Week in pictures: 21-27 November 2020


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

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image captionA woman cries in front of a mural of Diego Maradona, in Buenos Aires, following the news of his death at age 60. Widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time, Maradona represented Argentina in four World Cups and famously scored the "Hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals.
image copyrightEduardo Soteras / AFP
image captionA woman stands in a room that has been damaged by shelling, in Humera, Ethiopia. Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed and thousands forced from their homes during fighting between the national army and forces loyal to the leaders of the northern Tigray region.
image copyrightHannah McKay / Reuters
image captionShoppers wait for a computer games store to open during the annual Black Friday sales, in Tysons, Virginia, US.
image copyrightStephane De Sakutin / AFP
image captionPolice spray water at protesters, in Paris. Demonstrators gathered to protest about a controversial security bill, which includes an article seeking to limit the filming of police officers on duty.
image copyrightHannah McKay / Reuters
image captionUS President Donald Trump pardons a turkey during the annual Thanksgiving tradition at the White House. Following the ceremony, turkeys Corn and Cob retired to a new home on the campus of Iowa State University.
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image captionPeople watch the launch of the Chang'e-5 lunar probe in Wenchang, China. The robotic spacecraft will try to retrieve rock samples from the Moon, before returning to Earth in mid-December.
image copyrightJane Barlow / PA Media
image captionBoo Paterson shows off her decorated face shields. The Scottish artist was inspired to create the masks during lockdown, after seeing Paris fashion house staff wearing standard medical PPE.
image copyrightNavesh Chitrakar / Reuters
image captionStudents wear masks and socially distance as they take their grade 12 exams outside, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
image copyrightBen Birchall / PA Media
image captionA stag rests as a bird feeds on ticks in its fur, in Bristol, UK.
image copyrightCarl Recine / Reuters
image captionA man carries a Christmas tree in Keele, Staffordshire. In the UK, coronavirus restrictions are being eased for a five-day period over Christmas to allow people to celebrate together.

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