This Week in Pictures: 23-29 November

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Sputnik's weekly photo gallery presents a collection of pictures that capture the most important and eye-catching events that occurred across the globe during the past seven days.

The past week has featured a number of festivals and events in various countries, such as the 2019 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, "Miss Fashion 2019 – Goddess of the Universe", a pageant, and Pope Francis' Holy Mass in Nagasaki, Japan – as well as incidents such as an earthquake in Albania and heavy floods in Venice, Italy.

Check out this gallery to catch up on the most important news that you might have missed!

© Sputnik / Konstantin Mihalchevsky / Go to the mediabankModels prior to a garment demonstration during the Crimean Fashion Week in Yalta
Models prior to a garment demonstration during the Crimean Fashion Week in Yalta - Sputnik International
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Models prior to a garment demonstration during the Crimean Fashion Week in Yalta
© Sputnik / Stringer / Go to the mediabankProtesters in Tbilisi, Georgia. The demonstrations have been ongoing since 14 November, when lawmakers decided not to pass legislative amendments that would have changed the voting system to a proportional one. The rallies have grown violent, with law enforcement resorting to water cannons to disperse a crowd that blocked the entrance to the parliament building.
Protesters in Tbilisi, Georgia - Sputnik International
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Protesters in Tbilisi, Georgia. The demonstrations have been ongoing since 14 November, when lawmakers decided not to pass legislative amendments that would have changed the voting system to a proportional one. The rallies have grown violent, with law enforcement resorting to water cannons to disperse a crowd that blocked the entrance to the parliament building.
© AFP 2022 / Armend NimaniPeople stand in front of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, western Albania on 27 November, 2019, after an earthquake hit Albania. Albania was in national mourning on 27 November as emergency workers continued to pull bodies from the ruins of buildings gutted by a violent earthquake. Tirana declared a state of emergency in the areas hardest-hit by the pre-dawn earthquake on 26 November: the coastal city of Durres and the town of Thumane, where victims were trapped under collapsed buildings.
People stand in front of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, western Albania on 27 November, 2019, after an earthquake hit Albania - Sputnik International
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People stand in front of a collapsed building in the town of Durres, western Albania on 27 November, 2019, after an earthquake hit Albania. Albania was in national mourning on 27 November as emergency workers continued to pull bodies from the ruins of buildings gutted by a violent earthquake. Tirana declared a state of emergency in the areas hardest-hit by the pre-dawn earthquake on 26 November: the coastal city of Durres and the town of Thumane, where victims were trapped under collapsed buildings.
© Sputnik / Eugene Odinokov / Go to the mediabankAna Turazashvili, a soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre, performs her part in the ballet "Like a breath".
Ana Turazashvili, a soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre, performs her part in the ballet Like a breath. - Sputnik International
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Ana Turazashvili, a soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre, performs her part in the ballet "Like a breath".
© Sputnik / Mikhail Klimentyev / Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the United Russia political party conference.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the United Russia political party conference. - Sputnik International
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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the United Russia political party conference.
© Sputnik / Alexandr Kryazhev / Go to the mediabankWomen practising Nordic walking during free classes in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Women practising Nordic walking during free classes in Novosibirsk, Russia. - Sputnik International
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Women practising Nordic walking during free classes in Novosibirsk, Russia.
© AFP 2022 / Hussein FalehAn Iraqi demonstrator runs as others burn tyres to cut off roads in the southern city of Basra on 25 November 2019.
An Iraqi demonstrator runs as others burn tyres to cut off roads in the southern city of Basra on 25 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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An Iraqi demonstrator runs as others burn tyres to cut off roads in the southern city of Basra on 25 November 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Ronaldo SchemidtBolivian wrestler Ana Luisa Yujra (L), aka "Jhenifer Two Faces" and Lidia Flores, aka "Dina, The Queen of the Ring", both members of the Fighting Cholitas, fight at the Sharks of the Ring wrestling club in El Alto, Bolivia, on 24 November 2019. After a fortnight hiatus due to anti-government protests and blockades, the Fighting Cholitas are back in the ring. The unrest was triggered by the disputed 20 October election, which Evo Morales claimed to have won and opposition groups have said was rigged.
Bolivian wrestler Ana Luisa Yujra (L), aka Jhenifer Two Faces and Lidia Flores, aka Dina, The Queen of the Ring, both members of the Fighting Cholitas, fight at the Sharks of the Ring wrestling club in El Alto, Bolivia, on 24 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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Bolivian wrestler Ana Luisa Yujra (L), aka "Jhenifer Two Faces" and Lidia Flores, aka "Dina, The Queen of the Ring", both members of the Fighting Cholitas, fight at the Sharks of the Ring wrestling club in El Alto, Bolivia, on 24 November 2019. After a fortnight hiatus due to anti-government protests and blockades, the Fighting Cholitas are back in the ring. The unrest was triggered by the disputed 20 October election, which Evo Morales claimed to have won and opposition groups have said was rigged.
