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Week in pictures: 22-28 October 2017
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

A weird solution for noodle slurpers in Japan
Japanese noodle maker Nissin Foods has created a fork to cover up loud slurping noises. But why?

India's $100bn road building gamble to boost economy
The road building project may spur employment but growth, but tardy execution could come in the way.

Are too many tourists visiting Iceland?
An explosion in tourism has saved Iceland's economy. But in a country of just 300,000 people, how much tourism is too much?

Mexican Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel takes pole with Lewis Hamilton third
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel snatches pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix from Max Verstappen, with Lewis Hamilton third.

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría - Madrid's enforcer for Catalonia
Spain's deputy prime minister is seen as a capable politician but one lacking in charisma.

Rugby League World Cup 2017: Papua New Guinea 50-6 Wales
Wales are thrashed 50-6 by Papua New Guinea in their opening game of the World Cup in Port Moresby.

England win U17 World Cup: Young Lions fight back to beat Spain in final
England produce a superb comeback from 2-0 down to thrash Spain and win the Under-17 World Cup.

Polish doctors on hunger strike in healthcare row
They say the state must spend much more on healthcare and raise staff wages.

Brazil Amazon: Troops deployed after attack on federal buildings
The authorities say hundreds of illegal gold miners acted in revenge after their boats were seized.



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