Week in Pictures: November 14th to 20th

Protests in Rio, Obama in Berlin, the bird flu and more…

12 Photos

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1. Brazilian police using pepper spray during protests in front of a building in which meetings concerning the state’s delay in paying workers were being held.

Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba AFP/Getty Images

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2. A boy asking for food in an area of Iraq previously controlled by the IS. Upon arrival, Iraqi forces discovered that archeological ruins a few kilometers away had been destroyed by the Islamic State.

Photo: Felipe Dana AP

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3. Over 5200 illegal weapons being burned in Ngong, Kenya. These had been collected over the past nine years.

Photo: Ben Curtis AP

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4. The moon in the background of a streetlamp in Marseille. It was at its closest to the Earth since 1948.

Photo: Claude Paris AP

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5. US President Barack Obama visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hotel Adlon, Berlin.

Photo: BPA/Reuters

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6. American border agent patrolling the US-Mexico border at the Imperial Sand Dunes, California.

Photo: John Moore Getty Images

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7. Laying hens in the Daillens, 15 km north of Lausanne. Protective measures are being introduced after bird flu has reappeared around Lake Geneva.

Photo: Laurent Gillieron EPA

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8. Protests in Los Angeles as president-elect Donald Trump appoints Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist.

Photo: David McNew AFP/Getty Images

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9. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson preparing her gear for her third mission to the International Space Station. She is now the oldest woman ever to have been in space.

Photo: Kirill Kudryabtsev AFP/Getty Images

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10. Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s elephant’s tusk being restored in Rome after vandals broke its tip last week.

Photo: Paolo Santalucia AP

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11. Rescue workers looking for survivors at the scene of a train derailment that caused the death of over 100 people near Kanpur, India.

Photo: Jitendra Prakash Reuters

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12. Founder of Wikileaks Julien Assange’s cat looking outside the window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where his owner is being prosecuted for rape allegations.

Photo: Matt Dunham AP