Week in pictures: 13

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

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Hannah McKay/ Reuters

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A fox runs past the front door of 10 Downing Street in London. Earlier this month, Theresa May abandoned plans to hold a vote on the fox hunting ban.

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AFP

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A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 skidded off the runway at Trabzon Airport, Turkey. None of the 168 passengers and crew on board was injured.

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Chris McGrath/ Getty

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A woman feeding seagulls from on board a ferry in the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.

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ARUN SANKAR/ AFP

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A participant tries to catch a bull during an annual bull-taming event in the village of Palamedu on the outskirts of Madurai, India.

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STEPHANIE LECOCQ/ EPA

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Artisan fashion designer Karl Kersten adjusts a hat covered with ostrich feathers to be worn by performers in Belgium’s Carnival of Binche. The carnival is a Unesco World Heritage event, and is one of the biggest and most popular events in the country.

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Khaled Abdullah/ Reuters

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Armed women attend a rally in support of the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen.

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FRED DUFOUR/ AFP

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A Chinese worker dries freshly made lanterns at a factory in the village of Tuntou, Hebei province, southwest of Beijing, ahead of the forthcoming new year celebrations.

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Jakub Porzycki/ Agencja Gazeta/ Reuters

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People gather in Krakow to protest against a further tightening of the abortion laws. Abortion in Poland is illegal apart from in cases of rape, foetal damage or when the mother’s life is in danger.

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Kirsty O’Connor/ PA

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A black-cab driver waves a Union Jack flag while standing on a taxi on London Bridge, during a protest against Transport for London and the taxi-hailing service, Uber.

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Jose Luis Gonzalez/ Reuters

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A girl kisses her dog as she waits for a blessing from a priest on the day of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of domestic animals, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

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Victoria Jones/ PA

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Tom Cruise runs along Blackfriars Bridge, London, during filming for Mission: Impossible 6. Cruise, who is famous for doing his own stunts, broke his ankle while jumping between two buildings during filming last year.

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