This Week in Pictures: Nov. 7-13

  • A man works on the cleaning of a house flooded with mud after a dam, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, in Barra Longa, Brazil, Nov. 7, 2015. The death toll from two collapsed dams at a Brazilian mine will surely rise in coming days, a local mayor said on Saturday, as up to 10 residents of the nearest village remain missing in addition to 13 miners. So far one worker has been confirmed dead in what the governor of mineral-rich Minas Gerais described as the state’s worst environmental disaster.
  • Authorities investigate the scene, Nov. 7, 2015, where District Judge Julie Kocurek was shot on Friday night in the driveway of her home in Austin, Texas.
  • A man carries an injured girl as he rushes away from a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, Nov. 7, 2015.
  • A woman takes part in a march against gender violence in central Madrid, Spain, Nov. 7, 2015. Thousands of people from all over Spain attended the march to protest against violence against women.
  • University students gather during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the National University of Singapore, Nov. 7, 2015. The presidents of China and Taiwan met Nov. 7 for the first time in more than six decades. Xi and his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou shook hands in front of the media at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore, before holding talks. The two sides made it clear before the meeting that they would not sign any deals and would not issue a joint statement.
  • New York Red Bulls supporters rally outside of Red Bull Arena prior to an MLS playoff soccer match between the Red Bulls and the D.C. United, Nov. 8, 2015, in Harrison, N.J.
  • Rescue workers search for victims at the Bento Rodrigues district that was covered with mud after a dam, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd, burst in Mariana, Brazil, Nov. 8, 2015. Brazilian authorities on Sunday confirmed a second death caused by a massive mudflow and flooding that swamped towns near an iron ore mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. As many as 28 people are still missing after the disaster on Thursday, prompting a rescue and salvage operation involving about 500 people, many of whom are still searching, with the help of dogs and special equipment, for victims along the floodplain downstream from the dams.
  • Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrate as partial results are shown on a television the outside National League for Democracy party headquarters in Yangon, Nov. 8, 2015. Voting unfolded smoothly in Myanmar on Sunday with no reports of violence to puncture a mood of jubilation marking the southeast Asian nation’s first free nationwide election in 25 years, its biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship.
  • A young boy joins veterans marching in the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in Westminster, central London, Nov. 8, 2015.
  • In this aerial view an eight rowing boat is framed by autumnal colored trees on a canal in the city of Hamburg, northern Germany, Nov. 8, 2015.
  • Rabbis gather to pose for a group photo in front of the Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Nov. 8, 2015. Some 4,400 Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic rabbis from around the world gathered for the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries.
  • Horses run in front of workers as they wait for tourists at the Giza pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 8, 2015. Egypt’s Tourism Minister Hesham Zaazou said Cairo regretted the suspension of flights and was doing all it could to secure its airports and tourist sites, adding that he would fly to Sharm al-Sheikh to oversee measures to support tourists there.
  • Romanian paramedics, helped by MEDEVAC military personnel, carry a club blaze victim inside the belly of a Boeing C17 Globemaster III, that belongs to NATO SAC (Strategic Airlift Capability), part of the Heavy Airlift Capability based at Papa Air Base in Hungary, that just landed on Otopeni International Airport, near Bucharest, Romania, Nov. 8, 2015. The death toll rose to 45 as 146 people were hospitalized after an accidental fire broke out during an event at a club one week ago. The NATO SAC airplane is transporting nine of the club blaze survivors, that are in critical condition due to the heavy burns, towards the speciallity hospitals in Britain and Norway, in order to get advanced treatments for their wounds.
  • Members of the Miao ethnic group wearing ceremonial costumes take part in a parade during the traditional Lusheng (reed-pipe wind instrument) Festival in Gulong, Guizhou province, Nov. 8, 2015. During the festival, Miao people make friends through singing and dancing.
  • Dark clouds move over a row of nearly bare fruit trees in Calden, near Kassel, in Germany, Nov. 9, 2015.
  • A woman wearing a traditional “mantilla” dress takes part in an open-air mass to celebrate Madrid’s patron saint La Almudena Virgin in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 9, 2015.
  • Migrants walk on a dusty road after crossing the border between Greece and Macedonian border, near the city of Gevgelija, in The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Nov. 9, 2015. Europe is dealing with its greatest influx of migrants and asylum seekers since World War II as immigrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa try to reach Germany and other Western European countries.
  • A woman becomes emotional as a body is brought up from a subway platform at the scene of a midtown shooting that left one dead with two others wounded on Nov. 9, 2015 in New York City. A 43-year-old man was shot and killed inside a subway station at Eighth Avenue and 35th Street in Manhattan, near Pennsylvania Station.
  • Five-year-old Nicole eats a lollipop under a bed while her mother gets a pedicure at a hotel housing people displaced from a dam failure, in Mariana, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Nov. 9, 2015. Nicole’s home was destroyed Thursday when two dams at an iron ore mine flooded Bento Rodrigues, a village in southeastern Brazil. Gov. Fernando Pimentel said it was still not known what triggered the failure of dams at the Samarco mine, which sent viscous red mud, water and debris flooding into Bento Rodrigues, flattening all but a handful of buildings.
  • A couple under an umbrella stands in the background with other visitors attracted at an illumination show at an amusement park in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 9, 2015. About four million bulbs are used for illumination commemorating Christmas and the New Year through next mid-February.
  • Fast-food workers and their supporters join a nationwide protest for higher wages and union rights outside McDonald’s in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015.
  • Men carry one of the coffins for the seven people who were killed by unknown militants, during a protest procession in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 10, 2015. A protest convoy drove the bodies of seven members of Afghanistan’s minority Hazara community to the capital Kabul on Tuesday to protest against their murder by unknown militants, who dumped their partially beheaded bodies at the weekend.
  • Policemen detain a protester during clashes in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov. 10, 2015. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of people armed with sticks and shovels protesting the arrest of several youth leaders in Congo’s second largest city of Lubumbashi on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said.
  • Redan Magbanua views Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room at the Broad museum, Nov. 10, 2015, in downtown Los Angeles. The contemporary art museum founded by philanthropist Eli Broad opened in September.
  • People sunbathe on the beach of Nice, southeastern France, Nov. 10, 2015. Temperatures in the area rose to 72 degree Fahrenheit.
  • General view from above of a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd that burst in Mariana, Brazil, Nov. 10, 2015. As despair turns to anger over a deadly dam burst at a Brazilian mine, lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for tougher regulations in a new mining code and iron ore giant Vale SA came under pressure to help mourning families and contain the environmental impact.
  • Debris is pictured in Bento Rodigues district which was covered with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, in Mariana, Brazil, Nov. 10, 2015.
  • Turkish construction workers pay tribute during a ceremony marking the 77th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 10, 2015.
  • Donald Trump, left, and Marco Rubio talk during a commercial break at the Republican presidential debate at the Milwaukee Theatre, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee.
  • A motorist passes a pile of milo at a grain storage facility, Nov. 10, 2015, near Canton, Kan. The crop is used mainly for feeding cattle and ethanol production.
  • A man enjoys the sunshine on an unusually warm day on the shore of the Geneva Lake, in Lutry Beach near Lausanne, Switzerland, Nov. 10, 2015. Record-breaking temperatures for the month of November hit Switzerland.
  • A bishop checks his tablet computer as he waits for the arrival of Pope Francis in the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, in Florence, Italy, Nov. 10, 2015. The pope earlier denounced the “cancer” of abusive labor practices during a visit Tuesday to the Italian industrial city of Prato, near Florence, where a 2013 garment factory fire killed seven Chinese workers.
  • A member of the armed forces looks at names on the Armed Forces Memorial during Armistice Day commemorations at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, central England, Nov. 11, 2015.
  • A woman carries a young boy on her back on Nov. 11, 2015 outside the Moria registration center on the Greek island of Lesbos. Since the start of the summer, the Greek island of Lesbos has assumed notoriety as the main gateway into Europe for thousands of desperate refugees.
  • An Israeli border police falls during clashes with Palestinian protesters near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Nov. 11, 2015.
  • Army veteran Walter Shof, 53, listens to speakers at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Midnight Mission homeless shelter in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 11, 2015.
  • Children play on a trampoline at a playground on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Nov. 11, 2015.
  • French military official carrying the French flag arrives at the Arc de Triomphe during the Armistice Day ceremonies marking the end of World War I, in Paris, France, Nov. 11, 2015. The Armistice Day is commemorated every year on Nov. 11 to mark the armistice signed between the allies of World War I and Germany to end the war.
  • The Aurora Borealis illuminates the night sky on Nov. 11, 2015, near the town of Kirkenes in northern Norway.
  • The Wheel of Light is seen after decorations light up during Diwali celebrations in Leicester, Britain, Nov. 11, 2015.
  • A woman views the names of fallen soldiers during the annual Armistice Day Service at the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on Nov. 11, 2015 in Alrewas, United Kingdom. People across the UK and the world gathered to pay tribute to service personnel who have died during conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance ceremonies marking Armistice Day on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
  • People walk their dogs in the early morning sun at the Sempione park in Milan, Italy, Nov. 11, 2015. In the background is the Sforzesco Castle.
  • EU and African leaders attend the opening ceremony of a summit on migration held at the Auberge de Castille palace, the prime minister’s office, in Valletta, Malta, Nov. 11, 2015.
  • A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Nov. 11, 2015.
  • Pedestrians cross Woodmen Road at I-25, Nov. 11, 2015, as snow and high winds from a winter storm continue to cause problems for the morning commute in Colorado Springs, Colo. The storm system that dropped a foot of snow in the Rockies was making travel hazardous as it headed east on Wednesday, menacing the Plains with heavy snow and threatening turbulent weather, even tornadoes, in parts of the Midwest.
