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Week in pictures: 31 October - 6 November 2020


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

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image captionA metro train in the city of Spijkenisse, in the Netherlands, rests precariously on an art installation of a whale after crashing through a barrier at the end of the tracks. The sculpture stopped the train from plummeting 10m (32ft) into water below, and the driver walked away uninjured.
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image captionJoe Biden visits The Warehouse, an organisation that supports teenagers, on US election day in Wilmington, Delaware.
image copyrightCarlos Barria / Reuters
image captionDonald Trump addresses his supporters in the White House's East Room where he declared victory in the US election, despite there being millions of legitimate ballots left to count.
image copyrightBenson Ibeabuchi / AFP
image captionAn aerial view shows an oil tanker on fire at OVH Energy Marketing in Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria. The cause of the fire is unknown.
image copyrightNarinder Nanu /AFP
image captionA Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar (pool) on the anniversary of the birth of Guru Ram Das, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.
image copyrightNiklas Halle'n / AFP
image captionPolice officers block off Oxford Street to control an anti-lockdown demonstration called the million mask march. The Metropolitan Police said: "This gathering is unlawful and is putting others at risk." At least 104 protesters were arrested.
image copyrightToby Melville / Reuters
image captionAutumn leaves in the garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire. The National Trust, which manages the estate, said it intends to keep its gardens, parks and countryside sites open following the UK government's announcement of a new lockdown in England.
image copyrightTimur Matahari / AFP
image captionA health worker, clad in PPE as a precaution against Covid-19, falls asleep after tending to patients at a public health centre in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
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image captionPassengers look through a window on a test ride from Aleppo's railway station in northern Syria. Authorities aim to reopen the line connecting the city to the capital, Damascus.
image copyrightDavid W Cerny / Reuters
image captionA keeper carries a King vulture to its winter enclosure at Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic. The zoo is closed amid Covid-19 restrictions.

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