In Pictures

Your week in pictures

You have been sending your photos of news stories across the globe this week. Here are a selection of some of them:

Image copyright Andy Marsh & Stephanie K Marsh

A British couple came to the aid of Syrian refugees who came unstuck whilst adrift in waters in Symi, on the Greek coast on Tuesday. Stephanie Marsh told the BBC: "We were woken by shouting. We put the search light on and saw several people in the water wearing lifejackets. We got all 11 people safely to the beach." Photo: Andy Marsh & Stephanie K Marsh.

Image copyright BBC News website reader

A BBC News website reader sent in this picture of a fireman tackling a blaze in a block of flats in Battersea, London, England on Monday. "I saw smoke gushing out of a window and about five minutes later it turned into a fire", he said.

Image copyright Donald Chan

Donald Chan took this photo of pro-democracy demonstrators gathered outside government headquarters in central Hong Kong business district on Friday in a protest that was marred by unrest.

Image copyright Tim Kung

In the early hours of Saturday morning, students and activists continued to protest against Beijing's decision to rule out fully democratic elections in Hong Kong in 2017. Photo: Tim Kung.

Image copyright Christopher Ogle

More than 30 firefighters were called to deal with gorse fires in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland. It is not yet known how the fires started, but they were brought under control quickly. Photo: Christopher Ogle.

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