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Week in photos: The images you must see

Megan DeLaire
Yahoo Canada News

The beginning of February has been buildings knocked askew by a deadly earthquake, stock markets take a dive and bounce back — albeit to a lower height than before — and the world’s most powerful rocket launch an electric sports car carrying a dummy into space. 

Here are some of this week’s most compelling photos, plus a few we missed last week.

Roller coaster ride

Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the closing bell, Feb. 2, 2018 in New York City. The Dow dropped 250 points at the open on Friday morning. The Dow plunged over 660 points on Friday, marking its biggest one-day plunge since June 2016 following the Brexit vote. Photo from Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

Amphicar

Jason Fisher, head mechanic at Gosford Classic Car Museum drives a 1966 Amphicar 770 on the harbour with a cruise ship arriving behind it on Feb. 2, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The museum, situated an hours drive north of Sydney on the Central Coast boasts a large collection of classic cars and this car and boat is the latest purchase for its collection. Photo from James D. Morgan/Getty Images.

Avalanche risk becomes reality

Crews in Canada work through the night to clear snow that came down in an avalanche on a highway between New Denver, B.C. and Retallack, B.C. on Feb. 3. Photo from West Kootenay District/Twitter.

A dangerous confrontation

A Palestinian protester confronts an Israeli soldier during an army search operation in the Palestinian village of Burqin in the northern occupied West Bank, on Feb. 3, 2018. Photo from AFP/Aafar Ashtiyeh/Getty Images.

A picture of victory

A man climbs a traffic pole as Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrate victory in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots on Feb. 4, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo from Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images.

Meanwhile, in Oberdischingen

Revelers dressed in traditional colorful costumes and painted, wooden masks take part in the annual Fasnet carnival parade on Feb. 4, 2018 in Oberdischingen, Germany. Carnival season in the Swabian-Alemanic region of southern Germany and German-speaking Switzerland is getting into gear with carnival parades taking place throughout the first few weeks of February. Fasnet has its roots in the Catholic tradition of fasting before Lent. Photo from Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images.

Meanwhile, in Oberdischingen

Revelers dressed in traditional colorful costumes and painted, wooden masks take part in the annual Fasnet carnival parade on Feb. 4, 2018 in Oberdischingen, Germany. Carnival season in the Swabian-Alemanic region of southern Germany and German-speaking Switzerland is getting into gear with carnival parades taking place throughout the first few weeks of February. Fasnet has its roots in the Catholic tradition of fasting before Lent. Photo from Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images.

Funeral on the West Bank

Friends of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal mourn during his funeral in the West Bank settlement of Har Bracha on Feb. 6, 2018, after he was killed the previous day by a Palestinian assailant in a stabbing attack at a bus stop at the entrance to Ariel settlement. Photo from Jim Hollander/AFP/Getty Images.

Fighting corruption

A bulldozer crushes luxury vehicles at a ceremony at the customs yard in Manila on Feb. 6, 2018, after they were seized for being smuggled illegally. President Duterte watched bulldozers flatten dozens of sports cars and other luxury vehicles that day as part of a drive to fight corruption at the country’s customs bureau. Photo from Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images.

Making the best of an inconvenient situation

A man enjoys skiing at Trocadero square covered by snow in front of the Eiffel Tower on Feb. 7, 2018 in Paris, France. After exceptionally heavy snow last night, Paris and its suburbs are covered with snow this morning causing many problems of road and rail traffic. Photo from Chesnot/Getty Images.

3…2…1…liftoff!

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 6, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The rocket is the most powerful rocket in the world and is carrying a Tesla Roadster into orbit. Photo from Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

There’s a starman waiting in the sky

In this handout photo provided by SpaceX, a Tesla roadster launched on Feb. 6, 2018 from the Falcon Heavy rocket with a dummy driver named ‘Starman’ heads towards Mars Photo from SpaceX/Getty Images.

Blowin’ in the wind

U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Air Force One prior to departure from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Feb. 2, 2018, as he travels to Mar a Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida, for the weekend. Photos of Trump’s hair blowing upward revealing a bald patch and shed light on the mystery surrounding how much hair is on the president’s head. While this photo is from last week, it went viral on Feb. 7. Photo from Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.

State-approved cheer

North Korean cheering squads arrive at the Korean-transit office near the Demilitarized Zone ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Paju on Feb. 7, 2018. A North Korean delegation, including members of a state-trained cheering group, arrived in South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Photo from Ahn Young-joon/AFP/Getty Images.

Precarious situation

Rescue and emergency workers block off a street where a building came off its foundation, the morning after a 6.4-magnitude quake hit the eastern Taiwanese city of Hualien, on Feb. 7, 2018. Rescue workers scrambled to search for survivors in buildings left tilting precariously on their foundations after the overnight earthquake, which killed four and injured more than 200. Photo from Paul Yang/AFP/Getty Images.

Precarious situation

Rescue workers (bottom L) walk out from the Yun Tsui building, which is leaning at a precarious angle, in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on Feb. 8, 2018 after the city was hit by a 6.4-magnitude quake late on Feb. 6. Taiwanese rescuers continued the terrifying task on Feb. 8 of searching for survivors in a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by an earthquake, despite regular aftershocks coursing through the building’s tottering structure. Photo from Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images.

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