Photos of the week: Syria truce violation and cleaning Brazil’s oil spills

Accusations fly between Turkish and Kurdish leaders of violating a US-brokered truce in northeastern Syria and mopping up Brazil’s ‘mysterious’ oil spills – photos of the week from around the world.

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Mourners attend the funeral of civilians and fighters, who died during attacks by Turkish-led forces on the border town of Ras al-Ain, in a cemetary in Tal Tamr, near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain. Turkish and Kurdish leaders accused each other of violating a US-brokered truce in northeastern Syria even as it appeared to be taking hold. (Delil Souleiman / AFP)

Mourners attend the funeral of civilians and fighters, who died during attacks by Turkish-led forces on the border town of Ras al-Ain, in a cemetary in Tal Tamr, near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain. Turkish and Kurdish leaders accused each other of violating a US-brokered truce in northeastern Syria even as it appeared to be taking hold. (Delil Souleiman / AFP)

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People look on as the lighthouse in Rubjerg Knude is being moved away from the coastline between Lonstrup and Lokken, Jutland, Denmark. The 120-year-old lighthouse was put on wheels and rails to attempt to move it some 80 metres away from the North Sea which has been eroding the coast leaving the lighthouse about 6 meters away from the shoreline. (Hans Ravn / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP)

People look on as the lighthouse in Rubjerg Knude is being moved away from the coastline between Lonstrup and Lokken, Jutland, Denmark. The 120-year-old lighthouse was put on wheels and rails to attempt to move it some 80 metres away from the North Sea which has been eroding the coast leaving the lighthouse about 6 meters away from the shoreline. (Hans Ravn / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP)

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A group of colourful dancers from the Kumari Shiksha Dance Institution light colourful clay lamps in preparation to celebrate Diwali during the two day Diwali festival celebrations at the old Drive-Inn in Durban, South Africa. (Rajesh Jantilal / AFP)

A group of colourful dancers from the Kumari Shiksha Dance Institution light colourful clay lamps in preparation to celebrate Diwali during the two day Diwali festival celebrations at the old Drive-Inn in Durban, South Africa. (Rajesh Jantilal / AFP)

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A spectator watches the first match between South Africa and Zambia, of the African Polo Open at the Rosefield Polo Club, Centurion, South Africa. The South African team won the match against Zambia 7-6. (Luca Sola / AFP)

A spectator watches the first match between South Africa and Zambia, of the African Polo Open at the Rosefield Polo Club, Centurion, South Africa. The South African team won the match against Zambia 7-6. (Luca Sola / AFP)

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Emirati fishermen set up nets on the shore during the Dalma Sailing Festival, off the coast of Dalma island in the Persian Gulf, about 40 kilometres off of the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Karim sahib / AFP)

Emirati fishermen set up nets on the shore during the Dalma Sailing Festival, off the coast of Dalma island in the Persian Gulf, about 40 kilometres off of the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Karim sahib / AFP)

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Dakar rally manager of the road book Pablo Eli and sports coordinator Edo Mossi drive in Saudi Arabia during the recce for the next Dakar 2020 that will kick off on January 5 in Jeddah and will run until January 17. (Franck Fife / AFP)

Dakar rally manager of the road book Pablo Eli and sports coordinator Edo Mossi drive in Saudi Arabia during the recce for the next Dakar 2020 that will kick off on January 5 in Jeddah and will run until January 17. (Franck Fife / AFP)

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A firefighting aircraft drops the fire retardant Phos-Chek as firefighters watch during a wildfire threatening nearby hillside homes in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood in Los Angeles, California. The fire scorched at least 40 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations. (Mario Tama / Getty Images / AFP)

A firefighting aircraft drops the fire retardant Phos-Chek as firefighters watch during a wildfire threatening nearby hillside homes in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood in Los Angeles, California. The fire scorched at least 40 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations. (Mario Tama / Getty Images / AFP)

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A man reacts in front of Haitian National Police (PNH) officers during clashes with protesters marching to demand the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, in the streets of Petion Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Andres Martinez Casares / REUTERS)

A man reacts in front of Haitian National Police (PNH) officers during clashes with protesters marching to demand the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, in the streets of Petion Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Andres Martinez Casares / REUTERS)

