In Pictures

Week in pictures: 4-10 October 2014

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

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Image caption Mount Sinabung volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted again, sending ash and smoke several kilometres into the atmosphere. Long considered to be inactive, it erupted for the first time in 400 years in the early hours of Sunday.
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Image caption A total lunar eclipse was visible across much of the Americas and Asia, resulting in a dramatic Blood Moon. Here the Moon is seen above Kathmandu in Nepal.
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Image caption A car is propped up against a tree following heavy floods in Grabels, near Montpellier, southern France.
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Image caption The Sun rises over the North Sea as The Couple, a work by artist Sean Henery, sits just off the coast at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland.
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Image caption India and Pakistan accused each other of unprovoked firing along the disputed border in Kashmir, in which at least nine civilians were killed. A ceasefire agreed in 2003 remains in place, but the neighbours often accuse each other of violating it.
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Image caption US-led forces have continued air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants near the besieged Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane. By the end of the week, a senior local official said IS had been pushed back towards the edge of the town as a result of the strikes and advances by the town's defenders.
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Image caption The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Ebola is now entrenched in the capital cities of all three worst-affected countries, and is accelerating in almost all settings. WHO deputy head Bruce Aylward warned that the world's response was not keeping up with the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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Image caption A freight train derailed in Canada on Tuesday causing some of the hazardous material it was carrying to catch fire. The train was travelling from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, when the accident happened.
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Image caption Protesters in Hong Kong continued to demand a fully free vote in elections due in 2017 for the post of chief executive - Hong Kong's leader. Numbers were, however, far lower than the previous week. China has said that, under Hong Kong law, voters will be able to vote freely but from an approved list.
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Image caption Castellers Colla Vella Xiquets de Valls form a human tower called a castell during a biannual competition in Tarragona, Spain.
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Image caption Switzerland's Ilaria Kaeslin performs on the uneven bars at the Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China.