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The beetle can change colour by altering the reflectivity of its outer layer (Chime Tsetan/Caters)

Pictures of the week: From a dramatic eruption at Mount Etna to giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

Here's our pick of the pictures from around the world this week

  • The Strictly stars that SHOULD have won every series
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    The Strictly stars that SHOULD have won every series

    Sometimes everyone gets it wrong.

  • 'Strictly Come Dancing' Final 2017
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    'Strictly Come Dancing' Final 2017

    He and partner Katya Jones faced Alexandra Burke, Debbie McGee and Gemma Atkinson in the final Joe won despite Alexandra topping the leader board with 119 points compared to his 118 It was the first time the four finalists had danced all three dances Judges’ Pick: American Smooth to ‘Wouldn’t It Be Lovely’ from My Fair Lady.

  • Six dead after multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham 
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    Six dead after multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham 

    Six dead after multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham 

  • 'I'm A Celebrity': Iain Lee's Sister Hints At Behind-The-Scenes Bullying As She Wades Into Row
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    'I'm A Celebrity': Iain Lee's Sister Hints At Behind-The-Scenes Bullying As She Wades Into Row

    The sister of ’I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ star Iain Lee has waded in on the on-going row about whether he was bullied on the show.

  • End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight
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    End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight

    Workers look on as United Airlines Flight 747 preapres to take off from San Francisco International Airport for its final flight to Honolulu, Hawaii -- one of the last before United retires its entire ...

  • Birmingham car crash: Six dead and one critically injured in 'very serious incident'
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    Birmingham car crash: Six dead and one critically injured in 'very serious incident'

    Six people have been killed and a seventh critically injured after a multiple-vehicle crash in Birmingham, West Midlands Ambulance Service has said. Three men who were thrown from a car were among the dead along with a taxi driver and his passengers following the "horrific incident" in the early hours of Sunday morning. Five ambulances, a hazardous area response team, fire crews and an air ambulance critical care car were among the emergency services sent to the "extensive" crash scene.

  • A second referendum is the zombie Remain campaign's last roll of the electoral dice
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    A second referendum is the zombie Remain campaign's last roll of the electoral dice

    As I returned to London on the morning of 24 June last year, after the official declaration of the referendum result in Manchester, it finally began to sink in: the British people really had made that momentous and historic decision to vote to Leave the European Union. With many voting for the first time in years – and some for the first time ever – the Vote Leave campaign secured the biggest ever mandate in British electoral history, with 17,410,742 backing our proposition that it was time to take back control of our laws, money, borders and trade policy. Let’s be clear: whatever their high-sounding motives, this is nothing more than a shoddy plot to reverse Brexit, the majority decision of the people of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in a free and fair vote.

  • Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle Mourns After Daughter Natalie Lewis-Hoyle Dies Suddenly Aged 28
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    Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle Mourns After Daughter Natalie Lewis-Hoyle Dies Suddenly Aged 28

    House of Commons Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has paid tribute to his daughter who has died suddenly, aged 28.

  • Ed Sheeran snapped with Tess Daly ahead of Strictly finale performance
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    Ed Sheeran snapped with Tess Daly ahead of Strictly finale performance

    Daly called the singer the “most down to earth superstar”.

  • Revealed: The worst airlines for customer satisfaction
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    Revealed: The worst airlines for customer satisfaction

    British Airways has plunged to third from bottom in an annual survey of customer satisfaction on short-haul airlines. The poor scoring comes in a year when BA stopped free catering for passengers travelling in economy class on short-haul flights. The airline was given a score of just two stars for its food and drink and received the same poor rating for seat comfort and value for money.

  • Nigel Farage Says 18 Years As A Ukip MEP Has Left Him 'Skint'
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    Nigel Farage Says 18 Years As A Ukip MEP Has Left Him 'Skint'

    Nigel Farage has said he is “skint” after spending 18 years as a Ukip MEP fighting for Brexit.

  • Brexit: Britons now back Remain over Leave by 10 points, exclusive poll shows
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    Brexit: Britons now back Remain over Leave by 10 points, exclusive poll shows

    The British public has swung behind staying in the EU by its largest margin since the referendum, with those backing Remain outstripping Leavers by ten points, a new poll has revealed. The exclusive survey for The Independent by BMG Research showed 51 per cent now back remaining in the union, while 41 per cent want Brexit. It comes as leading political figures write in The Independent tomorrow about whether the country needs a further referendum to decide on Brexit, once terms of departure are known.

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    'It's been 26 years - I can't die without finding my Nicola'

    Nicola Payne, from Coventry, disappeared after crossing wasteland near her parents' house on 14 December, 1991.

