Week in pictures: 25 November

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

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Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock

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Thousands of people on the Indonesian island of Bali were forced to leave their homes amid fears of a major eruption from Mount Agung. The volcano’s last big eruption was more than 50 years ago – and left more than 1,000 people dead.

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ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP

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Supporters of the main opposition candidate in the Honduran presidential election set a barricade alight during a protest outside the Electoral Supreme Court. Salvador Nasralla has said he will not accept the poll count despite earlier vowing to respect it.

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Ajay Verma/REUTERS

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A student in Chandigarh, India, displays his face and hand, painted with messages during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to mark World Aids Day.

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HANNAH MCKAY/Reuters

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Farmer Andrew d’Angibau carries a freshly harvested tree through a Christmas tree field at Wick Farm in Colchester, Britain.

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Susana Vera/Reuters

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Rohingya Muslims get squeezed as they wait to receive aid at Kutupalong refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have been fleeing from violence in Myanmar since late August.

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DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/afp

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Britain’s Prince Harry announced he is to marry US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle. The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, smiled as they posed for photographs outside Kensington Palace in London.

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Jane Barlow/PA

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Edinburgh Castle was illuminated to mark St Andrew’s Day in Scotland.

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LINO MIRGELER/afp

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A steam train of the Harzer Schmalspurbahn narrow-gauge railway arrives at Brocken station, which was blanketed in snow, in Wernigerode, Germany.

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Mukesh Gupta/REUTERS

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A man washes a blanket on the banks of the Tawi River in Jammu.

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Baz Ratner/REUTERS

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People fall to the ground as police fire tear gas to control a crowd trying to force their way into a stadium to attend the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-42194551

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