The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world
Matt FidlerMain image: A woman collects plastic materials at a landfill in North Sumatra province, Indonesia. Photograph: Dedi Sinuhaji/EPA
Mon 1 Nov 2021 14.47 GMT Last modified on Tue 2 Nov 2021 00.29 GMT
Jockeys compete during the annual one-day Laytown races held on the beach under official horse racing turf club rules, which has returned after being cancelled for the past two years due to Covid-19.
Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
A visitor looks at tapestries during the opening of the exhibition “The Lady with the Unicorn” at the Musee des Abattoirs.
Photograph: Frederic Scheiber/AFP/Getty Images
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Female firearms trainer Mona Al Khurais instructs a young man on the safe usage of weapons at the Top-Gun shooting range.
Photograph: Ahmed Yosri/Reuters
New York, U.S
Candidate for New York City Mayor Eric Adams attends a rally in New York.
Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters
People attend a ceremony honouring the Vodoo spirit of Baron Samedi and Gede at the National Cemetery.
Photograph: Odelyn Joseph/AP
A cat walks past an installation made of over one million energy saver bulbs and recycled luminous items .
Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images
A woman kneels at a grave on All Saint’s day. Across the country Hungarians commemorate their deceased by visiting and tending to burial plots.
Photograph: Janos Kummer/Getty Images
Prague, Czech Republic
Clara Burrel of France reacts during her tennis match against Rebecca Marino and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada at the Billie Jean King Trophy 2021 Finals.
Photograph: Martin Divíšek/EPA
The Duchess of Cambridge laughs as she offers a tub of dead larvae to guests at a reception at the Clydeside Distillery.
Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
Washington DC, US
Pro-choice demonstrators gather outside the US supreme court as the high court hears arguments in two challenges to a Texas law that bans most abortions
Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
Tel Aviv, Israel
A man embraces two girls as they exit Ben Gurion international airport after Israel opened its borders to individual tourists
Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters
Students arrive to attend their first classes of the new school year, which had been postponed by a month because of Covid-19 precautions. More than 11 million students in Iraq started their classes on Monday morning
Photograph: Murtadha Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Officials disinfect a tourist’s luggage on the first day of the country’s reopening for foreign visitors, at Suvarnabhumi international airport. Thailand is reopening to allow fully vaccinated foreign tourists from low-risk countries to visit without undergoing quarantine requirements, in an effort to boost the tourism industry and economy
Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA
A woman collects plastic materials at a landfill in North Sumatra province. According to the International Environmental Technology Centre, Indonesia produces more than 3m tonnes of unmanaged plastic waste a year, of which more than 1m tonnes ends up in the sea
Photograph: Dedi Sinuhaji/EPA
An international traveller is embraced as she arrives at Sydney airport after Covid-related border restrictions eased. Fully vaccinated Australians are allowed into Sydney from overseas without quarantine for the first time since March 2020
Photograph: Jaimi Joy/Reuters
Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
Cape Town, South Africa
People dance outside a polling station during the local government elections that will decide the leadership of the cities and municipalities across the country
Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA
Emergency services personnel direct traffic near the site where two trains collided
Photograph: Tom Nicholson/Reuters
Mexico City, Mexico
People take part in the Day of the Dead parade at Zocalo Square
Photograph: Claudio Cruz/AFP/Getty Images
Seoul, South Korea
Baseball fans who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or tested negative for the virus within the last 48 hours or are under 18 years old, cheer their teams during the wildcard baseball game for the KBO post-season between Kiwoom Heroes and Doosan Bears
Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP
Srinagar, Indian Kashmir
Supporters and leaders of the mainstream political party National Conference shout slogans as they hold placards during a protest demanding the withdrawal of police reports against students and for the release of three Kashmiri students arrested in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA
Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro of Canada skate during the exhibition gala at Skate Canada International
Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks go off as visitors to Shanghai Disneyland await their Covid-19 test results, surrounded by healthcare workers in white protective suits. Disneyland suddenly announced on Sunday evening that it was no longer accepting any visitors while it cooperated with an epidemiological investigation from another province. The park was locked down, as Shanghai city healthcare workers and police rushed to the scene to conduct mass testing
New York, US
People attend the 48th annual Village Halloween parade along 6th Avenue in Manhattan. Attendance was high since New Yorkers were keen to meet one another and celebrate after Covid restrictions were eased
Photograph: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/Rex/Shutterstock
A dog dressed as Peter Pan is seen at the Haute Dog Howl’oween parade at Marina Vista Park in Long Beach
Photograph: Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images
Lionel Blair, who had a seven-decade long career as an actor, dancer, entertainer and presenter, has died at the age of 92
Published: 4 Nov 2021
Lionel Blair: a life in pictures