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Front pages of major Australian newspapers show a ‘Your right to know’ campaign, in Canberra, Australia. The nation’s biggest newspapers ran front pages on Monday made up to appear heavily redacted to protest against recent legislation that restricts press freedoms, a rare show of unity by the usually tribal media industry. (Lukas Coch / AAP Image via REUTERS)

Front pages of major Australian newspapers show a ‘Your right to know’ campaign, in Canberra, Australia. The nation’s biggest newspapers ran front pages on Monday made up to appear heavily redacted to protest against recent legislation that restricts press freedoms, a rare show of unity by the usually tribal media industry. (Lukas Coch / AAP Image via REUTERS)

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Iranian women pray as they commemorate the Arbaeen in Tehran, Iran. (Nazanin Tabatabaee / WANA via REUTERS)

Iranian women pray as they commemorate the Arbaeen in Tehran, Iran. (Nazanin Tabatabaee / WANA via REUTERS)

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Chris the woolly sheep is seen in this undated picture. The Australian sheep that entered the Guinness World Records after being found with an enormously overgrown fleece died, its carers announced. (RSPCA ACT via REUTERS)

Chris the woolly sheep is seen in this undated picture. The Australian sheep that entered the Guinness World Records after being found with an enormously overgrown fleece died, its carers announced. (RSPCA ACT via REUTERS)

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at Downing Street in London, England. (Toby Melville / REUTERS)

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at Downing Street in London, England. (Toby Melville / REUTERS)

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Pro-choice activists take part in a photo call in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, Ireland Abortion was decriminalized and same-sex marriage legalized in Northern Ireland, bringing its laws in line with the rest of the UK. (Niall Carson/ PA via AP)

Pro-choice activists take part in a photo call in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, Ireland Abortion was decriminalized and same-sex marriage legalized in Northern Ireland, bringing its laws in line with the rest of the UK. (Niall Carson/ PA via AP)

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An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurock, South England. Police said that 39 people were found dead inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP)

An aerial view as police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies, in Thurock, South England. Police said that 39 people were found dead inside a truck container believed to have come from Bulgaria. (UK Pool via AP)

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Belarusian ornithologist Vladimir Ivanovski, 72, stands on a tree as he builds an artificial nest for birds of prey from tree branches, in a marsh near the village of Kazyany, Belarus. (Vasily Fedosenko / REUTERS)

Belarusian ornithologist Vladimir Ivanovski, 72, stands on a tree as he builds an artificial nest for birds of prey from tree branches, in a marsh near the village of Kazyany, Belarus. (Vasily Fedosenko / REUTERS)

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A demonstrator dressed as a clown gestures between police officers during a protest against Chile’s state economic model in Santiago, Chile. (Edgard Garrido / REUTERS)

A demonstrator dressed as a clown gestures between police officers during a protest against Chile’s state economic model in Santiago, Chile. (Edgard Garrido / REUTERS)

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Late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s relatives carry his coffin out of the Basilica of The Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen) in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain during a reinternment near Madrid to a city cemetery where Franco’s wife is buried. (Emilio Naranjo / Pool via REUTERS)

Late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s relatives carry his coffin out of the Basilica of The Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen) in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain during a reinternment near Madrid to a city cemetery where Franco’s wife is buried. (Emilio Naranjo / Pool via REUTERS)

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Flocks of sheep and goats are herded in the city centre of Madrid, Spain. Shepherds guided a flock of around 2,000 sheep through the streets of Madrid in defence of ancient grazing and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl. (Oscar Del Pozo / AFP)

Flocks of sheep and goats are herded in the city centre of Madrid, Spain. Shepherds guided a flock of around 2,000 sheep through the streets of Madrid in defence of ancient grazing and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl. (Oscar Del Pozo / AFP)

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Aerial view of a burnt metro station after protests in Santiago, Chile. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced the suspension of the increase in the price of metro tickets which had triggered violent protests. (Javier Torres / AFP)

Aerial view of a burnt metro station after protests in Santiago, Chile. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced the suspension of the increase in the price of metro tickets which had triggered violent protests. (Javier Torres / AFP)

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau arrive to celebrates his victory with his supporters at the Palais des Congres in Montreal during Team Justin Trudeau 2019 election night event in Montreal, Canada. (Sebastien St-Jean / AFP)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau arrive to celebrates his victory with his supporters at the Palais des Congres in Montreal during Team Justin Trudeau 2019 election night event in Montreal, Canada. (Sebastien St-Jean / AFP)

