The best photos from around the world this week

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Gallery: The best photos from around the world this weekGallery: The best photos from around the world this weekWe’re sorry, this service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.DismissSkip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer20 ImagesFrom protesters attending the COP26 Climate Summit to the celebration of Halloween amidst the COVID pandemic, these are the best photos from around the world in the past week, as chosen by The Age’s photo editors.November 5, 2021 — 4.48pm1/20Horses steam up after galloping during a trackwork session at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Credit:Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images2/20A health official from Yongsan district, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), sprays anti-septic solution at outside stores in an alley of Itaewon district to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) ahead of Halloween in Seoul, South Korea. Calls for vigilance have grown as many communities are expected to celebrate Halloween over the rest of this week. Credit:Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images3/20A member of the Minga Indigena indigenous delegation attends the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland. The Minga Indigena are a group of Indigenous leaders participating in official and alternative events at the COP26 Climate Summit. Their aim is to promote awareness about their struggles to achieve territorial, economic, social and cultural rights in the context of the climate crisis. Credit:Christopher Furlong/Getty Images4/20A house is covered by ash from a volcano as it continues to erupt on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain. An erupting volcano in the Spanish island of La Palma continued to emit vast amounts of magma, gases and ash on Saturday, after days of intense seismic activity and more than five weeks since it erupted. Credit:Emilio Morenatti/AP Photo5/20Dina Averina of Russian Gymnastics Federation competes during the Individual All-Around Final on day four of the 38th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships at West Japan General Exhibition Center in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. Credit:Toru Hanai/Getty Images6/20People gather at a gas station in hopes of filling their motorcycles, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during a national fuel shortage. (AP Photo/Credit:Matias Delacroix/AP Photo7/20Hindu devotees climb the colored stairs to pray at the Batu Caves temple during the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Diwali is one of Hinduism’s most important festivals, dedicated to the worship of the goddess of wealth Lakshmi. Credit:Vincent Thian/AP Photo8/20Schoolchildren take lesson in the art of speaking as the extra-curricular activities at the Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. Credit:Jon Chol Jin/AP Photo9/20A spiritual guide lights candles in front of the statue of folk saint Maximon, a fictitious Indigenous person who is a syncretism of a Mayan and Saint Judas Thaddeus, on the feast day of both in San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala. For the second year in a row, the celebration has been reduced amid restrictions to help curb the spread of the COVID-19. Credit:Moises Castillo/AP Photo10/20A cheerleaders team member wearing a pseudo anti-coronavirus face mask performs during the St. Petersburg Open ATP tennis tournament match in St. Petersburg, Russia.Credit:Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Photo11/20A Marseille supporter holds flares as fans gather before the French League One soccer match between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain in Marseille, France.Credit:Daniel Cole12/20A heard of sheep are guided through central Madrid, Spain. Shepherds guided sheep through the Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing and migration rights that seem increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Credit:Manu Fernandez/AP Photo13/20A washerwoman dries clothes on the banks of the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India. Brahmaputra is one of Asia’s largest rivers, which passes through China’s Tibet region, India and Bangladesh before converging into the Bay of Bengal. Credit:Anupam Nath/AP Photo14/20A man climbs a steep ridge with a basket of coal scavenged from a mine near Dhanbad, an eastern Indian city in Jharkhand state. A 2021 Indian government study found that Jharkhand state — among the poorest in India and the state with the nation’s largest coal reserves — is also the most vulnerable Indian state to climate change. Efforts to fight climate change are being held back in part because coal, the biggest single source of climate-changing gases, provides cheap electricity and supports millions of jobs. It’s one of the dilemmas facing world leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland this week in an attempt to stave off the worst effects of climate change. Credit:Altaf Qadri/AP Photo15/20People drink wine, take pictures and enjoy the sunset at the bridge ‘Hackerbruecke’ in Munich, Germany.Credit:Matthias Schrader/AP Photo16/20Members of the Sufi Karkariya order pet a dog as they gather during a religious celebration of the birthday of the prophet Muhammed, in Aroui, near Nador, eastern Morocco.Credit:Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP Photo17/20A general view of the runners and riders in action as they compete in the Melbourne 10 Sorry We Can’t Be There This Year Handicap at Laytown racecourse, County Meath, Ireland.Credit:Niall Carson/PA via AP18/20Canada’s Vanessa James and Eric Radford perform their pairs free program during the Skate Canada figure skating event in Vancouver, British Columbia. Credit:Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP19/20Activists wearing fish heads hold dead fish during an Ocean Rebellion demonstration in Glasgow, United Kingdom. As World Leaders meet to discuss climate change at the COP26 Summit, many climate action groups have taken to the streets to protest for real progress to be made by governments to reduce carbon emissions, clean up the oceans, reduce fossil fuel use and other issues relating to global heating. Credit:Peter Summers/Getty Images20/20Momiji Nishiya of Japan warms up prior to the Womens Finals of the 2021 SLS Championship Tour: Lake Havasu at Rotary Park in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Credit:Jamie Squire/Getty Images

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