This Week in Pictures: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

  • A cosplayer poses for photographs at the 2015 Comic Fiesta event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct. 31, 2015.
  • U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen march in formation on the field before an NCAA college football game between Navy and South Florida, Oct. 31, 2015, in Annapolis, Md.
  • People sunbathe as they take advantage of warm autumn weather temperatures on the beach in Marseille, France, Oct. 31, 2015.
  • A young Romanian woman, a relative of a club explosion victim, is seen through a window as she cries while speaking on her mobile phone in a corridor of the Central Emergency Hospital ‘Floreasca’, in Bucharest, Romania, early Oct. 31, 2015.
  • New Zealand’s Kieran Read celebrates with teammate Charlie Faumuina after his team’s final try during their Rugby World Cup final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, London, Oct. 31, 2015.
  • Residents stand outside the compound that housed the nightclub where a fire occurred in the early morning hours in Bucharest, Romania, Oct. 31, 2015. Hundreds of young people had gone clubbing at the hip Colectiv nightclub Friday night to enjoy a free concert by the Goodbye to Gravity metal band but the evening ended in horror, as the inferno caused a panic that killed tens of people and injured many others.
  • A child wearing a Halloween hat sits in a vehicle, as the adults accompanying her light candles and lay flowers outside the compound that housed the nightclub where a fire occurred in the early morning hours in Bucharest, Romania, Oct. 31, 2015.
  • An Egyptian soldier stands guard as emergency workers unload bodies of victims from the crash of a Russian aircraft to ambulances at Kabrit military airport, some 20 miles north of Suez, Egypt, Oct. 31, 2015. A Russian Metrojet plane crashed Saturday morning in a mountainous region in the Sinai after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh, killing all 224 people aboard. 
  • Refugees aboard a dinghy sail off for the Greek island of Chios as they try to travel from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme, Oct. 31, 2015.
  • New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy reacts after missing a ball hit by Kansas City Royals’ Mike Moustakas during the eighth inning of Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series, Oct. 31, 2015, in New York.
  • A man covers his face with his hands as relatives and friends wait for victims of a nightclub fire to be identified outside the main forensic institute in Bucharest, Romania, Oct. 31, 2015. Hundreds of young people had gone clubbing at the hip Colectiv nightclub Friday night to enjoy a free concert by the Goodbye to Gravity metal band, but the evening ended in horror, as the inferno caused a panic that killed tens of people and injured many others.
  • People use a board to travel on a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 31, 2015.
  • A woman in the role of a spirit known as a “Gede” dances during a Voodoo ritual in tribute to Baron Samdi and the Gede family of spirits during Day of the Dead celebrations at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 1, 2015. Day of the Dead traditions coincide with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2.
  • A woman holds a candle as thousands mourn the victims of a nightclub fire in Bucharest, Romania, Nov. 1, 2015. 
  • Orthodox Jewish men try to cross Bedford Avenue in the Williamsburg section of the Brooklyn borough in front of former professional road racing cyclist Laurent Jalabert (runner in black ) of France, during the 2015 New York City Marathon in New York, Nov. 1, 2015.
  • A supporter of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves The Justice and Development Party (AKP) flag as she celebrates in front the AKP headquarters in Istanbul, Nov. 1, 2015. Preliminary results in Turkey’s parliamentary election suggest that the ruling party has restored its majority in a stunning victory.
  • Runners wait at the starting line prior to crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 1, 2015 in the Staten Island borough of New York City.
  • A family keeps vigil at the grave of a loved one at a mass graveyard for victims of typhoon Haiyan during All-Saints’ Day in Tacloban City, Leyte province, central Philippines on Nov. 1, 2015. Millions of people in the Philippines made their annual pilgrimages to family gravesites on Nov. 1 in a tradition that combines fervent Catholic faith with the country’s penchant for festivity, but in the central city of Tacloban, which is still suffering the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the mood was mournful and sombre.
