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Topshots of the Week (17-23 September, 2022)


Selection of some of the most striking photographs taken by AFP photojournalists this past week (17-23 September, 2022).


A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini, a young Iranian woman who died after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic's morality police, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on September 20, 2022. Amini, 22, was on a visit with her family to the Iranian capital when she was detained on September 13 by the police unit responsible for enforcing Iran's strict dress code for women, including the wearing of the headscarf in public.
© Ozan KOSE / AFP

Members of the public observe a National Moment of reflection to show their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II, on Westminster Bridge in London on September 18, 2022, ahead of her State Funeral on Monday. Britain was gearing up Sunday for the momentous state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II as King Charles III prepared to host world leaders and as mourners queued for the final 24 hours left to view her coffin, lying in state in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster.

A Kyrgyz soldier patrols near a damaged mosque in the village of Maksat near the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, some 1200 kilometres from Bishkek, on September 20, 2022, as the worst violence the two ex-Soviet countries have seen in years broke out last week on their contested border, raising fears of a large-scale conflict.

Participants from an art group wearing traditional dresses rehearse Garba dance ahead of the Navratri festival in Ahmedabad on September 20, 2022.

A volunteer collects waste along the coastline during the 'World Clean Up Day' in Bargny, east of Dakar, on September 17, 2022.

A King's Guard soldier walks along the lawn covered with flowers at the Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England on the day of the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II.

Festival-goers gather and cheer in a beer tent during the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese fairground in Munich, southern Germany, on September 20, 2022. The world renowned Beer festival is to take place until October 3, 2022 without access restrictions, after the past two years' editions had been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
© Christof STACHE / AFP

A boy stands outside his house in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in El Seibo, Dominican Republic, September 20, 2022. Hurricane Fiona dumped torrential rain on the Dominican Republic and left one person dead, after triggering major flooding in Puerto Rico and widespread power blackouts across both Caribbean islands.