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Week in pictures: 3 - 9 December 2022


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

 

A migratory bird pecks at snow covered red berries in Daqing, China, 4 December 2022.Image source, VCG / Getty Images
A migratory bird pecks at snow-covered red berries in Daqing, China.
 
Members of the London Nordic Choir dressed in white and carrying candles lead a Lucia procession at the Swedish Ambassador's Residence on 5 December 2022.Image source, Hollie Adams / Getty Images
Members of the London Nordic Choir lead a Lucia procession at the Swedish ambassador's residence. The annual celebration is a Swedish tradition.
 
Fans in Tokyo react during the penalty shoot out between Japan and Croatia at the football World Cup, 6 December 2022Image source, Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters
Fans in Tokyo agonise during a World Cup penalty shootout, which Japan lost to Croatia. Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was Croatia's hero, saving three penalties, as his country reached the quarter-finals of the tournament.
 
A paddle boarder silhouetted in the sea mist as the sun rises over Avon Beach in Dorset, England, 8 December 2022Image source, Andrew Matthews / PA Media
A paddle-boarder makes his way through the sea mist as the sun rises over Avon Beach, near Mudeford, Dorset. The UK is in the grip of a severe cold spell, with snow and ice warnings for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of England.
 
A model practises her walk ahead of Dakar fashion week on Goree Island in Dakar, Senegal.Image source, John Wessels / Getty Images
A model practises her walk ahead of Dakar fashion week in Senegal. The event's 20th anniversary is being marked in a preserved colonial-era fort on Goree island, one of Africa's biggest slave-trading centres during the 15th and 16th centuries.
 
An aerial view of an expert of the Ukrainian prosecutor's office examining collected remnants of shells and missiles used by the Russian army, 7 December 2022.Image source, Aleksey Filipov / AFP
An inspector from the Ukrainian prosecutor's office examines remnants of shells and missiles used by the Russian army to attack the second-largest Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Ukraine is gathering evidence to try to prosecute Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes.
 
Former U.S Rep. Barney Frank is greeted by US Senator Tammy Baldwin during "The Respect for Marriage Act" bill enrolment ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, 8 December 2022Image source, Evelyn Hockstein / Reuters
Former congressman Barney Frank is greeted by Senator Tammy Baldwin after the House passed the Respect for Marriage Act bill, protecting same-sex marriage, in Washington. Frank was the first male member of Congress to voluntarily come out as gay and Baldwin is the first openly lesbian member of the Senate.
 
Demonstrators clash with riot police in Lima during a protest demanding presidential elections and the closure of Congress after the removal of Peruvian leader Pedro Castillo from office, 8 December 2022Image source, Sebastian Castaneda / Reuters
Demonstrators clash with riot police in Lima during a protest demanding presidential elections and the closure of Congress after the removal of Peruvian leader Pedro Castillo from office.
 
Aerial view of a swimmer in a pool carved out of a frozen lake at Beiling Park on 3 December in Shenyang, ChinaImage source, Cai Jingyu/VCG/Getty Images
A swimmer glides through a pool carved out of a frozen lake at Beiling Park in Shenyang, China.
 
A fox walks outside 10 Downing Street during the weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London, 6 December 2022Image source, WIktor Szymanowicz / Shutterstock
A fox walks outside 10 Downing Street during the weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London.

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