Photos of the week: En route ISS from Baikonur and Bush 41’s funeral

From a Soyuz launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome headed for the International Space Station with crew on board to the death and funeral of former US President George H. W. Bush --a round up of this week's top photos across the world.

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A Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP)

A Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP)

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Olympique Lyonnais’ Ada Hegerberg (R) looks on next to presenter David Ginola and French DJ and co-host Martin Solveig (C) after receiving the women’s 2018 FIFA Women’s Ballon d’Or award for best player of the year in Paris, France. Solveig apologised after a stormy reaction online after he asked the inaugural women’s Ballon D’Or winner Hegerberg whether she could “twerk” live on stage. (Franck Fife / AFP)

Olympique Lyonnais’ Ada Hegerberg (R) looks on next to presenter David Ginola and French DJ and co-host Martin Solveig (C) after receiving the women’s 2018 FIFA Women’s Ballon d’Or award for best player of the year in Paris, France. Solveig apologised after a stormy reaction online after he asked the inaugural women’s Ballon D’Or winner Hegerberg whether she could “twerk” live on stage. (Franck Fife / AFP)

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Members of Iraq’s Rapid Response military unit take part in a “counter-terrorism” training at a military base inside Baghdad International Airport. The exercises are being held over a period of four months in cooperation with the Italian forces in Iraq. (Ahma Al-Rubaye / AFP)

Members of Iraq’s Rapid Response military unit take part in a “counter-terrorism” training at a military base inside Baghdad International Airport. The exercises are being held over a period of four months in cooperation with the Italian forces in Iraq. (Ahma Al-Rubaye / AFP)

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A Salvadorean clown applies makeup as he participates during Salvadoran Clown Day celebrations in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. (Jose Cabezas / REUTERS)

A Salvadorean clown applies makeup as he participates during Salvadoran Clown Day celebrations in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. (Jose Cabezas / REUTERS)

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Nepalese Hindu devotees light oil lamps in memory of deceased family members during the Bala Chaturdashi festival at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Devotees light oil lamps and sow seven kinds of seeds around temple premises in the name of departed family members in observance of the festival. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

Nepalese Hindu devotees light oil lamps in memory of deceased family members during the Bala Chaturdashi festival at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Devotees light oil lamps and sow seven kinds of seeds around temple premises in the name of departed family members in observance of the festival. (Prakash Mathema / AFP)

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Sri Lanka’s sergeant at arms Narendra Fernando walks carrying the mace in the well of the house past empty seats of President Maithripala Sirisena and disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the beginning of the parliamentary session in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The island nation has been in political turmoil since October 26, when Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa. (Eranga Jayawardena / AP)

Sri Lanka’s sergeant at arms Narendra Fernando walks carrying the mace in the well of the house past empty seats of President Maithripala Sirisena and disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the beginning of the parliamentary session in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The island nation has been in political turmoil since October 26, when Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa. (Eranga Jayawardena / AP)

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Settimino Mineo (C), jeweller and new head of the Sicilian mafia, is escorted by carabinieri as he exits a police station after his arrest, in Palermo, Italy. Police arrested jeweller Mineo, 80, and 45 others in Sicily just before he was due to be officially anointed at a reconvened Mafia Commission or Cupola. (Alessandro Fucarini / AFP)

Settimino Mineo (C), jeweller and new head of the Sicilian mafia, is escorted by carabinieri as he exits a police station after his arrest, in Palermo, Italy. Police arrested jeweller Mineo, 80, and 45 others in Sicily just before he was due to be officially anointed at a reconvened Mafia Commission or Cupola. (Alessandro Fucarini / AFP)

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The Nairobi skyline is seen in the background as a zebra walks through the Nairobi National Park, near Nairobi, Kenya. (Amir Cohen / REUTERS)

The Nairobi skyline is seen in the background as a zebra walks through the Nairobi National Park, near Nairobi, Kenya. (Amir Cohen / REUTERS)

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Urban management officers transport a bicycle next to a sea of discarded bicycles belonging to bike-sharing services in Hefei, Anhui province, China. (Stringer / REUTERS)

Urban management officers transport a bicycle next to a sea of discarded bicycles belonging to bike-sharing services in Hefei, Anhui province, China. (Stringer / REUTERS)

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A health care worker stands behind a boy suspected of being infected with Ebola virus in a transit centre in Oicha, North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Goran Tomasevic / REUTERS)

A health care worker stands behind a boy suspected of being infected with Ebola virus in a transit centre in Oicha, North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Goran Tomasevic / REUTERS)

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Buildings and the Trinity Cathedral are reflected in the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Olga Maltseva / AFP)

Buildings and the Trinity Cathedral are reflected in the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Olga Maltseva / AFP)

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A heavy layer of fog, covering the entire city of Sarajevo is seen from a high point on Mt. Trebevic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The country’s capital has been covered in smog for several days. (Elvis Barukcic / AFP)

A heavy layer of fog, covering the entire city of Sarajevo is seen from a high point on Mt. Trebevic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The country’s capital has been covered in smog for several days. (Elvis Barukcic / AFP)

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Polar bear Nanook plays with a ball as she celebrates her first birthday in the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Marcel Kusch / dpa via AP)

Polar bear Nanook plays with a ball as she celebrates her first birthday in the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Marcel Kusch / dpa via AP)

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Competitors prepare themselves before taking part in the London Santa Run, in Victoria Park, London, England. (Peter Nicholls / REUTERS)

Competitors prepare themselves before taking part in the London Santa Run, in Victoria Park, London, England. (Peter Nicholls / REUTERS)

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US President Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS)

US President Donald Trump, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS)

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Former President George W. Bush touches the casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the State Funeral of the latter at the National Cathedral, in Washington. (Alex Brandon / Pool via REUTERS)