  • The hands of a drowned migrant man are pictured at a beach after his body washed ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos, Nov. 1, 2015. The death toll from drowning, as thousands of refugees make the short but dangerous crossing from Turkey to Greece’s eastern islands, has risen in recent weeks as autumn weather has set in, bringing high winds and falling temperatures.
  • An aerial view of autumn trees along the shore of a quarry pond in Cologne, Germany, Nov. 2, 2015.
  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Nov. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles.
  • City workers cross the Millennium footbridge over the River Thames on a misty morning in London, Britain, Nov. 2, 2015. Airports across Britain suffered disruption on Monday as heavy fog led to delays and cancellations for a second day.
  • An Air Force officer opens the door of Air Force One as U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews from New Jersey and New York, in Maryland, Nov. 2, 2015.
  • Seagulls fly around a fisherman during the traditional carp haul in the village of Smrzov, near the south Bohemian town of Trebon, Czech Republic, Nov. 2, 2015. The annual carp harvest started in late October, ahead of the upcoming Christmas season.
  • A group devoted to Saint Gonçalo dance in front the Perpetuo Socorro church during Day of the Dead celebrations in Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil, Nov. 2, 2015. 
  • A South African policeman watches residents of Masiphumelele and some members of the greater south peninsula community protest the release on bail of community leader Lubabalo Vellem outside the Simonstown Magistrates court in Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 2, 2015. Lubabalo Vellem was arrested by police for allegedly being part of a vigilante group that killed suspected criminals.
  • A demonstrator, protesting the state of Illinois’s budget stalemate, blocks an entrance to the Chicago Board of Trade building on Nov. 2, 2015 in Chicago, Ill. The Moral Mondays demonstrators were calling for a tax on stock and futures trading to help fund social programs. Dozens of arrests were made as the demonstrators blocked the entrances to the building, not allowing workers to enter or exit.
  • A Kurdish man reads a newspaper as he checks election results in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Nov. 2, 2015. Turkey’s Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) reclaimed its majority in parliamentary elections on Nov. 1.
  • Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) is introduced before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 2, 2015.
  • A Syrian refugee is seen while waiting to cross into Austria at the Slovenian-Austrian border in Sentilj, Slovenia, Nov. 2, 2015. The influx of many hundreds of thousands of migrants into the European bloc this year is putting extreme pressure on local communities, especially in border countries.
  • Pallbearers carry the coffin of PC David Phillips out of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Nov. 2, 2015 in Liverpool, England. PC David Phillips, 34, was killed last month in a hit and run incident in Merseyside after he was struck by a stolen Mitsubishi truck driven by 18 year old Clayton Williams.
  • Afghan migrants wait to be allowed to enter Austrian territory at the Slovenian Austrian border, in Sentilj, Slovenia, Nov. 3, 2015. Slovenia has said its ability to deal with the influx has been stretched to the limit with thousands of migrants crossing its territory in hopes of reaching Western Europe.
  • Hindu devotees attend prayer with burning incense and light oil lamps before break fasting during a religious festival called Rakher Upabash in Narayangonj, Bangladesh, Nov. 3, 2015. The festival is celebrated in memory of the 18th Century Hindu saint Baba Loknath.
  • Belgian priest Philippe Goosse (L) blesses Bloodhound dogs during a religious and blessing ceremony for animals, outside the Basilica of St Peter and Paul in Saint-Hubert, Belgium, Nov. 3, 2015. Hundreds of animals get blessed during the celebration of Saint Hubert, the patron saint of hunters who is also invoked for protection of dogs and horses, organisers said.
  • A woman with her face painted as the popular Mexican figure “Catrina” poses for a photograph during Day of the Dead celebrations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Nov. 2, 2015. The character “Catrina”, also known as the “The Elegant Death”, was created by Guadalupe Posada in the early 1900s and has become an important part of Mexico’s celebrations of the Day of the Dead on November 1 and 2.
