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Week in pictures: 2-8 October 2021


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

Lava rises and slides at Cumbre Vieja volcano as seen from the village of El Paso, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, on 4 October 2021Image source, Carlos De Saa / EPA
Image caption, Lava erupts from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in the Spanish Canary Islands. The lava has flattened hundreds of homes and forced the evacuation of more than 6,000 people since it started pouring from the volcano on 19 September.
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Residents remove debris of their damaged mud houses following an earthquake in the remote mountainous district of Harnai, Pakistan, on 7 October 2021Image source, Banaras Khan / AFP
Image caption, People remove debris around their damaged mud houses, following an earthquake in the mountainous district of Harnai, Pakistan. The 5.9-magnitude quake killed at least 20 people and injured more than 300.
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Holocaust survivor Leon Schwarzbaum holds a picture in the courtroom during a trial against a 100-year-old former security guard of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, at the Landgericht Neuruppin court in Brandenburg, Germany, 7 October 2021Image source, Annegret Hilse / Reuters
Image caption, Holocaust survivor Leon Schwarzbaum attends the trial of a 100-year-old former concentration camp guard, in Brandenburg, Germany. Josef S is accused of assisting in the murder of 3,518 prisoners at Sachsenhausen.
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A man practises yoga on a street in Amritsar, India, on 6 October 2021Image source, Narinder Nanu / AFP
Image caption, A man practises yoga on a street in Amritsar, India.
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Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing entitled 'Protecting Kids Online: Testimony from a Facebook Whistleblower' on Capitol Hill, 5 October 2021, in Washington, DC.Image source, Jabin Botsford / Pool via Getty Images
Image caption, Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies at an internet safety hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. She revealed that she was responsible for a series of leaked documents, which she said proved that Facebook repeatedly prioritised "growth over safety". Facebook has said the leaks were misleading.
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A Bengal tiger, who gave birth to four cubs, is seen at Guadalajara Zoo, Jalisco state, Mexico, on 5 October 2021Image source, Ulises Ruiz / AFP
Image caption, A Bengal tiger, which gave birth to four cubs earlier this year, is seen at Guadalajara Zoo, Jalisco state, Mexico.
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Actress Yulia Peresild blows a kiss through a bus window as she leaves for the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on 5 October 2021Image source, Sergei Savostyanov \ TASS via Getty Images
Image caption, Russian actress Yulia Peresild 'blows a kiss' through a bus window as she leaves for the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. She travelled on a Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft to the International Space Station, to shoot scenes for a feature film.
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The co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Germany's Benjamin List, cheers with a bouquet of flowers and is applauded by colleagues at the Max Planck Institute in Muehlheim, Germany, on 6 October 2021Image source, Ina Fassbender / AFP
Image caption, Benjamin List, co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is applauded by colleagues at the Max Planck Institute in Muehlheim, Germany. German-born List and Scotland-born David MacMillan won the award for their work on building molecules that are mirror images of one another.
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Newcastle United supporter Ryan Arrowsmith poses with three-month old son Lewis outside the club shop at St James' Park in Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England on October 8, 2021, after the sale of the football club to a Saudi-led consortium was confirmed the previous day.Image source, OLI SCARFF / AFP
Image caption, Newcastle United supporter Ryan Arrowsmith with his three-month-old son Lewis outside St James' Park, after the sale of the football club to a Saudi-led consortium. The Premier League approved the £305m takeover after receiving "legally binding assurances" that the Saudi state would not control the club.
Members of a Chinese opera troupe prepare before performing at a shrine during the annual vegetarian festival in Bangkok, Thailand, 6 October 2021.Image source, ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA / REUTERS
Image caption, Members of a Chinese opera troupe wear protective masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as they rehearse for the annual Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok, Thailand.
A cosplayer dressed as Batman wearing the Hellbat suit crosses the road during Day 1 of New York Comic Con at Javits Center on 7 October 2021 in New York City.Image source, Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images
Image caption, A cosplayer dressed as Batman wearing the Hellbat suit crosses the road at the New York Comic Con. The pop culture convention returned this year after being cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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