A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.
Image source, Carlos De Saa / EPAImage caption, Lava erupts from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma in the Spanish Canary Islands. The lava has flattened hundreds of homes and forced the evacuation of more than 6,000 people since it started pouring from the volcano on 19 September.Image source, Banaras Khan / AFPImage caption, People remove debris around their damaged mud houses, following an earthquake in the mountainous district of Harnai, Pakistan. The 5.9-magnitude quake killed at least 20 people and injured more than 300.Image source, Annegret Hilse / ReutersImage caption, Holocaust survivor Leon Schwarzbaum attends the trial of a 100-year-old former concentration camp guard, in Brandenburg, Germany. Josef S is accused of assisting in the murder of 3,518 prisoners at Sachsenhausen.Image source, Narinder Nanu / AFPImage caption, A man practises yoga on a street in Amritsar, India.Image source, Jabin Botsford / Pool via Getty ImagesImage caption, Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies at an internet safety hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. She revealed that she was responsible for a series of leaked documents, which she said proved that Facebook repeatedly prioritised "growth over safety". Facebook has said the leaks were misleading.Image source, Ulises Ruiz / AFPImage caption, A Bengal tiger, which gave birth to four cubs earlier this year, is seen at Guadalajara Zoo, Jalisco state, Mexico.Image source, Sergei Savostyanov TASS via Getty ImagesImage caption, Russian actress Yulia Peresild 'blows a kiss' through a bus window as she leaves for the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. She travelled on a Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft to the International Space Station, to shoot scenes for a feature film.Image source, Ina Fassbender / AFPImage caption, Benjamin List, co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is applauded by colleagues at the Max Planck Institute in Muehlheim, Germany. German-born List and Scotland-born David MacMillan won the award for their work on building molecules that are mirror images of one another.Image source, OLI SCARFF / AFPImage caption, Newcastle United supporter Ryan Arrowsmith with his three-month-old son Lewis outside St James' Park, after the sale of the football club to a Saudi-led consortium. The Premier League approved the £305m takeover after receiving "legally binding assurances" that the Saudi state would not control the club.Image source, ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA / REUTERSImage caption, Members of a Chinese opera troupe wear protective masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as they rehearse for the annual Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok, Thailand.Image source, Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty ImagesImage caption, A cosplayer dressed as Batman wearing the Hellbat suit crosses the road at the New York Comic Con. The pop culture convention returned this year after being cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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