Week in pictures: 26 September - 2 October 2020


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

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debateImage source, JONATHAN ERNST / Reuters
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US 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.
Image source, ROMAN PILIPEY / EPA
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Chinese 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.
Image source, Finnbarr Webster / PA Media
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Prime 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 source, Victoria Jones / PA Media
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Workers 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.
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Dancers wearing face shields perform during a rehearsal at an arts and culture centre in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
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Pupils wait for their school to open on the first day of the new school year, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Image source, Valentin Flauraud for Saype / Handout via REUTERS
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A 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 source, Sergei Konkov / TASS via Getty Images
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As part of celebrations marking World Tourism Day, jet-skiers race along the Winter Canal in St Petersburg, Russia.
Image source, JAMES ROSS / EPA
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Two dogs get a haircut in Melbourne, Australia, following relaxation of the city's coronavirus restrictions.
Image source, Dominic Lipinski / PA Media
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A 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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