In Pictures

Week in pictures: 2-8 December 2017

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

Roshid Jan, a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh Image copyright Damir Sagolj / Reuters
Image caption Roshid Jan cries for her missing husband as her son touches her face. Having fled her home in Myanmar after soldiers burned their village, she is one of more than 230 people living at a camp for Rohingya widows and orphans near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. This week Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the United Nations human rights chief, said an act of genocide against Rohingya Muslims by state forces in Myanmar cannot be ruled out.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Nigerian High Commissioner George Adesola Oguntade and his wife Mrs Oguntade Image copyright Victoria Jones / AFP / Pool
Image caption Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Nigerian High Commissioner George Adesola Oguntade and his wife as he presents his Letter of Credence during an audience at Buckingham Palace.
Members of the anti-narcotics force pose for a picture as drugs are burned during a ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan Image copyright Caren Firouz / Reuters
Image caption Members of the anti-narcotics force pose for a picture as illegal drugs are burned during a ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan.
A model prepares backstage Image copyright Daniel Hayduk / AFP
Image caption A model prepares backstage before showcasing a creation by Enjimaasai Fashion during the 10th Swahili Fashion Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
A firefighter is working on extinguishing the Lilac Fire, a fast-moving wildfire in Bonsall, California Image copyright Mike Blake / Reuters
Image caption Nearly 200,000 residents were evacuated from their homes in California as firefighters battled several raging wildfires.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan crosses at the Wagah border crossing from India into Pakistan Image copyright Stefan Rousseau / PA
Image caption London Mayor Sadiq Khan crosses at the Wagah border crossing from India into Pakistan. The mayor is on a week-long visit to the region to promote London, and to strengthen commercial and cultural ties with both Indian and Pakistani cities.
Tear gas smoke fired by Israeli troops during clashes with Palestinian protesters near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramalla Image copyright Abbas Momani / AFP
Image caption Violence has flared between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Clashes took place in the occupied West Bank.
The Supermoon rises above Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire Image copyright Danny Lawson / PA
Image caption The Supermoon rises above Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire. The phenomenon occurs when the Moon is at its closest point to the Earth.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Image copyright Paul Hanna / Reuters
Image caption Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or award for the fifth time - and the second year in a row. The award is voted for by 173 journalists from around the globe and awarded to the world's best footballer.
People dressed as Santa Claus Image copyright Denis Balibouse / Reuters
Image caption People dressed as Santa Claus enjoy the snow during Saint Nicholas Day at the Alpine ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland.

All photographs are copyrighted.

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