In Pictures

Week in pictures: 19 - 25 November 2016

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

Police use a water cannon on protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Image copyright Stephanie Keith / Reuters
Image caption Police in North Dakota used water cannon against demonstrators protesting against an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock reservation. Sioux tribes and allies have been protesting for weeks amid fears the pipeline will pollute water supplies.
Oilfields burned by so-called Islamic State fighters in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq Image copyright Goran Tomasevic / Reuters
Image caption A number of oil well fires lit by retreating so-called Islamic State fighters near the Iraqi town of Qayara have been extinguished. "Some of them are still ablaze, but we see the morning, we can see the sun,'' shop owner Mohannad Seoud Ahmad Matar told Associated Press. "Ten days ago, this sky was completely dark. You couldn't distinguish day from night.''
A driver steers a lorry laden with bags of plastic bottles across a recycling yard at the outskirts of Beijing, China Image copyright Thomas Peter / Reuters
Image caption Bags of plastic bottles are transported across a recycling yard on the outskirts of Beijing. Scrap collectors say they are being pushed out of the city as authorities try to control its growing population and rising land prices.
Monaco players take part in a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Tottenham Hotspur FC at La Turbie training ground Image copyright Michael Steele / Getty Images
Image caption Ahead of their Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur, Monaco's players took part in a training session at La Turbie training ground. A 2-1 win saw Monaco qualify for the next round as winners of their group.
Ice Age's Scrat balloon Image copyright Andrew Kelly / Reuters
Image caption The 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade saw a balloon of Scrat from the Ice Age films make its way along West 59th Street in Manhattan, New York.
A visitor takes a photo in the snow at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, near Tokyo Image copyright Shizuo Kambayashi / AP
Image caption Tokyo experienced its first November snowfall in 54 years. Residents of the Japanese capital were taken by surprise, as the temperatures around this time of the year usually range from 10C to 17C. The current snowfall marks the first time fallen snow has been seen on the ground in Tokyo in November since records started to be taken in 1875.
A woman paints the floor of a pond as her child pulls at her sari in Delhi, India Image copyright Cathal McNaughton / Reuters
Image caption In Delhi, a girl tries to attract her mother's attention while she paints the floor of a pond.
Pope Francis Image copyright AP Photo / Gregorio Borgia
Image caption Pope Francis arrived to a sea of mobile phones in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican for his weekly general audience.
Great Britain"s Andy Murray celebrates Image copyright Paul Childs / Action Images via Reuters
Image caption Britain's Andy Murray beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and end 2016 as the world number one men's tennis player. Murray extended his career-best winning run to 24 matches.

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