In Pictures

Week in pictures: 1-7 October 2017

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

A cowboy hat lies in the street after shots were fired near a country music festival on 1 October 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Image copyright David Becker/Getty Images
Image caption A wealthy former accountant opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500. Stephen Paddock, 64, set up a firing point in a hotel overlooking an open-air country music festival and shot himself dead as police stormed his suite.
A Rohingya Muslim child carries an infant at a refugee camp in Palang Khali near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Image copyright Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters
Image caption A Rohingya Muslim child carries an infant at a refugee camp in Palang Khali near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. A UK charity appeal to help people fleeing violence in Myanmar has been launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The government said it would match the first £3m donated by the public. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have left the country, with many now staying in camps in Bangladesh.
Comedian Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Nelson confronts Prime Minister Theresa May during her speech at the Conservative Party Conference at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in Manchester. Image copyright Peter Byrne/PA
Image caption Comedian Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Nelson, confronts Prime Minister Theresa May during her speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. To add to Mrs May's woes, some of the letters fell off the stage backdrop slogan behind her and a nagging cough and croaky voice forced the PM to stop on more than one occasion.
People carry a huge flag and placards during a demonstration two days after the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, 3 October 2017. Image copyright Susana Vera/REUTERS
Image caption People carry a huge flag and placards during a demonstration against Spanish police violence two days after the independence referendum in the Spanish region of Catalonia, which the Madrid government had declared illegal. Hundreds of people were injured when police used force to try to block voting.
Performers prepare to take part in the Illuminated Night Carnival Parade which features in the annual "Light Night Leeds" festival of visual arts in the centre of Leeds, northern England on 5 October 2017. Image copyright OLI SCARFF/AFP
Image caption Performers prepare to take part in the Illuminated Night Carnival Parade which features in the annual Light Night Leeds festival of visual arts in the centre of Leeds, England. The festival features projections, interactive installations, exhibitions, dance, music and street performances, taking place in the centre of the city.
A worker checks the dryness of firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India on 6 October 2017. Image copyright Amit Dave/REUTERS
Image caption A worker checks the dryness of firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India.
Indonesian military personnel show their skills during a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of Indonesia's military, in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia, 5 October 2017. Image copyright BAGUS INDAHONO/EPA
Image caption Indonesian military personnel show their skills during a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of Indonesia's military. At least 6,000 personnel took part in the celebrations.
Lisa Borders, President of the WNBA presents Sylvia Fowles of the Minnesota Lynx the MVP of the WNBA Finals after a game against the Los Angeles Sparks in Game Five of the WNBA Finals on 4 October 2017 at Williams in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Image copyright Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Image caption Lisa Borders, president of the Women's National Basketball Association, presents Sylvia Fowles of the Minnesota Lynx with the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at the WNBA Finals in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after a game against the Los Angeles Sparks.
A woman looking up at a giant pendulum, part of a large-scale interactive installation by Danish collective SUPERFLEX, during the unveiling of the Tate Modern Hyundai Commission 2017, at the Tate Modern in central London. Image copyright Yui Mok/PA
Image caption A woman looks up at a giant pendulum, part of a large-scale interactive installation by Danish collective SUPERFLEX, during the unveiling of the Tate Modern Hyundai Commission 2017, at the Tate Modern in central London.

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