Pictures Of The Week: The Most Powerful Photos From Around The World This Week

09/10/2015 14:07 | Updated 09 October 2015


This week we saw the stunning sight of the Aurora Borealis shining over Derwentwater in the Lake District and kind-hearted Prince Harry attending the WellChild Awards in London. Feminist group Sisters Uncut protested against cuts to support for victims of domestic violence and stormed the red carpet during a protest at the Suffragette premiere on the Opening Night Gala of the BFI London Film Festival and the weird and wonderful congregated in Austria for the World Beard And Moustache Championships.

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagland and Tahira Mirza.

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    ZENICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - OCTOBER 10: Gareth Bale gestures on the back of Joe Ledley as they celebrate after the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Wales at the Stadium Bilino Polje in Elbasan on October 10, 2015. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
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    Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile during an event in London to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2015. The Duke and Duchess were meeting young people who were battling metal illness and to raise awareness of mental health. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ARTHUR EDWARDS (Photo credit should read ARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    TIPPERARY, IRELAND - OCTOBER 10: Jim Carrey attends The Funeral of Cathriona White on October 10, 2015 in Cappawhite, Tipperary, Ireland. (Photo by Debbie Hickey/FilmMagic)
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    A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight in Phoenix Park, Dublin, as the rutting season begins.
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    Prince Harry meets with Nellie-Mai Evans, 9, Inspirational Young Person Award winner in the 7-10 years-old age group, and her adoptive father Jeff (obscured), at the WellChild Awards in London.
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: A toddler sits on the winner of the giant pumpkin category during the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) London Harvest Festival Show at RHS Lindley Halls on October 6, 2015 in London, England. The traditional harvest themed show runs October 6-7 and showcases a wide range of late summer grown fruit and vegetables. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Rita Ora attends the launch of Sexy Fish, London in Berkeley Square on October 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Caprice Holdings Limited)
  • OLI SCARFF via Getty Images
    British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and wife Samantha arrive at the annual Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 7, 2015. Prime Minister David Cameron will today call for a building 'crusade' in Britain, in a bid to address a housing shortage that has become a political hotcake. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shine over Derwentwater, near Keswick in the Lake District.
  • A hungry kingfisher swoops in to catch a fresh fish for its lunch by piercing through the water at an incredible speed. The peckish bird spotted the common rudd swimming just above the stones at the bottom of the water and wasted no time by diving in to grab it. It had spent time flying above the water to carefully select the fish he wanted to eat before nosediving to catch the fish in its beak. The adult male bird was seen catching its fresh lunch near the River Alde in Rendham, Suffolk. Butchery manager and wildlife photographer, Paul Sawer, travelled to the river to take photographs of the hungry kingfishers flying above. Mr Sawer, 43, from Saxmundham, Suffolk, said: "When the kingfisher is feeding its chicks it catches around 100 fish each day.
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: A feminist group Sisters Uncut protesting against cuts to support for victims of domestic violence occupy the red carpet during a protest at the Suffragette premiere on the Opening Night Gala of the BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 7, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
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    BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 06: (CHINA OUT) (EDITORS NOTE: Image captured with a fisheye lens) Aerial view of cars queuing up to pass a checkpoint set recently in the direction of Beijing on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway at the end of National Day Holiday on October 6, 2015 in Beijing, China. A travel peak appeared at the end of 7-day China's National Day Holiday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: A Comic Con attendee poses as the Joker during New York Comic-Con 2015 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on October 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
    A sandstorm sweeps a highway construction site in the desert on the outskirts of Beheira, 180 kilometers (112 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Mahmood Shahiin)
    Anthony Johnson walks over the floodwaters in downtown Kingstree, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
    A large plume of ash and steam rises from the Cotopaxi volcano as seen from Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The Geophysics Institute said during the first week of October the Cotopaxi has shown an increase in emission of ash and temperature, and a noted glow in the crater. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
    Liverpool's new manager Juergen Klopp poses for pictures in front of the Spion Kop stand after being appointed the club's new manager on a three-year deal, Liverpool, England, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. The 48-year-old German has been out of work since May, when he ended a seven-year spell at Borussia Dortmund to take a sabbatical. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
    Yenny Mamani ‘Marta la Altena’ rear, grabs Leonor Cordova ‘Angela la Simpatica’ in a hold during a Bolivian wrestling Cholitas fight in Madrid, Spain, Thursday Oct. 8, 2015. Cholitas are indigenous women who wear traditional pollera skirts and embroidered shawls. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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    Helen Mirren and John Goodman react as they pose for photographers during the photo call for Trumbo, as part of the London Film Festival, at a central London hotel, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
    A masked Palestinian protester stands amid smoke of burning tires during clashes with Israeli troops near Ramallah, West Bank, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
    Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fires flares during a Vertical Charlie maneuver at the Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base near New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha announced Thursday that the IAF would have women fighter pilots, a proposal pending at the Indian Defense Ministry for approval. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
    Novak Djokovic of Serbia, center, takes a selfie with officials after winning his men's singles match against Zhang Ze of China in the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    Landon Fox, 5, of Birmingham, looks up to see his favorite superhero, Captain America, a window washer dressed as a superhero at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    South Africa's Bryan Habana scores a try during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and USA at the Olympic Stadium, London, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, takes part in an ice hockey match between former NHL stars and officials at the Shayba Arena in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin spends his 63rd birthday on the ice, playing hockey with NHL stars against various Russian officials and tycoons. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
    Syrian and Afghan refugees warm themselves and dry their clothes around a fire after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, early Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
    Models wear creations for Chanel's Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented during the Paris Fashion Week, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
    Faculty members embrace as they are allowed to return to Umpqua Community College Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. The campus reopened to faculty for the first time since Oct. 1, when armed suspect Chris Harper-Mercer killed multiple people and wounded several others before taking his own life at Snyder Hall. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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    A view shows the glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Shiniuzhai mountains in Pingjiang county, Hunan province some 150 kilometers from Changsha on October 8, 2015. The bridge, originally a wooden walkway spanning some 300 meters across the 180-meter deep valley, reopened two weeks ago following renovations as a glass-bottomed tourist attraction. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May addresses delegates on the third day of the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)



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