In Pictures

Week in pictures: 31 August - 6 September 2019

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

Boris Johnson wrestles with a bull Image copyright Andrew Milligan / Reuters
Image caption Boris Johnson wrestles with a bull at Darnford Farm, Banchory near Aberdeen, Scotland. The prime minister has faced a week in which his brother Jo resigned as MP and a minister, and opposition parties refused to back his demand for a general election before the EU summit in mid-October.
Yemeni children attend class in a badly damaged school building Image copyright Ahmad Al-Basha / Getty Images
Image caption Yemeni children attend class on the first day of the new academic year in the city of Taez. Their school was damaged last year in an air strike during fighting between the Saudi-backed government forces and the Huthi rebels.
Rows of beds in a hospital covered in mosquito nets Image copyright Munir Uz Zaman / Getty Images
Image caption Bangladeshi patients suffering from dengue fever receive treatment at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka.
Jacob Rees-Mogg lying on chairs in Parliament Image copyright Anna Turley / AFP
Image caption Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, reclines across seats during a Brexit debate. Mr Rees-Mogg was criticised for his body language and told to "sit up man!".
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon cuts the hair of David Torrance SNP MSP Image copyright Andrew Milligan / PA Media
Image caption First Minister Nicola Sturgeon cuts the hair of David Torrance SNP MSP at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, raising nearly £1,500 for the cancer support charity Maggie's Centre in Kirkcaldy. Mr Torrance had been growing his hair for a year.
A lightning strike above the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument Image copyright Laurent Emmanuel / Getty Images
Image caption A lightning strike above the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument and its equestrian statue in Rome during a thunderstorm.
Looters take goods out of a store Image copyright Guillem Sartorio / Getty Images
Image caption Looters in South Africa take items from an alleged foreign-owned shop during a riot in the Johannesburg suburb of Turffontein. Police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades in an attempt to quell the unrest. The country's police minister, Bheki Cele, said "criminality rather than xenophobia" was to blame for the "senseless violence".
A view of the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian Image copyright Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images
Image caption A view of the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, in the northern Bahamas. The country's government has warned that the death toll will be "staggering".
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, his partner Matthew Barrett, US Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence all stand together Image copyright PAul Faith / Getty Images
Image caption Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (second right) and his partner Matthew Barrett (right) welcome US Vice President Mike Pence (centre left) and Second Lady Karen Pence (left) to Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park, Dublin. The US vice-president and his wife were on a two-day visit to the Republic of Ireland, arriving on Monday. He said the US recognised the "unique challenges" regarding the Irish border and Brexit.
A boat with multi-coloured sails is scene on the Thames river Image copyright Guy Bell / Shutterstock
Image caption Art installation The Ship of Tolerance by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov makes a colourful scene on the River Thames in central London. The art piece, part of the Totally Thames celebration, is dedicated to educating and connecting children from different continents, cultures, and identities through the language of art.

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