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Pictures of the week: October 3 - 9
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  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 08, 2021: A staff member looks at an artwork by Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) 'Mappa', 1988-89, estimate: £ 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 during a press preview of 20th/21st Century: Evening Sale at Christie's auction house on October 08, 2021 in London, England. (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

  • ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Mana Iwabuchi, Jordan Nobbs and Kim Little of Arsenal during the Arsenal Women's training session at London Colney on October 08, 2021 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

  • Luke Willis during a public weigh-in at the Hilton Liverpool City Centre, UK. Picture date: Friday October 8, 2021.

  • Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel approaches France at sunrise during her attempt to swim across the English Channel to equal the World Record, currently held at 43 crossings, before attempting her record breaking 44th crossing due on Sunday. Picture date: Thursday October 7, 2021.

  • EDITORIAL USE ONLY Guests arriving at the official launch of Sky Glass in London, the new streaming television from Sky with its' services built in, available to buy in the UK from Monday October 18. Picture date: Thursday October 6, 2021.

  • Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle, where she is in residence, during a virtual audience to receive the Ambassador of Greece, Ioannis Raptakis (centre), and Georgia Soultanopoulou, at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture date: Wednesday October 6, 2021.

  • Second World War Coastal Forces veteran George Chandler, 96, who served as an Able Seaman on MTB 710, poses for a photograph in front of MTB 331 during a press preview for The Night Hunters: The Royal Navy's Coastal Forces at War exhibition at the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport, Hampshire. Picture date: Wednesday October 6, 2021.

  • Artist Lakwena Maciver unveils her expansive, immersive floorscape titled - Back in the Air: A Meditation on Higher Ground, commissioned by theCoLAB Temple in partnership with Westminster City Council and 180 Studios at The Artist's Garden, a vast undiscovered half-acre roof terrace on top of Temple Underground Station in London. Picture date: Wednesday October 6, 2021.

  • Office workers and commuters use an escalator in Canary Wharf tube station, in London, during the morning rush hour. Picture date: Wednesday October 6, 2021.

  • A member of the armed forces sits in the cab of a tanker after helping to deliver fuel to a garage in Waltham Abbey, Essex. Picture date: Tuesday October 5, 2021.

  • BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 05: Survivors of mother-and-baby homes are seen reading today's findings as the Truth Recovery Design Panel releases their report into the so-called mother-and-baby homes in Northern Ireland, at the Stormont hotel on October 5, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Following the earlier research report into the homes, researchers have recommended that there should be more investigations into levels of infant mortality among children who were born to mothers in the homes. Today the panel announced sweeping recommendations and, along with victims and survivors, called on "all state, religious and other institutions, agencies, organisations and individuals complicit in the processes of institutionalisation and forced labour, family separation and adoption to act without delay in issuing unqualified apologies". (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

  • An animatronic orangutan called Pongo with Louis, London and his dog, named Apache, outside Meridian's pop-up jungle themed pub, The 'Deforesters Arms' in London, to raise money for International Animal Rescue, a charity seeking to preserve and protect Orangutan habitats. Picture date: Tuesday October 5, 2021.

  • The Duchess of Cambridge alongside Professor Pasco Fearon during a visit to University College London's Centre for Longitudinal Studies to meet with leading early years researchers and learn more about their new study. Picture date: Tuesday October 5, 2021.

  • Marta Bastianelli of team Cipollini celebrates winning the first stage of the AJ Bell Women's Tour from Bicester to Banbury. Picture date: Monday October 4, 2021.

  • The family of Henrietta Lacks at the unveiling of a statue on the 70th anniversary of her death at Royal Fort House in Bristol. The statue, created by Bristol artist Helen Wilson-Roe, is the first public sculpture of a black woman made by a black woman in the UK. Picture date: Monday October 4, 2021. Henrietta Lacks' cancer cells changed the course of modern medicine after they were taken from her with consent or knowledge. The cells were the first living human cells to ever survive and multiply outside the body.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson chats with Home Secretary Priti Patel while they wait for Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak to deliver his keynote speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Picture date: Monday October 4, 2021.

  • A volunteer hands-out a rose to Jane, from Manchester during a pop-up event hosted by women's health company, Hologic and Prevent Breast Cancer, to launch the 'It's Time' campaign, highlighting the importance of attending breast cancer screenings when eligible, in Manchester. Picture date: Monday October 4, 2021.

  • Canastero ridden by jockey Tom O'Brien (left) on their way to winning the Even Keel Foundation Handicap Hurdle at Stratford Racecourse, Stratford-on-Avon. Picture date: Monday October 4, 2021.

  • Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards take part in the Changing of the Guard in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, London. Picture date: Monday October 4, 2021.

  • Dog handler Lynsey Buchanan-Barlas with specialist search dog Nico alongside the River Clyde near the COP26 venues as Police Scotland counter terrorism announce a Project Servator campaign ahead of the international climate conference, being held in Glasgow. Project Servator aims to to deter, detect and disrupt a range of criminal activity, including terrorism. Picture date: Monday October 4, 2021.

  • A supporter of Dennis Hutchings, 80, waits for his arrival at Laganside Courts, Belfast, as the former member of the Life Guards regiment, has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974. He also denies a count of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent. Picture date: Monday October 4, 2021.

  • Actors, Hayley Canham, Gaia Mondadori and Chakira Alin at Cambridge station to launch the 'EnterTrainment' campaign. Govia Thameslink Railway has teamed up with regional theatres across its network, offering customers who travel to the theatre by train the chance to claim discounts on performances in October and November. Issue date: Monday October 4, 2021.

  • Giant Galapagos tortoises, explore their new home at ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park, in London, ahead of its public opening this weekend. Picture date: Thursday October 7, 2021.

  • Members of the Armed Forces lay a wreath at the Camp Bastion Memorial, during a service to mark 20 years since the start of UK operations in Afghanistan at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire. Picture date: Thursday October 7, 2021.

  • CLACTON-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Lorena Wiebes of Netherlands and Team DSM sprints to win ahead of Elisa Balsamo of Italy and Team Valcar - Travel & Service and Marjolein Van 'T Geloof of Netherlands and Team Drops-Le Col Supported By Tempur during the 7th The Women's Tour 202 - Stage 5 a 95,4km stage from Colchester to Clacton / @thewomenstour / #UCIWWT / on October 08, 2021 in Clacton-on-Sea, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

  • Scottish Greens co-leaders Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie outside Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, during their party's Autumn conference. Picture date: Friday October 8, 2021.

  • A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent, by Border Force officers, following a small boat incident in the Channel. Picture date: Friday October 8, 2021.

  • WW II veteran, 96-year-old Lorna Cockayne, who served in the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS), popularly and officially known as the Wrens, as a Bletchley Park codebreaker, with the Legion d'honneur after receiving it during a ceremony at the Pear at Parley in Ferndown, Bournemouth from Commodore Jude Terry RN. Picture date: Friday October 8, 2021.

  • London, UK. 8 October 2021. Jesy Nelson pictured at the Global studios in Leicester Square, to support Global’s Make Some Noise Charity Day. Picture date: Friday October 8, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics

  • London, UK. 8 October 2021. Smooth Radio’s Kate Garraway, dressed as Elton John, pictured at the Global studios in Leicester Square, to support Global’s Make Some Noise Charity Day. Picture date: Friday October 8, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics