This Week in Pictures: Oct. 31-Nov. 6
The Kansas City Royals clinched their first World Series win in 30 years, defeating the New York Mets in five games. In London, New Zealand beat Australia to win the Rugby World Cup, as more than 50,000 runners hit the pavement to run the 45th New York City Marathon.
Voters in Myanmar prepared to go to the polls on Sunday to cast their ballots in their country’s first relatively free general election in 25 years. In Turkey, snap elections delivered a decisive win to the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP.
A Russian airliner traveling from Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to St. Petersburg crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 224 people on board. It is still unclear what downed the Metrojet Airbus A321. ISIS has claimed responsibility for downing the aircraft, but officials increasingly believe that a bomb may have been the cause of the explosion.
A fire in a Romanian nightclub that killed more than 30 people prompted the resignation of the country’s prime minister and his government, as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Bucharest to denounce what they claim is a corrupt government and the root of the fire. And a deadly factory collapse in Pakistan killed more than 20 people and injured scores more.