Photos of the week: Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring and Nobel Prize wins

Turkish offensive in north eastern Syria, termed as Operation Peace Spring and global rallies and first all women spacewalk--photos of the from across the world.

Updated On Oct 19, 2019 02:41 PM IST
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A woman stands along the side of a road on the outskirts of the town of Tal Tamr near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain along the border with Turkey in the northeastern Hassakeh province, with the smoke plumes of tire fires billowing in the background to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes that are part of operation “Peace Spring”. (Delil Souleiman / AFP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 02:41 PM IST

A woman stands along the side of a road on the outskirts of the town of Tal Tamr near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain along the border with Turkey in the northeastern Hassakeh province, with the smoke plumes of tire fires billowing in the background to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes that are part of operation “Peace Spring”. (Delil Souleiman / AFP)

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A demonstrator fires a homemade weapon during a protest against Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno’s austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador. (Ivan Alvarado / REUTERS)
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A demonstrator fires a homemade weapon during a protest against Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno’s austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador. (Ivan Alvarado / REUTERS)

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NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exit the International Space Station on Friday, Oct. 18. The world witnessed the first all female spacewalking team which NASA termed as HERstory. Their job was to fix a broken solar power network. (NASA / AP)
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NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exit the International Space Station on Friday, Oct. 18. The world witnessed the first all female spacewalking team which NASA termed as HERstory. Their job was to fix a broken solar power network. (NASA / AP)

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Simone Biles of the US in action during the Women’s Balance Beam Final at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany. Simone Biles with her five gold medals, broke the World Championships medals record. (Wolfgang Rattay / REUTERS)
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Simone Biles of the US in action during the Women’s Balance Beam Final at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany. Simone Biles with her five gold medals, broke the World Championships medals record. (Wolfgang Rattay / REUTERS)

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth delivers the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, next to Charles, Prince of Wales in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, England. (Tolga Akmen / REUTERS)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth delivers the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, next to Charles, Prince of Wales in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, England. (Tolga Akmen / REUTERS)

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Advanced Space Suit Engineer at NASA Kristine Davis wears the xEMU prototype space suit for the next astronaut to the moon by 2024, during its presentation at NASA headquarters in Washington. (Carlos Jasso / REUTERS)
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Advanced Space Suit Engineer at NASA Kristine Davis wears the xEMU prototype space suit for the next astronaut to the moon by 2024, during its presentation at NASA headquarters in Washington. (Carlos Jasso / REUTERS)

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A woman takes cover as police officers walk past during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned Catalonia’s independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain. (Rafael Marchante / REUTERS)
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A woman takes cover as police officers walk past during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned Catalonia’s independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain. (Rafael Marchante / REUTERS)

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu. (KCNA via REUTERS)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rides a horse during snowfall in Mount Paektu. (KCNA via REUTERS)

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson shake hands during a news conference after agreeing on the Brexit deal, at the sidelines of the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium. (Francois Lenoir / REUTERS)
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson shake hands during a news conference after agreeing on the Brexit deal, at the sidelines of the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium. (Francois Lenoir / REUTERS)

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Zorica Rebernik, obsessed with the red color, stands in the kitchen inside her house in the village of Breze near Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Dado Ruvic / REUTERS)
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Zorica Rebernik, obsessed with the red color, stands in the kitchen inside her house in the village of Breze near Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Dado Ruvic / REUTERS)

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Security officers surround pro-democracy lawmaker Gary Fan, (2nd R, front), as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, (top, left), delivers her speech at a question and answer session with lawmakers at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)
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Security officers surround pro-democracy lawmaker Gary Fan, (2nd R, front), as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, (top, left), delivers her speech at a question and answer session with lawmakers at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

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Members of Kalash community greet Britain’s Prince William, (C), and his wife Catherine with presents and traditional caps during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan’s northern Chitral district. (AP)
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Members of Kalash community greet Britain’s Prince William, (C), and his wife Catherine with presents and traditional caps during their visit to Bumburate Valley, an area of Pakistan’s northern Chitral district. (AP)

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Boats sail past the “Victory Lighthouse” during the 51st Barcolana regatta in the Gulf of Trieste. With some 2000 vessels, The Barcolana has the most particpants of any sailing regatta in the world. (Andreas Solaro / AFP)
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Boats sail past the “Victory Lighthouse” during the 51st Barcolana regatta in the Gulf of Trieste. With some 2000 vessels, The Barcolana has the most particpants of any sailing regatta in the world. (Andreas Solaro / AFP)

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Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei crosses the finish line as she wins the women’s 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with the World Record in Chicago, Illinois. Kosgei shattered Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old world record, winning the Chicago Marathon in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds. Kosgei broke the mark of 2:15:25 set by Radcliffe in the London Marathon on April 13, 2003. (Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP)
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Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei crosses the finish line as she wins the women’s 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with the World Record in Chicago, Illinois. Kosgei shattered Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old world record, winning the Chicago Marathon in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds. Kosgei broke the mark of 2:15:25 set by Radcliffe in the London Marathon on April 13, 2003. (Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP)

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Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics at their home in Boston, Massachusetts. (Bryce Vickmark / MIT / AFP)
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Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics at their home in Boston, Massachusetts. (Bryce Vickmark / MIT / AFP)

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A plane flies behind the Statue of Liberty as the sun sets in New York City. (Johannes Eisele / AFP)
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A plane flies behind the Statue of Liberty as the sun sets in New York City. (Johannes Eisele / AFP)

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Waste collectors transport plastic scrap for recycling in the suburbs of Hanoi, Vietnam. (Nhac Nguyen / AFP)
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Waste collectors transport plastic scrap for recycling in the suburbs of Hanoi, Vietnam. (Nhac Nguyen / AFP)

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A one-week-old flamingo and its mother are pictured at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. (Joaquin Sarmiento / AFP)
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A one-week-old flamingo and its mother are pictured at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. (Joaquin Sarmiento / AFP)

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A man walks past a mural being painted by students from the National School of the Arts to express solidarity with those killed during a month of protests demanding the president’s resignation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)
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A man walks past a mural being painted by students from the National School of the Arts to express solidarity with those killed during a month of protests demanding the president’s resignation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)

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Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima, (C, left) is tackled by Scotland’s defense during the Rugby World Cup Pool A game at International Stadium between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama, Japan. (Eugene Hoshiko / AP)
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Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima, (C, left) is tackled by Scotland’s defense during the Rugby World Cup Pool A game at International Stadium between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama, Japan. (Eugene Hoshiko / AP)

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Cars are stranded on a road as the city is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, in Nagano, central Japan. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas remained in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo. (Yohei Kanasashi / Kyodo News via AP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 02:41 PM IST

Cars are stranded on a road as the city is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, in Nagano, central Japan. Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas remained in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo. (Yohei Kanasashi / Kyodo News via AP)

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