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Week in pictures: 1 - 7 December 2018
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Week in pictures: 1 – 7 December 2018


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

Protesters wearing yellow vests near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, FranceImage copyright
Stephane Mahe/REUTERS

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Protesters take to the streets near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The ‘yellow vest’ protests began against a rise in fuel taxes but have since spread to take in other issues, including education reform.

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Former President George W Bush speaks at the state funeral for his father, former President George HW BushImage copyright
Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS

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Former US President George W Bush pays an emotional tribute to his father, President George HW Bush, at a state funeral in Washington. Mr Bush senior, who served as the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, died at the age of 94.

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Competitors warm up ahead of the start of the London Santa Run, in Victoria ParkImage copyright
Peter Nicholls/REUTERS

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Competitors warm up ahead of the London Santa Run, in Victoria Park. Now in its tenth year, runners raise money for charity as they compete on 5km and 10km routes.

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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protestImage copyright
Sara Aliaga/REUTERS

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Demonstrators clash with riot police in La Paz during a protest against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales’ bid for re-election in 2019.

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Members of Dance Centre Kenya gather before the start of a productionImage copyright
YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP

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Members of Dance Centre Kenya gather before the start of a production of The Nutcracker at the National Theatre in Nairobi. Founded in early 2015, the centre teaches more than 500 students from a variety of different backgrounds, with training based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.

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Czech artist Radovan Zivny sculpts a nativity scene from sand at Piazza San Pietro in The VaticanImage copyright
TIZIANA FABI/AFP

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Czech artist Radovan Zivny sculpts a nativity scene from sand at Piazza San Pietro in The Vatican.

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Participants gather during a traditional hunting contest with tamed golden eagles and hawksImage copyright
Pavel Mikheyev/REUTERS

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Participants gather during a traditional hunting contest, involving tamed golden eagles and hawks, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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A young vendor sifts charcoal at his stall in Herat, AfghanistanImage copyright
HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP

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A young vendor sifts charcoal at his stall in Herat, Afghanistan.

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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her husband singer Nick JonasImage copyright
Adnan Abidi/REUTERS

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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at their wedding reception in New Delhi, India. Ms Chopra’s Ralph Lauren-designed dress included a 75ft veil and more than two million mother-of-pearl sequins.

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The Duchess of Cornwall with two reindeers and their handlersImage copyright
Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA

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The Duchess of Cornwall meets reindeers Dancer (left) and Blitzen (right) in the gardens of Clarence House, London.

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Source BBC News

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