raft they were on drifted out of control in the central Mediterranean Sea, January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

  • People wearing masks dance at a square among heavy smog during a polluted day in Fuyang, Anhui province, China, January 3, 2017. China Daily/via REUTERS

  • Palestinian artist Yazed Abu Jarad holds a Palestinian flag after making a sand sculpture that reads "Welcome 2017" at a beach in the northern Gaza Strip December 31, 2016. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

  • Children carry balloons before releasing them towards damascus city, on the first day of the truce, marking the end of the year and also to send a message that civil activity will continue in the rebel held Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria December 30, 2016. Picture taken December 30, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh