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Week in pictures: 7 - 13 November 2020

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

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image captionPresident-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris greet supporters in Wilmington, Delaware, after media outlets announced their triumph in the 2020 US presidential election. Mr Biden defeated incumbent President Donald Trump following a cliff-hanger vote count.
image copyrightYui Mok / PA Media
image captionA member of the armed services salutes at the Cenotaph in London, on Armistice Day. Around the UK, people observed the annual two minutes' silence to mark the day in 1918 when World War One ended.
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image captionA rescuer carries a young child as floodwaters rise in a village in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines. Typhoon Vamco has battered the country with torrential rain and strong winds, killing at least 39 people and causing widespread destruction.
image copyrightEduardo Soteras / AFP
image captionA farmer and militia fighter on his land near the village of Tekeldengy, north-west of Gondar, Ethiopia. Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed since 4 November, during fighting between the national army and forces loyal to the leaders of the northern Tigray region.
image copyrightToya Sarno Jordan / Reuters
image captionA riot police officer in Mexico City had her helmet visor painted red by a member of a feminist collective, during a protest against gender-based violence in the country.
image copyrightDibyangshu Sarkar / AFP
image captionA woman shops for decorative items at a roadside market ahead of Diwali, in Kolkata, India. The five-day festival of lights is celebrated across the world by millions of Hindus and Jains, who traditionally illuminate their 香港集運王s with candles and lanterns.
image copyrightLisa Maree Williams / Getty Images
image captionDancers perform during NAIDOC Week in Sydney, Australia. The annual event, which had been delayed due to coronavirus, celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
image copyrightDomenico Sartor / Handout via Reuters
image captionA care 香港集運王 resident kisses a relative through a plastic sheet designed to keep both safe from coronavirus, in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.
image copyrightFrancis Mascarenhas / Reuters
image captionA woman carries luggage along a railway track on the outskirts of Mumbai, India.
image copyrightJane Barlow / PA Media
image captionFog surrounds the Balmoral Clock in Edinburgh, as parts of the UK saw some murky mornings at the start of the week.

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