Photos of the week: Protests in Ecuador and Kipchoge breaks world record

People hold anti-government protests against Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno's decision to slash fuel subsidies and Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge breaks the world record for completing a marathon; a roundup of top photos from across the world.

Updated On Oct 12, 2019 09:28 PM IST
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A demonstrator wrapped in an Ecuadorean flag passes by a barricade set on fire during clashes with riot police in Quito, as thousands march against Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno's decision to slash fuel subsidies. Unions and other groups alongside thousands of farmers and indigenous people are protested on the streets of the capital Quito. The government doubled fuel prices as part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to obtain loans despite the country’s high public debt. (Martin Bernetti / AFP)
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A demonstrator wrapped in an Ecuadorean flag passes by a barricade set on fire during clashes with riot police in Quito, as thousands march against Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno's decision to slash fuel subsidies. Unions and other groups alongside thousands of farmers and indigenous people are protested on the streets of the capital Quito. The government doubled fuel prices as part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to obtain loans despite the country’s high public debt. (Martin Bernetti / AFP)

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Police chase down a couple wearing face masks in the central district in Hong Kong, a day after the city's leader outlawed face coverings at protests invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century. (Nicolas Asfouri / AFP)
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Police chase down a couple wearing face masks in the central district in Hong Kong, a day after the city's leader outlawed face coverings at protests invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century. (Nicolas Asfouri / AFP)

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People look at clouds during sunset near Osaka Station, as typhoon 'Hagibis' approaches Japan, in Osaka, Japan. (Annegret Hilse / REUTERS)
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People look at clouds during sunset near Osaka Station, as typhoon 'Hagibis' approaches Japan, in Osaka, Japan. (Annegret Hilse / REUTERS)

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boy looks from a car as they prepare to leave after a mortar sent from Syrian side hit their house in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province. Turkey has launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria, with intensive bombardment followed by a ground offensive made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. (Bulent Kilic / AFP)
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boy looks from a car as they prepare to leave after a mortar sent from Syrian side hit their house in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province. Turkey has launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria, with intensive bombardment followed by a ground offensive made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. (Bulent Kilic / AFP)

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School boys play football in a park at sunset in the Herat, Afghanistan. (Hoshang Hashimi / AFP)
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School boys play football in a park at sunset in the Herat, Afghanistan. (Hoshang Hashimi / AFP)

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Iranian women cheer during the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran. Women fans are attending the football match freely for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the country over its controversial male-only policy. (Atta Kenare / AFP)
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Iranian women cheer during the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the capital Tehran. Women fans are attending the football match freely for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the country over its controversial male-only policy. (Atta Kenare / AFP)

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An activist of women's rights organisation Femen, is chained to the gate of Palacio Vistalegre, with the words "against fascist vote" painted on her body during a protest against a campaign rally of Spanish far-right party VOX, in Madrid, Spain. (Oscar Del Pozo / AFP)
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An activist of women's rights organisation Femen, is chained to the gate of Palacio Vistalegre, with the words "against fascist vote" painted on her body during a protest against a campaign rally of Spanish far-right party VOX, in Madrid, Spain. (Oscar Del Pozo / AFP)

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A couple kisses as they take part at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in Pristina, Kosovo. Hundreds of Kosovo people marched along the main street during a gay parade demanding "freedom" and "equal rights" in the patriarchal and Muslim majority country with little tolerant views on sexuality. (Armend Nimani / AFP)
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A couple kisses as they take part at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in Pristina, Kosovo. Hundreds of Kosovo people marched along the main street during a gay parade demanding "freedom" and "equal rights" in the patriarchal and Muslim majority country with little tolerant views on sexuality. (Armend Nimani / AFP)

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A devotee lies covered with oil lamps placed by other devotees while offering prayers as part of a ritual during "Dashain", a Hindu religious festival, in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (Monika Deupala / REUTERS)
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A devotee lies covered with oil lamps placed by other devotees while offering prayers as part of a ritual during "Dashain", a Hindu religious festival, in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (Monika Deupala / REUTERS)

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Devotees wait to receive blessings during the last day of the Navaratri Hindu festival in Bangkok, Thailand. (Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)
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Devotees wait to receive blessings during the last day of the Navaratri Hindu festival in Bangkok, Thailand. (Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

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An ultra-orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual in Beit Shemesh, Israel. Observant jews believe the ritual transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken, and is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year. (Oded Balilty / AP)
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An ultra-orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual in Beit Shemesh, Israel. Observant jews believe the ritual transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken, and is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year. (Oded Balilty / AP)

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A woman stands behind a voting booth at a polling station in the capital Tunis during the third round of legislative elections since the North African country's 2011 revolution. Some seven million voters are expected to head to polling stations, just weeks after the first round of the presidential polls swept aside the post-Arab Spring political establishment. (Fethi Belaid / AFP)
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A woman stands behind a voting booth at a polling station in the capital Tunis during the third round of legislative elections since the North African country's 2011 revolution. Some seven million voters are expected to head to polling stations, just weeks after the first round of the presidential polls swept aside the post-Arab Spring political establishment. (Fethi Belaid / AFP)

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A dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet performs during the dancing show "Degas Danse" on the sidelines of the exhibition "Degas at the Opera" at the Orsay museum in Paris, France. (Martin Bureau / AFP)
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A dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet performs during the dancing show "Degas Danse" on the sidelines of the exhibition "Degas at the Opera" at the Orsay museum in Paris, France. (Martin Bureau / AFP)

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China's Tang Xijing performs on the balance beam during the women's all-around final at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, southern Germany. (Lionel Bonaventure / AFP)
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China's Tang Xijing performs on the balance beam during the women's all-around final at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, southern Germany. (Lionel Bonaventure / AFP)

