The week in pictures


France: Water flows in the streets of Neuville-sous-Montreuil in northern France. The Pas-de-Calais region was once again hit by heavy downpours and was put on red flood warning for the second time this week, with a historic rise in water levels. (Photo: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP)

United States: The giant panda Xiao Qi Ji hangs upside down from a tree at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC. Tuesday was the last day people could visit the panda before he returns to China. All three of the zoo’s pandas are leaving for China at the end of the year, which brings a temporary end to a decades-old connection between these animals and the American capital. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP)

United Kingdom: King Charles III and Queen Camilla travel in the Diamond Jubilee as protesters protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. (Photo: Henry Nicholls/AFP)

Thailand: This aerial photo taken on November 4 shows tourists aboard the popular “floating train”. Passengers take photos along the train tracks during a stop in the middle of the Pasak Jolasid Dam, Thailand’s largest reservoir in Lopburi province. A man in a boat watches the spectacle while passengers enjoy the view over the water. (Photo: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP)

Indonesia: This aerial photo shows the newly built floating solar power plant, which can generate 192 megawatts of electricity. The project was undertaken by the Indonesian government in collaboration with Masdar of the UAE. The photo was taken at the Cirata Reservoir, shortly before the plant was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo. (Photo: Bay Ismoyo/AFP)

Lebanon: A man points to flames in a field near the border town of Burj Al-Mamluk in southern Lebanon’s Khiam plain. The field caught fire after an Israeli air strike on 9 November. (Photo: Hassan Fneich/AFP)