Week in Pictures: 19 – 25 October 2019

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

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Liam McBurney / PA Media

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Martha Brown (centre left) is seen with her partner Louise McCullough (centre right) in Belfast, as they celebrate new legislation in Northern Ireland. People of the same sex can now get married, and abortion has been decriminalised.

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Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

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Ornithologist Vladimir Ivanovski, 72, climbs a tree and builds a nest for birds of prey in a marsh near the village of Kazyany, Belarus.

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Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

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Demonstrators in Santiago protest against inequality in Chile. Four days of unrest have left 17 people dead. Officials say they are investigating claims of violence by security forces.

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Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

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A woman fills her basket with marigolds in Kathmandu, Nepal. The flowers will be sold, and used to make garlands and to offer prayers during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali.

An artist poses with her robot creationImage copyright
Leon Neal / Getty Images

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Artist Sadie Clayton with Ai-Da, an “ultra-realistic” robot artist capable of drawing still life, at Tate Modern in London.

A couple in a colourful gardenImage copyright
Jacob King / PA Media

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Retired couple Tony and Marie Newton tend to their Four Seasons garden as it bursts into autumnal colour at their home in Walsall, West Midlands. England.

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Lukas Coch / Reuters

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Aboriginal elders pose next to a newly-installed sign, ready for the climbing ban on Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory, Australia. Uluru is sacred to its indigenous custodians, the Anangu people, who have long requested tourists not to climb.

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Josh Edelson / Getty Images

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A garage burns at a vineyard during the Kincade Fire near Geyserville, California. Wildfires have burned through 16,000 acres (6,500 hectares) of land in Sonoma County – one of California’s best-known wine regions.

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Dino Ferrertti / Shutterstock

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Officials look at the remains of a collapsed road in Piedmont, Italy. The road marks the location where taxi driver Fabrizio Torre died in flash floods.

A woman looks at a light projection in a cathedralImage copyright
Danny Lawson / PA Media

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A woman looks on as the Northern Lights art installation is projected onto the interior of York Minster, England.

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