This Week in Pictures: Oct. 3-9

  • A handout photo provided by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) shows fire in a hospital in Kunduz after a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2015.
  • Members of the Libyan Red Crescent wash their hands at the shore after they placed bodies of migrants found on the eastern shore of Tripoli, Libya into bags on Oct. 3, 2015.
  • Norwich City fans attend the Norwich City versus Leicester City in the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road stadium in Norwich, Norfolk, England, Oct. 3, 2015.
  • General view of a zone affected by a landslide that have left at least 44 dead and 450 missing people, at the cemetery of the municipality of Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala, Oct. 3, 2015.
  • Randy Scroggins, a pastor at New Beginnings Church of God, cries in his church Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Scroggins had just spoke on the phone with the mother of a man who was shot and killed by Chris Harper Mercer while he was near his daughter Lacey Scroggins at Umpqua Community College Thursday.
  • Relatives and friends react during the funeral of Bryan Sandoval, 17, a victim of the Oct. 1 landslide that has left at least 112 dead and 350 people missing, in El Cambray II village, Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala, Oct. 4, 2015.
  • Brittany Gaddis prays during a candlelight vigil for victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting, in Winston, Oregon, Oct. 3, 2015. The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who were on the scene within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said.
  • A family member of Aharon Bennett mourns next to his covered body before his funeral in Jerusalem, Oct. 4, 2015. A Palestinian man stabbed and killed two Israelis in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday before police shot him dead, officers said, amid an uptick in violence in the city and occupied West Bank. 
  • A man is silhouetted as he listens to music on his mobile phone while sitting in front of the sea in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Oct. 4, 2015. 
  • An Egyptian policeman smiles before the African Confederation Cup semi-final soccer match between Egypt’s Al Ahly and South Africa’s Orlando Pirates at Suez Stadium in Suez, east of Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 4, 2015.
  • Liberal leader Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Gregoire at a campaign rally in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 4, 2015.  Canadians will go to the polls for a federal election on Oct. 19.
  • Afghan refugee girls embrace each other shortly after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Oct. 4 , 2015. The UN refugee agency is reporting a “noticeable drop” this week in arrivals of refugees by sea into Greece - as the total figure for the year nears the 400,000 mark. Overall, the UNHCR estimates 396,500 people have entered Greece via the Mediterranean this year with seventy percent of them from war-torn Syria.
  • Firefighters remove the body of a mudslide victim in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, October 4, 2015. Guatemalan authorities on Sunday said that around 300 people remain missing after a massive landslide on Thursday night claimed at least 87 lives and flattened over a hundred homes.
  • Malick Evouna of Egypt's Al Ahly celebrates after scoring against South Africa's Orlando Pirates during their African Confederation Cup semi-final soccer match at Suez Stadium in Suez, east of Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 4, 2015.
  • Owners holding their pets attend a religious and blessing ceremony outside the San Francisco church in Lima, Oct. 4, 2015. Hundreds of pets get blessed during Saint Francis of Assisi festivities outside the San Francisco church in downtown Lima.
  • A Yemeni girl stands among burqa clad women during a rally protesting against Saudi-led coalition airstrikes outside the UN offices in Sana'a, Yemen, Oct. 4, 2015. According to reports, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has underscored the devastating toll six months of violence and Saudi-led coalition airstrikes has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives.
  • A car is flooded in front of Winyah Apartments in Georgetown, S.C., Oct. 4, 2015. Much of South Carolina has experienced historic rain totals coupled with an unusually high lunar tide causing wide spread flooding. The apartment has been evacuated.
  • A relative of Lebanese soldier, who was kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) and the Nusra Front (JAN) since August 2014, carries his picture as she stands next to burnt tires during a protest at the Rafik Hariri international airport highway, Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 4, 2015. Relatives of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers are calling on the government to take action to secure the release of the captives. 29 soldiers were abducted following clashes between Lebanese security forces and militants suspected of being part of JAN and IS on 02 August 2014, near the town of Arsal close to the Syrian border. 
  • The Amazon rain forest (R), bordered by deforested land prepared for the planting of soybeans, is pictured in this aerial photo taken over Mato Grosso state in western Brazil, Oct. 4, 2015. Brazil will produce a record 97.8 million tonnes of soybeans in 2015/16, a 3.2% rise compared to 2014/15, but much of this additional volume will be stored in the country, with little impact on export volumes, estimated on Monday the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (ABIOVE).