Former President George W. Bush touches the casket of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the State Funeral of the latter at the National Cathedral, in Washington. (Alex Brandon / Pool via REUTERS)

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People pass by a huge Soviet-era arch in Kiev, symbolizing Ukraine and Russia’s friendship and union, where an unknown artist added a crack following recent tensions. Russian forces seized three Ukranian navy vessels and their crew on November 25. Ukraine later imposed martial law for 30 days in 10 regions that border Russia, the Black Sea and the Azov Sea. (Sergei Supinsky / AFP)

People pass by a huge Soviet-era arch in Kiev, symbolizing Ukraine and Russia’s friendship and union, where an unknown artist added a crack following recent tensions. Russian forces seized three Ukranian navy vessels and their crew on November 25. Ukraine later imposed martial law for 30 days in 10 regions that border Russia, the Black Sea and the Azov Sea. (Sergei Supinsky / AFP)

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A winter swimmer swims in a frozen river at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China. (Stringer / REUTERS)

A winter swimmer swims in a frozen river at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China. (Stringer / REUTERS)

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Balinese men in a trance hold daggers to their chests during a cultural ceremony in Legian, near Kuta on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. (Sonny Tumbelaka / AFP)

Balinese men in a trance hold daggers to their chests during a cultural ceremony in Legian, near Kuta on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. (Sonny Tumbelaka / AFP)

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Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) speak with the caricature the ‘sugar plum fairy’ before the start of a production of the ‘Nutcracker’, in Nairobi, Kenya. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)

Members of Dance Centre Kenya (DCK) speak with the caricature the ‘sugar plum fairy’ before the start of a production of the ‘Nutcracker’, in Nairobi, Kenya. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (C) and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greet each other at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina as US President Donald Trump enter the room (C left rear). (G20 Argentina Handout / AFP)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (C) and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greet each other at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina as US President Donald Trump enter the room (C left rear). (G20 Argentina Handout / AFP)

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A child peeks out of the window of makeshift house at a camp for displaced people in the village of Atme, in Syria’s mostly rebel-held northern Idlib province. The UN children’s fund recently warned that a funding gap and the start of winter could leave nearly one million children “out in the cold” in the Middle East and North Africa. (Aaref Watad / AFP)

A child peeks out of the window of makeshift house at a camp for displaced people in the village of Atme, in Syria’s mostly rebel-held northern Idlib province. The UN children’s fund recently warned that a funding gap and the start of winter could leave nearly one million children “out in the cold” in the Middle East and North Africa. (Aaref Watad / AFP)

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An Indonesian jockey rides two bulls with a cart during a traditional sport bull race locally called “pacu jawi” in Pariangan of Tanah Datar regency in West Sumatra. (Adek Berry / AFP)

An Indonesian jockey rides two bulls with a cart during a traditional sport bull race locally called “pacu jawi” in Pariangan of Tanah Datar regency in West Sumatra. (Adek Berry / AFP)

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A hooded youth prepares to throw a petrol bomb at riot police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki during a rally commemorating the killing of a 15-year old student back in 2008. The fatal police shooting of the teenager in Athens had sparked the worst rioting Greece had seen in decades. (Giannis Papanikos / AP)

A hooded youth prepares to throw a petrol bomb at riot police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki during a rally commemorating the killing of a 15-year old student back in 2008. The fatal police shooting of the teenager in Athens had sparked the worst rioting Greece had seen in decades. (Giannis Papanikos / AP)

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Germany’s Dajana Eitberger races down the track during a World Cup women’s luge event in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. (Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP)

Germany’s Dajana Eitberger races down the track during a World Cup women’s luge event in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. (Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP)

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Russian contortionist Aleksei Goloborodko, of the Cirque Du Soleil, is pictured with his “Alebrije” --fantastical creatures of Mexican folk culture-- costume, which he wears in the show “LUZIA”, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Omar Torres / AFP)

Russian contortionist Aleksei Goloborodko, of the Cirque Du Soleil, is pictured with his “Alebrije” --fantastical creatures of Mexican folk culture-- costume, which he wears in the show “LUZIA”, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Omar Torres / AFP)

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A staircase of Helsinki’s new Central Library Oodi is seen during a preview in Helsinki, Finland. The new library opened its doors to the public on December 5, 2018, a day before Finland’s 101st birthday. (Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva / AFP)

A staircase of Helsinki’s new Central Library Oodi is seen during a preview in Helsinki, Finland. The new library opened its doors to the public on December 5, 2018, a day before Finland’s 101st birthday. (Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva / AFP)

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Supporters of arrested opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif scuffle with policemen on his arrival at a corruption court in Lahore, Pakistan. An accountability court has sent PML-N President and opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif to jail on a judicial remand. Sharif was arrested on October 5 for graft. (Arif Ali / AFP)

Supporters of arrested opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif scuffle with policemen on his arrival at a corruption court in Lahore, Pakistan. An accountability court has sent PML-N President and opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif to jail on a judicial remand. Sharif was arrested on October 5 for graft. (Arif Ali / AFP)

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Central American migrants who have been travelling in a caravan hoping to get to the United States, climb the metal barrier separating Mexico and the US to cross from Playas de Tijuana in Mexico into the United States. (Pedro Pardo / AFP)

Central American migrants who have been travelling in a caravan hoping to get to the United States, climb the metal barrier separating Mexico and the US to cross from Playas de Tijuana in Mexico into the United States. (Pedro Pardo / AFP)

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Models walk the runway at the Versace Pre-Fall 2019 Runway Show in New York City. (Angela Weiss / AFP)

Models walk the runway at the Versace Pre-Fall 2019 Runway Show in New York City. (Angela Weiss / AFP)

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