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US President Donald Trump is silhouetted against a US flag as he holds a campaign rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)
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US President Donald Trump is silhouetted against a US flag as he holds a campaign rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

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Members of the public admire the artwork 'With Love...' in front of Leeds Town Hall by French artist Franck Pelletier during the annual 'Light Night Leeds' festival of visual arts in the centre of Leeds, northern England. (Oli Scarff / AFP)
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Members of the public admire the artwork 'With Love...' in front of Leeds Town Hall by French artist Franck Pelletier during the annual 'Light Night Leeds' festival of visual arts in the centre of Leeds, northern England. (Oli Scarff / AFP)

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Children play with pebbles on the beach of the French riviera city of Nice. (Valery Hache / AFP)
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Children play with pebbles on the beach of the French riviera city of Nice. (Valery Hache / AFP)

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Lightning strikes off the eastern coastal town of Baler, Aurora province facing the Pacific Ocean, in Philippines. (Romeo Gacad / AFP)
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Lightning strikes off the eastern coastal town of Baler, Aurora province facing the Pacific Ocean, in Philippines. (Romeo Gacad / AFP)

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Swiss astronomer Didier Queloz, one of three winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019, poses for a photograph after a press conference in London, United Kingdom.Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz on won the Nobel Physics Prize for research that increases the understanding of our place in the Universe. (Isabel Infantes / AFP)
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Swiss astronomer Didier Queloz, one of three winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019, poses for a photograph after a press conference in London, United Kingdom.Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz on won the Nobel Physics Prize for research that increases the understanding of our place in the Universe. (Isabel Infantes / AFP)

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A man sunbathes at the Rambla of Montevideo, Uruguay. (Eitan Abramovich / AFP)
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A man sunbathes at the Rambla of Montevideo, Uruguay. (Eitan Abramovich / AFP)

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Performance group 'Force' perform a routine during the Seoul Street Arts Festival in Seoul, South Korea. - The annual Seoul Street Arts features performing groups from ten different countries and runs for four days. (Ed Jones / AFP)
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Performance group 'Force' perform a routine during the Seoul Street Arts Festival in Seoul, South Korea. - The annual Seoul Street Arts features performing groups from ten different countries and runs for four days. (Ed Jones / AFP)

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People take a swim on the shores of the Dead Sea near Amman, Jordan. (Youssef Boudlal / REUTERS)
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People take a swim on the shores of the Dead Sea near Amman, Jordan. (Youssef Boudlal / REUTERS)

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A fisherman sails past a dock where boys were fishing in the Cite Soleil district of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Residents of Cite Soleil say access to basic services, jobs, and security has been declining and many are participating in protests calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)
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A fisherman sails past a dock where boys were fishing in the Cite Soleil district of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Residents of Cite Soleil say access to basic services, jobs, and security has been declining and many are participating in protests calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)

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Villagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county, Jian, Jiangxi province, China. (REUTERS)
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Villagers work on drying bamboo products in bunches for making chopsticks in Lijiang county, Jian, Jiangxi province, China. (REUTERS)

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A Palestinian woman sorts freshly picked olives at a farm in the central Gaza Strip. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / REUTERS)
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A Palestinian woman sorts freshly picked olives at a farm in the central Gaza Strip. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / REUTERS)

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A woman walks under the trees with autumn coloured leaves in Moscow, Russia. (Maxim Shemetov / REUTERS)
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A woman walks under the trees with autumn coloured leaves in Moscow, Russia. (Maxim Shemetov / REUTERS)

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A time exposure shows embers from Saddleridge fire blown by the wind in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, California. The fire broke out late October 10 and has scorched some 4,600 acres (1,816 hectares), and forced mandatory evacuation orders for 12,700 homes. (David Mcnew / AFP)
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A time exposure shows embers from Saddleridge fire blown by the wind in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, California. The fire broke out late October 10 and has scorched some 4,600 acres (1,816 hectares), and forced mandatory evacuation orders for 12,700 homes. (David Mcnew / AFP)

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Visitors take pictures in front of Mona Lisa after it was returned at its place at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the "Mona Lisa," returned to her usual spot in Paris' Louvre Museum following a two-month renovation for the gallery housing the world's most famous painting. (Eric Feferberg / AFP)
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Visitors take pictures in front of Mona Lisa after it was returned at its place at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the "Mona Lisa," returned to her usual spot in Paris' Louvre Museum following a two-month renovation for the gallery housing the world's most famous painting. (Eric Feferberg / AFP)

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Iraqi Yezidis visit the Temple of Lalish, in a valley near the Kurdish city of Dohuk, about 430km northwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Of the 5,50,000 Yazidis in Iraq before the Islamic State (IS) group invaded their region in 2014, around 100,000 have emigrated abroad and 3,60,000 remain internally displaced. (Safin Hamed / AFP)
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Iraqi Yezidis visit the Temple of Lalish, in a valley near the Kurdish city of Dohuk, about 430km northwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Of the 5,50,000 Yazidis in Iraq before the Islamic State (IS) group invaded their region in 2014, around 100,000 have emigrated abroad and 3,60,000 remain internally displaced. (Safin Hamed / AFP)

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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of his attempt to bust the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon in Vienna, Austria. Kipchoge holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. He tried in May 2017 to break the two-hour barrier, running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy, failing narrowly in 2hr 00min 25sec. (Herbert Neubauer / AFP)
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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of his attempt to bust the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon in Vienna, Austria. Kipchoge holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. He tried in May 2017 to break the two-hour barrier, running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy, failing narrowly in 2hr 00min 25sec. (Herbert Neubauer / AFP)

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