Week in pictures: 18-24 November 2017

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

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Susana Vera / Reuters

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Rohingya refugee Almor Yhan rests with relatives hours after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Yhan told Reuters that she lost one son and two nephews when their village, Godam Para, was attacked by Myanmar military. More than 600,000 have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since Rohingya attacks on police posts prompted a military crackdown in Rakhine state in late August.

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Jane Barlow/PA

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Richard Leonard has been elected as the new leader of the Labour Party in Scotland after a bitter battle to succeed Kezia Dugdale, who resigned from the role in August.

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Mike Hutchings / Reuters

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On the eve of being sworn in as the new president of Zimbabwe, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa addressed supporters in Harare. His predecessor, Robert Mugabe, left office dramatically after 37 years of authoritarian rule.

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TOMS KALNINS / EPA

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A light installation by Finnish artist Alexander Reichstein is seen at the Staro Riga Light Festival in Latvia.

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Andrew Kelly / Reuters

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People gather outside Macy’s department store in New York as they wait for the sales to begin on Black Friday, a worldwide shopping event where discounts are offered.

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Stringer / AFP

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Lebanese PM Saad Hariri arrived back in Beirut for the first time since announcing – and later “suspending” – his resignation in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago.

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Victoria Jones / PA

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The Prince of Wales described the destruction caused by Caribbean hurricanes as “utterly heartbreaking”. Here he visits Dominica as part of a three-day tour to see the damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September.

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Carlos Barria / Reuters

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The Thanksgiving turkey pardoning is an annual tradition at the White House and this year was Donald Trump’s first. The tradition can be traced back to President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

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Charlotte Graham / REX / Shutterstock

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The LMS Jubilee Class locomotive Galatea is seen steaming past Conwy Castle in north Wales.

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JONO SEARLE / EPA

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Cricket fans enjoy the pool deck on the first day of the first Ashes Test match between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane. England’s players have a tough task ahead of them, having beaten Australia on their own turf only four times since 1954-55.

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Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-42111376

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