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Central Asia’s shepherd dogs (alabay) take part in a dogfight in the arena in the Kyrgyztan capital Bishkek. - About 25 owners brought their dogs to take part in the “champion breed” event. (Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP)

Central Asia’s shepherd dogs (alabay) take part in a dogfight in the arena in the Kyrgyztan capital Bishkek. - About 25 owners brought their dogs to take part in the “champion breed” event. (Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP)

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shouts banzai cheer for Emperor Naruhito (2nd R) during the enthronement ceremony where emperor officially proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Japan. (Japanese Government / AFP)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shouts banzai cheer for Emperor Naruhito (2nd R) during the enthronement ceremony where emperor officially proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Japan. (Japanese Government / AFP)

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A pedestrian passes a graffiti mural of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, near Westminster Magistrates Court in London, England, ahead of a case management hearing in Assange’s case. (Isabel Infantes / AFP)

A pedestrian passes a graffiti mural of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, near Westminster Magistrates Court in London, England, ahead of a case management hearing in Assange’s case. (Isabel Infantes / AFP)

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A prototype of Volocopter air taxi in flight during test flight over Marina Bay in Singapore. (Ore Huiying / Getty Images)

A prototype of Volocopter air taxi in flight during test flight over Marina Bay in Singapore. (Ore Huiying / Getty Images)

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A combination of The Mont Blanc Boissons Glacier, near Chamonix, south-eastern France taken in 1919 (L) and August 2019 (R). In 1919, Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer flew over Mont Blanc in a biplane photographing the alpine landscape. Exactly 100 years later, researchers from the University of Dundee recreated his photographs to show the impact of climate change. (Walter Mittelholzer / Kieran Baxter / ETH-Biblothek Zurich / University of Dundee / AFP)

A combination of The Mont Blanc Boissons Glacier, near Chamonix, south-eastern France taken in 1919 (L) and August 2019 (R). In 1919, Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer flew over Mont Blanc in a biplane photographing the alpine landscape. Exactly 100 years later, researchers from the University of Dundee recreated his photographs to show the impact of climate change. (Walter Mittelholzer / Kieran Baxter / ETH-Biblothek Zurich / University of Dundee / AFP)

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A dog dressed in a dinosaur costume attends the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Manhattan in New York City. (Johannes Eisele / AFP)

A dog dressed in a dinosaur costume attends the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Manhattan in New York City. (Johannes Eisele / AFP)

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A woman walks down the stairs of a train station in Tokyo’s Ginza. (Charly Triballeau / AFP)

A woman walks down the stairs of a train station in Tokyo’s Ginza. (Charly Triballeau / AFP)

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A suspect inside a vehicle reacts following a verdict that sentenced 16 people to death over the murder of a 19-year-old female student, in Feni, Bangladesh. A court sentenced 16 people to death on October 24 over the murder of a 19-year-old female student burnt alive in April that provoked outrage across the country. (Munir Uz Zaman / AFP)

A suspect inside a vehicle reacts following a verdict that sentenced 16 people to death over the murder of a 19-year-old female student, in Feni, Bangladesh. A court sentenced 16 people to death on October 24 over the murder of a 19-year-old female student burnt alive in April that provoked outrage across the country. (Munir Uz Zaman / AFP)

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A Brexit activist dressed as the late English comic actor Charlie Chaplin, holds a Union and an EU flag as he protests outside the Houses of Parliament in London, England as MPs debate the second reading of the Government’s European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)

A Brexit activist dressed as the late English comic actor Charlie Chaplin, holds a Union and an EU flag as he protests outside the Houses of Parliament in London, England as MPs debate the second reading of the Government’s European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP)

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A boy walks out of the sea while removing oil spilled on Itapuama beach located in the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Large blobs of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil began appearing in early September and have now turned up along a 2,000km stretch of the Atlantic coastline. The source of the patches remain a mystery. (Leo Malafaia / AFP)

A boy walks out of the sea while removing oil spilled on Itapuama beach located in the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Large blobs of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil began appearing in early September and have now turned up along a 2,000km stretch of the Atlantic coastline. The source of the patches remain a mystery. (Leo Malafaia / AFP)

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