In Pictures

Your week in pictures

You have been sending your photos of news stories around the globe this week. Here is a selection of them:

Image copyright Iain Buchanan
Image caption This was the dramatic scene in Holborn, in London, UK, on Wednesday afternoon after an electrical fire broke out in a tunnel beneath a pavement. Photo: Iain Buchanan.
Image copyright Gavin Welsh
Image caption Gavin Welsh was also in the area and took this picture, showing firefighters tackling the blaze. The fire was extinguished after 36 hours.

Around 5,000 people were evacuated while firefighters tackled the blaze.

Image copyright Josh Searratt
Image caption Strong winds and heavy rain hit Britain, which brought travel disruption in parts of the UK. Josh Searratt took this picture of a fallen tree in Brixton, London.
Image copyright Stephanie Lynch
Image caption Stansted Airport was briefly evacuated following a fire alarm on Friday. Stephanie Lynch was on her way home to Shannon in Ireland when the alarm sounded.
Image copyright Susan Abraham
Image caption A massive sandstorm has hit cities across the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, reducing visibility and causing disruption to air and road traffic. Photo: Susan Abraham.
Image copyright Stewart Cowell
Image caption Stewart Cowell shared his picture. Forecasters say the storm could last until the weekend.

High winds have whipped up desert sands in the region. Although sandstorms are not unusual in the country.

Image copyright Joshua Garcia
Image caption A fire engulfed the General Electric Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky in the US on Friday 3 April. Joshua Garcia saw the fire as he was on his way to work.
Image copyright Michael Stack
Image caption Security guards are keeping a watchful eye on a boarded up statute of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The statue sparked controversy after student protesters demanded its removal. Photo: Michael Stack.

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