In Pictures

Week in pictures: 29 October - 4 November 2016

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

A displaced Iraqi boy leads his animals to safety after escaping from Islamic State controlled village of Abu Jarboa during clashes with IS militants near Mosul, Iraq Image copyright Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters
Image caption An Iraqi boy leads his animals to safety after escaping from the village of Abu Jarboa during the military offensive to reclaim the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS). The operation has forced thousands of Iraqis to flee their homes.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde Image copyright Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Image caption IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde ducked beneath a decorative plant as she left the podium after delivering her opening remarks at the Fund's 17th Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference in Washington.
Salt pans and dams near the city of Perth, Australia Image copyright David Gray / Reuters
Image caption Salt pans and dams are seen in drought-affected farming areas in the southern region of Western Australian, near the city of Perth.
A man fixes the roof of a house affected by Hurricane Matthew in Jeremie, Haiti Image copyright Andres Martinez Casares / Reuters
Image caption Weeks after Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, aid agencies say the situation is dire and many lives are still at risk. The World Food Programme says more than 800,000 people urgently need food and thousands without homes are sheltering in schools.
Actor Jessica Chastain is helped with her sunglasses after placing her hands in cement during a ceremony in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Image copyright Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Image caption American actress Jessica Chastain was helped with her sunglasses after placing her hands in cement during a ceremony at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood.
Day of the Dead celebrations, in Mexico City Image copyright Edgard Garrido / Reuters
Image caption People in Mexico celebrated the Day of the Dead, one of the country's biggest celebrations when families remember those who have passed away. The first of November is known as Day of the Innocents and is dedicated to children who have died, while 2 November is dedicated to adults who have died.
Piles on mannequin limbs are seen outside the Russia's embassy in London Image copyright Toby Melville / Reuters
Image caption The Russian embassy in London expressed concern about the security of its diplomats after a protest against Russia's bombing in Syria. Protesters blocked the entrance to the London embassy on Thursday with 800 mannequin limbs which they said was in response to the killing of civilians in Aleppo.
A safari zoo keeper catches pelicans Image copyright David W Cerny / Reuters
Image caption A zookeeper at the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic catches pelicans so they can be moved to their winter enclosures.
Real Madrid's Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale poses during a press conference in Madrid Image copyright Emilio Naranjo / EPA
Image caption Real Madrid's Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale posed for photographers during a press conference in Madrid following an announcement that he had extended his contract with the team until 2022. Bale joined Real from Tottenham Hotspur on a six-year deal in 2013 for £85m, a world record transfer fee at the time.
Chinese women training to be qualified nannies, known in China as ayis, eat their lunch Image copyright Kevin Frayer / Getty Images)
Image caption Women training in Beijing to be nannies, known in China as ayis, take a break for some food. Many of the women attending the programme are migrants from villages and cities across China who have moved to the capital to earn income to send home to their own families.

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