  • Patriarch Daniel, head of Romania’s Orthodox Church, touches religious jewelry he is wearing as he speaks to media from inside a van after entering through the back gate of the church where a religious service was held before the funeral of Claudiu Petre, who died after saving a woman and attempting to save others from a deadly club fire in Bucharest, Romania, Nov. 4, 2015.
  • A man smokes outside a bank in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 4, 2015.
  • A boat makes its way through a sandstorm in the Mediterranean Sea, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov. 4, 2015. A thick sandstorm cloaked the Middle East on Wednesday, clouding skies across the region. In Israel, travel was disrupted for thousands of people when domestic flights to the resort town of Eilat were canceled because of the weather, as the haze shrouded parts of Israel.
  • A minority Hindu woman cries in a temple as she holds the remains of a holy book burnt in an accidental fire that broke out in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan, Nov. 5, 2015. Dozens of houses were gutted in the incident.
  • Sun shines through a Japanese Maple tree at Charles Baber Cemetery in Pottsville, Pa., on Nov. 4, 2015. The cemetery also serves as a garden park with tree-lined walking paths, a small spring-fed pond and a meditation area.
  • Thousands of people hold up the glowing displays of their mobile phones during a demonstration initiated by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against what they call the uncontrolled immigration and asylum abuse in Erfurt, central Germany, Nov. 4, 2015.
  • Rescue workers carry out an injured man after a factory collapsed near the eastern city of Lahore, Pakistan, Nov. 4, 2015. At least 18 people were killed and up to 150 trapped on Wednesday when a factory collapsed near the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, officials said, adding to a number of industrial disasters to hit the South Asian nation.
  • Nepalese police personnel chase Madhesi protesters (unseen) demonstrating against the new constitution in Birgunj, Nepal, Nov. 5, 2015. Nepal has faced an acute fuel crisis for more than a month since protesters in the lowland south, angered that a new constitution fails to reflect their interests, prevented supply trucks from entering from India. Many in Nepal see India’s hand in the protests although it denies any role.
  • A man’s face is illuminated by a laser torch as he waves a large Romanian flag, after climbing the University building during the third day of mass protests across the country calling for early elections, in Bucharest, Romania, Nov. 5, 2015. Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis has named the Education Minister Sorin Campeanu as interim premier following the resignation of the Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his cabinet.
  • A supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party carries a large photo of her father, independence hero General Aung San, to a campaign rally to conclude their election campaign in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 5, 2015. On Sunday Myanmar will hold what is being viewed as the country’s best chance for a free and credible election in a quarter century.
  • US military personnel carry human remains recoved from the crash of a US military Dakota C-47B aircraft into a C-17 transport plane during a military ceremony in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 5, 2015. The aircraft, with three crew members, crashed in the Bubu Forest Reserve on Nov. 17, 1945, while en route from Singapore to Penang to deliver food.
  • A man carries a woman away from the body of a dead man near a barricade on a street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 5, 2015. The man was killed in violence following the announcement of the presidential election results. Ruling party candidate Jovenel Moise and former government executive Jude Celestin led voting in Haiti’s Oct. 25 presidential election and will face each other in a run-off next month, according to official results announced on Thursday.
  • A bush fire rages near houses in the wetlands of Noorhoek valley, Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 5, 2015. The fire continues to burn fanned by strong north westerly winds.
  • A Myanmar laborer carries a bundle of banana leaves while unloading a boat at the Kyi Myin Daing jetty, the banana and coconut wholesale market near Yangon river, in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 5, 2015.
  • A Qantas Boeing 737-800 plane flies through heavy rain as a storm moves towards the city of Sydney, Australia, Nov. 6, 2015. Powerful storms swept across the city on Friday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology issuing a warning for severe thunderstorms with large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds, local media reported.
  • A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes near the border between Israel and Central Gaza Strip, Nov. 6, 2015.



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.

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