This Week in Pictures: Oct. 1-7

  • Pakistan army soldiers gather at a post on the Line of Control that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India on Oct. 1, 2016.
  • A runner takes part in the Mud Day, a 13km obstacle race on Oct. 1, 2016 in Merignac, southwestern France.
  • A woman leaves the 6th century Anchiskhati Basilica in the Old city in central Tbilisi on Oct. 1, 2016.
  • Farmers and their cattle make their way on a float over the Koenigs lake during the so-called “Almabtrieb”, the return from the mountain pastures, on Oct. 1, 2016 in a valley near Schoenau village, in the German Alps, southern Germany.
  • Pope Francis watches a dance performance during a meeting in the Camillian fathers center, in Tbilisi, Georgia on Oct. 1, 2016.
  • Pakistan army soldiers gather at a post on the Line of Control (LOC) that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India on Oct. 1, 2016.
  • Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump look on as Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manheim, Penn. on Oct. 1, 2016.
  • A fighter loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord is comforted at a hospital in the outskirts of Sirte after his comrade was killed while fighting Islamic State on Oct. 2, 2016.
  • A Thai worker walks on wires as he deploys a net over a greenhouse in Nir Etzion near the northern Israeli city of Haifa on Oct. 2, 2016.
  • Members of the “Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls” human tower team form a “castell” during the XXVI human towers, or ‘castells’, competetion in Tarragona, Spain on Oct. 2, 2016.
  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks before a meeting with African American community leaders at Mert’s Heart & Soul restaurant in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 2, 2016.
  • Yosvan Anaya speaks to a friend in a cave in a cliff face to be used as a shelter ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew in Siboney, Cuba on Oct. 2, 2016.
  • An opponent to the peace deal signed between the Colombian government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, celebrates after she hears the results of the referendum in Bogota, Colombia on Oct. 2, 2016.
  • A fighter of the Libyan forces affiliated to the Tripoli government is helped by comrades after being shot by a sniper, in Sirte, Libya on Oct. 2, 2016.
  • Members of “Vella de Xiquets de Valls” fall as they try to complete their human tower during the 26th Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain on Oct. 2, 2016.
  • Haitian and African migrants seeking asylum in the United States sleep on the street near a Migration office late on Oct. 2, 2016, in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico.
  • Migrants wait to be rescued as they drift in the Mediterranean Sea some 20 nautical miles north off the coast of Libya on Oct. 3, 2016.
  • Base jumpers leap from the 300-metre high skydeck of Malaysia’s landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower against the backdrop of the city’s skyline on Oct. 3, 2016 during the annual International KL Tower Base-Jump event.
  • Nine-year-old Belle Shefrin holds a doll of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton while listening to Clinton speak at a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio on Oct. 3, 2016.
  • A pair of Chinese paramilitary policemen keep watch at a park in Beijing, China on Oct. 3, 2016.
  • People protest during a nationwide strike and demonstration against a legislative proposal for a total ban of abortion on Oct. 3, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Orthodox Jewish pilgrims pray near the lake during the celebration of Rosh Hashanah in Uman city near Kiev, Ukraine on Oct. 3, 2016.
  • Piles of garbage are pictured in a forest area overlooking the Lebanese town of Bsalim, northeast of the capital Beirut on Oct. 3, 2016.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Russia’s Przewalski horse reintroduction centre in the Orenburg Reserves, near the Russian border with Kazakhstan, on Oct. 3, 2016.
  • A Lebanese man is reflected in a pool of dirty water as he casts his fishing pole from a rocky coastal area along the Beirut coastline, Lebanon on Oct. 3, 2016.
  • Activists and supporters of India’s Aam Aadmi Party shout anti-Pakistani slogans during a protest as they try to march towards the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi on Oct. 4, 2016.
  • Smoke billows at the University of Witwatersrand as students disperse during a running battle with police on campus during a mass demonstration on Oct. 4, 2016 in Johannesburg.
  • The flash of an exploding stun grenade is seen while a policeman discharged his rubber bullet loaded rifle during a running battle with the police forces on campus on Oct. 4, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Trees stand shrouded in an inversion fog in Richmond Park, in southwest London, on Oct. 4, 2016.
  • Members of the audience watch as Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine and Republican vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence participate in their debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. on Oct. 4, 2016.
  • A man walks down a flooded street, in a neighbourhood of the commune of Cite Soleil, in the Haitian Capital Port-au-Prince, on Oct. 4, 2016.
  • A model poses backstage prior to the presentation of the Spring/Summer 2017 collection by Japanese designer Junko Shimada during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France on Oct. 4, 2016.
  • A student at the University of Witwatersrand offers flowers to South African anti-riot policemen during a running battle with the police forces on campus during a mass demonstration on Oct. 4, 2016 in Johannesburg.
  • Alleged drug users are arrested using a zip tie during a police operation against illegal drugs in Payatas, Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines on Oct. 5, 2016.
  • Refugees and migrants try to warm themselves up as they take a break at a petrol station before abandoning their trek to the Hungarian border, in the town of Indjija, Serbia on Oct. 5, 2016.
  • Pastors from the Las Vegas area pray with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a visit to the International Church of Las Vegas, and International Christian Academy on Oct. 5, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • The body of a Syrian child is seen at a makeshift hospital following reported air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria on Oct. 5, 2016.
  • A girl walks on a tree damaged by Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti on Oct. 5, 2016.
  • A Palestinian man broils corn at the beach during sunset in Gaza on Oct. 5, 2016.
  • The bodies of refugees and migrants who died on a rubber boat lie on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Libya, on Oct. 5, 2016.
  • Men push a motorbike through a street flooded by a river that overflowed from heavy rains caused by Hurricane Matthew in Leogane, Haiti on Oct. 5, 2016.
  • Chilean soldiers guard next to some 14,000 weapons to be destroyed in Santiago on Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Turkish special forces police officers stand in a building near the scene of a blast near a police station in Istanbul on Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Supporters of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos gather outside the Supreme Court in Manila, Philippines on Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Indian Air Force soldiers toss their rifles as they perform during the full-dress rehearsal for Indian Air Force Day at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi, India on Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Iana Salenko as Clara and Marian Walter as the Nutcracker Prince dance in the ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Germany on Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Students from the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg shout slogans as they march at the Medical School during a protest on Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Residents repair their home after the passing of Hurricane Matthew in Sous Roche in Les Cayes, Southwest Haiti, on Oct. 6, 2016. 
  • Students from the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg gather by an old chemistry shop window as others dance at the hall of the Medical School during a protest on Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Pakistani protesters burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a demonstration in Lahore on Oct. 6, 2016.
  • People stop to watch the sunset next to a public fountain at the Temple of Debod park in Madrid on Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Trees sway from heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew in front of Exploration Tower early on Oct. 7, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
  • Armed security forces take a part in a drug raid, in Manila, Philippines on Oct. 7, 2016.
  • Filipino men place their hands over their heads as they are rounded up during a police operation as part of the continuing “War on Drugs” campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila, Philippines on Oct. 7, 2016.
  • A bird shelters on pilings hiding from the winds of Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 7, 2016 on Cocoa Beach, Fla.
  • Participants celebrate during ‘I Love Damascus’ marathon at Umayyad Square in Damascus, Syria on Oct. 7, 2016.



This week, Colombia narrowly rejected a peace deal between the Colombian government and the leftist rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after decades of violence. Only 50.2% of the 13 million voters voted against the accord, leaving many hoping for an end to the region’s conflicts disappointed, and many more questioning the use of a referendum for the decision.

On Monday, the U.S. suspended diplomatic talks with Russia, claiming that Russia has not upheld the terms of the agreement regarding the restored cease-fire and humanitarian aid in Syria.

Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. this week with winds up to 145 mph. Reuters placed Haiti’s death toll alone at 478, but Veloso has warned that the number could rise in the next few days, as emergency crews are able to make their way into the area. The U.S. has sent nine Army and Marine Corps helicopters to Haiti, to determine which areas need the most help, before delivering aid. 1.5 million Floridians were ordered to flee their homes, along with mandatory evacuations in Georgia and the Carolinas.

Kim Kardashian West was robbed in Paris this week, prompting questions as to the safety of posting her whereabouts and possession of expensive jewelry to social media. Kardashian West was bound and gagged at gunpoint in her hotel room while robbers stole more than $10 million worth of jewelry from her room. Officials are investigating the possibility that the theft was an inside job.

Virginia Senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine engaged in this year’s vice presidential debate alongside Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. During the debate, Kaine received criticism for repeatedly interrupting Pence, while Pence was criticized for not aligning with and defending Trump against Kaine’s attacks.

This week, the New York Times uncovered an almost $1 billion loss declared by Donald Trump in 1995, which potentially allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for close to two decades. The revelation provided fuel for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to question Trump’s purported business successes in light of such a massive financial loss.

A rescue mission was underway this week after hundreds died in a refugee boat in the Mediterranean traveling from Libya to Italy. The boat was filled at five times its capacity, causing passengers to asphyxiate or jump overboard. This week alone, over 10,000 migrants were saved.

Education protests continued this week in South Africa as students demand an end to education fees, arguing that the current cost of education makes it inaccessible for many, in direct contradiction of the South African constitution.

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