This Week in Pictures: Nov. 1-7
The week was dominated by midterm election mania in the U.S., as Senate and gubernatorial candidates made a mad dash to tip the balance in their respective parties’ favors. As widely expected, the GOP took home the overall victory, as Republicans regained control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, delivering Democrats and President Obama a resounding defeat.
In New York, more than 50,000 ran the annual 26.2-mile race through all five of the city’s boroughs, in the world’s largest marathon.
Tensions peaked in Jerusalem’s Old City, as Israeli police used stun grenades to disperse groups trying to enter the Temple Mount, as it is known by Jews, or the Noble Sanctuary, as it is known to Muslims, and daily clashes between the two sides persisted over the course of the week.