Week in pictures: 2-8 December 2017


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

image copyrightDamir Sagolj / Reuters
image captionRoshid Jan cries for her missing husband as her son touches her face. Having fled her home in Myanmar after soldiers burned their village, she is one of more than 230 people living at a camp for Rohingya widows and orphans near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. This week Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the United Nations human rights chief, said an act of genocide against Rohingya Muslims by state forces in Myanmar cannot be ruled out.
image copyrightVictoria Jones / AFP / Pool
image captionBritain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Nigerian High Commissioner George Adesola Oguntade and his wife as he presents his Letter of Credence during an audience at Buckingham Palace.
image copyrightCaren Firouz / Reuters
image captionMembers of the anti-narcotics force pose for a picture as illegal drugs are burned during a ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan.
image copyrightDaniel Hayduk / AFP
image captionA model prepares backstage before showcasing a creation by Enjimaasai Fashion during the 10th Swahili Fashion Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
image copyrightMike Blake / Reuters
image captionNearly 200,000 residents were evacuated from their homes in California as firefighters battled several raging wildfires.
image copyright Stefan Rousseau / PA
image captionLondon Mayor Sadiq Khan crosses at the Wagah border crossing from India into Pakistan. The mayor is on a week-long visit to the region to promote London, and to strengthen commercial and cultural ties with both Indian and Pakistani cities.
image copyrightAbbas Momani / AFP
image captionViolence has flared between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Clashes took place in the occupied West Bank.
image copyrightDanny Lawson / PA
image captionThe Supermoon rises above Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire. The phenomenon occurs when the Moon is at its closest point to the Earth.
image copyrightPaul Hanna / Reuters
image captionReal Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or award for the fifth time - and the second year in a row. The award is voted for by 173 journalists from around the globe and awarded to the world's best footballer.
image copyrightDenis Balibouse / Reuters
image captionPeople dressed as Santa Claus enjoy the snow during Saint Nicholas Day at the Alpine ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland.

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