Demonstrators gather during a Global Day of Action protest on the sidelines of the Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow.
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New Delhi, India
A devotee takes a dip in the waters of the Yamuna river – amid foam created by pollution – as a part of a ritual for the upcoming Hindu festival of Chhath Puja.
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St Helena Island, South Carolina, US
Crabber Thomas Mitchell, right, walks around his business, Cedar Grove Seafood, on St Helena Island. Mitchell and other local residents who make their living catching oysters and crab say that rising ocean temperatures have dramatically reduced the amount they can catch, while increasing the difficulty and danger of their work.
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Medical personnel test a man at a makeshift testing site near a residential compound that was locked down after a local outbreak of Covid in Beijing.
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People wade with their bicycles through a waterlogged road during incessant heavy rains in Chennai. According to the intergovernmental panel on climate change, major coastal cities like Mumbai, Kochi, Visakhapatnam and Chennai could go underwater by the end of the century.
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Saint Louis, Senegal
Models working with fashion designer Ndeye Diop Guisse pose for a portrait in front of a disused port crane, whilst wearing traditional Signares outfits.
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Reverend Gilberto Vergara blesses a person giving confession in Aguililla. ‘The most shameful thing is the absence of the government, which has become simply a spectator in a war that has left so many dead, so much destruction,’ said Vergara, describing the residents’ frustration with the army’s reluctance to fight either of two rival drug cartels.
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A delivery driver rides a scooter past cars covered in snow and leaves following a snowfall in Beijing. The city, which averages less than seven days of snow annually, is set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics next February.
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A view inside the Palace of Saddam Hussein, one of the deposed Iraqi leader’s former palaces, located in the ancient city of Babylon in Babil.
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A staff member rests next to a patient infected with Covid-19 in the intensive care unit of Lozenetz Hospital in Sofia. Bulgaria is among the countries with the highest number of deaths comparative to its population.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
A horse rider performs during a rally held to show support for the government and the Ethiopian National Defence Force in their efforts against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and Oromo Liberation Army in Addis Ababa. According to a report by the UN, war crimes have been committed by both sides in the bloody year-long civil war.
Residents sit on the doorsteps of their flooded home as water from the Chao Praya river floods low lying areas around the district of Bang Phlat.
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Inmates, children and prison wardens are photographed in the women’s section of Kajiado prison. Children stay with their mothers in the prison until they are four years old, after which they are cared for by the community.
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Nablus, West Bank
Mourners and militants take part in the funeral of Palestinian boy Mohamed Dadis, who the Palestinian health ministry said was killed by Israeli forces.
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Los Corazones, Mexico
Migrants stop to rest as they travel in a caravan heading to Mexico City.
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Communist party supporters carry portraits of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin and dictator Josef Stalin as they attend a ceremony at Lenin’s mausoleum on Red Square, marking the 104th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution also known as the October Revolution.
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Luhihi, Democratic Republic of Congo
Bisimwa Hardy, 22, a father of two, who has been working in the Luhihi artisanal mine for seven months to support the needs of his family, carries a rock at the mine. In a well more than 70m deep, Hardy brings a bag full of stones to the surface to take them to the crusher to separate the stone from the gold. Discovered by the local population about two years ago, the Luhihi mining site is a mountain of gold at the heart of conflicts as well as human rights violations. In the last five months alone, seven people have died in inhumane conditions.
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A woman walks past the ‘Choose Earth’ mural as the Cop26 UN climate change conference takes place in Glasgow.
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Women mourn the death of civilians killed in a reported Turkish drone strike during their funeral procession in the northeastern Syrian Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli.
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Migrants gather to receive humanitarian aid from the Belarusian military at a camp at the border between Belarus and Poland. Hundreds of refugees who want to obtain asylum in the European Union have been trapped for three days in low temperatures at the border.