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The week in pictures

A selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

Leonard Kipkemoi Bett of Kenia and Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco clear the water jump as they compete in the Men's 3000 metres Steeplechase final during day eight of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on October 04, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Image copyright Matthias Hangst/Getty images
Image caption Athletes clear the water jump as they compete in the Men’s 3000 metres Steeplechase final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya won the race by one one-hundredth of a second.
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Hindu devotees submerge a clay idol of the Hindu goddess Durga on the final day of the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka on 8 October 2018. Image copyright MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/afp
Image caption Devotees submerge a clay idol of the Hindu goddess Durga on the final day of the Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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People look out from an apartment building which was damaged by a rocket fired from Syria, in Nusaybin, Turkey, 10 October 2019. Image copyright SERTAC KAYAR/reuters
Image caption People look out from an apartment building which was damaged by a rocket fired from Syria, in Nusaybin, Turkey. Turkey moved into northern Syria on Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump pulled American troops out of the area. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes, amid growing international criticism of the offensive.
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Monty Python fans dressed as the Gumbys gather in an attempt to set the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Gumbys as a part of the 50th anniversary of Monty Python"s Flying Circus at the Roundhouse in London, Britain 5 October 2019. Image copyright Simon Dawson/ REUTERS
Image caption Monty Python fans dressed as the Gumbys gather at the Roundhouse in London in an attempt to set the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Gumbys. They were marking the 50th anniversary of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
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A child plays in front of abandoned aircraft in the suburbs of Bangkok on 9 October 2019. The area, known as the "airplane graveyard", has become a tourist attraction in the Thai capital. Image copyright MLADEN ANTONOV/afp
Image caption A child plays near abandoned aircraft in the suburbs of Bangkok. The area, known as the “airplane graveyard”, has become a tourist attraction in the Thai capital.
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A firefighter battling a forest fire in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. 6 October 2019. Image copyright WAHYUDI/afp
Image caption A firefighter battles a forest fire in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. This year’s dry season has seen an increase in wildfires in the area.
A cat meows while looking out from its carrier as animals and their owners gather at Our Ladies of Remedies Parish in the Malate area of Manila for an annual pet blessing ceremony, 6 October 2019. Image copyright JAM STA ROSA / AFP
Image caption A cat looks out from its carrier as animals and their owners gather at Our Lady of Remedies parish in Manila, Philippines, for an annual pet blessing. The event was part of celebrations marking the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecologists, honouring his love for animals and nature.
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Woman carrying a baby waters vegetables on Friday 4 October 2019 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A South Sudanese refugee waters her vegetables in a settlement just outside Kakuma refugee camp in Nairobi, Kenya.
Climate activists protest on the steps of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square during the third day of climate change demonstrations by the Extinction Rebellion group, in central London on 9 October 2019. Image copyright NIKLAS HALLE’N/afp
Image caption Climate activists protest on the steps of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London, during the third day of climate change demonstrations by the Extinction Rebellion group.
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A demonstrator wrapped in an Ecuadorean flag passes by a barricade set on fire during clashes with riot police in Quito, as thousands march against Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno's decision to slash fuel subsidies, on 9 October 2019. Image copyright MARTIN BERNETTI/afp
Image caption A demonstrator wrapped in an Ecuadorean flag passes a barricade set on fire during clashes with riot police in Quito, as thousands march against Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno’s decision to cut fuel subsidies.
Scott Meiklejohn gets into character as a mummy during a photo call ahead of "Hallowild", Blair Drummond Safari Parks annual Halloween event. Image copyright Andrew Milligan/pa
Image caption Scott Meiklejohn gets into character as a mummy during a photo call ahead of “Hallowild”, Blair Drummond Safari Park’s annual Hallowe’en event in Scotland.
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Source: bbc.co.uk

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