In Pictures

Week in pictures: 28 November - 4 December 2015

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

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Image caption Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 after Andy Murray (holding trophy) beat Belgium's David Goffin to clinch the decisive point in Belgium. Murray, the British number one tennis player, said the win was a more emotional experience than winning Grand Slam titles or Olympic gold.
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Image caption Fireworks were set off to mark the completion of one stage of the construction of a glass bridge suspended over a canyon in Zhangjiajie National Park, China. The bridge is due to be completed by May 2016.
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Image caption More than 260 people have died in floods in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the heaviest rainfall in a century. In Chennai (Madras), three days of fresh rains have again led to massive flooding, inundating homes, hospitals, roads, railway tracks and the city's airport.
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Image caption Peace symbols were seen on political sculptures outside the Houses of Parliament in London on the morning of the Commons vote on whether to sanction air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria. A 10-hour Commons debate ended with a vote endorsing action.
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Image caption Shia Muslims gathered at the Imam Hussein shrine during ceremonies marking Arbain in the holy city of Karbala, southern Iraq.
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Image caption In Gaza, students were photographed posing for a selfie in front of a rainbow during a storm.
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Image caption Pope Francis told worshippers in a mosque in the Central African Republic that "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters". He was speaking to Muslims who had sought shelter in the capital Bangui after nearly three years of violence between Christians and Muslims. He is seen here on a visit to the Koudoukou school after leaving the Central Mosque.
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Image caption German designer Karl Lagerfeld (second from right) appeared at the end of the Chanel Metier d'Art show in Rome, Italy.
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Image caption More than 150 world leaders converged on Paris to launch COP21. The meeting comprises two weeks of high-level climate change talks with the aim of getting nations to sign a long-term deal to reduce global carbon emissions.
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Image caption Britain's Tyson Fury (left) caused a boxing upset as he defeated Wladimir Klitschko on points to become heavyweight champion of the world. The fighter from Manchester is only Britain's fifth bona fide heavyweight world champion after Bob Fitzsimmons, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and David Haye.