Photography

Here are 10 of the week’s best photos

A painting is protected with a fireproof blanket during a drill aimed at preserving artwork at French cathedral; Star Trek actor William Shatner experiences weightlessness during a Blue Origin suborbital flight; sailboats take part in the Barcelona regatta in Italy’s Gulf of Trieste; a pedestrian marvels at an oversize Halloween decoration in Alexandria, Va. See 10 of the week’s most interesting and gripping images from around the world, selected by Washington Post photo editors.

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Oct. 12 | Bordeaux, France

Firefighters protect a painting with a fireproof blanket during a drill aimed at preserving artworks displayed in the Saint-André cathedral.

Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Oct. 10 | South Shields, England

Surfers head into the waves.

Lee Smith/Reuters

Lee Smith/Reuters

Oct. 14 | Bilbao, Spain

The sculpture of a submerged girl, titled “Bihar” (“Tomorrow” in Basque), by Mexican hyper-realist artist Ruben Orozco. It was installed last month in the River Nervión.

Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images

Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images

Oct. 13

Star Trek actor William Shatner experiences weightlessness, with three other passengers, during the apogee of their Blue Origin New Shepard suborbital flight.

Blue Origin/Reuters

Blue Origin/Reuters

Oct. 8 | Moscow

Novaya Gazeta editor in chief Dmitry Muratov is feted by the newspaper's staff after he was named a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Reuters

Reuters

Oct. 10 | Trieste, Italy

Sailboats take part in the Barcolana regatta in the Gulf of Trieste.

Paolo Giovannini/AP

Paolo Giovannini/AP

Oct. 15 | Huarte, Spain

An insect trapped in a dewy spiderweb.

Jesus Diges/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Jesus Diges/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Oct. 10 | Alexandria, Va.

A pedestrian marvels at a big-boned Halloween decoration.

Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Oct. 10 | Landover, Md.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is stopped short of a first down against the Washington Football Team.

Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

Oct. 14 | Beirut

Shiite fighters take aim amid clashes with the rival Lebanese Forces. Gunmen opened fire on a Hezbollah-organized demonstration, killing at least six people and setting off hours of fighting

Ibrahim Amro/AFP/Getty Images

Ibrahim Amro/AFP/Getty Images

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