Photos of the week: Protests erupt in Iraq and sunset in Russia

Residents at Baghdad in Iraq held big demonstrations against over unemployment, corruption and poor public services and a pristine sunset in Russia; a roundup of top photos from across the world.

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A demonstrator gestures as he stands close to burning tires blocking a road, during a protest over unemployment, corruption and poor public services, in Baghdad, Iraq. (Thaier al-Sudani / REUTERS)

A demonstrator gestures as he stands close to burning tires blocking a road, during a protest over unemployment, corruption and poor public services, in Baghdad, Iraq. (Thaier al-Sudani / REUTERS)

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This NASA handout photo by astronaut Nick Hague as he prepares to conclude his stay aboard the orbiting laboratory this week. Hague will return to Earth after a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. He and Expedition 60 and Soyuz commander Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos are completing a 203-day mission, spanning 3,248 orbits of Earth, and a journey of 80.8 million miles. (Nick Hague / NASA / AFP)

This NASA handout photo by astronaut Nick Hague as he prepares to conclude his stay aboard the orbiting laboratory this week. Hague will return to Earth after a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. He and Expedition 60 and Soyuz commander Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos are completing a 203-day mission, spanning 3,248 orbits of Earth, and a journey of 80.8 million miles. (Nick Hague / NASA / AFP)

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Actor Renee Zellweger poses as she arrives for the European premiere of "Judy" at the Curzon Mayfair in London, Britain. (Peter Nicholls / REUTERS)

Actor Renee Zellweger poses as she arrives for the European premiere of "Judy" at the Curzon Mayfair in London, Britain. (Peter Nicholls / REUTERS)

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Figures made of straw bales stand on a meadow in the small village of Weiskirchen near Frankfurt, Germany. (Michael Probst / AP)

Figures made of straw bales stand on a meadow in the small village of Weiskirchen near Frankfurt, Germany. (Michael Probst / AP)

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A woman reads a book under the umbrellas on display over Cheonggye stream during a campaign to raise money donation to help underprivileged children in Seoul, South Korea. (Ahn Young-joon / AP)

A woman reads a book under the umbrellas on display over Cheonggye stream during a campaign to raise money donation to help underprivileged children in Seoul, South Korea. (Ahn Young-joon / AP)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as he applauds during the gala evening held on Tiananmen Square for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. Tiananmen Square is both where leader Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and where pro-democracy protesters rallied in 1989 before being quashed by the military in a bloody crackdown. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as he applauds during the gala evening held on Tiananmen Square for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. Tiananmen Square is both where leader Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and where pro-democracy protesters rallied in 1989 before being quashed by the military in a bloody crackdown. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

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A woman holds up a handbill as protesters gather in the street in the heart of Hong Kong's commercial district Central the government announced a ban on face masks. Hong Kong's leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers on October 4 to ban protesters wearing face masks, but the move aimed at quelling months of unrest sparked immediate fresh rallies and vows to defy the new law. (Mohd Rasfan / AFP)

A woman holds up a handbill as protesters gather in the street in the heart of Hong Kong's commercial district Central the government announced a ban on face masks. Hong Kong's leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers on October 4 to ban protesters wearing face masks, but the move aimed at quelling months of unrest sparked immediate fresh rallies and vows to defy the new law. (Mohd Rasfan / AFP)

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A man holds a boy during clashes with police outside the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos. At least one migrant died on September 29, 2019, after a fire broke out in Moria, the over-crowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Greece's Health Ministry said. (Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)

A man holds a boy during clashes with police outside the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos. At least one migrant died on September 29, 2019, after a fire broke out in Moria, the over-crowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Greece's Health Ministry said. (Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)

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A hologram of Mahatma Gandhi speaks to the audience during a conference on the future of education, at the UNESCO headquarters, in Paris, France. (Thibault Camus / AP)

A hologram of Mahatma Gandhi speaks to the audience during a conference on the future of education, at the UNESCO headquarters, in Paris, France. (Thibault Camus / AP)

