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Week in pictures: 20-26 November 2021


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A migrant carries her children (with faces blurred) after being helped ashore from a RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat at a beach in Dungeness, on the South East coast of England on 24 November 2021Image source, Ben Stansall / AFP
A migrant carries her children after being helped ashore from a RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat at a beach in Dungeness, on the South East coast of England on Wednesday. On the same day, at least 27 people died making the same crossing between France and England, the biggest loss of life by drowning in the Channel in many years.
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A fallen rock lies on a road running alongside the Piana Calanches, a Unesco heritage site, in Piana, Corsica, on 25 November 2021Image source, Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP
A fallen rock lies on a road which runs alongside Corsica's dramatic Piana Calanches, a Unesco heritage site and popular tourist spot on the French island. No one was injured in the incident.
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Finance Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson receives a standing ovation after being voted in as Sweden's first female prime minister in Stockholm on 24 November 2021Image source, Erik Simander / AFP
Finance Minister and Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson receives a standing ovation after being voted in as Sweden's first female prime minister in Stockholm. Hours later, Ms Andersson resigned after her coalition partner quit the government and her budget failed to pass. She said she hoped to become prime minister again as a single party government leader.
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Fireworks light the sky during a ceremony to mark the opening to the public of the 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor, Egypt, on 25 November 2021Image source, Khaled Desouki / AFP
Pharaonic chariots and hundreds of performers featured in a lavish ceremony to mark the opening to the public of the 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor, Egypt. It has taken decades to excavate the ancient walkway, which is nearly 3km long and connects the temples of Karnak and Luxor.
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Soldiers of the Anti-Narcotics Force stand guard beside a burning pile of seized drugs, including heroin, hashish, cocaine, and opium, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on 24 November 2021Image source, Aamir Qureshi / AFP
Soldiers of the Anti-Narcotics Force stand guard beside a burning pile of seized drugs, including heroin, hashish, cocaine, and opium, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
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A controlled blast demolishes part of the old Wallerawang Powerstation in Lithgow, Australia, on 24 November 2021Image source, Brook Mitchell / Getty Images
A controlled blast demolishes part of the defunct Wallerawang power station in Lithgow, Australia. The coal-fired power station was active until 2014 and then acquired by Greenspot in 2020. The company plans to turn the site into a multi-use area, including a Battery Energy Storage System.
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The petals of a rose are covered in frozen water droplets in a garden in Manchester, England on 25 November 2021Image source, Phil Noble / Reuters
The petals of a rose are covered in frozen water droplets in a garden in Manchester, England.
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People take a selfie in front of the Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda, balloon as it is inflated the day before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, on 24 November 2021Image source, Carlo Allegri / Reuters
People take a selfie in front of the Grogu balloon, also known as Baby Yoda, as it is inflated the day before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York.
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A man is seen wrapped up in Yakutsk, the capital of the Sakha Republic, Russia, on 23 November 2021Image source, Vadim Skryabin / Getty Images
A man wrapped up against the weather in Yakutsk, the capital of the Sakha Republic, located in the east Siberia area of Russia. Temperatures are expected to reach as low as -35C in the city next week.
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Polar bears spar near the Hudson Bay community of Churchill, Manitoba, in Canada, on 20 November 2021Image source, Carlos Osorio / Reuters
Polar bears spar near Churchill, Manitoba, in Canada.

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