Refugees cross the Channel, a protest over the verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial, a migrant caravan in Mexico and Black Friday: striking images from around the world this week
Refugees are helped ashore from a RNLI lifeboat at a beach in Dungeness after being rescued while crossing the Channel. Over the past three years there has been a significant rise in attempted crossings, despite warnings of the dangers in the busy, sometimes rough shipping lane.
Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty
A Haitian girl and her mother wait to wash in Mapastepec as they take part in a caravan to the US border.
Photograph: José Luis González/Reuters
Debris litters the street in Waukesha after an SUV drove through pedestrians at a holiday parade. On Tuesday prosecutors charged a man with intentional homicide over the incident, which killed six and left 62 people injured.
Photograph: Jim Vondruska/Getty Images
An Oxpecker is captured perching on the nose of a buffalo as it drinks in this image by a British photographer, Alan Jones, which beat more than 1,700 other entries to win top prize in the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers bird photographer of the year competition, held in aid of the RSPB
Photograph: Alan Jones/SINWP/SWNS
Women line up to receive money at a distribution point organised by the World Food Program in Kabul. Many Afghan families who once had steady, stable incomes have been plunged into desperation.
Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP
A group of girls react after Brazil’s Corinthians defeated Colombia’s Santa Fe in the Women’s Copa Libertadores final at the Gran Parque Central stadium.
Photograph: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Gett
Students run past a burning barricade set up by protesters demanding the release of kidnapped people.
Photograph: Odelyn Joseph/AP
A woman holds a sign outside the Glynn County courthouse after the jury reached a guilty verdict in the trial of William ‘Roddie’ Bryan, Travis McMichael and Gregory McMichael, charged with the February 2020 murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.
Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters
Activists march through downtown Chicago protesting about the verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial. Rittenhouse, an Illinois teenager, was found not guilty of all charges in the fatal shootings of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and for the shooting and wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images
Storm Arwen batters the Cornish coast
Photograph: Simon Maycock/Alamy Live News
Israeli security forces stand guard as bulldozers demolish a Palestinian building in area A (under Palestinian Authority administrative and security control) near Sur Baher.
Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty
A damaged inflatable dinghy sits on Loon Beach the day after 27 refugees died when their dinghy deflated as they attempted to cross the Channel.
Photograph: Johanna Geron/Reuters
The glass window of a bus shelter is broken after a protest against the government’s coronavirus restrictions in the centre of the city.
Photograph: Corne Sparidaens/EPA
Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators as clashes erupt during a demonstration against Covid-19 restrictions.
Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty
A person holds a flare during the National Black Consciousness Day march in São Paulo.
Photograph: Amanda Perobelli/Reuters
Polar bears spar near the Hudson Bay community.
Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Reuters
Children stand behind a barrier as refugees gather to receive food outside the transport and logistics centre near the border between Belarus and Poland.
Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
Eight-year-old looks through virtual reality goggles as he receives a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from medical staff.
Photograph: Oded Balilty/AP
Floodwaters surround homes and farms in Abbotsford. The Canadian province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency last week following record rainfall.
Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty
Migrants rest under blankets at the Bruzgi transport and logistics centre on the border between Belarus and Poland.