In Pictures

Week in pictures: 7-13 November 2015

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

Image copyright Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters
Image caption Greek workers staged their first general strike against austerity since Alexis Tsipras's left-wing Syriza government came to power in January. Brief clashes were reported in Athens, as youths broke away from the main protest near parliament. Here, fires burn at the entrance to the Bank of Greece headquarters.
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Image caption British Prime Minister David Cameron told the CBI conference that he is "deadly serious" about securing EU reforms. In a speech that was briefly interrupted by two hecklers holding up banners saying, "CBI = Voice of Brussels", Mr Cameron said he had "no emotional attachment" to the institutions of the EU.
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Image caption A woman waved a life jacket to direct a migrant boat ashore as it made the crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. The UN said nearly 800,000 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea so far in 2015, while some 3,440 have died or disappeared while making the journey.
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Image caption During a wine tour as part of the six-day royal visit to Australia, the Duchess of Cornwall jokingly wielded a knife at Prince Charles. The Prince quickly laughed it off saying, "Now listen here," to his wife and wagging his finger.
Image copyright Jorge Silva / Reuters
Image caption Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy won a landslide election victory in what is seen as the first openly contested poll in the country - also known as Burma - in 25 years. Aung San Suu Kyi's party has more than the two-thirds it needs to choose the president, ending decades of military-backed rule, though she cannot become president herself.
Image copyright Kim Ludbrook / EPA
Image caption Fires fuelled by high winds and a heatwave swept through a settlement in Kaya Sands, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image copyright Eugene Hoshiko / AP
Image caption Japanese World War Two veteran Mikio Kinoshita shakes hands with British veteran Roy Welland and others during a reconciliation reception at the British Embassy in Tokyo. Welland, 94, a former British sergeant, and Taiji Urayama, 93, a former Imperial Army lieutenant, survived the Battle of Kohima in northern India near the Burmese border.
Image copyright Eduardo Soteras / AFP
Image caption A boy selling knives is portrayed at the Grand Market of Bunia to the east of DR Congo.
Image copyright Fabrice Coffrini / AFP
Image caption A report by the World Anti-Doping Agency on corruption and money-laundering within the international athletics body was distributed to journalists. The independent commission examined allegations of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics, which also implicated the IAAF, the sport's world governing body. It said London 2012 was "sabotaged" by "widespread inaction" against athletes with suspicious doping profiles.
Image copyright Filip Singer / EPA
Image caption Participants wearing historical attire compete on penny farthing bicycles in a one-mile race at Letna Park in Prague, Czech Republic.

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