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 Erik Leigh Anderson

Erik Leigh Anderson was part of a group which shut down the Manhattan Bridge in New York on 4 December during ongoing protests across the US to demonstrate against the treatment of black people by police.

Image copyright Sam Teichman

A protest was also held on the Place du Trocadero, in Paris, on Friday to show support to the the family of Michael Brown who was shot in Ferguson, Missouri. Sam Teichman was there and said most of the people were American but there were also some French people and the protest was in both French and English.

Image copyright Razvan Stuparu

Romania celebrated its National Day on 1 December and Razvan Stuparu captured the parade in Constitution Square, Bucharest: "A glimpse of what it means for us Romanians, the Day of 1 December 1918 and the joy awakened in our spirits by freedom and unity."

Image copyright Lee Baker

People were urged to avoid an industrial estate in Newhaven where 200 tonnes of rubbish burned for more than a day. Lee Baker sent us this dramatic image of the blazing tip.

Image copyright Dave Cameron

Dave Cameron is in Bombon in the Philippines and has protected his windows in readiness for the arrival of Typhoon Hagupit.

Image copyright Luke Somers

Luke Somers was a regular contributor of photos to the BBC. On Saturday 6 December 2014, he was killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a failed rescue bid by US Special Forces.

Mr Somers had only been in Sanaa for two weeks when he captured this image, one of the first that we published: "I was standing by at the anti-government protesters' camp while the afternoon prayers were performed. Gunfire crackled nearby, quieting the surrounding air; and wounded young men were soon rushed past by men with agitated faces."

He gave us permission to use his images for Yemen: Looking back at a year of protest , which charts the events of 2011. His last photo gallery for the BBC - Yemen's political experiment - reporting on the National Dialogue Conference, appeared in September 2013 - just days before his abduction.

Image copyright Luke Somers

His step-mother, Penny Bearman, told the BBC that he was "very much loved" by people in Yemen.

"Luke was a peace-loving person who cared for the Yemeni people and the Yemeni struggle," she said, speaking from Deal. "It is a tragedy that his life should end in this way."

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