Week in pictures: 15 -21 October 2022

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

Juan Figalo looks out the window of what was left of his bedroom in the neighbourhood of El Castano, in Maracay, Aragua state, Venezuela, 18 October 2022 Image source, GABY ORAA / Reuters

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Juan Figalo stands in his damaged home following devastating floods in El Castano, a suburb of Maracay, Venezuela.

Image source, TEMILADE ADELAJA / REUTERS

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A demonstrator is detained in a police van during a rally on the second anniversary of anti-police protests in Lagos, Nigeria.

Image source, Lesley Martin / PA Media

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Hundreds of students take part in the traditional Raisin Monday foam fight on St Salvator's Lower College Lawn at the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

Image source, Reuters

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Liz Truss has resigned as UK prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party. Her departure after 45 days in office makes her the shortest-serving PM in UK history.

Image source, VALENTYN OGIRENKO / Reuters

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A woman carries a dog at the site of a residential building heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike in Mykolaiv, Ukraine.

Image source, Adriano Machado / Reuters

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Celia Xakriaba, of the Xakriaba indigenous community, elected candidate for Minas Gerais state deputy, poses for a picture during the seminar of the natives of the land and indigenous women leaders in Brasilia, Brazil.

Image source, ANDREW COULDRIDGE / Reuters

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Alycia Baumgardner (L) became the WBC, WBO and IBF unified super-featherweight champion against Mikaela Mayer in London. It was a historic night for women's boxing, as - for the first time - every fighter on the card was female.

Image source, MAST IRHAM/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

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A photo taken with a drone shows the collapsed dome of the Islamic Centre Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. The dome of the mosque caught fire and collapsed during renovation work.

Image source, JEROME FAVRE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

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A man surfs at Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong, China. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a warning signal as Typhoon Nesat passed the coast of Guangdong.

Image source, Jacob King / PA Media

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National Trust gardener Dan Bull works from a cherry-picker to trim a section of 14m-high yew hedge at Powis Castle near Welshpool, in Wales. The famous 'tumps' are more than 300 years old and it takes one gardener 10 weeks each autumn to clip them, maintaining their unusual waved shape.

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