AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Oct 20, 2022, 1:03 PM | Updated: Oct 21, 2022, 1:08 am
In this handout photo released by Kooperativ Telegram Channel, flames and smoke rise from the scene...

In this handout photo released by Kooperativ Telegram Channel, flames and smoke rise from the scene after a warplane crashed into a residential area in Yeysk, Russia, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. The Russian military says one of its warplanes has crashed near an apartment building in Yeysk, a port city on the Sea of Azov, after experiencing engine failure on takeoff. The crash ignited a huge fire, killing at least four people, leaving six missing and injuring 21 others, eight of whom were in grave condition. One of the pilots, right, descends on a parachute. (Kooperativ Telegram Channel via AP)

(Kooperativ Telegram Channel via AP)

              Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford dives for a save but ends up bringing down Tottenham's Harry Kane, left, and giving away a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              Twins Oladapo Taiwo, left, and Oladapo Kehinde, 21, pose for photographs holding relative's twins during the annual twins festival in Igbo-Ora South west Nigeria, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. The town holds the annual festival to celebrate the high number of twins and multiple births. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
            
              Protective equipment is laid outside to dry after being disinfected, outside the isolation section of Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital in Entebbe, Uganda Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Uganda's Ebola outbreak is "rapidly evolving" a month after the disease was reported in the country, a top World Health Organization official said Thursday, describing a difficult situation for health workers on the ground. (AP Photo/Hajarah Nalwadda)
            
              Janelle Monae poses for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' and the closing evening of the 2022 London Film Festival in London, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
            
              A woman walks with a buggy in a park among seasonal coloured trees on an autumn day in Tallinn, Estonia, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
            
              A police officer knocks on the door to 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
            
              Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at The Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
            
              Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni, center, laughs during a voting session session of the new parliament, to choose the new Chamber's president, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              The body of a local man who was killed after an explosion of a Russian mine lies on the ground near Hrakove village, Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              Firefighters work after a drone attack on buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Waves of explosive-laden suicide drones struck Ukraine's capital as families were preparing to start their week early Monday, the blasts echoing across Kyiv, setting buildings ablaze and sending people scurrying to shelters. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna)
            
              Tatiana Alexeyevna mourns over the coffin of her soon Colonel Oleksiy Telizhenko during his funeral in Bucha, near in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. In March, Colonel Oleksiy was abducted by Russian soldiers from his home in Bucha, six months later his body was found with signals of torture buried in a forest not far away from his village. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
            
              In this handout photo released by Kooperativ Telegram Channel, flames and smoke rise from the scene after a warplane crashed into a residential area in Yeysk, Russia, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. The Russian military says one of its warplanes has crashed near an apartment building in Yeysk, a port city on the Sea of Azov, after experiencing engine failure on takeoff. The crash ignited a huge fire, killing at least four people, leaving six missing and injuring 21 others, eight of whom were in grave condition. One of the pilots, right, descends on a parachute. (Kooperativ Telegram Channel via AP)

OCT. 13 – OCT. 20, 2022

From the resignation of Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister to the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris and a festival of twins in Nigeria, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa.

The selection was curated by AP photographer Armando Franca in Lisbon.

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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa