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Newsbeat's week in pictures: Sunday 8 September
22 August 2013
Last updated at 11:21 BST
Tokyo will host the Olympic Games in 2020 after seeing off competition from Istanbul and Madrid.
Delegation members celebrate after Tokyo was chosen to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) picked Japan's capital over Madrid and Istanbul.
Mark Smith is campaigning for a law to force cyclists to wear helmets after his 16-year-old son Ryan had a crash on his bicycle. Ryan is now in a coma. He did not wear a helmet on the ride because he didn't want to mess up his hair. Mark Smith says he wishes his son had worn head protection and wants the law changed.
Chemical weapons attacks have killed hundreds of people near Damascus, Syrian opposition activists are claiming. They say rockets with toxic agents were launched at the suburbs of the Ghouta region early on Wednesday aimed at rebel forces. UN inspectors are in Syria to investigate chemical weapon use.
Two 20-year-old women from the UK who were arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug smuggling have been charged. They face a maximum sentence of 15 years if convicted. Michaella McCollum from Dungannon and Melissa Reid from Lenzie near Glasgow are accused of trying to smuggle cocaine, with a street value of £1.5m, out of the country. Ms McCollum's lawyer, Peter Madden, said both women would plead not guilty.
About 50 firefighters have worked overnight tackling a huge fire at a Greater Manchester recycling plant. The blaze started at 9pm at the recycling centre in Bredbury in Stockport, next to a supermarket and near the M60 motorway. Firefighters said it was "well alight", with the service expecting to remain on the scene for "several days".
The first official photographs of Prince George have been released, showing him with his parents, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The picture was taken by Kate's father, Michael, in the garden of the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
The South African Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, has been officially charged with his girlfriend's murder. Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead by the double amputee in his house on Valentine's day. He's always said he mistook her for an intruder. His trial has been set for March 2014.
A clean-up operation has begun in Japan after an eruption at a volcano covered an entire city with ash. Pictures show Mount Sakurajima, 950km south-west of Tokyo, spewing the dark plume 5,000m into the air. It is the 500th eruption this year. People in nearby Kagoshima city used masks and umbrellas to protect themselves, as ash fell from the sky.
Europe have won the Solheim Cup in the United States for the first time with an 18-10 victory in Colorado. As well as a first win on foreign soil, it was the first time Europe have retained the trophy since the competition was first played in 1990.
Britain's relay team celebrate after finishing third in the men's 4x100 metres relay final on the last day of the World Athletics Championships in Moscow. However, Dwain Chambers (R) and teammates Adam Gemili (L), James Ellington (2nd L) and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey were stripped of their bronze medal shortly after when officials ruled they had made an illegal baton change. Great Britain's female team won a bronze medal after the French team was disqualified.
Hannah Smith's father David Smith (centre) carries her coffin following the teenager's funeral service at St Marys Church in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the life of the teenager who died after suffering abuse from cyberbullies. She was found hanged in her bedroom by her sister two weeks ago.
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