Week in pictures: 3 - 9 October 2020

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A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

Lloyd Scott climbing Scafell PikeImage source, Joe Giddens / PA Wire
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Veteran fundraiser Lloyd Scott, who is attempting to climb the Three Peaks in aid of Lord's Taverners charity while wearing a diving suit, is seen on Scafell Pike, in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England.
Image source, Lim Huey Teng / Reuters
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A doctor prepares to take a swab from a patient to test for Covid-19, at Sunway Medical Centre, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
Image source, Eva Plevier / Reuters
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A cat walks across the desk of a woman who is working from home in Sassenheim, Netherlands.
Image source, Michele Tantussi / Reuters
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An Extinction Rebellion activist takes part in a protest in the German capital, Berlin.
Image source, Muhammad Hamed / Reuters
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A teacher gives an online lesson to students receiving distanced education in Amman, Jordan.
Image source, Erin Scott
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US President Donald Trump takes off his protective face mask as he poses on the Truman Balcony of the White House, after returning from Walter Reed Medical Center. He'd earlier tested positive for the coronavirus.
Image source, Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA-EFE
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Vice-President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger Kamala Harris take to the stage for a 90-minute debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, ahead of the US election on 3 November.
Image source, Willy Kurniawan / Reuters
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Demonstrators in Jakarta protect an elderly woman during clashes with police, as they protest against the Indonesian government's controversial new jobs-creation law that critics say undermines workers' rights. Hundreds of people were arrested at rallies across the country.
Image source, Lukas Cochairs / EPA-EFE
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Harvested oranges are seen on a farm near Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. The country's fruit and vegetable farmers are short of workers to harvest their crops this summer.
Image source, Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
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Colin Burgin-Plews, aka the Big Pink Dress, of South Shields, North East England, runs his fifth London Marathon in his home town, after this year's event was postponed from 26 April. 45,000 runners took part on a course of their own choosing, with their progress tracked by the official app.

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