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Protesters take cover with inflatable ducks as police fire water cannon during an anti-government rally near the parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. November 17, 2020
Protesters take cover with inflatable ducks as police fire water cannon during an anti-government rally near the parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. November 17, 2020   -   Copyright  Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo

Pictures of the week: Nagorno-Karabakh, COVID-19 and anti-government protests in Thailand

This week Europe saw protests against coronavirus restrictions as the continent once again found itself at the epicentre of the pandemic.

Elsewhere, Azerbaijan took control of the first district Armenia agreed to cede as part of a peace deal to end hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Further afield, water cannons were used on anti-government protesters in Thailand.

This is how these and other key stories of the week were captured by photographers around the world.

Sergei Grits/AP Photo
A family drives a truck loaded with a small house along a highway as they leave their home village in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. November 18, 2020Sergei Grits/AP Photo
Roveliu Buga/AP Photo
Election officials wearing biohazard suits, for protection against COVID-19, carry a mobile ballot box while visiting voters with mobility issues during the presidential electRoveliu Buga/AP Photo
Raymond Roig/AFP
Protestors wearing black clothes lie on the ground to represent the “death” of their businesses during a demonstration against France's lockdown. Perpignan, FranceRaymond Roig/AFP
AP Photo
Women draped with old Belarusian national flags attend a rally to protest against President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus. November 16, 2020AP Photo
Martin Bernetti/AFP
Demonstrators are sprayed by a police water cannon during clashes following protests against Chile's president in Santiago. November 18, 2020Martin Bernetti/AFP
Miguel Medina/AFP
Anita and Lisa, 12, sit in front of their school in Turin as they protest against coronavirus-related school closures. November 17, 2020Miguel Medina/AFP
Matt Dunham/AP Photo
A man holding a cross and a Bible preaches about Christianity in London’s financial district during England’s second coronavirus lockdown. November 18, 2020Matt Dunham/AP Photo
Noah Berger/ AP Photo
A firefighter extinguishes flames in a burning home as the Mountain View Fire tears through the Walker community in Mono County, California, USA. November 18, 2020Noah Berger/ AP Photo
Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo
Medical workers and patients are seen in the treatment hall of a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients in the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia. November 18, 2020Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo
Thanassis Stavrakis/AP Photo
Police fired tear gas during scuffles in Athens as hundreds of protesters defied a ban on gatherings to mark the anniversary of the 1973 student uprising in Greece. November 1Thanassis Stavrakis/AP Photo
Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo
Ukrainian small business workers fight against riot police at a protest against the weekend quarantine amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Kyiv, Ukraine. November 17Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo
Emrah Gurel/AP Photo
A seagull flies over a man sitting at a coffee shop in Istanbul. November 17, 2020Emrah Gurel/AP Photo