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GALLERY: This Week in Pictures 23-29 October


Oct 29, 2021

The past week offered some spectacular imagery from around the world and included ‘Little Amal’, a giant puppet depicting a Syrian refugee girl, migrants heading to Mexico City seeking asylum, and vendors selling fish next to a fumigation drive.


US President Joe Biden looks on as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base before departing for Italy and the United Kingdom on 28 October 2021 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. – President Biden is traveling to the G20 summit in Rome and COP26 in Glasgow. Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP

A woman prays in front of the grave of a relative at a cemetery in Manila on 28 October 2021, ahead of a government-ordered nationwide closure of graveyards for All Saints’ Day due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Ted ALJIBE / AFP
Labourers use soil to secure containers placed by authorities to block a road in Islamabad on October 28, 2021, and stop protesters called by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) demanding the release of their leader Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi, son of late Khadim Hussain Rizvi, founder of TLP. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has been behind major anti-France protests that earlier this year led to the embassy issuing a warning for all French citizens to leave the country. Photo: Farooq NAEEM / AFP
Migrants heading in a caravan to the US, walk towards Mexico City to request asylum and refugee status in Huixtla, Chiapas State, Mexico, on 27 October 2021. – Around 1 000 migrants seeking refugee status are marching towards the Mexican capital, as the government faced a call by the United Nations to process the requests quickly. Photo: ISAAC GUZMAN / AFP
A Palestinian man rides a camel at the beach at sunset in Gaza city, on 23 October 2021. Photo: Mahmud Hams / AFP
People cross the Red Square in Moscow on 23 October 2021. Photo: Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP
Baduy women plant rice in the fields at Ciboleger village in Banten on 23 October 2021, due to the tradition of auspicious days for farming in their custom. Photo: DASRIL ROSZANDI / AFP
‘Little Amal’, a giant puppet depicting a Syrian refugee girl, makes her way to St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London on 23 October 2021, as part of the international art project The Walk. – ‘Little Amal’ was designed by The Handspring Puppet Company and represents a Syrian refugee child and the millions of displaced children worldwide. ‘Little Amal’ has made an 8000 km journey across Europe to the United Kingdom to raise awareness of the challenges faced by refugee children. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
Vendors selling fish stand next to their cart during a fumigation drive as a preventive measure against the diseases-carrying mosquitoes in Karachi on 26 October 2021. Photo: Asif HASSAN / AFP

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