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Week in pictures: 3 – 12 October 2020


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

image copyrightJoe Giddens / PA Wire

image captionVeteran fundraiser Lloyd Scott, who is attempting to climb the Three Peaks in aid of Lord’s Taverners charity while wearing a diving suit, is seen on Scafell Pike, in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England.

image copyrightLim Huey Teng / Reuters

image captionA doctor prepares to take a swab from a patient to test for Covid-19, at Sunway Medical Centre, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.

image copyrightEva Plevier / Reuters

image captionA cat walks across the desk of a woman who is working from home in Sassenheim, Netherlands.

image copyrightMichele Tantussi / Reuters

image captionAn Extinction Rebellion activist takes part in a protest in the German capital, Berlin.

image copyrightMuhammad Hamed / Reuters

image captionA teacher gives an online lesson to students receiving distanced education in Amman, Jordan.

image copyrightErin Scott

image captionUS President Donald Trump takes off his protective face mask as he poses on the Truman Balcony of the White House, after returning from Walter Reed Medical Center. He’d earlier tested positive for the coronavirus.

image copyrightJim Lo Scalzo / EPA-EFE

image captionVice-President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger Kamala Harris take to the stage for a 90-minute debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, ahead of the US election on 3 November.

image copyrightWilly Kurniawan / Reuters

image captionDemonstrators in Jakarta protect an elderly woman during clashes with police, as they protest against the Indonesian government’s controversial new jobs-creation law that critics say undermines workers’ rights. Hundreds of people were arrested at rallies across the country.

image copyrightLukas Cochairs / EPA-EFE

image captionHarvested oranges are seen on a farm near Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. The country’s fruit and vegetable farmers are short of workers to harvest their crops this summer.

image copyrightOwen Humphreys/PA Wire

image captionColin Burgin-Plews, aka the Big Pink Dress, of South Shields, North East England, runs his fifth London Marathon in his home town, after this year’s event was postponed from 26 April. 45,000 runners took part on a course of their own choosing, with their progress tracked by the official app.

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