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

Tongan activist Uili Lousi stands alongside 'Flare Oceania 2021', created by artist John Gerrard, a real-time moving image showing a simulation of the seas around Tonga with the flag/flare embedded in it.

The image is displayed on a screen on the South Facade of the University of Glasgow to mark Ocean Day at the COP26 climate summit and to raise awareness that the very existence of nations like Tonga are under threat due to the heating of the ocean and rising sea levels.

Also shown is the Italian Airforce acrobatic squad fly above the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, in Romey; and a spectacular display of the Northern Lights seen over Derwentwater, near Keswick in the Lake District.

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