This timed-exposure photo taken on December 28, 2017 shows Moung Sinabung volcano spewing lava that lights up the night sky in Karo, North Sumatra. Mount Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years, after another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since. All pics/AFP
This combination of pictures created on December 29, 2017 shows the Eiffel Tower before and after its lights were switched off as a tribute to the victims of a suicide blast targeting Shiites in Kabul. More than 40 people were killed and dozens wounded in a suicide blast targeting Shiites in Kabul on December 28, officials said, with chaotic scenes at the city's hospitals as anguished families sought loved ones. The Sunni Islamic State group (IS) claimed responsibility for the gruesome assault on the pro-Iranian Tabayan cultural centre, the third deadly attack it has claimed in the Afghan capital this month
Indonesian Christians hold lit candles as they celebrate Christmas mass at a stadium in Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city on December 24, 2017
Venezuelan bullfighter Jesus Enrique Colombo performs during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia on December 26, 2017, in the framework of the 60th Fair of Cali
This photo taken on December 24, 2017 shows seagulls flying over the beach at Zhanqiao bridge in Qinghai in China's eastern Shandong province
A long exposure general view shows commuters driving on the main road near the construction site (R) of the West Kowloon terminus of the high-speed rail link which will connect the city to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou as Hong Kong's skyline looms in the background on December 27, 2017. China's top legislative body decreed on December 27 that Chinese officials could enforce mainland law in part of a new railway station in Hong Kong, despite protests that this would erode the city's autonomy
Striking images from around the world of current affairs and news. Here's a look back at the last week in pictures...