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Topshots of the Week (3-9 December, 2022)


Selection of some of the most striking photographs taken by AFP photojournalists this past week  (3-9 December, 2022).


A flock of crows flies over downtown Kyiv on December 6, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With temperatures dipping below zero, repeated Russian attacks have left Ukraine's energy grid teetering on the brink of collapse and have disrupted power and water supplies to millions over recent weeks.
© Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP

France's forward #09 Olivier Giroud celebrates with France's forward #10 Kylian Mbappe (top) after scoring his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Poland at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha on December 4, 2022.

Kuwaiti and French army forces take part in a joint drill code-named "Pearl of the West", held at al-Udaira shooting range, 95 km northwest of Kuwait City, on December 8, 2022.
© Yasser AL-ZAYYAT / AFP

People stand before Mount Semeru following a volcanic eruption at Kajar Kuning village in Lumajang on December 5, 2022. Indonesia's Mount Semeru erupted on December 4 spewing hot ash clouds a mile high and rivers of lava down its side while sparking the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people exactly one year after its last major eruption killed dozens.

Morocco's players celebrate at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022.

The Pyramid of Menkaure (Menkheres) is seen in the background as models present creations at the Christian Dior fashion show at the Giza Pyramids Necropolis on the outskirts of the twin city of Egypt's capital on December 3, 2022. French fashion house Dior today held its first show at Egypt's ancient Giza pyramids, presenting its 2023 fall men's collection in the shadow of the of the millennia-old tombs.
© Ahmed HASAN / AFP

An elderly woman pulls a trolley bag past a destroyed building in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 4, 2022, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
© Yevhen TITOV / AFP

People clash with riot police during a demonstration demanding the release of ex-President Pedro Castillo and the closure of the Peruvian Congress, in Lima, on December 8, 2022, a day after Castillo's impeachment. Castillo was replaced by his deputy on the eve, in a dizzying series of events in the country that has long been prone to political upheaval. Peru has had six presidents in six years in a headspinning political environment where governments topple like dominos, many dogged by corruption scandals in a country with a massive gulf between rich and poor.