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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2020-01-12 11:38:19

From celebrations in Mexico to continuing protests in Chile, the continent witnessed an eventful week. This photo gallery highlights some of the top events in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.

Anti-government demonstrators throw into the fire furniture from a Chilean police church in Santiago. Chile has been roiled by continuing and sometimes violent street protests since October, when a student protest over a modest increase in subway fares turned into a much larger and broader movement with a long list of demands that largely focus on inequality. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
Anti-government demonstrators throw into the fire furniture from a Chilean police church in Santiago. Chile has been roiled by continuing and sometimes violent street protests since October, when a student protest over a modest increase in subway fares turned into a much larger and broader movement with a long list of demands that largely focus on inequality. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. The next day, a second 6.4-magnitude quake hit the same area overnight. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. The next day, a second 6.4-magnitude quake hit the same area overnight. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
The Adripina Seda public school stands partially collapsed after an earthquake struck Guanica, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
The Adripina Seda public school stands partially collapsed after an earthquake struck Guanica, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Shadows of revellers of the Estrela Dalva Folia de Reis Group are cast on a wall as they perform during Epiphany, or Three Kings Day celebration in the city of Planaltina, Brasilia, Brazil. Folia de Reis is a Brazilian procession that depicts the Biblical journey of the Three Kings, Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, to visit the Christ Child. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Shadows of revellers of the Estrela Dalva Folia de Reis Group are cast on a wall as they perform during Epiphany, or Three Kings Day celebration in the city of Planaltina, Brasilia, Brazil. Folia de Reis is a Brazilian procession that depicts the Biblical journey of the Three Kings, Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, to visit the Christ Child. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Opposition leader Juan Guaido argues for National Guards to let him and all opposition lawmakers into the National Assembly, saying he will not enter unless all of them are allowed entry, outside the legislature in Caracas. Venezuela's opposition is facing its biggest test yet after government-backed lawmakers announced they were taking control of what Guaidó supporters have described as the nation's last democratic institution. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Opposition leader Juan Guaido argues for National Guards to let him and all opposition lawmakers into the National Assembly, saying he will not enter unless all of them are allowed entry, outside the legislature in Caracas. Venezuela's opposition is facing its biggest test yet after government-backed lawmakers announced they were taking control of what Guaidó supporters have described as the nation's last democratic institution. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Opposition supporters and lawmakers push through the gate of the National Assembly to enter the grounds in Caracas, Venezuela. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó and lawmakers who back him pushed their way into the legislative building on Tuesday following an attempt by rival legislators to take control of the congress and declared Guaidó the president of the only opposition-controlled institution. (AP Photo/Andrea Hernandez Briceño)
Opposition supporters and lawmakers push through the gate of the National Assembly to enter the grounds in Caracas, Venezuela. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó and lawmakers who back him pushed their way into the legislative building on Tuesday following an attempt by rival legislators to take control of the congress and declared Guaidó the president of the only opposition-controlled institution. (AP Photo/Andrea Hernandez Briceño)
Opposition lawmaker William Barrientos stands on a desk to argue with ruling party lawmakers after many of his allies, including Assembly President Juan Guaidó, were blocked by police from entering the session to elect new leadership in Caracas. Without a quorum, there was no vote for ruling party Luis Parra, who swore himself in as president of the legislature, while the opposition, who enjoy a comfortable majority, immediately denounced the impromptu session as invalid. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Opposition lawmaker William Barrientos stands on a desk to argue with ruling party lawmakers after many of his allies, including Assembly President Juan Guaidó, were blocked by police from entering the session to elect new leadership in Caracas. Without a quorum, there was no vote for ruling party Luis Parra, who swore himself in as president of the legislature, while the opposition, who enjoy a comfortable majority, immediately denounced the impromptu session as invalid. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
A girl hits a traditional Christmas
A girl hits a traditional Christmas "piñata" filled with fruit and candy during Epiphany, or Three Kings Day celebrations at the Zocalo in Mexico City. Epiphany, the 12th night of Christmas, marks the day the three wise men visited baby Jesus. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
A youth receives a toy gun during Epiphany, or Three Kings Day celebrations at the Zocalo in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
A youth receives a toy gun during Epiphany, or Three Kings Day celebrations at the Zocalo in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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