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Week in pictures: 15 -21 October 2022


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

 

Juan Figalo looks out the window of what was left of his bedroom in the neighbourhood of El Castano, in Maracay, Aragua state, Venezuela, 18 October 2022Image source, GABY ORAA / Reuters
Juan Figalo stands in his damaged home following devastating floods in El Castano, a suburb of Maracay, Venezuela.
 
A demonstrator reacts as he is detained in a police van in Lagos, Nigeria, 20 October 2022.Image source, TEMILADE ADELAJA / REUTERS
A demonstrator is detained in a police van during a rally on the second anniversary of anti-police protests in Lagos, Nigeria.
 
Students pose after taking part in a foam fightImage source, Lesley Martin / PA Media
Hundreds of students take part in the traditional Raisin Monday foam fight on St Salvator's Lower College Lawn at the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.
 
British Prime Minister Liz Truss gives statement outside Number 10 Downing Street, London, Britain October 20, 2022.Image source, Reuters
Liz Truss has resigned as UK prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party. Her departure after 45 days in office makes her the shortest-serving PM in UK history.
 
A woman carries a dog at a site of a residential building heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, 18 October 2022.Image source, VALENTYN OGIRENKO / Reuters
A woman carries a dog at the site of a residential building heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike in Mykolaiv, Ukraine.
 
Celia Xakriaba poses for a picture during the seminar of the natives of the land and indigenous women leaders in Brasilia, Brazil, 15 October 2022.Image source, Adriano Machado / Reuters
Celia Xakriaba, of the Xakriaba indigenous community, elected candidate for Minas Gerais state deputy, poses for a picture during the seminar of the natives of the land and indigenous women leaders in Brasilia, Brazil.
 
Alycia Baumgardner in action against Mikaela Mayer, WBO World Super Featherweight Title fight at the O2 Arena, London, Britain, 15 October 2022Image source, ANDREW COULDRIDGE / Reuters
Alycia Baumgardner (L) became the WBC, WBO and IBF unified super-featherweight champion against Mikaela Mayer in London. It was a historic night for women's boxing, as - for the first time - every fighter on the card was female.
 
A photo taken with a drone shows the collapsed dome of the Jakarta Islamic Centre Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, 21 October 2022.Image source, MAST IRHAM/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
A photo taken with a drone shows the collapsed dome of the Islamic Centre Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. The dome of the mosque caught fire and collapsed during renovation work.
 
A man surfs on waves brought by typhoon Nesat in Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong, China, 17 October 2022.Image source, JEROME FAVRE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
A man surfs at Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong, China. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a warning signal as Typhoon Nesat passed the coast of Guangdong.
 
National Trust gardener Dan Bull works from a cherry-picker to trim a section of 14m-high yew hedge at Powis Castle near Welshpool.Image source, Jacob King / PA Media
National Trust gardener Dan Bull works from a cherry-picker to trim a section of 14m-high yew hedge at Powis Castle near Welshpool, in Wales. The famous 'tumps' are more than 300 years old and it takes one gardener 10 weeks each autumn to clip them, maintaining their unusual waved shape.

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