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Pictures of the week: October 17 - 23
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  • A cosplayer dressed as Starfire during the first day of MCM Comic Con at the ExCel London in east London. Picture date: Friday October 22, 2021.

  • Waves crashing on the shore at sunrise at St Mary's lighthouse in Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear on the north east coast of England. Picture date: Friday October 22, 2021.

  • Veteran Gerry Lindsay, from the Lady Haig Poppy Factory, makes a poppy corsage at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, during the final preparations for this year's PoppyScotland Appeal and Remembrance Day. Picture date: Friday October 22, 2021.

  • Palace Gardener Justine Howlett adds the finishing touches to pumpkins bearing the face of Henry VIII and his wives, at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond upon Thames. The pumpkins form part of the palace's Halloween decorations ahead of half term. Picture date: Friday October 22, 2021.

  • Baroness Meacher joins demonstrators, including Humanists UK's members and supporters, during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London to call for reform as peers debate the new assisted dying legislation. Picture date: Friday October 22, 2021.

  • Little Amal, a 3.5-metre-tall puppet of a nine-year-old Syrian girl, walks through Canterbury in Kent, as part of the Handspring Puppet Company's 'The Walk'. Picture date: Thursday October 21, 2021.

  • Giant poppies are painted onto the grass pyramids alongside the M8 motorway near Bathgate by the groundsmen from Murrayfield to coincide with the launch of the 2021 PoppyScotland appeal and mark the start of the remembrance period. Picture date: Thursday October 21, 2021.

  • Andrew Carvel with giant pirate ship the "Elizabeth Dane" that he has built using scrap wood in the garden of his home in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The ship measures nine-metres long and is adorned with a pirate flags, skeletons and bloodied sails, and took Mr Carvel a few weeks to construct. Picture date: Thursday October 21, 2021.

  • Giant poppies have been painted onto the grass pyramids alongside the M8 motorway near Bathgate by the groundsmen from Murrayfield and Linemark UK Ltd to coincide with the launch of the 2021 PoppyScotland appeal and mark the start of the remembrance period. Picture date: Thursday October 21, 2021.

  • Linsay Mitchell (left) from Larch Green Alpacas with alpacas Sid and Eric meet Isabella Scot 85 (centre) and Maureen Wysoski, 66 (right) during a visit to Advinia Health Care's Hill View Care Home in Clydebank, Glasgow. The animal visits are are thought help alleviate stress and depression, as well as combat loneliness. Picture date: Thursday October 21, 2021.

  • MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their side's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester United and Atalanta at Old Trafford on October 20, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

  • GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 20: Ella Eyre performs on stage at SWG3 on October 20, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea and his teammates point to where they think a free-kick should be taken from as it rains heavily during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Malmo FF at Stamford Bridge on October 20, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

  • Gallery staff Abi Francis poses next to a red post box artwork by Alex Chinneck, Alphabetti Spaghetti, 2019, at Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules, an exhibition of the world's longest-running weekly comic at Somerset House in London. Picture date: Wednesday October 20, 2021.

  • The Peppercorn A1 Pacific class 60163 Tornado steam locomotive hauls a special train over the Ribblehead viaduct as it travels through the Yorkshire Dales on its journey from Preston to Carlisle. Picture date: Wednesday October 20, 2021.

  • A wing surfer makes their way into the rough sea off of Hayling Island in Hampshire. Picture date: Wednesday October 20, 2021.

  • Pete Waterman (right) talks with Mark Shepherd, Tunnel Technical Co-ordinator for BBV at the unveiling of HS2's 2,000 tonne tunnel boring machine that will create a one-mile twin bore tunnel under Long Itchington Wood, Warwickshire. The machine has been named Dorothy, after Dorothy Hodgkin the first British woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, following a public vote. Picture date: Wednesday October 20, 2021.

