This Week in Pictures: Nov. 5-11

  • Migrants and refugees wrapped in survival foil blankets rest aboard the Topaz Responder ship run by Maltese NGO Moas and the Italian Red Cross after a rescue operation, early morning on Nov. 5, 2016 off the coast of Libya.
  • A group of people perform as others gather to protest in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil on Nov. 5, 2016. The protest takes place one year after the biggest environmental tragedy of the country, caused by a spill of mineral residues Samarco mine in Mariana, Brazil. The accident left 19 people dead. 
  • A boy who just fled Samah district of eastern Mosul flashes victory sign from inside a bus at Iraqi Special Forces checkpoint in Kokjali, east of Mosul, Iraq on Nov. 5, 2016.
  • Migrants and refugees on a rubber boat wait to be evacuated during a rescue operation by the crew of the Topaz Responder, a rescue ship run by Maltese NGO “Moas” and the Italian Red Cross, on Nov. 5, 2016 off the coast of Libya.
  • A 7-meter-tall and 10-meter-long straw- Godzilla is displayed at an autumn festival in Chikuzen, Fukuoka, Japan on Nov. 5, 2016.
  • An effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is burnt as part of bonfire night celebrations in Edenbridge, Britain on Nov. 5, 2016.
  • Hindu devotees worship the Sun god in the waters of the Arabian Sea during Chhath Puja in Mumbai, India on Nov. 6, 2016.
  • An Iraqi special forces soldier screams while being treated for injuries in Gogjali, on the eastern edges of Mosul, Iraq on Nov. 6, 2016.
  • A protester holds up a mirror during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation near Cannon Ball, N.D. on Nov. 6, 2016.
  • Soldiers from the Iraqi army greet residents as bodies of Islamic State group fighters litter a street in the eastern Al-Intissar neighbourhood of Mosul on Nov. 6, 2016.
  • Afghan women collect saffron flowers in the Karukh district of Herat, Afghanistan on Nov. 6, 2016.
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign rally in Detroit, Mich. on Nov. 6, 2016.
  • As seen through a window, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets patrons at Cedar Park Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. 6, 2016.
  • People walk under an umbrella during a snowfall in Reinosa, province of Cantabria, northern Spain on Nov. 7, 2016.
  • Iraqi children watch a man who fled the fighting being questioned by an Iraqi soldier at a base adjacent to the Al-Intissar neighbourhood of Mosul on Nov. 7, 2016.
  • High schools students, one holding a smoke flare, march in Athens on Nov. 7, 2016 during a rally against educational reforms, and demanding more funds for education.
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, is joined on stage by first lady Michelle Obama, left, President Barack Obama, second from left, Chelsea Clinton, second from right, and former President Bill Clinton, right, after speaking at a rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 7, 2016. 
  • Injured boys wait for medical assistance inside a field hospital after they got injured from an airstrikes believed to be carried out by forces loyal to the Syrian regime on rebel-held Douma, Syria on Nov. 7, 2016.
  • A Hindu devotee holds offerings as she worships the Sun God in the waters of a pond during the religious festival of Chhat Puja in Kolkata, India on Nov. 7, 2016.
  • People dance at a football court to challenge the Guinness World Record of the most people dancing square dance at the same time, in Chongqing Municipality, China on Nov. 7, 2016.
  • Russian servicemen dressed in historical uniforms perform during the military parade at Red Square in Moscow on Nov. 7, 2016.
  • Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee is reflected in a teleprompter during a rally on the Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. 7, 2016.
  • Voters line up in voting booths to cast their ballots at Robious Elementary School in Chesterfield, Va. on Nov. 8, 2016.
  • A group of Maasai people watch news on the U.S. election on TV near the town of Saikeri, Kenya on Nov. 8, 2016.
  • Hindu devotees sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash, in Narayanganj near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Nov. 8, 2016.
  • Israeli soldiers pull a rubber boat as they take part in a drill simulating the targeting of an infiltrated enemy vessel and the evacuation of a patrol boat, in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Ashdod, southern Israel on Nov. 8, 2016.
  • A U.S. Democrat living in Mexico reacts as she follows her country’s presidential election in Mexico City, Mexico on Nov. 8, 2016. 
  • Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts to early results during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in N.Y. on Nov. 8, 2016.
  • Supporters of Hillary Clinton look on as the election slowly slips into Republican nominee Donald Trump’s favor, at the Javits Center, New York City, Nov. 8, 2016. 
  • Iraqis displaced by fighting in Mosul line up for food distribution at a camp for internally displaced people in Hassan Sham, Iraq on Nov. 8, 2016.
