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The week of Feb. 7 in photos

Rescue and relief work in progress after the passenger train Seemanchal express derailed at Shahdai Buzurg station in Vaishali district of Bihar, on Feb. 3, 2019 in Vaishali, India. In a major train mishap, at least seven people died and as many as 24 people were injured after 11 coaches of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed in Vaishali district of Bihar. The accident reportedly took place in Sahadai Buzurg at 3:58am on Sunday morning. (Photo from Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Week in photos: The images you must see from the week of Feb. 7

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.

The week also brought tragedy, with separate deadly train derailments in Canada and India and the ongoing sentencing hearing of convicted serial murderer Bruce McArthur.

From fire, flags and festivals to protests and pride, here are some of the most compelling images from this week.