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

Image source, John Keeble / Getty ImagesImage caption, Police officers guard the scene at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, where UK Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death. A man was arrested shortly after, on suspicion of murder.Image source, Jack Guez / AFPImage caption, Two astronauts in spacesuits take part in a mission at the Ramon Crater in Israel's Negev desert, designed to help prepare for a future landing on Mars. The Austrian Space Forum and Israel Space Agency are collaborating on the three-week mission.Image source, Blue Origin / ReutersImage caption, Star Trek actor William Shatner, 90, became the oldest person in space during a 10-minute flight with three other passengers on the Blue Origin rocket, developed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. The sub-orbital capsule reached an altitude of just over 100km (60 miles) before returning to the desert near Van Horn, Texas.Image source, Frank Augstein / AFPImage caption, Queen Elizabeth II, walking with the aid of a stick, smiles as she arrives at Westminster Abbey, in London, to attend a service to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion, of which she is patron.Image source, Andy Buchanan / AFPImage caption, Street artists paint a mural on a wall opposite the COP26 climate summit venue in Glasgow. Global leaders are meeting between 31 October and 12 November to negotiate a new deal to stem rising global temperatures.Image source, Narinder Nanu / AFPImage caption, Hindu devotees dressed as deity Lord Hanuman take part in a procession to mark the Navratri festival in Amritsar, India, ahead of the Dussehra festival.Image source, Philippe Lopez / AFPImage caption, Firefighters protect a painting with a blanket during a fire drill aimed at preserving artworks displayed in the Saint-Andre cathedral in Bordeaux, France.Image source, Song Haicun / Getty ImagesImage caption, Tourists move along a colourful winding road in the city of Zaozhuang, in China's Shandong province.Image source, Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFPImage caption, A worker cleans the Druzhba Narodov (Friendship of Nations) fountain at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VDNKh) in Moscow. The VDNKh contains a series of pavilions and outdoor sculptures commemorating the 15 constituent republics of the USSR.Image source, Thomas Samson / AFPImage caption, Little Amal, a giant puppet depicting a Syrian refugee girl, walks in the Place de la Republique in Paris. The puppet, created by The Handspring Puppet Company, is making an 8,000km (4,970-mile) journey across Europe to the UK to raise awareness of the challenges faced by refugee children.

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