Here are some of the best pictures from around the UK and world this week.

From anti-riot police taking positions during clashes with protesters during a strike organized by metal workers in Cadiz, southern Spain; to Amur tiger Mishka carrying one of her seven-week-old cubs at Banham Zoo in Norfolk; and the sun setting behind construction cranes and the skyline of the financial district of London.

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