Week in pictures: 14-20 November 2015


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

image copyrightPhilippe Wojazer / Reuters
image captionA minute of silence was held across Europe to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November. A total of 129 people died in the attacks on bars and restaurants, a concert hall and the Stade de France.
image copyrightAFP
image captionMore than 70 people were killed as rain continued to batter the southern Indian city of Chennai. Government officials said around 10,000 people had been evacuated from their homes.
image copyrightMark Schiefelbein / AP
image captionAssociated Press photographer Mark Schiefelbein took this picture of a man tossing fallen gingko tree leaves into the air in a park in Beijing.
image copyrightPunit Paranjipe / AFP
image captionLarge protests took place on the streets of the Philippine capital, Manila, where leaders attended the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) regional trade summit. The anti-globalisation protesters were calling for Apec to be dismantled, accusing the trade bloc of taking advantage of poorer countries.
image copyrightRoberto Schmidt / AFP
image captionA family in Delhi were pictured waiting for a bus during the rush hour. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the Indian capital has the world's most polluted air with six times the amount of small particulate matter (pm2.5) than is considered safe.
image copyrightJason Redmond / Reuters
image captionMore than 100,000 people were without power in Washington state after a powerful storm which killed three people and prompted an emergency declaration from the governor.
image copyrightIndonesian Police / AFP
image captionThe passengers and crew of the KM Wihan Sejahtera abandoned ship as the ferry sank in Lamong Bay, Indonesia. More than 100 people were pulled from the water by rescue boats and some were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
image copyrightMark Wilson / Getty Images
image captionThe cast iron dome of the US Capitol building in Washington DC is undergoing restoration which is expected to take two years and cost as much as $60m.
image copyrightBodo Marks / EPA
image captionThe swans on the River Alster in Hamburg, Germany, were caught and moved to their ice-free winter quarters on the Eppendorf Muehlenteich millpond. They will remain there until spring.
image copyrightEPA
image captionMads Ostberg of Norway driving his Citroen DS3 during the shakedown of the World Rally Championship GB 2015 in Deeside, north Wales.

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