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Week in pictures: 26 September - 2 October 2020

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

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image captionUS President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first presidential campaign debate, in Cleveland, Ohio. The 90-minute primetime duel saw the two rivals trade insults and shout angrily as they clashed over a number of issues. In the days following the event, President Trump revealed that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for coronavirus and were self-isolating.
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image captionChinese soldiers stand guard as tourists visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall. China celebrated its National Day on 1 October, marking the 71st anniversary of the founding of the country.
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image captionPrime Minister Boris Johnson is shown how to build a brick wall during a visit to Exeter College, Devon. Speaking during his visit, Mr Johnson vowed "radical" changes to the adult education system in England to help boost the post-Covid economy.
image copyrightVictoria Jones / PA Media
image captionWorkers from the live entertainment sector join a silent protest in Parliament Square, London. The demonstrators called for government support for jobs in the events and arts industry during the pandemic.
image copyrightCHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP
image captionDancers wearing face shields perform during a rehearsal at an arts and culture centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
image copyrightOLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP
image captionPupils wait for their school to open on the first day of the new school year, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
image copyrightValentin Flauraud for Saype / Handout via REUTERS
image captionA giant, biodegradable painting by French artist Saype, in Turin, Italy. The artist has created a number of images of interlocking hands around the world as part of his Beyond Walls project.
image copyrightSergei Konkov / TASS via Getty Images
image captionAs part of celebrations marking World Tourism Day, jet-skiers race along the Winter Canal in St Petersburg, Russia.
image copyrightJAMES ROSS / EPA
image captionTwo dogs get a haircut in Melbourne, Australia, following relaxation of the city's coronavirus restrictions.
image copyrightDominic Lipinski / PA Media
image captionA student poses on Rafael Perez Evans' art installation Grounding, at Goldsmiths College, London. The artwork, which was made up of 29 tonnes of unwanted carrots, was due to be used later for animal feed.

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