The week in pictures


France: France’s Air Force, the “Patrouille de France”, and Britain’s Royal Air Force, the “Red Arrows”, fly past the Eiffel Tower in Paris during an official welcoming ceremony for Britain’s King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the first day of their state visit to France. (Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP)

Singapore: Canadian racing driver Lance Stroll jumps from his car after it crashed during the qualifying round of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. (Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP)

China: This aerial photo shows damage to buildings after a tornado hit the city of Suqian, in eastern Jiangsu province, on September 20. (Photo: AFP)

In the: A woman protester blocks a road during a 48-hour general strike in Imphal. Protesters are demanding that peace be restored in India’s northeastern state of Manipur after ethnic violence erupted here. (Photo: AFP)

Thailand: About 2,000 birds sit in bird cages during a birdsong competition in the southern province of Narathiwat. Thousands of birds from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand are entered in the annual competition. (Photo: Madaree Tohlala/AFP)

Mexico: A soldier of the Mexican army takes part in the 213th military parade in Zocalo Square, commemorating independence. (Photo: Alfredo Estrella/AFP)

Morocco: A woman waits to receive help in a village between Marrakesh and Taroudant in the Atlas mountain range, after a powerful earthquake hit the town. The 6.8 earthquake was the strongest yet in Morocco and the entire town was razed to the ground on September 8. Thousands of people were left homeless as a result, nearly 3,000 people were killed and more than 5,600 injured. (Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP)