Week in pictures: 4

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

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Victoria Jones/ PA

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A wax figure of British Prime Minister Theresa May has the finishing touches applied at Madame Tussauds, ahead of its unveiling to the public.

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Leon Neal/ Getty Images

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Men in traditional Chinese dress stand at the World Travel Market event in London in order to promote tourism to the Shaanxi region of China.

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Laszlo Balogh/ Reuters

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Sandra, a 42-year-old elephant, paints with her trunk in a Hungarian travelling circus in Budapest.

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Scott Olson/ Getty Images

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Joyce Mires leaves flowers at a memorial where 26 crosses were placed to honour the 26 victims killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas. On 5 November, Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed the people when he opened fire during Sunday service at the church.

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Vasily Fedosenko/ Reuters

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A woman takes a selfie with an image of Vladimir Lenin at Independence Square in Minsk, as people gathered to mark Revolution Day, the official public holiday commemorating the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

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Jenny Morton/University of Cambridge/ PA

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During an experiment at the University of Cambridge, which was reported this week, a sheep approaches an image of Barak Obama in order to demonstrate its ability to recognise familiar human faces.

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Khaled Abdullah/ Reuters

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A Houthi follower emerges from a gap in a flag as he attends a rally to show support to the Palestinians in Sanaa, Yemen.

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MARTA PEREZ/ EPA

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A woman holds a banner saying “freedom for politicians” as crowds gather at Saint James’s Square, Barcelona to protest against the imprisonment of pro-Catalonia independence leaders.

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Hannah McKay/ Reuters

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Hubaib, a three-month-old Rohingya refugee boy, cries in a swing inside his shelter in Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Charlotte Graham/REX/Shutterstock

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Racehorses train at sunrise at Middleham Park Racing ground, North Yorkshire.

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Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-41942427

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