In Pictures

Week in pictures: 22-28 November 2014

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

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Image caption A protester takes refuge from a snowfall while sitting outside the Ferguson police station in Missouri, where calm has returned following two nights of unrest. A jury's ruling not to charge a police officer for killing a black teenager sparked violence in the St Louis suburb, and protests across the US.
Image caption Trainee rangers take part in an exercise to simulate an ambush against rhino poachers at the Paramount Group Anti-Poaching training and K9 [canine] academy in South Africa.
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Image caption Alpine ski team-mates Romed Baumann, Otmar Striedinger and Florian Scheiber play American football in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, as their Men's World Cup Downhill training had to be cancelled because of heavy snow.
Image caption French President Francois Hollande greets a general after a medal ceremony at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris.
Image copyright Hamad I Mohammed/reuters
Image caption Lewis Hamilton clinched his second World Championship with a comfortable victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Here he celebrates with his team and girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger in the pit lane.
Image copyright Athit Perawongmetha/reuters
Image caption Thousands of Buddhist monks attend a mass alms-offering ceremony in Bangkok's shopping district in Thailand.
Image copyright Matt Dunham/ap
Image caption Former UK government member Andrew Mitchell said he was "bitterly disappointed" at losing his libel case. He said the past two years had been "miserable" but it was "time to bring the matter to a close and move on". He had sued News Group Newspapers over a story that appeared in the Sun in September 2012 which claimed he called PC Toby Rowland a "pleb".
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Image caption Children are seen during an event at a psychological support centre organised by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Douma, a rebel-controlled suburb of the capital Damascus. Douma has been under government siege for more than a year, with residents facing dwindling food and medical supplies.
Image caption A crane carries weapons seized from the Farc and ELN guerrillas in Colombia. Nearly 10,000 weapons will be melted down and used in the manufacture of rods to reinforce the foundations and columns of schools and hospitals in areas of armed conflict.
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Image caption A Snoopy balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.