© AFP 2022 / Miguel MedinaA person carries another across a flooded arcade on 24 November 2019 in Venice during the high tide "Acqua Alta" meteorological phenomenon. Flood-hit Venice was bracing for another, though smaller, high tide on 24 November after Italy declared on 15 November a state of emergency for the UNESCO, city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros’ worth of damage.
A person carries another across a flooded arcade on 24 November 2019 in Venice during the high tide Acqua Alta meteorological phenomenon. - Sputnik International
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A person carries another across a flooded arcade on 24 November 2019 in Venice during the high tide "Acqua Alta" meteorological phenomenon. Flood-hit Venice was bracing for another, though smaller, high tide on 24 November after Italy declared on 15 November a state of emergency for the UNESCO, city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros’ worth of damage.
© AFP 2022 / KCNA / KNSThis undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 25 November 2019 shows DPRK leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting a women's company in Unit 5492 of the Korean People's Army.
This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 25 November 2019 shows DPRK leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting a women's company in Unit 5492 of the Korean People's Army. - Sputnik International
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This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 25 November 2019 shows DPRK leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting a women's company in Unit 5492 of the Korean People's Army.
© Sputnik / Murad OrujovA model of Azerbaijani designer Scandar during the anniversary Azerbaijan Fashion Week
A model of Azerbaijani designer Scandar during the anniversary Azerbaijan Fashion Week - Sputnik International
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A model of Azerbaijani designer Scandar during the anniversary Azerbaijan Fashion Week
© AFP 2022 / Sanjay KanojiaLabourers push wooden boards before carrying them to construct a temporary pontoon bridge over the Ganges River for the upcoming Hindu festival of Magh Mela in Allahabad on 24 November 2019. Magh Mela is held every year on the banks of Triveni Sangam - the confluence of the three great rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and the mystical Saraswati - in Allahabad during the Hindu month of Magh, which corresponds to mid-January – mid-February.
Labourers push wooden boards before carrying them to construct a temporary pontoon bridge over the Ganges River for the upcoming Hindu festival of Magh Mela in Allahabad on 24 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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Labourers push wooden boards before carrying them to construct a temporary pontoon bridge over the Ganges River for the upcoming Hindu festival of Magh Mela in Allahabad on 24 November 2019. Magh Mela is held every year on the banks of Triveni Sangam - the confluence of the three great rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and the mystical Saraswati - in Allahabad during the Hindu month of Magh, which corresponds to mid-January – mid-February.
© REUTERS / Mario AnzuoniTaylor Swift performs a medley during the 2019 American Music Awards.
2019 American Music Awards - Show - Los Angeles, California, US, 24 November 2019. Taylor Swift performs a medley. - Sputnik International
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Taylor Swift performs a medley during the 2019 American Music Awards.
© Photo : David McNewA man rushes to move his van as flames approach from a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, US, 26 November 2019.
A man rushes to move his van as flames approach from a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, US, 26 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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A man rushes to move his van as flames approach from a wildfire dubbed the Cave Fire, burning in the hills of Santa Barbara, California, US, 26 November 2019.
© Sputnik / Ilya Naymushin / Go to the mediabankMembers of cold training club "Polar Bear" pour freezing water over themselves during the celebration of International Polar Bear Day near Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Members of cold training club Polar Bear pour freezing water over themselves during the celebration of International Polar Bear Day near Krasnoyarsk, Russia. - Sputnik International
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Members of cold training club "Polar Bear" pour freezing water over themselves during the celebration of International Polar Bear Day near Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
© AFP 2022 / Sanjay KanojiaA shepherd leads a flock of sheep over a pontoon bridge in Allahabad on 26 November 2019.
A shepherd leads a flock of sheep over a pontoon bridge in Allahabad on 26 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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A shepherd leads a flock of sheep over a pontoon bridge in Allahabad on 26 November 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Claudio ReyesDemonstrators stand in front of a riot police vehicle during a protest against the Chilean government in front of the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago on 26 November 2019. Furious Chileans have since 18 October been protesting social and economic inequality and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues.
Demonstrators stand in front of a riot police vehicle during a protest against the Chilean government in front of the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago on 26 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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Demonstrators stand in front of a riot police vehicle during a protest against the Chilean government in front of the La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago on 26 November 2019. Furious Chileans have since 18 October been protesting social and economic inequality and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues.
© AP Photo / Michael ProbstTwo Icelandic stallions play in the paddock of a stud in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, 22 November 2019.
Two Icelandic stallions play in the paddock of a stud in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, 22 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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Two Icelandic stallions play in the paddock of a stud in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, 22 November 2019.
© Sputnik / Anton Denisov / Go to the mediabankFinalists of the international "Miss Fashion 2019 – Goddess of the Universe" pageant in Vegas City Hall in Moscow.
