Afghan refugee children lie on a pile of straw gathered for the livestock, while playing in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan hosts more than 1.6m Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the UN refugee agency.
Two nuns look on as workers erect a Christmas tree in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The tree comes from Bavaria, Germany, is 25 metres high and weighs 7.2 tonnes.
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A Palestinian farmer tosses compost at his field near the northern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia, on Tuesday
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
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A murmuration of starlings above the small village of Rigg, near Gretna, in the Scottish Borders on Tuesday
Nepalese people exercise in the early morning a day after the Constituent Assembly election in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Guardsmen arrive in the rain at Monaco cathedral before a mass to mark the principality’s national day.
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A stall selling masks depicting the devil, and believed to ward off evil if hung outside homes, outside a makeshift shelter on a highway on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
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A worker dries ceramic hot water bottles in the sun before they are fired in a kiln in Tajimi, Gifu, Japan. The traditional ceramic bottle became popular again about 10 years ago as people rediscovered they were a great way to keep warm and required minimum use of electricity. They are popular among office workers, who use the ceramic bottles to keep their feet warm
World War Two veteran Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, England, leans down to pick up a paper poppy during an Armistice Day ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The Menin Gate Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are not known.