  • Berkeley High School senior Anthony Gaskins wipes away tears during a protest in response to the election of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States in Berkeley, Calif. on Nov. 9, 2016.
  • Protesters shut down the 101 Freeway in opposition to the upset election of Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for President of the United States on Nov. 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Men are handcuffed after they were detained by police during a police anti-illegal drugs operation in Quezon City, Philippines on Nov. 9, 2016.
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives for his election night rally at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan, N.Y. on Nov. 9, 2016.
  • A protester kicks an object as demonstrators riot in Oakland, Calif. following the election of Republican Donald Trump on Nov. 9, 2016.
  • The start of Hillary Clinton’s concession speech is seen on a teleprompter before she spoke at the New Yorker Hotel in New York on Nov. 9, 2016.
  • Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to staff and supporters at the New Yorker hotel after her defeat in the presidential election Nov. 9, 2016 in N.Y.
  • Firefighters work at the site of an oil well fire in Qayara, some 31 miles south of Mosul, Iraq on Nov. 9, 2016.
  • Newly arrived displaced Iraqis await transport in the Iraqi Kurdish checkpoint village of Shaqouli, about 35 kilometers east of Mosul, on Nov. 10, 2016.
  • A Syrian pro-government fighter looks on from his sniper nest in a building in Aleppo’s western Minyan district on Nov. 10, 2016.
  • An Iraqi soldier fires a RPG in Karamah, south of Mosul, Iraq on Nov. 10, 2016.
  • A municipal worker removes snow at Minsk’s Victory square during a heavy snowfall early on Nov. 10, 2016.
  • Syrian children walk around the camp grounds during a sandstorm at a temporary refugee camp in the village of Ain Issa, housing people who fled Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold Raqqa, some 30 miles north of the group’s de facto capital on Nov. 10, 2016. 
  • A matryoshka doll with the face of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump surrounded by other matryoshkas is displayed on the table of the street souvenir vendor in the Andriyivskyy Descent in downtown Kiev, Ukraine on Nov. 10, 2016.
  • Iraqi boys who were displaced by fighting in Mosul carry food supplies distributed at a camp for internally displaced people in Hassan Sham, east of Mosul, Iraq on Nov. 10, 2016.
  • A Ukrainian serviceman runs as he patrols the area in Vodyanoe village, near Mariupol, Ukraine on  Nov. 10, 2016.
  • Pope Francis blesses a child during an audience with the participants of homeless jubilee in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Nov. 11, 2016.
  • A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel on Nov. 11, 2016 in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.
  • Afghan security forces and NATO troops arrive at the site of explosion near the German consulate office in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan on Nov. 11, 2016.
  • Rescue workers continue their search at the site of a landslide in Sorum, north of Oslo, Norway.
  • Indian residents stand near a gutted workshop in Ghaziabad, some 20 kms east of New Delhi, India on Nov. 11, 2016.



The week’s major news story came in the form of Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon and reality television star now turned American president-elect. His victory over longtime public servant Hillary Clinton stunned the world. As election results were announced early Wednesday morning, Americans and viewers around the world responded with shock and some with sadness.

Fights between Trump supporters and protesters soon broke out in front of the White House and in Times Square. Reports of attacks on Muslims and people of color began to surface as only hours after the announcement, putting many on edge. By Wednesday night, protests had spread across the nation, including New York City, Chicago, Miami and Oakland, California.

The president-elect has his work cut out for him in terms of uniting the country and proving to the majority population — who gave the popular vote to Clinton — that he is trustworthy. But Trump is off to a tumultuous start, already creating controversy with his cabinet picks, by bucking the press pool tradition on his trip to meet President Obama at the White House on Thursday, and going on a quick Twitter rant about demonstrators protesting against his win.

Protesters also held signs in solidarity with indigenous communities who have been protesting the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The ongoing demonstrations seems now even more urgent as Trump’s “100 day plan” includes lifting the “restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal,” and lifting “Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward.”

Elsewhere, the fighting in Mosul, Iraq, surges on, as in Aleppo — where airstrikes injured civilians again this week.

In Greece, demonstrations for education reform and funding overtook Athens.