In Pictures

Week in pictures: 9-15 December 2017

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week.

Madame Tussauds figures of Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson dressed in one Christmas sweater. Image copyright Clodagh Kilcoyne/ Reuters
Image caption To celebrate Christmas Jumper Day, waxworks of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wear one Brexit-themed Christmas sweater between them at Madame Tussauds in London.
A camel is brought in for foot surgery at the Dubai Camel Hospital. Image copyright Satish Kumar/ Reuters
Image caption A camel is brought in for foot surgery at the Dubai Camel Hospital in Dubai, UAE. The hospital opened in 1990 and is equipped with X-ray and ultrasound equipment, as well as operating tables.
Actors dressed as stormtroopers arrive for a film premiere. Image copyright Hannah McKay/ Reuters
Image caption Actors dressed as stormtroopers arrive for the European film premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, at the Royal Albert Hall in central London.
Mourners take a moment as they leave the Grenfell Tower national memorial service. Image copyright Daniel Leal-Olivas/ Getty Images
Image caption Mourners leave the Grenfell Tower national memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral, London. The multi-faith ceremony was held to mark the six-month anniversary of the tower block fire that killed 71 people.
An elderly woman is carried in a blanket in Ahmedabad, India. Image copyright Amit Dave/ Reuters
Image caption An elderly woman is carried in a blanket after casting her vote at a polling station during the last phase of Gujarat state assembly election in Ahmedabad, India.
Santa scuba dives with the sharks and stingrays in the main tank. Image copyright DAVID CROSLING/ EPA
Image caption A person dressed as Father Christmas swims among the sharks and stingrays at an aquarium in Melbourne, Australia.
Rogelio gives Miriam her wedding ring as they get married through the border wall between Mexico and the United States Image copyright HERIKA MARTINEZ/ AFP
Image caption Rogelio gives Miriam her wedding ring as they get married through the border wall between Mexico and the United States. On International Human Rights Day, families separated by the border are reunited for three minutes through the fence that separates Ciudad Juarez Park in Mexico and Sunland Park in New Mexico, United States.
Snow covers Ironbridge in Shropshire. Image copyright Nick Potts/ PA
Image caption Parts of Britain woke up to a blanket of snow over the weekend, as seen here in the Shropshire village of Ironbridge.
Chinese people attend a memorial ceremony commemorating China's National Memorial Day for Nanjing massacre victims. Image copyright HOW HWEE YOUNG/ EPA
Image caption Chinese people attend a memorial ceremony commemorating Nanjing massacre victims in Jiangsu province. 13 December was the 80th anniversary of the massacre by Japanese troops where China says more than 300,000 of its people were killed.
Thomas Dressen from Germany competes for the Alpine World Cup in Val Gardena, Italian Alps. Image copyright TIZIANA FABI/ AFP
Image caption Thomas Dressen from Germany competes for the Alpine World Cup in Val Gardena in the Italian Alps.
Maru, a two-month-old king penguin chick, looks at an adult penguin. Image copyright Edgar Su/ Reuters
Image caption Maru, a two-month-old king penguin chick, looks at an adult penguin at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. Maru is the first successful hatching at the park in almost a decade.
Kezia Dugdale, in the main chamber at the Scottish Parliament. Image copyright Jane Barlow/ PA
Image caption MSP Kezia Dugdale sits in the main chamber of Scottish Parliament after returning from Australia where she appeared on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Although she received a warning for her appearance, she escaped suspension by party bosses.

All photographs are copyrighted.

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