Finalists of the international Miss Fashion 2019 – Goddess of the Universe pageant in Vegas City Hall in Moscow. - Sputnik International
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Finalists of the international "Miss Fashion 2019 – Goddess of the Universe" pageant in Vegas City Hall in Moscow.
© Sputnik / Mikhail Klimentyev / Go to the mediabankRussian President Vladimir Putin speaking to people after unveiling a monument to the late Russian and Soviet writer and public figure Daniil Granin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking to people after unveiling a monument to the late Russian and Soviet writer and public figure Daniil Granin. - Sputnik International
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking to people after unveiling a monument to the late Russian and Soviet writer and public figure Daniil Granin.
© Sputnik / Maria Devakhina / Go to the mediabankChristmas lights on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in Moscow.
Christmas lights on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in Moscow. - Sputnik International
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Christmas lights on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in Moscow.
© AFP 2022 / Peter Steffen / dpaA Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) rests on the face of a visitor at a giant spider and insect exhibition in Hanover, northern Germany, on 23 November 2019.
A Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) rests on the face of a visitor at a giant spider and insect exhibition in Hanover, northern Germany, on 23 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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A Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) rests on the face of a visitor at a giant spider and insect exhibition in Hanover, northern Germany, on 23 November 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Tauseef MustafaMen steer boats in Nigeen Lake during a cold day in Srinagar on 26 November 2019.
Men steer boats in Nigeen Lake during a cold day in Srinagar on 26 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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Men steer boats in Nigeen Lake during a cold day in Srinagar on 26 November 2019.
© REUTERS / Alaa al-MarjaniA protester holds an Iraqi flag amid a cloud of smoke from burning tyres during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq on 26 November 2019.
A protester holds an Iraqi flag amid a cloud of smoke from burning tyres during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq on 26 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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A protester holds an Iraqi flag amid a cloud of smoke from burning tyres during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq on 26 November 2019.
© AFP 2022 / Gregory Shamus / Getty ImagesMembers of the Detroit Pistons Dance Team perform during a game against Orlando Magic at Little Caesars Arena on 25 November 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.
Members of the Detroit Pistons Dance Team perform during a game against Orlando Magic at Little Caesars Arena on 25 November 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. - Sputnik International
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Members of the Detroit Pistons Dance Team perform during a game against Orlando Magic at Little Caesars Arena on 25 November 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.
© REUTERS / Issei KatoPope Francis greets well-wishers during a Holy Mass at the Nagasaki Baseball Stadium in Nagasaki, Japan on 24 November 2019.
Pope Francis greets well-wishers during a Holy Mass at the Nagasaki Baseball Stadium in Nagasaki, Japan on 24 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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Pope Francis greets well-wishers during a Holy Mass at the Nagasaki Baseball Stadium in Nagasaki, Japan on 24 November 2019.
© AFP 2022 / John Wessels Hooded vultures are chased away by a dog as they look for scraps after a family slaughtered a cow at a funeral celebration in Bissau on 26 November 2019. Tens of thousands of hooded vultures flock to the city of Bissau in search of food left behind in heaps of garbage or around market areas.
Hooded vultures are chased away by a dog as they look for scraps after a family slaughtered a cow at a funeral celebration in Bissau on 26 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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Hooded vultures are chased away by a dog as they look for scraps after a family slaughtered a cow at a funeral celebration in Bissau on 26 November 2019. Tens of thousands of hooded vultures flock to the city of Bissau in search of food left behind in heaps of garbage or around market areas.
© AFP 2022 / Michele Spatari This picture, taken on 24 November 2019, shows the Bank of Lisbon building imploding in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg CBD's iconic Bank of Lisbon building has been demolished after being deemed structurally unfit following a 2018 fire that lasted for three days and claimed the lives of three firefighters.
This picture, taken on 24 November 2019, shows the Bank of Lisbon building imploding in Johannesburg, South Africa. - Sputnik International
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This picture, taken on 24 November 2019, shows the Bank of Lisbon building imploding in Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg CBD's iconic Bank of Lisbon building has been demolished after being deemed structurally unfit following a 2018 fire that lasted for three days and claimed the lives of three firefighters.
© AP Photo / Dan Kitwood / PoolBritain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Welsh County Show in Llanelwedd, Wales, on Monday, 25 November 2019. Boris Johnson’s party is campaigning on a promise to “get Brexit done” by taking Britain out of the European Union on the scheduled date of 31 January if it wins the election.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Welsh County Show in Llanelwedd, Wales, on Monday, 25 November 2019. - Sputnik International
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Welsh County Show in Llanelwedd, Wales, on Monday, 25 November 2019. Boris Johnson’s party is campaigning on a promise to “get Brexit done” by taking Britain out of the European Union on the scheduled date of 31 January if it wins the election.
© Sputnik / Ilya Naimushin / Go to the mediabankA boat navigates along the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
A boat navigates along the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia - Sputnik International
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A boat navigates along the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
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