This Week in Pictures: Oct. 11-17
Fears rose across the country this week, as the second nurse who treated Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was confirmed to have contracted the virus. A day before the nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, was diagnosed, she had flown from Cleveland to Dallas. Authorities continued to reach out to passengers who had traveled on the flight. Two Cleveland-area schools closed over concerns that a teacher flew on the same aircraft as Vinson, though on a later flight.
Protests in Hong Kong swelled again after a pro-Democracy protester was allegedly beaten by a number of plainclothes police officers. In Ferguson, police officers made dozens of arrests during peaceful protests that were part of the planned Weekend of Resistance, where thousands gathered to protest the police killing of Michael Brown.
And on a lighter note, the San Francisco Giants will face off against the Kansas City Royals — a team that didn’t lose a single game in the playoffs — in the World Series, which begins on Tuesday.