This Week in Pictures: Oct. 24-30
Hurricane Patricia — the strongest recorded storm in history — made landfall in Mexico over the weekend, but quickly dissipated. Days later, a massive earthquake struck northern Afghanistan.
In the U.S., the World Series kicked off between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals, with the Royals taking an early lead.
The Republican presidential candidates faced off in a third debate on Wednesday night. Later in the week, Paul Ryan was elected House Speaker, replacing John Boehner who resigned earlier this month. In New York City, thousands of police officers gathered for the funeral of NYPD officer Randolph Holder, who was killed last week pursuing a suspect in New York’s East Harlem.
Protests intensified in Turkey, ahead of the country’s second general election of the year or Nov. 1, a snap vote which President Tayyip Erdogan hopes will see the AK party win back the majority it lost five months ago. Off the coast of Greece, more than 20 refugees died Thursday night when two boats sank trying to reach Europe from Turkey.