In Pictures

Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014

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

Image copyright Derek Gee/The Buffalo News/ap
Image caption The US states of New York, New Hampshire and Michigan were hit by heavy snowfall that killed at least seven people and trapped many more in their homes, as well as causing travel mayhem.
Image copyright YUSUF WAHIL/AFP
Image caption Indonesian riot police take cover outside the university in Makassar during clashes with protesters who are against a 30% increase in fuel prices. The move is an attempt to save the economy more than $8bn (£5bn) in 2015. The subsidised fuel prices in Indonesia are among the cheapest in the world.
Image copyright WANG ZHAO/AFP
Image caption A man grooms his mini poodle at the China International Pet Show in Beijing.
Image copyright Francisco Seco/ap
Image caption A surfer rides a wave during a tow-in surfing session at the Praia do Norte beach, in Nazare, Portugal. A tow-in is a surf technique in which the athlete is towed into a large wave by a partner driving a sea scooter or other craft
Image copyright Marco Ugarte/ap
Image caption Relatives of 43 missing Mexican students led mass protests in the capital demanding action from the government to find them. The students, all trainee teachers, went missing after attending a protest in Iguala in Guerrero State.
Image caption The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. More than 5,000 people are now reported as having died from the disease.
Image copyright Rodrigo Abd/ap
Image caption An aerial picture shows a deforested area dotted with blue tarpaulins that mark the homes of miners at an illegal gold mining site in La Pampa in Peru. Less than a month before the country plays host to global climate talks, the government sent a battalion of police into south-eastern jungles to dismantle camps like this one.
Image copyright Gareth Fuller/PA
Image caption Ballot boxes arrived at Gillingham in the UK as the polls closed on the Rochester and Strood by-election. Mark Reckless - who defected to UKIP from the Conservatives - won the seat with a margin of 2,920 votes over his old party.
Image copyright Natacha Pisarenko/ap
Image caption A man sits on a bus stop as he participates in a Zombie Walk in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The procession of the living dead is an annual event in which each participant is asked to donate food for those in need.
Image copyright Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Image caption Prince Harry enjoyed a light-hearted swordfight with a local warrior during his tour of Oman. The duel with 60-year-old warrior Mohammed Moussa came while he was visiting a 17th Century fort in the city of Nizwa.

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