  • First bitcoin homes sell in the UK
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    First bitcoin homes sell in the UK

    First bitcoin homes sell in the UK

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    Fairytale Of New York: 30 years of the song that stole Christmas

    It was Christmas day, babe - 1957 - and a child in Pembury, Kent, was born to bring drunken, miserable cheers to the world. The baby was Shane MacGowan and, 30 years after his birth, his Celtic punk band The Pogues would release Fairytale Of New York, an anti-Christmas song about lost dreams and disillusionment. Fast forward another 30 years, and this holiday downer filled with bums, drunks and punks remains a Christmas essential in any half-decent medley.

  • Quantico star Priyanka Chopra could be Meghan Markle's bridesmaid
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    Quantico star Priyanka Chopra could be Meghan Markle's bridesmaid

    A Bollywood actress who apparently never reads her emails could be one of the bridesmaids to accompany Meghan Markle when she weds next May. There is speculation that Priyanka Chopra will be asked by Ms Markle to be part of her bridal party when she gets married to Prince Harry in Windsor on 19 May. Ms Chopra hit the headlines earlier this year when a friend posted a picture of her holding her phone which displayed more than 250,000 unread emails.

  • ‘Mexico will not finance US wall,’ foreign minister says
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    ‘Mexico will not finance US wall,’ foreign minister says

    In an interview with FRANCE 24, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico would not help finance the border wall proposed by US President Donald Trump. “The wall is a decision made by the US (…) What I can assert categorically is that we are not involved in this dialogue, we never negotiated with the US to talk about a wall,” Videgaray told FRANCE 24.

  • By 2030, our relationship with Europe will be repaired – it will be as though Brexit never happened
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    By 2030, our relationship with Europe will be repaired – it will be as though Brexit never happened

    Indeed I think the ill-temper will persist long after the UK has officially left the EU. You can see why already, for example by allowing European judges to have a role in the UK even when we are not members. Europeans will still have jobs in the UK, though there may be more Americans, Canadians and Australians in the skills mix.

  • Suddenly, the mighty Murdoch is just another middleweight | Peter Preston
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    Suddenly, the mighty Murdoch is just another middleweight | Peter Preston

    Rupert Murdoch: profound change of direction. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

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    Billionaire couple found dead in their mansion basement

    Police have said they are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, the founder of Canadian drug company Apotex, and his wife Honey as "suspicious". Called to the house to attend a "medical complaint" at around midday on Friday, officers said they found no signs of forced entry to the home. One of the nation's wealthiest couples, they had given tens of millions of dollars to hospitals, universities and Jewish organisations and were fundraisers for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal party.

  • Elysee plays down opulence of Macron birthday at Loire chateau
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    Elysee plays down opulence of Macron birthday at Loire chateau

    French President Emmanuel Macron celebrates his 40th birthday this weekend in the grounds of a former royal palace, in what some opponents called another tactless show of wealth. Rivals have branded former investment banker Macron "president of the rich" for policies such as the scrapping of a wealth tax and cutting housing benefit, moves the president framed as reforms to boost investment and social mobility. Macron is staying with his wife Brigitte in a guest house close to the Chateau de Chambord, a former royal palace on the Loire that dates back to the 16th century.

  • Boris Johnson warns UK could become a 'vassal state' if it accepts EU's Brexit plans
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    Boris Johnson warns UK could become a 'vassal state' if it accepts EU's Brexit plans

    Boris Johnson has increased cabinet tensions ahead of a crunch meeting this week after warning that the UK could become a “vassal state” if it accepts EU plans for Brexit. The Foreign Secretary said he wanted a “liberal Brexit” in which the UK could reject new EU rules after 29 March 2019. A special Brexit war Cabinet will meet on Monday to hammer out what relationship the UK should have with the EU in the long term, with a full Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

  • Mount Agung: Hiker captures incredible footage from inside erupting Bali volcano
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    Mount Agung: Hiker captures incredible footage from inside erupting Bali volcano

    Bali resident Ikomang Giri scaled the active volcano Mount Agung on Wednesday in order to record from its peak. The video, later uploaded to Facebook, shows thick clouds of ash streaming from the volcano during an eruption. Indonesian government volcanologist Gede Suantika told local news station Viva the hiker’s daredevil actions should not be condoned.

  • Try a twist on mince pies and a white chocolate cheesecake for Christmas
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    Try a twist on mince pies and a white chocolate cheesecake for Christmas

    Try a twist on mince pies and a white chocolate cheesecake for Christmas

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    Patriots vs Steelers: Game of the Millennium? Not quite

    Shout it from the top of Mount Washington: It's the Game of the Year! Until their flop in Miami on Monday night, the New England Patriots were playing as many thought they would heading into the season: like a powerhouse. The Dolphins did just that, one day after the Steelers needed another late rally to edge archrival Baltimore and clinch the AFC North.

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