Your week in pictures

You have been sending your photos of news stories around the globe this week. Here is a selection of them:

People gathered outside a cordon in New York City Bystanders watched in New York City, US, on Thursday, after three buildings collapsed in an explosion and fire. More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. Andi Elloway took this picture.
A huge plume of smoke rises from a fire in New York City Alisha Mahalingam sent this photograph showing the smoke plume rising above the city. Police have said 22 people were injured - four critically - while two people remain unaccounted for.
Two hot air balloons at a festival in the Philippines Hot air balloons modelled on Star Wars characters Yoda and Darth Vader took to the skies over Lubao, Pampanga, in the Philippines, as part of a local balloon festival.
A scene marking Persian new year Mohammad Shaker in Ardabil, Iran, was with his friends in Sarcheshmeh Square on Friday, to mark Nowruz - a new year spring festival celebrated by more than 300 million people globally.
Double rainbow over Newcastle This double rainbow was photographed by Grant Nixon near Newcastle, UK, on Monday. He said: "It had been a rather cloudy all day and to leave work and see this cheered up my day."
Protest in Manchester Scott Dawson was in a coffee shop when he saw this scene in central Manchester, UK, on Saturday. He said: "The protest was by neo-Nazis to mark White Pride Worldwide Day."
A voter speaking to election officials Ifeanyi Onah took this picture of voters awaiting accreditation at the New Haven Primary School, Enugu, in Nigeria's elections on Saturday.
People in Singapore with umbrellas Thousands of people took to the streets in Singapore on Sunday, to say goodbye to the country's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Kew. The 91-year-old died on Monday.
Picture of plane An Air Canada plane 'exited' the runway while landing at Halifax airport. Passenger Chad Kawasaki shared this image, saying: "We are lucky to be alive."

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