Photos of the week: Greta Thunberg at UN summit and Boris Johnson wins parliamentary majority

From Swedish activist Greta Thunberg slams rich countries of “misleading” people over climate action at UN talks in Madrid to the Boris Johnson winning a decisive victory in the U.K. election, putting the country on course to leave the European Union next month after the biggest shift in British political allegiances for decades.

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives to participate in the event "Unite behind the science" within the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid. Thunberg accused rich countries of “misleading” people over climate action at UN talks on Wednesday hours before a veteran leader of the global environmental movement with whom she shared the podium was locked out of the conference. (CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives to participate in the event "Unite behind the science" within the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid. Thunberg accused rich countries of “misleading” people over climate action at UN talks on Wednesday hours before a veteran leader of the global environmental movement with whom she shared the podium was locked out of the conference. (CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

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Aerial view of elite soldiers taking part in a mission to retrieve bodies from White Island after the December 9 volcanic eruption, off the coast from Whakatane on the North Island. Elite soldiers retrieved six bodies from New Zealand's volatile White Island volcano on December 13, winning praise for their "courageous" mission carried out under the threat of another eruption. (Handout / NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE / AFP)

Aerial view of elite soldiers taking part in a mission to retrieve bodies from White Island after the December 9 volcanic eruption, off the coast from Whakatane on the North Island. Elite soldiers retrieved six bodies from New Zealand's volatile White Island volcano on December 13, winning praise for their "courageous" mission carried out under the threat of another eruption. (Handout / NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE / AFP)

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A demonstrator holds a coloured-smoke canister during a demonstration in Nantes as part of the sixth day of massive strike action over government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (Loic VENANCE / AFP)

A demonstrator holds a coloured-smoke canister during a demonstration in Nantes as part of the sixth day of massive strike action over government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (Loic VENANCE / AFP)

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Students place flowers in front of a memorial to mark the annual national day of remembrance to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of Nanjing massacre during a memorial ceremony in Nanjing in China's eastern Jiangsu province. (STR / AFP / China OUT)

Students place flowers in front of a memorial to mark the annual national day of remembrance to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of Nanjing massacre during a memorial ceremony in Nanjing in China's eastern Jiangsu province. (STR / AFP / China OUT)

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People raise their phone lights as they take part in a pro-democracy rally in Wan Chai in Hong Kong. The march was organised by the Civil Human Rights Front after it was granted approval by the police. The group had organised two of the largest peaceful protests early in the moment back in July. (Alastair Pike / AFP)

People raise their phone lights as they take part in a pro-democracy rally in Wan Chai in Hong Kong. The march was organised by the Civil Human Rights Front after it was granted approval by the police. The group had organised two of the largest peaceful protests early in the moment back in July. (Alastair Pike / AFP)

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Aerial view shows children walking at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province. (Abdulaziz KETAZ / AFP)

Aerial view shows children walking at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province. (Abdulaziz KETAZ / AFP)

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An Afghan boy stands inside a damaged mosque at the site of an attack in a U.S. military air base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS)

An Afghan boy stands inside a damaged mosque at the site of an attack in a U.S. military air base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS)

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An expert holds a rattlesnake after venom was extracted from it at the Butantan Institue -which supplies the Ministry of Health, with many snakes' venom for its ditribution countrywide- in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2018 nearly 29,000 people were bitten by snakes in Brazil, of which over a hundred were killed. Most of the cases were in the vast and remote Amazon basin, far away from hospitals stocked with antivenom. (CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

An expert holds a rattlesnake after venom was extracted from it at the Butantan Institue -which supplies the Ministry of Health, with many snakes' venom for its ditribution countrywide- in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2018 nearly 29,000 people were bitten by snakes in Brazil, of which over a hundred were killed. Most of the cases were in the vast and remote Amazon basin, far away from hospitals stocked with antivenom. (CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

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Former US president Barack Obama (L) and wife Michelle Obama (R) attend a side event for the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur. (Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Former US president Barack Obama (L) and wife Michelle Obama (R) attend a side event for the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur. (Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

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Passengers fill a metro train at the Gare du Nord RER station during a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) and French SNCF workers in Paris as part of a second day of national strike and protests in France. (Eric Gaillard / REUTERS)

Passengers fill a metro train at the Gare du Nord RER station during a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) and French SNCF workers in Paris as part of a second day of national strike and protests in France. (Eric Gaillard / REUTERS)

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Singer Taylor Swift eyes are caught in a photographer's flash as she arrives on the red carpet for the "Billboard Women in Music" event in Los Angeles, California, U.S. (Mike Blake / REUTERS)

Singer Taylor Swift eyes are caught in a photographer's flash as she arrives on the red carpet for the "Billboard Women in Music" event in Los Angeles, California, U.S. (Mike Blake / REUTERS)

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A member of the Middle East Caving and Expeditionary Team descends while exploring Birdwing cave, the deepest in the Gulf, on Jebel Kawr near Ibri, Oman. (Christopher Pike / REUTERS)

A member of the Middle East Caving and Expeditionary Team descends while exploring Birdwing cave, the deepest in the Gulf, on Jebel Kawr near Ibri, Oman. (Christopher Pike / REUTERS)

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Britain's Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, Boris Johnson speaks during a campaign event to celebrate the result of the General Election, in central London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a political “earthquake” after securing a sweeping election win, which clears the way for Britain to finally leave the European Union next month after years of political deadlock. (Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Britain's Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, Boris Johnson speaks during a campaign event to celebrate the result of the General Election, in central London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hailed a political “earthquake” after securing a sweeping election win, which clears the way for Britain to finally leave the European Union next month after years of political deadlock. (Ben STANSALL / AFP)

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Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against Chile's government, in Santiago, Chile. Chile has been rocked by nearly two months of chaos and protests over inequality and social injustices. Rioting has left 26 dead, billions in damages and widespread allegations of abuse, torture and rape by security forces. (Pablo Sanhueza / REUTERS)

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against Chile's government, in Santiago, Chile. Chile has been rocked by nearly two months of chaos and protests over inequality and social injustices. Rioting has left 26 dead, billions in damages and widespread allegations of abuse, torture and rape by security forces. (Pablo Sanhueza / REUTERS)

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a 14-hour session that dragged with partisanship but had been expected to end with the formal charges being sent to the full House for a vote next week. Approval of the two charges against the president is still expected Friday in the committee. (Alex Brandon / AP)

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a 14-hour session that dragged with partisanship but had been expected to end with the formal charges being sent to the full House for a vote next week. Approval of the two charges against the president is still expected Friday in the committee. (Alex Brandon / AP)

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A child seen standing near the sculptures of Jesus and Mary, depicted as refugees in cages, which form part of a Nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont, California, U.S. (Kyle Grillot / REUTERS)

A child seen standing near the sculptures of Jesus and Mary, depicted as refugees in cages, which form part of a Nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont, California, U.S. (Kyle Grillot / REUTERS)

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