Week in Pictures

A diver feeds a stingray while dressed as Santa ClausJian Wen feeds a stingray while dressed as Santa Claus during SEA Aquarium’s Christmas festivities in Singapore.

 

Passengers queue while waiting for announcements at Gatwick South Terminal on 20 December 2018Weary passengers await announcements at Gatwick Airport after its runway closed just after 21:00 on 19 December when two drones were spotted flying over the perimeter fence and into the airfield. It did not reopen until Friday morning. Thousands of people’s flights were cancelled because of what police called “a deliberate act to disrupt the airport”.

 

A mother of a child who died from suspected Ebola, cries near her child's coffinA mother of a child who died from suspected Ebola cries near the coffin in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Residents look at the remains of Educandos neighbourhood the day after it was ravaged by a massive fire, in Manaus, Amazonas state, BrazilResidents stare at the remains of Educandos neighbourhood the day after it was ravaged by a massive fire in Manaus, Brazil. No deaths were reported in the blaze, which authorities said might have been caused by a pressure cooker.

 

Workers put the finishing touches on a statueWorkers put the finishing touches to a statue, entitled Julia, designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa in Madrid.

 

A street vendor sells Christmas decorations on a street in Dakar, SenegalA street vendor sells Christmas decorations on a street in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

 

Search and rescue team approaches the Soyuz MS-09 capsule on 20 December 2018A search-and-rescue team approaches the Soyuz MS-09 capsule, carrying International Space Station crew members, shortly after its landing in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

 

People gather around fences that have been erected to protect the latest piece of artwork by guerrilla artist Banksy on 20 December 2018People gather to take photos of the latest piece of artwork by guerrilla artist Banksy, in Port Talbot, Wales. The British artist, who keeps his identity a secret, used his verified Instagram account to confirm the graffiti piece was his.

 

Former US President Barack Obama delivering gifts at Children's National medical centre in Washington DC, on 19 December 2018Former US President Barack Obama delivers gifts and greets patients and their parents at the Children’s National medical centre in Washington DC.

 

Choristers take part in a rehearsal at St Paul's Cathedral in London, on 19 December 2018Choristers take part in a rehearsal at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

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