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Mexicans fleeing from violence, and who are camping near the Santa Fe international border crossing bridge while waiting to apply for asylum to the US, are seen on a bus as they are moved to a shelter due a storm forecast in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Jose Luis Gonzalez / REUTERS)

Mexicans fleeing from violence, and who are camping near the Santa Fe international border crossing bridge while waiting to apply for asylum to the US, are seen on a bus as they are moved to a shelter due a storm forecast in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Jose Luis Gonzalez / REUTERS)

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Children play behind the door, in Petare slum, in Caracas, Venezuela. (Matias Delacroix / AFP)

Children play behind the door, in Petare slum, in Caracas, Venezuela. (Matias Delacroix / AFP)

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Protestor Jean-Pierre Finfin, 34, shouts for help after being shot in the leg and temporarily abandoned by his friends who had fled police tear gas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Demonstrators chanted calls for Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise to resign, the latest in a series of protests aimed at pushing Moise from office. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)

Protestor Jean-Pierre Finfin, 34, shouts for help after being shot in the leg and temporarily abandoned by his friends who had fled police tear gas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Demonstrators chanted calls for Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise to resign, the latest in a series of protests aimed at pushing Moise from office. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)

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Afghan election commission workers prepare ballot papers for counting of the presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS)

Afghan election commission workers prepare ballot papers for counting of the presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS)

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A model presents creation by designer Noreen and Neelam during the Bridal Fashion Week organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council in Lahore, Pakistan. (KM Chaudary / AP)

A model presents creation by designer Noreen and Neelam during the Bridal Fashion Week organized by the Pakistan Fashion Design Council in Lahore, Pakistan. (KM Chaudary / AP)

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Guests pose prior the 6th Kampala Fashion Week, the annual showcase of fashion brands from East Africa, in Kampala, Uganda. (Sumy Sadurni / AFP)

Guests pose prior the 6th Kampala Fashion Week, the annual showcase of fashion brands from East Africa, in Kampala, Uganda. (Sumy Sadurni / AFP)

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A man carries goods on his way to a temple during the Shikali festival at Khokana village in Lalitpur, Nepal. (Monika Deupala / REUTERS)

A man carries goods on his way to a temple during the Shikali festival at Khokana village in Lalitpur, Nepal. (Monika Deupala / REUTERS)

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Horses eat amidst snowy weather near Cremona, Alberta, Canada. (Jeff McIntosh / AP)

Horses eat amidst snowy weather near Cremona, Alberta, Canada. (Jeff McIntosh / AP)

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A runner during the women's 400 metres final, at Khalifa International Stadium, in Doha, Qatar. (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)

A runner during the women's 400 metres final, at Khalifa International Stadium, in Doha, Qatar. (Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS)

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This multi exposure picture shows Russia's Artur Dalaloyan on the pommel horse during a training session for the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, southern Germany. (Thomas Kienzle / AFP)

This multi exposure picture shows Russia's Artur Dalaloyan on the pommel horse during a training session for the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, southern Germany. (Thomas Kienzle / AFP)

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French President Emmanuel Macron stands in front of the coffin of former French president Jacques Chirac during a military tribute at the Invalides (Hotel des Invalides) in Paris, France. - Former French President Jacques Chirac died on September 26, 2019 at the age of 86. (Philippe Lopez / AFP)

French President Emmanuel Macron stands in front of the coffin of former French president Jacques Chirac during a military tribute at the Invalides (Hotel des Invalides) in Paris, France. - Former French President Jacques Chirac died on September 26, 2019 at the age of 86. (Philippe Lopez / AFP)

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Indonesian surfer Edi Siswanto ,waves at northern lights in Unstad, Lofoten Islands, beyond Arctic Circle. (Olivier Morin / AFP)

Indonesian surfer Edi Siswanto ,waves at northern lights in Unstad, Lofoten Islands, beyond Arctic Circle. (Olivier Morin / AFP)

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Skyler Henard competes in the 2019 Surf City Surf Dog contest at Huntington Beach, California, US. (Kyle Grillot / AFP)

