PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Oba Of Benin Welcomes Home Looted Artefacts

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Updated December 18, 2021


This week’s photos, curated by‘s Photo Editor, Sodiq Adelakun, start from the ancient city of Benin and barrels down the town of Kayunga in Central Uganda, before terminating with the sombre snapshot of a football icon’s forced goodbye in Barcelona, Spain:


The king, known as Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, displays a document signed for the repartriation to the ancient kingdom of looted artefacts by the British military force in Benin City, midwestern Nigeria, on December 13, 2021. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)


A supporter of the National Unity Platform (NUP) opposition party blocks a road as police officers disperse supporters before the final campaign of NUP’s Harriet Nakwedde for the by-election for the local chairperson in Kayunga, Uganda, on December 14, 2021. (Photo by Badru KATUMBA / AFP)


Youths walk along a dry river bed on the banks of the river Ganges, in Allahabad on December 16, 2021. (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)


Paul Heinz Suarez Gamarra, known as the Peruvian Santa Claus, arrives to the Villa Panamericana hospital using a ladder basket of the local volunteer firefighter brigade, to give presents to young Covid-19 virus patients, in Lima, on December 14, 2021. (Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)


Miss India, Harnaaz Sandhu, is crowned Miss Universe during the 70th Miss Universe beauty pageant in Israel’s southern Red Sea coastal city of Eilat on December 13, 2021. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP)


People take photos of the Shougang Big Air venue, which will host the big air freestyle skiing and snowboarding competitions at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, at the Shougang Park in Beijing on December 15, 2021. (Photo by Noel Celis / AFP)


A Tunisia supporter stands with a Qatari folklore group ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 semi-final football match between Tunisia and Egypt at the 974 stadium in the Qatari capital of Doha on December 15, 2021. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)


Migrants are helped ashore by an RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat at a beach in Dungeness on the southeast coast of England on December 16, 2021. – A report by prison inspectors and independent monitors has found that conditions for migrants detained on the Kent coast after arriving in small boats remain very poor. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)


Shoppers, some wearing face coverings to combat the spread of Covid-19, walks past stores on the final Saturday before Christmas, on Oxford Street in London on December 18, 2021. – The British government on Friday reported 93,045 new coronavirus cases, a third consecutive record daily tally, as the Omicron variant fuels a surge in infections across the country. Britain is currently rolling out a mass booster drive in order to vaccinate as many people as possible before the end of the year. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)


A Teddy Bear sits among the remains of what where once houses after extreme weather hit the area, in Bowling Green, Kentucky on December 13, 2021. – Kentucky officials voiced relief Monday that dozens of workers at a candle factory appear to have survived tornadoes that killed at least 88 people and left a trail of devastation across six US states. (Photo by Gunnar Word / AFP)


A woman walks near the “Vaia Dragon”, a sculpture made by Italian artist Marco Martalar in Lavarone near Trento, Alps Region, Northeastern Italy, on December 13, 2021. – Venetian artist Marco Martalar creates his works from wooden debris of the Vaia windstorm that hit the Veneto region in October 2018, destroying thousands of hectares of forest, shattering the Italian forest system. The artist goes to the affected places to search and collect pieces of roots without any use of tools, only with his bare hands. The sculpture of the “Drago Vaia” represents the fury of nature that has struck these areas. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)


Tammy Beavers recovers a US national flag found in the debris of her destroyed home in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, on December 14, 2021, four days after tornadoes hit the area. – Kentucky officials voiced relief December 13 that dozens of workers at a candle factory appear to have survived tornadoes that killed at least 88 people and left a trail of devastation across six US states. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)


Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Kun Aguero (L) and Barcelona’s Spanish President Joan Laporta address a press conference to announce his retirement from football, at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, on December 15, 2021. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)