In Pictures

Your week in pictures

You have been sending us your photos of news stories across the globe this week. Here is a selection of them:

Image copyright Hubert Namani

Hubert Namani took this picture in the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Friday. It shows ash clouds rising from Mount Tavurvur on New Britain island which erupted forcing local communities to evacuate.

Image copyright Bill Larson

Bill Larson took this photo of a huge wave heading towards the Californian coast. The waves were caused by swells produced by Hurricane Marie in the Pacific, 800 miles (1,300km) west of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

Image copyright Mariya Anastasova

"It was my first time at Notting Hill and the atmosphere made me feel like I was far away from the city. The atmosphere was really nice as well as the music," says Mariya Anastasova who took this picture of the annual London carnival. It's often described as Europe's biggest street party.

Image copyright Emily Bagg

New food standards in hospitals were introduced by the NHS in England earlier this week. "The hospital care was second to none. The food, however, was tasteless, bland and there was nowhere near enough", says Emily Bagg who took this photo at St Mary's Hospital in the Isle of Wight.

Image copyright Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett took this photo of her mother armed with a garden trowel at the Folkestone beach gold dig on Thursday. "Quite frankly I was disappointed with her work ethic, although maybe I should cut her some slack", she said. A German artist has buried £10,000 worth of bullion as part of an arts festival taking place in the town in England.

Image copyright Dean Lipscombe

Dean Lipscombe also captured the dig at Folkestone. He said: "I didn't take part myself but I went down to see everybody else looking. I did have my spade and metal detector in the car but I was waiting for the crowds to die down."

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