Week in pictures: 9-15 September 2017


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

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image captionTo celebrate the start of the academic year, new students at the University of St Andrews take part in the customary Pier Walk. They make their way along the town's harbour walls in the traditional red gowns, worn only by undergraduates.
image copyrightAlberto PIZZOL/ Reuters
image captionPope Francis's white tunic is stained with blood after a minor accident in the Popemobile while visiting Cartagena, Colombia. He was left with a bruise around his left eye.
image copyrightDanish Siddiqui/REUTERS
image captionPeople from the Rohingya minority group stretch their hands to receive aid distributed by local organisations at Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. About 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled northern Myanmar for Bangladesh since violence erupted last month.
image copyrightUmit Bektas/REUTERS
image captionRiot police detain protesters outside a courthouse in Ankara, Turkey, during the trial of two teachers who went on hunger strike over their dismissal under a government decree following last year's failed coup.
image copyrightKelly Taub/REX/Shutterstock
image captionA model has her make-up applied backstage at the Marc Jacobs show as part of New York Fashion Week.
image copyrightSTEPHANIE LECOCQ/ EPA
image captionA fisherman sits on a horse during a traditional shrimp fishing festival in Oostduinkerke, Belgium. The horses drag nets in order to collect shrimp from the sea.
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image captionPop singer Charli XCX takes a photograph at the Bestival music festival in Dorset, England.
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image captionDancers make their way into Blithfield Hall in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. The traditional Wakes Monday dance is believed to be the oldest folk dance in Britain. Dancers parade around the parish holding reindeer antlers above their heads.
image copyrightGeorgina Stubbs/ PA
image captionUK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson talks to RAF pilots in Barbados, where he stopped off on his way to visit British territories ravaged by Hurricane Irma. British troops have been sent to help the devastated communities.
image copyrightCathal McNaughton/ Reuters
image captionFarmers from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu display skulls which they claim are the remains of Tamil farmers who killed themselves. The farmers are protesting to demand good rates for their crops and a crop insurance scheme from the government.

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