In Pictures

Your week in pictures

BBC News website readers have been sending photos of news stories around the globe this week. Here is a selection of them:

Image copyright Bob Girling

A meteor shower - the Geminids - could be seen overnight on Saturday around the UK. Bob Girling's photo was taken at the Ridgeway, near Chilton, Oxfordshire.

Image copyright Rudi Ball

Friday saw travellers affected by widespread flight disruption after a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre. Rudi Ball sent us this photo of long queues in Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport.

Image copyright Phil Blades

Phil Blades' photo shows passengers on the delayed flight from Exeter to London City Airport. Phil says the journey time was over five hours instead of the normal 55 minutes.

Image copyright Colin Boyd

Earlier in the week a "weather bomb" of high winds and huge waves hit north-western parts of the UK. The bad weather affected power supplies and travel. Colin Boyd watched as a wave swept children's playground at Portstewart, Northern Ireland.

Image copyright Aziz Roble

On Thursday, an estimated 600 people, gathered at Westfield Shopping Centre in West London, UK, for a mass protest prompted by the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died while being arrested in New York, US, in July. Aziz Roble took this photo of crowds gathering in the shopping centre's bus station.

Image copyright Iverson Ng

In Hong Kong more than 200 activists were arrested as police cleared the main pro-democracy protest camp in the Admiralty district. Iverson Ng watched the process and took this picture of one of the last few protesters amongst the debris.

Image copyright Iverson Ng

This second photo from Iverson Ng shows part of the area cordoned off by police.

Image copyright Colin Rayner

The week began with a firework display as Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge celebrated its 150th anniversary. Colin Rayner sent us this spectacular photo.

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