  • Lacey Scroggins, center right, is comforted during a church service at the New Beginnings Church of God, Oct. 4, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Scroggins is a survivor of the shooting at Umpqua Community College.
  • A migrant couple rests next to the beach following their arrival on a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, Oct. 4, 2015. Refugee and migrant arrivals to Greece this year will soon reach 400,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
  • Devotees attend a mass during the Christ of Pano pilgrimage in Moclin, southern Spain, Oct. 5, 2015. Every year on this date, thousands of devotees converge at the church of Encarnacion to pay homage to the Christ of Pano during an annual religious pilgrimage.
  • A statue of an angel is covered by a sheet of plastic from the rain during the Christ of Pano pilgrimage in Moclin, southern Spain, Oct. 5, 2015.
  • A shirtless Xavier Broseta (2ndL), Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Labour Relations at Air France, is evacuated by security after employees interrupted a meeting with representatives staff at the Air France headquarters building at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, France, Oct. 5, 2015. Air France confirmed in a meeting with staff on Monday that it plans to cut 2,900 jobs by 2017 and shed 14 aircrafts from its long-haul fleet as part of efforts to lower costs, two union sources said.
  • A Palestinian rests during clashes with the Israeli army near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, Oct. 5, 2015. A Palestinian teenager was killed on Monday in a clash with Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, a Palestinian hospital source said. Violence in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Jerusalem has intensified in the past few weeks and the teenager's reported death was the latest in a series of incidents that has raised fears of wider escalation.
  • Forensic workers cover an ambulance as they unload bodies of victims of a mudslide outside the morgue in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Oct. 5, 2015. Despair in the search for dozens of people still missing after a deadly landslide swallowed part of a Guatemalan town is so deep that some relatives feel lucky simply to have found the bodies of their loved ones. Families lit candles on Sunday for relatives engulfed by a mass of earth and rubble that crashed down on a neighborhood in Santa Catarina Pinula. Rescue teams have found more than 130 bodies and up to 150 others are missing, feared dead.
  • A man makes his way through floodwaters in the parking lot of The Citadel Beach Club on Isle of Palms, S.C., Oct. 5, 2015. The Charleston and surrounding areas are still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system.
  • Migrants, who came across Turkey, make land from an overloaded rubber dinghy as they arrive at the coast near Mithimna, Lesbos island, Greece, Oct. 5, 2015.
  • Japan celebrates their win after their game with Samoa, in the IRB Rugby World Cup, Oct. 5, 2015, in Milton Keynes, England.
  • The sea is full of rubber rings after migrants made land from overloaded rubber dinghies near Skala Sikaminias, Lesbos island, Greece, Oct. 5, 2015. An estimated 100,000 refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek islands during August, according to the Hellenic Coast Guard.
  • People cross U Bein Bridge over Tuangthaman Lake in Mandalay, Myanmar, Oct. 6, 2015.
  • Indian Air Force soldiers toss their rifles during the full-dress rehearsal for Indian Air Force Day at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi, Oct. 6, 2015.
  • Rescue team members search the disaster area, in Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Oct. 6, 2015. Beneath the mud and rock that engulfed the small Guatemalan town of Santa Catarina Pinula last week, search crews have found entire families who died huddled together after they were buried alive. At least 161 people were killed in Thursday's disaster just outside Guatemala City, and emergency services chief Alejandro Maldonado said on Monday at least 300 people were still unaccounted for.
  • Indian Air Force "Sarang" helicopters perform during the full-dress rehearsal for Indian Air Force Day at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi, Oct. 6, 2015. The Indian Air Force will celebrate its 83rd anniversary on Oct. 8.
  • Terry Flanagan poses during the media work out, Oct. 6, 2015.
  • Sailors wait for the arrival of French President Francois Hollande (not seen) during the inauguration of the CMA CGM Bougainville container ship in the port of Le Havre, France, Oct. 6, 2015.
  • Migrants run towards the Austrian border from Hegyeshalom, Hungary, Oct. 6, 2015. Austria and Germany have committed to backing Greek efforts to secure more EU funds to cope with the influx and to boost staff on the ground. Many of the almost 400,000 migrants who have arrived in Greece this year have later passed through Austria on their way to Germany.
  • Window washers use cables to lower themselves from a skyscraper while working on a polluted day in Beijing, Oct. 6, 2015. Air quality readings in the city on Tuesday were at levels considered hazardous by international measuring standards.
