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Choristers rehearse at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday in London, UK. Each year about 2m people visit the cathedral for services and concerts in the run-up to Christmas.
Sixty-two-year-old Olivia Tsangane, a neighbour of Nelson Mandela, poses for a photograph in the late South African president’s ancestral village of Qunu, South Africa. The inspirational world leader died on 5 December aged 95.
Nomadic shepherds from Rajasthan herd their sheep at a camp on the outskirts of New Delhi on Monday. They still cling on to pastoral nomadic life, trekking long distances in search of pasture for their sheep.
Tibetan exiles are detained by Indian policewomen during a protest outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi. They were demonstrating against human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government, on the eve of World Human Rights Day
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A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi shouts slogans as riot police and soldiers fire tear gas during clashes at Talbiya, in Giza, Egypt
A base jumper glides through a hangar in a parachute at Tropical Islands in Brand, Germany, venue for the second Indoor Base World Cup. Sixty of the world’s best jumpers, from 16 countries, will be competing from November 29 to December 1.
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Lieutenant Commander Kirsty Flegg hugs her two sons, Jack, 6, and Toby, 4, on Friday, in Glasgow, Scotland, following her deployment on HMS Defender. The Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer has returned to the city where it was built and will be open to the public on Saturday.
Sarah Gubbins, of Bonhams, London, with the gold and diamond crown tiara, entitled “East of Paris”, worn by Victoria Beckham at her wedding to David Beckham, which will be offered for sale in December
A shopper rests in the shoe section of Macy’s Herald Square store in New York on Black Friday, the US’s busiest shopping day of the year
Students take part in a pro-European rally in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. An EU summit to cap years of effort to bring ex-Soviet states into the Western fold opens with its ambitions dented on Thursday after Ukraine, the biggest prize, balked at the last moment under Russian pressure. Kiev’s surprise decision to scrap a landmark political and trade accord with the European Union just days before has set off a war of words between East and West reminiscent of the Cold War and sparked some of the biggest protests in Ukraine in a decade.