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Week in pictures: 17-23 October 2020

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

image copyrightUmit Bektas / Reuters
image captionA man transports geese on the roof of his car, as he drives towards the city of Ganja,. At least 12 people were killed in missile strikes in Ganja, Azerbaijan's second-biggest city, earlier this week, as fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued.
image copyright Toby Melville / Reuters
image captionMilitary veteran Michael Stanley, known as Major Mick, rows his 申通快遞香港門市made boat, Tintanic, along a canal as part of a challenge to raise funds for St Wilfrid's Hospice, in Chichester.
image copyrightMike Segar / REUTERS
image captionUS President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are reflected in the plexiglass, put in place to protect TV camera crews, as the election rivals participated in their second presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
image copyrightGeorgi Licovski /EPA
image captionPorto's Andre Gomes, in action, during the men's handball EHF Champions League. The Portuguese champions clinched their first win of the season in the group phase match against HC Vardar 1961, played away in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
image copyrightRula Rohana / Reuters
image captionProjecting water 105m (344.5ft) into the air, the new fountain located at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai recently broke records as the largest of its kind in the world. The waterfront attraction features more than 3000 multi-coloured lights.
image copyrightKai Pfaffenbach / Reuters
image captionA person uses a fire extinguisher to put out a burning paper globe during a demonstration against the fossil fuel industry outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.
image copyrightYoan Valata/ EPA
image captionPeople gather to pay their respects to Samuel Paty outside Paris's Sorbonne University during a national memorial held by French President Emmanuel Macron. The 47-year-old teacher was beheaded close to the school where he worked after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his students.
image copyrightTiksa Negeri / Reuters
image captionJemal Ahmed chases away a swarm of locusts, after the locusts stormed his sorghum and sweet cane farm in Jawaha, Ethiopia.
image copyright James Ross / EPA
image captionUrban Surf has reopened to the public following its closure because of stage four coronavirus restrictions in Melbourne, Australia.
image copyrightSimon Dawson / Reuters
image captionLarry the cat yawns outside Downing Street in London. The 13-year-old cat, formerly a stray rescued by Battersea Cats and Dogs 申通快遞香港門市, is known as the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office.

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