  • Floodwater surrounds cars parked behind a home in Ridgeville, S.C., Oct. 6, 2015. Despite an improving forecast, it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by an historic rainstorm.
  • Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio, reflected in a television, makes a speech about the influence of innovation and technology on the economy during an appearance at Civic Hall in New York City, Oct. 6, 2015.
  • Pakistan's Waseem Akram takes a break while working at coal depot in Karachi, Pakistan, Oct. 6, 2015.
  • Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in Husseiniya, about 13 miles northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2015. Iraqi officials say a series of car bombings across Iraq Monday killed and wounded dozens of people.
  • Emirati officials arrive for the launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives project in a ballroom at the Emirates Towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Oct. 4, 2015. The ruler of Dubai is launching the new foundation to consolidate a range of charitable and human development initiatives that aims to support more than $270 million in projects annually.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attempts a shot in the opening match of the Night Hockey League’s new season on his birthday in Sochi, Russia, Oct. 7, 2015. 
  • Senator Hong Sok Hour of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is escorted by police officers as he arrives at the Municipal Court of Phnom Penh, Oct. 7, 2015. The prominent Cambodian opposition senator angered Prime Minister Hun Sen with a Facebook posting of a phoney pledge to dissolve the border with Vietnam.
  • A migrants girl waits to register with the police at a  refugee center in the southern Serbian town of Presevo, Oct. 7, 2015. Several Eastern European countries are cooperating on controlling the flow of migrants at the external borders of the European Union -- a program a top Hungarian official said Tuesday could set an example for the rest of the 28-nation bloc.
  • Israeli soldiers detain wounded Palestinian protesters during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Oct. 7, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a trip to Germany planned for Thursday, German government sources told Reuters, as tensions rise between Palestinians and Israelis after about 10 days of violence.
  • Indian police officers embrace each other as they cry during the wreath laying ceremony of their colleague officer Altaf Ahmed in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Oct. 7, 2015. Suspected militants gunned down Ahmed in a brief shootout at Gund Dachin area of Bandipora in north Kashmir on Wednesday.
  • Feminists light smoke flares and protest on the sidelines of the premiere of “Suffragette” at the London Film Festival in central London on Oct. 7, 2015.
  • Roberta Albers walks around her home after the floodwaters start to recede at French Quarter Creek in Huger, S.C., Oct. 7, 2015. French Quarter Creek is prone to flooding, but all residents who have lived there for several decades say this is the worst it has ever been.
  • A Belarus' military cadet leaves a polling booth to cast his ballot during pre-term presidential elections at a polling station in Minsk on Oct. 7, 2015. Belarusians go to the polls this Sunday in presidential polls that look certain to see Lukashenko extend his 21-year grip on power.
  • Tree trunks and rocks placed by striking miners cover a residential street in El Limon, Nicaragua, Oct. 7, 2015. Clashes between police and miners erupted Tuesday when police tried to remove roadblocks set up all over town by miners who have been on strike for two weeks after their top three union leaders were fired by the Canadian mine company B2Gold. According to police, one officer died in the violence.
  • A Palestinian man walks in the Old City in Jerusalem,  Oct. 8, 2015. A Palestinian stabbed a Jewish seminary student in Jerusalem on Thursday as the Israeli prime minister barred all Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from visiting a sensitive holy site in the Old City in an effort to calm tensions that have gripped the country for weeks.
  • A woman wears a scarf to protect herself against the sun as she watches a men's singles tennis match at the Japan Open championships in Tokyo, Oct. 8, 2015.
  • In this photo taken on Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian army personnel load howitzers near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. 



The House was thrown into chaos on Thursday when House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the front-runner to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House, abruptly withdrew his name from the race.

Severe weather caused massive flooding in South Carolina this week, and a landslide in Guatemala killed over 200 people and injured many more.

President Obama this week apologized for the accidental bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan this week, five days after the hospital in Kunduz took fire from an AC-130 gunship. Russian airstrikes continued in Syria, where President Putin aligned himself with Bashar al-Assad against the groups trying to oust the beleaguered Syrian leader.

And in Oregon, people mourned the loss of those killed in the Oct. 1 shooting at Umpqua Community College near Rosedale, Oregon.

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