AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa
Jean-Francois Badias - stringer, AP
Smoke rises from the Butachimie plant in Chalempe, eastern France, Tuesday, Nov.8, 2022. Just back from the U.N. climate summit in Egypt, French President Emmanuel Macron is to meet Tuesday with the heads of the country's most climate-damaging industries to pressure them to reduce greenhouse gases emissions, amid growing competition from the U.S. and China.
Leo Correa - stringer, AP
The environmental activist Modou Fall, who many simply call "Plastic Man", poses for a photo at the Yarakh Beach littered by trash and plastics in Dakar, Senegal, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. As he walks, plastics dangle from his arms and legs, rustling in the wind while strands drag on the ground. On his chest, poking out from the plastics, is a sign in French that says, "No to plastic bags."
Brian Inganga - stringer, AP
Maasai children stand beside a zebra that local residents said died due to drought, as they graze their cattle at Ilangeruani village, near Lake Magadi, in Kenya, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Parts of Kenya have experienced four consecutive seasons with inadequate rain in the past two years, with dire effects for people and animals, including livestock.
Emrah Gurel - stringer, AP
Ikaria Angel bulk cargo ship, which departed from Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk, sails under 15th July Martyrs bridge over the Bosphorus as runners take part in a Marathon in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022.
Bernat Armangue - staff, AP
A caviar vendor waits for customers inside a market during a power outage in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.
Libkos - stringer, AP
A self-propelled artillery vehicle fires near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.
Moses Sawasawa - stringer, AP
Democratic Republic of the Congo youth get the first steps of basic military training in Goma, eastern Congo, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. More than 3,000 new Congolese military recruits began training Monday as the army steps up its fight against the M23 rebels in the country's east that the government alleges are backed by neighboring Rwanda.
Massimo Di Nonno - stringer, AP
Migrants show placards demanding the disembark for all as the wait aboard of the Norway-flagged Geo Barents rescue ship , in Catania's port, Sicily, southern Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. The Geo Barents, and the German-flagged Humanity1 have been allowed to disembark what the Italian authorities defined "vulnerable people" and minors, while other two ships carrying rescued migrants remained at sea.
Pavel Golovkin - staff, AP
People ride a tram, with the St. Olaf's church tower in the background, in Tallinn, Estonia, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.
Michael Probst - staff, AP
Trees stand in a small park in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
Francisco Seco - staff, AP
A woman takes a ride in a ferry crossing the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
Petr David Josek - staff, AP
Enthusiasts dressed in historical costumes enjoy a ride on their penny-farthing bicycles during their traditional race in Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
Alastair Grant - staff, AP
Britain's King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, walk out of York Minster as they go to unveil a statue of the late Queen Elizabeth II in York, England, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.
Markus Schreiber - staff, AP
Signs in Ukrainian show the direction to parking and public transport inside the temporary refugee shelter at the former airport Tegel in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. The city of Berlin is turning a former airport into a temporary refugee shelter with 3,600 beds as it is struggling to put up more Ukrainians fleeing Russia's increasingly brutal attacks on their country's energy infrastructure as well as the cold winter months.
NOV. 4-10, 2022
The environment and climate change were in the spotlight this week, from a U.N. summit in Egypt and French President Macron urging France’s industries to reduce greenhouse emissions within the next decade to a “Plastic Man,” an environmental activist posing on the Yarakh Beach in Dakar, Senegal, littered with trash and plastics. In Kenya, elephants and endangered zebras are dying during East Africa’s worst drought in decades.
Ukraine’s power stations are under continued shelling, causing outages all over the country. There was a show of force from Congo’s military as it began training recruits in Goma to fight against M23 rebels.
Italy initially refused to accept migrants rescued by charities in the Mediterranean, but later allowed them to disembark in Sicily. In Germany, meanwhile, a disused airport has been turned into a refugee center.
A traditional race in Prague saw enthusiasts riding penny-farthing bicycles, while in northern England a statue of the late Queen Elizabeth II was unveiled.
This 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 Jerome Delay, Chief Photographer, Johannesburg.
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