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The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

Matt Fidler

Main 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

  • Laytown, Ireland

    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

    Laytown, IrelandJockeys 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.
  • Toulouse, France

    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

    Toulouse, FranceA visitor looks at tapestries during the opening of the exhibition “The Lady with the Unicorn” at the Musee des Abattoirs.
  • 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

    Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaFemale firearms trainer Mona Al Khurais instructs a young man on the safe usage of weapons at the Top-Gun shooting range.
  • New York, U.S

    Candidate for New York City Mayor Eric Adams attends a rally in New York.

    Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

    New York, U.SCandidate for New York City Mayor Eric Adams attends a rally in New York.
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    People attend a ceremony honouring the Vodoo spirit of Baron Samedi and Gede at the National Cemetery.

    Photograph: Odelyn Joseph/AP

    Port-au-Prince, HaitiPeople attend a ceremony honouring the Vodoo spirit of Baron Samedi and Gede at the National Cemetery.
  • Dubai, UAE

    A cat walks past an installation made of over one million energy saver bulbs and recycled luminous items .

    Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

    Dubai, UAEA cat walks past an installation made of over one million energy saver bulbs and recycled luminous items .
  • Budapest, Hungary

    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

    Budapest, HungaryA woman kneels at a grave on All Saint’s day. Across the country Hungarians commemorate their deceased by visiting and tending to burial plots.
  • 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

    Prague, Czech RepublicClara Burrel of France reacts during her tennis match against Rebecca Marino and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada at the Billie Jean King Trophy 2021 Finals.
  • Glasgow, Scotland

    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

    Glasgow, ScotlandThe Duchess of Cambridge laughs as she offers a tub of dead larvae to guests at a reception at the Clydeside Distillery.
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    Tel Aviv, Israel: a man embraces two girls as they exit Ben Gurion international airport after Israel opened its borders to individual tourists
  • Baghdad, Iraq

    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

    Baghdad, Iraq: students arrive to attend their first classes of the new school year, which had been postponed by a month because of Covid-19 precautions
  • Bangkok, Thailand

    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

    Bangkok, Thailand: officials disinfect a tourist’s luggage on the first day of the country’s reopening for foreign visitors, at Suvarnabhumi international airport
  • Medan, Indonesia

    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

    Medan, Indonesia: a woman collects plastic materials at a landfill in North Sumatra province
  • Sydney, Australia

    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

    Sydney, Australia: 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: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian

    Glasgow, UK: Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are seen at Cop26
  • 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

    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
  • Salisbury, UK

    Emergency services personnel direct traffic near the site where two trains collided

    Photograph: Tom Nicholson/Reuters

    Salisbury, UK: emergency services personnel direct traffic near the site where two trains collided
  • Mexico City, Mexico

    People take part in the Day of the Dead parade at Zocalo Square

    Photograph: Claudio Cruz/AFP/Getty Images

    Mexico City, Mexico: people take part in the Day of the Dead parade at Zocalo Square
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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
  • Vancouver, Canada

    Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro of Canada skate during the exhibition gala at Skate Canada International

    Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

    Vancouver, Canada: Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro of Canada skate during the exhibition gala at Skate Canada International
  • Shanghai, China

    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

    Photograph: AP

    Shanghai, China: fireworks go off as visitors to Shanghai Disneyland await their Covid-19 test results, surrounded by healthcare workers in white protective suits
  • 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

    New York, US: people attend the 48th annual Village Halloween parade along 6th Avenue in Manhattan
  • California, US

    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

    California, US: a dog dressed as Peter Pan is seen at the Haute Dog Howl’oween parade at Marina Vista Park in Long Beach
  • Lionel Blair, who had a seven-decade long career as an actor, dancer, entertainer and presenter, has died at the age of 92

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