  • Workmen continue the installation of a 22-tonne sculpture of a humpback whale by artist Lee Simmons near the River Tay at Waterfront Place in Dundee, after travelling for four days by sea from the south coast of England. The humpback sculpture is made up of stainless steel hollow tubes and has 2,457 individual parts and was transported north on a 50-metre long barge. Picture date: Wednesday October 20, 2021.

  • Demonstrators on King Edward's Bay Beach in Tynemouth to show solidarity for refugees and to protest against the Nationality and Borders Bill which is currently going through parliament. Picture date: Wednesday October 20, 2021.

  • AYR, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 19: An aerial view of a house explosion in Gorse Park in the Kincaidston area on October 19, 2021 in Ayr, Scotland. Local media reported that two adults and two children were taken to hospital after last night's explosion, which destroyed a terraced house and damaged nearby homes. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Protesters from Official Voice cross Westminster Bridge causing disruption to traffic on October 19, 2021 in London, England. Protesters from Official Voice previously occupied ITN's reception and BBC Television Centre. They demand unbiased reporting of the Covid Pandemic, no vaccine passports, no vaccinations for children and no new lockdowns. (Photo by Martin Pope/Getty Images)

  • Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (R) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) smile as they attend the inaugural Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London on October 17, 2021. - The Earthshot Prize honours five inaugural winners with an award of £1 million ($1.4 million, 1.2 million euros) each to pursue solutions to the world's greatest environmental problems at a glitering gala ceremony. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, launched the prestigious Earthshot Prize in October 2020 and hopes that the event will help propel the fight against climate change leading up to the COP26 summit in Scotland, calling those on the shortlist "innovators, leaders and visionaries". - Embargoed until 2000 GMT (Photo by Alberto Pezzali / POOL / AFP) / Embargoed until 2000 GMT (Photo by ALBERTO PEZZALI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

  • NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: A Newcastle United fan waves a Saudi Arabian flag during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on October 17, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

  • BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Rubbish bins pile high on the city's pavements as the Brighton bin strike continues on October 17, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Rasid Necati Aslim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

  • First year students at the University of St Andrews participate in the annual Raisin Monday shaving foam fight on the Lower College Lawn in St Andrews, eastern Scotland, on October 18, 2021. - The Raisin Monday costumed foam fight is the culmination of a week of mentoring to welcome first year students into the 'academic families' as they start their studies at the University of St Andrews. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

  • An art handler holds 'The Mill, Early Morning' by Laurence Stephen Lowry, 1961, estimated at £500,000-£800,000, at Christie's in London, one of the highlights of their forthcoming Modern British and Irish Art evening sale. Picture date: Monday October 18, 2021. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)

  • LEIGH-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Essex live reporter Anna Willis conducts a facebook live broadcast beside a new piece of graffiti artwork depicting the late Sir David Amess, who was killed while conducting a surgery for constituents last week, on October 18, 2021 in Leigh-on-Sea, England. Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, was stabbed to death while meeting with constituents in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday. A 25-year-old man, Ali Harbi Ali, was arrested at the scene and the attack is being treated by police as a terrorist incident. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • The sun begins to rise over Basingstoke in Hampshire. Picture date: Monday October 18, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A woman from the National Council of Resistance of Iran carrying a framed photograph of murdered MP David Amess walks past a row of images outside the Houses of Parliament on October 18, 2021 in London, England. Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, was stabbed to death while meeting with constituents in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday. A 25-year-old man, Ali Harbi Ali, was arrested at the scene and the attack is being treated by police as a terrorist incident. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Barry Humphries accepts the Wizard of Oz award for his fictional character Sir Les Patterson from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the Oldie Of The Year Awards 2021 at The Savoy Hotel on October 19, 2021 in London, England. For almost thirty years now, The Oldie Magazine has held The Oldie of the Year Awards ceremony to celebrate the achievement of those who have made a special contribution to public life. Previous winners have included everyone from Oscar winners to Nobel laureates, from community care nurses to veteran athletes, from Sir John Major to Dame Olivia de Havilland and David Hockney. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)