Pictures of the week: Downing Street Fox, Santa on a camel and Edinburgh’s Cybermen

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The full moon sets behind the Doha skyline in the early morning.

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Children take part in a procession to celebrate ‘Jyapu Day’, which marks the end of the harvest season in Kathmandu.

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People stand in front of Mount Semeru after a volcanic eruption in Kajar Kuning village in Lumajang. Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted December 4, spewing hot plumes of ash a mile up and down lava flows down its side, while prompting the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people exactly a year after its last major eruption that killed dozens.

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Divers perform during a Christmas underwater show at the Aqua Planet 63 aquarium in Seoul.

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Citizens take shelter in the subway as Russia launches another missile attack on Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian officials expect a fresh wave of Russian bombing this week, with previous rounds targeting critical infrastructure and causing massive water and power outages, including in the capital Kiev.

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A man steers a boat in Dal Lake amidst fog in Srinagar.

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A Russian ballerina applies her lipstick before a performance of The Nutcracker in Dakar. Seven professional Russian ballerinas traveled to Dakar to perform The Nutcracker under the supervision and training of Russian ballet mistress Slou Akimguereeva.

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Neymar of Brazil celebrates with Raphinha, Lucas Paqueta and Vinicius Junior after scoring the team’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Round of 16 match of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 between Brazil and South Korea at 974 Stadium.

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A fox walks in front of Downing Street in London, UK.

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A flock of crows flies over downtown Kiev during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In freezing temperatures, repeated Russian attacks have brought Ukraine’s energy grid to the brink of collapse, cutting off electricity and water supplies to millions in recent weeks.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Megan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for the 2022 Ripple of Hope Awards Gala at the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan hotel in New York City.

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A 15-foot replica of a devil burns during the annual “Burning of the Devil” celebrations, a festival linked to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception that honors the city’s patron saint and marks the start of the Christmas season in Guatemala.

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Issa Kassissieh wears a Santa Claus costume while riding a camel on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem during the Christmas season. The Dome of the Rock can be seen in the background.

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Students at Scientia Secondary School attend a memorial service for former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin in Hong Kong as his public memorial service is held following Jiang’s death on November 30 at the age of 96.

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Visitors look at artist Luke Jerram’s artwork ‘Gaia’ hanging in the south vault of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden.

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The sculpted group of Apollo on his chariot is hooked before being lifted as part of the start of the restoration of the basin of Apollo’s chariot at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy poses for a selfie with a Ukrainian soldier as he visits the Donetsk region amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Kashmiri folk artists perform during a laser show and live concert organized to boost winter tourism at Dal Lake in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir.

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Stanley, the 15-year-old male golden eagle, at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Petitioner Barry Blyther has tabled a petition calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the Animals and Wildlife Act 2020 to allow hunting of arctic hares for falconry purposes.

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Cybermen at the entrance to the National Museum of Scotland during a preview of the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

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The sun rises over a misty Worcestershire as seen from the Malvern Hills. Britain braces for a freezing cold snap as forecasters say arctic air will move in from Wednesday evening, with Britain’s Health and Safety Agency issuing a cold weather alert and recommending people to keep their homes at least 18C (64.4F) to heat.

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A health worker prepares to take a swab sample from a person to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Shanghai’s Jing’an District.

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A cyclist rides in snowy weather in Aalborg, north of Jutland, Denmark.

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Wrexham Football Club co-owner and actor Ryan Reynolds speaks with King Charles during a visit to the club.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/best-photos-dr-who-king-charles-christmas-santa-b2241374.html Pictures of the week: Downing Street Fox, Santa on a camel and Edinburgh’s Cybermen

JOE HERNANDEZ

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