In Brief

Picture of the day: Afghan riders on the outskirts of Kabul

The Week’s must-see photographs from around the world

A compelling image can come to define a social movement, cut through rhetoric to show a human story or even incite political change.

French-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard said “photography is truth” - and never has that been more relevant than in the current climate of fake news.

Other images might not be politically influential but still evoke emotion, leaving the viewer amazed or amused.

Click on the image above for The Week’s selection of striking photo highlights taken around the world each day.

The gallery includes photographs that some readers may find distressing.

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