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Week in photos: The images you must see

This week saw people around the world say goodbye to one of science’s greatest minds, Stephen Hawking, as people in the northern hemisphere started to greet spring and those in the southern hemisphere began the transition into autumn.

From naked cycling and painting for peace to a deadly bridge collapse and airstrikes in Ghouta, Syria, here are some of the most striking photos from the week.