Skyler Henard competes in the 2019 Surf City Surf Dog contest at Huntington Beach, California, US. (Kyle Grillot / AFP)

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A dead hippo is seen in one of the dried channel of the wildlife reach Okavango Delta near the Nxaraga village in the outskirt of Maun, Botswana. The Okavango Delta is one of Africa's last remaining great wildlife habitat and provides refuge to huge concentrations of game. Botswana government declared this year as a drought year due to no rain fall through out the country. (Monirul Bhuiyan / AFP)

A dead hippo is seen in one of the dried channel of the wildlife reach Okavango Delta near the Nxaraga village in the outskirt of Maun, Botswana. The Okavango Delta is one of Africa's last remaining great wildlife habitat and provides refuge to huge concentrations of game. Botswana government declared this year as a drought year due to no rain fall through out the country. (Monirul Bhuiyan / AFP)

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Brazil's Marcilio Brown makes a jump during the Windsurfing World Cup at Westerland on the north German Island of Sylt. (Frank Molter / AFP)

Brazil's Marcilio Brown makes a jump during the Windsurfing World Cup at Westerland on the north German Island of Sylt. (Frank Molter / AFP)

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Fans ride on a zip line mounted in front of the main stage of the Rock in Rio festival at the Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The week-long Rock in Rio festival started September 27, with international stars as headliners, over 700,000 spectators and social actions including the preservation of the Amazon. (Mauro Pimentel / AFP)

Fans ride on a zip line mounted in front of the main stage of the Rock in Rio festival at the Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The week-long Rock in Rio festival started September 27, with international stars as headliners, over 700,000 spectators and social actions including the preservation of the Amazon. (Mauro Pimentel / AFP)

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Ex-Thomas Cook employees demonstrate in London, Britain, after delivering a petition calling for a full inquiry into Thomas Cook's collapse and for the company's directors to pay back their bonuses. British travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed on September 23, leaving hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers stranded and sparking the UK's biggest repatriation since World War II. (Tolga Akmen / AFP)

Ex-Thomas Cook employees demonstrate in London, Britain, after delivering a petition calling for a full inquiry into Thomas Cook's collapse and for the company's directors to pay back their bonuses. British travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed on September 23, leaving hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers stranded and sparking the UK's biggest repatriation since World War II. (Tolga Akmen / AFP)

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In this photo made with a long exposure and artificial light, a tree stands in a former mining camp seized by police in Peru's Tambopata province. The area known by miners as "La Pampa," which surrounds a national park and doesn't appear on state maps, has yielded roughly 25 tons of illegally mined gold a year, much more than the legally produced amount in the same area, according to the Peruvian government. (Rodrigo Abd / AP)

In this photo made with a long exposure and artificial light, a tree stands in a former mining camp seized by police in Peru's Tambopata province. The area known by miners as "La Pampa," which surrounds a national park and doesn't appear on state maps, has yielded roughly 25 tons of illegally mined gold a year, much more than the legally produced amount in the same area, according to the Peruvian government. (Rodrigo Abd / AP)

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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during an operational test at 1:13 am Pacific Time, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. (JT Armstrong / US Air Force / AFP)

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during an operational test at 1:13 am Pacific Time, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. (JT Armstrong / US Air Force / AFP)

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A photo of Czech singer Karel Gott is placed amid candles in front of his house in Prague, Czech Republic. Czech pop singer Karel Gott, who was a particular favourite in neighbouring Germany where media once dubbed him the "Sinatra of the East", died at 80. (Michal Cizek / AFP)

A photo of Czech singer Karel Gott is placed amid candles in front of his house in Prague, Czech Republic. Czech pop singer Karel Gott, who was a particular favourite in neighbouring Germany where media once dubbed him the "Sinatra of the East", died at 80. (Michal Cizek / AFP)

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Tourists watch the sunset in the Caucasus mountains outside Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, Russia. (Maxim Shemetov / REUTERS)

Tourists watch the sunset in the Caucasus mountains outside Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, Russia. (Maxim Shemetov / REUTERS)

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