The week in pictures

A choice of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the globe 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.

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Professional athletes clear the water jump as they contend in the Men’s 3000 metres Steeplechase last at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya won the race by one one-hundredth of a 2nd.

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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.

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Fans submerge a clay idol of the Hindu goddess Durga on the last day of the Durga Puja celebration 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.

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People look out from an apartment which was damaged by a rocket fired from Syria, in Nusaybin, Turkey. Turkey moved into northern Syria on Wednesday, after United States President Donald Trump pulled American soldiers out of the area. 10s of countless individuals have left their houses, amid growing global 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

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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 50 th 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

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A child plays near abandoned airplane in the suburban areas of Bangkok. The area, called the “airplane graveyard”, has actually become a traveler destination in the Thai capital.

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A firefighter battling a forest fire in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. 6 October 2019.

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A firemen fights a forest fire in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. This year’s dry season has seen an increase in wildfires in the location.

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.

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A cat watches out from its provider as animals and their owners gather at Our Woman of Remedies parish in Manila, Philippines, for an annual animal blessing. The event was part of events marking the Banquet of St. Francis of Assisi, customer 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

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A South Sudanese refugee waters her veggies 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.

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Climate activists demonstration on the actions of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London, throughout the 3rd day of environment modification demonstrations by the Termination 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.

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A demonstrator wrapped in an Ecuadorean flag passes a barricade set on fire throughout clashes with riot authorities in Quito, as thousands march against Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno’s choice to cut fuel aids.

Scott Meiklejohn gets into character as a mummy during a photo call ahead of

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Scott Meiklejohn enters character as a mummy throughout a photo call ahead of “Hallowild”, Blair Drummond Safari Park’s yearly Hallowe’en event in Scotland.

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