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

image source, Savo Prelevic / AFPimage captionA man walks past a burning barricade blocking access to Cetinje, Montenegro, during a protest against the inauguration of the new head of the Serbian Orthodox Church.image source, Andrew Kelly / Reutersimage captionA model prepares backstage at Harlem Fashion Week in Manhattan, New York City.image source, Chaideer Mahyuddin / AFPimage captionA man receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.image source, Jacob King / PA Mediaimage captionLisa Huggins and Chris Jackson marry under water at an activity centre in Birmingham, England. The diving fans were due to marry abroad but had their plans scuppered by the pandemic, so found a unique alternative.image source, Thomas Samson / AFPimage captionUrban climber Alain Robert (second from right) scales the 190-metre Tour Total building in La Defense, near Paris, with three supporters, to protest against France's Covid health pass scheme.image source, Miguel Schincariol / AFPimage captionIn Sao Paulo, people take part in a demonstration in support of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The far-right leader convened rallies for Brazil's independence day, amid calls for his impeachment.image source, Ryan M Kelly / AFPimage captionThe statue of former Confederate General Robert E Lee is removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam announced its removal last year, amid national protests after the death of George Floyd.image source, Toby Melville / Reutersimage captionA clock face on the Elizabeth Tower – more commonly known as Big Ben – is restored to its original Prussian blue colouring, as renovation works continue at the Houses of Parliament, in London.image source, Antara Foto / Adeng Bustomi via Reutersimage captionStudents wearing face masks walk home after class, as schools reopen on a trial basis in Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia.image source, Yara Nardi / Reutersimage captionA colourfully dressed guest on the red carpet at the 78th Venice Film Festival.

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