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Week in Pictures: 12 - 18 October 2019

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A selection of striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

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image captionA woman covers her face by a road near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain, along the border with Turkey. Behind her, tyre fires have been lit to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved against Kurdish forces after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling US forces out of Syria's border region.
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image captionChildren play in an olive grove outside the Moria Refugee Camp in Mytilene, Greece. The camp in Moria was built for 3,000 people, but now contains far more and has expanded into the neighbouring olive groves.
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image captionPeople celebrate as they watch Eliud Kipchoge run a marathon on a screen in Karura Forest in Nairobi. The Kenyan Kipchoge, who is the world record holder, became the first person to run the marathon in under two hours, in Vienna, Austria.
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image captionThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan, during a royal tour of the country.
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image captionAdvanced Space Suit Engineer Kristine Davis wears the xEMU prototype space suit during its presentation at Nasa headquarters in Washington. Intended for moon-walking, the space suit is designed for greater mobility, and to comfortably fit both sexes of all sizes.
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image captionA waste collectors transport plastic scrap for recycling in the suburbs of Hanoi, Vietnam
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image captionBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, shake hands ahead of the European Council summit in Brussels.
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image captionQueen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, attend the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London.
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image captionMembers of the public admire an illuminated art installation entitled Gaia by Luke Jerram, in the Blackpool Tower ballroom, as part of the Lightpool Festival of Visual Arts.

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