This Week in Pictures: Oct. 25-31
After 13 years, the last of U.S. Marines and British combat forces ended their combat operations against the Taliban and departed Afghanistan last weekend, handing power over to Afghans and their newly installed president, Ashraf Ghani. The Burkino Faso government collapsed as anti-government protesters called for the president to step down.
Slow flowing lava from erupting Mount Kilauea continued its slow creep toward the village of Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island, as it incinerated residential and farm properties in its path, and an unmanned NASA supply rocket explodes off the coast of Virginia.
Ukrainians and Tunisians held parliamentary elections while in Brazil, second round runoff presidential elections were underway. In Syria, extremists continued to battle for control of the border town of Kobani, as air strikes continued in an effort to keep them at bay.
And the San Francisco Giants become the first team in 35 years to win Game 7 of the World Series on the road, beating the Kansas City Royals, who last won the World Series 29 years ago.