In Pictures

Week in Pictures: 7 - 13 December 2019

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

Boris Johnson returns to 10 Downing Street from Buckingham Palace Image copyright Jeff Overs / BBC
Image caption UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives back in 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace to ask to form a new government following the Conservative Party's victory at the general election.
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UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves the Labour Party's headquarters following the general election in London Image copyright Henry Nicholls / REUTERS
Image caption Jeremy Corbyn said he would not lead Labour into the next election following a "very disappointing night" for his party. Labour lost a string of former strongholds in the north of England and Wales in areas that voted Leave in the 2016 EU referendum.
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A demonstrator holds a makeshift shield to cover himself from a water cannon aimed by riot police during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago Image copyright Ricardo Moraes / Reuters
Image caption A demonstrator holds a makeshift shield to protect himself from a water cannon aimed by riot police during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago.
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Whakaari, also known as White Island, New Zealand, spews steam and ash following an eruption on 9 December 2019 Image copyright Michael Schade / AFP
Image caption Six more bodies were recovered on Friday from White Island in New Zealand, where the Whakaari volcano exploded on Monday. Eight people were confirmed dead after the explosion and the search for another two continues.
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Anthony Joshua punches Andy Ruiz Jr during their world heavyweight title fight at the Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia, on 7 December 2019 Image copyright Richard Heathcote / Getty Images
Image caption Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world titles in style with an accomplished performance in his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia. The Briton won on a unanimous points decision after 12 rounds, six months after losing his titles to the Mexican, who had put on 15lb (6.8kg) since they last met.
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A still image taken from a video shows a tamed golden eagle soaring, during a traditional hunting contest outside the village of Kaynar in Almaty region, Kazakhstan, 9 December 2019. Image copyright Pavel Mikheyev / Reuters
Image caption A still image taken from a video camera attached to a tamed golden eagle soaring during a traditional hunting contest outside the village of Kaynar, Almaty region, Kazakhstan.
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A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask waves a flag during a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, in Hong Kong, 8 December 2019. Image copyright Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS
Image caption A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask waves a flag during a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, in Hong Kong.
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gives a speech during a high-level event on climate emergency hosted by the Chilean presidency during the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the "IFEMA - Feria de Madrid" exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 11, 2019. Image copyright CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP
Image caption Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the COP25 summit in Madrid, criticising politicians and CEOs for their lack of response to environmental issues. She said "clever accounting and creative PR" were being used make it look like real action was happening when "almost nothing is being done".
More than 7,000 members of the public taking part in Glasgow's annual Christmas Santa dash through the city centre on 8 December , 2019. Image copyright Jane Barlow / PA Media
Image caption More than 7,000 members of the public took part in Glasgow's annual Christmas Santa dash through the city centre. The Santa Dash has been held since 2006 and over the years has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities working in and around the Scottish city.
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A reveller depicting the devil performs at a church in Bogota, Colombia, on 12 December 2019 Image copyright JUAN BARRETO / afp
Image caption A reveller depicting the devil performs at a church in Bogota, Colombia. "Devils" from various parts of the world organised a unique council to celebrate the popular influence of the fallen angel.
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