This week brought mass gatherings around the world as some people celebrated, while others protested.
Millions of people in China and abroad rang in the Lunar New Year — 2019 is the Year of the Pig — with parades, fireworks, festivals and offerings. Members of India’s LGBTQ communities gathered in Mumbai to celebrate the city’s first official gay pride parade since a landmark ruling by India’s Supreme Court last year decriminalizing homosexuality. In Venezuela, demonstrators continued to protest the country’s socialist regime and its President Nicolas Maduro.
From fire, flags and festivals to protests and pride, here are some of the most compelling images from this week.