Photos of the week Feb. 9, 2024

Photos featured this week include the aftermath of wildfires in Chile, preparations for the election in Pakistan and a celebration of Black History Month in the Archdiocese of New York.


A woman lies amid the remains of her burned house following the spread of wildfires in Viña del Mar, Chile, Feb. 4, 2024. The death toll from wildfires that ravaged central Chile for several days, beginning Feb. 2, increased to 131 Feb. 6, and hundreds of people were still missing as the blazes appeared to be burning themselves out. (OSV News photo/Sofia Yanjari, Reuters)


A police officer and an election worker carry polling materials at a distribution center in Peshawar, Pakistan, Feb. 7, 2024, ahead of the general election Feb. 8. (OSV News photo/Fayaz Aziz, Reuters)


A visitor places his head on Pope Francis’ hand for a blessing at the end of his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Feb. 7, 2024. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)


Emergency personnel assist a man who was hit by a fallen palm tree in San Francisco Feb. 4, 2024, as a Pacific storm known as an “atmospheric river” approached Northern California, bringing heavy rains that could trigger widespread flooding. (OSV News photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)


Men wearing ceremonial Ghanaian clothing pray during the Archdiocese of New York’s annual Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City Feb. 4, 2024. The liturgy also marked the National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)


Children hold American flags in a car as a caravan begins following the “Take Our Border Back” rally in San Diego Feb. 3, 2024. The rally, which brought together people in favor of increasing U.S.-Mexico border security and stricter immigration laws, was one of several rallies along the U.S. southern border with Mexico. About 300 people attended the event, and many later joined the caravan of cars that drove to Yuma, Ariz., for another rally. (OSV News photo/David Maung)

Author: Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.

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