  • In this Nov. 11, 2015 photo, children burn fire crackers outside their houses in New Delhi, India. The fireworks have fizzled. The festival lights are being taken down. What’s left of the Diwali holiday in New Delhi, already the world’s most polluted capital, is a toxic haze that has residents gasping for oxygen and hiding indoors.
  • A man leaves a metro station in central Athens, Greece, Nov. 11, 2015. Athens will be without metro, suburban railway and trains on Nov. 12, as workers will participate in a 24-hour strike. The strike has been called by Greece’s two largest umbrella trade union groups, the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE), representing the private sector, and the civil servants’ union federation ADEDY in protest against pension reforms, the prior actions demanded by Greece’s creditors and changes in labor law.
  • Fernando Karadima is escorted from a court, after testifying in a case that three of his victims brought against the country’s Catholic Church in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 11, 2015. The Vatican ordered Karadima to life of penance and prayer in 2011 for abusing three young boys. A local judge determined the abuse allegations were truthful but absolved Karadima because the time limit had expired for prosecution. The three victims who filed the suit accuse the Chilean Catholic church of a cover up. The church has rejected the accusation.
  • Sri Lankan cricketer Shehan Jayasuriya plays a shot as lights from spectators’ mobile phones are seen in the background during the second and final T20 International cricket match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Nov. 11, 2015.
  • A vendor waits for customers at his firewood stall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 12, 2015.
  • Sand banks and dunes can be seen along the coastline in South Australia, Nov. 12, 2015.
  • A youth paints a slogan on the Bank of Greece headquarters as fires caused by petrol bombs thrown by youths burn at the entrance of the bank, during a 24-hour general strike in central Athens, Greece, Nov. 12, 2015. Domestic flights will be grounded, ships will remain docked at ports and public offices will shut on Thursday as Greeks walk off the job to protest austerity measures demanded by international lenders in exchange for fresh bailout funds. The slogan reads “Burn it”.
  • Protesters run to cover at the Syntagna square as riot police throw tear gas during a rally in Athens, Nov. 12, 2015. Clashes have broken out between riot police and youths at a demonstration in central Athens during the first general strike since the country’s left-led government initially came to power in January.
  • Japanese Kohima/Imphal veteran Mikio Kinoshita shakes hands with British WWII veteran Roy Welland, right, and others during a reconciliation reception at British Embassy in Tokyo, Nov. 12, 2015. Welland, 94, a former British sergeant, and Taiji Urayama, 93, a former Imperial Army lieutenant, survived the Battle of Kohima in northern India near Burmese border and met for the first time at the British Embassy reception in Tokyo. Another Japanese veteran Kinoshita, 95, who served as engineer on the notorious Thai-Burma railway, joined the gathering.
  • A woman waves a life jacket to direct a migrant boat ashore as it makes the crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos on Nov. 12, 2015 in Sikaminias, Greece. Rafts and boats continue to make the journey from Turkey to Lesbos each day as thousands flee conflict in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries.
  • People gather near the site of a twin suicide attack in Burj al-Barajneh, southern Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 12, 2015, that struck a Shiite suburb killed and wounded dozens, according to a Lebanese official.
  • A migrants girl is seen through the window of the train heading for the Serbian border, near the city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Nov. 12, 2015. Europe is dealing with its greatest influx of migrants and asylum seekers since World War II as immigrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa try to reach Germany and other Western European countries. European and African leaders are meeting in Malta for a two-day migration summit on November 11-12, as Europe struggles to stem the flow of people attempting to reach its shores. 
  • An injured man reacts to his wounds inside a hospital after two explosions in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon, Nov. 12, 2015.
  • A Kashmiri protester throws stones as others run for cover from tear gas smoke fired by Indian policemen during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Nov. 13, 2015. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse Kashmiris who gathered after Friday afternoon prayers after separatists gave a call for protests to condole the death of a Kashmiri demonstrator killed Saturday. 
  • Waves break in front of the South Pier on Blackpool Promenade, northern Britain, Nov. 13, 2015. Abigail, the first named storm to hit Britain, whipped up winds of up to 84 miles per hour and cut power to 12,000 home according to local media reports.
  • Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, Nov. 13, 2015. According to reports, 22 Palestinians were injured during the clashes. 



The first free elections in Myanmar in 25 years handed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party a resounding victory this week. 

Days later in a Beirut suburb, two coordinated bombings killed more than 40 people and wounded many more.

A massive dam broke in Mariana, Brazil, causing a massive mud flow that has left several people still missing. Rescue workers continue to search for people in the aftermath of the environmental disaster.

Meanwhile this week in the United States, Republican presidential candidates took to the stage for another round of debates in Milwaukee. And on Wednesday, Americans paid tribute to their veterans.

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