SOME of the best pictures from around the UK and world this week include participants in a World Aids Day event, and a depiction of a student lighting candles for the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

Also shown is Pope Francis poses for photos with participants into his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican; and the Northern Lights near Kirkjufell, a 463m high mountain (known as the Witch’s Hat) near Grundarfjordur in the north of the Saefellsnes peninsula in Iceland.

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