This Week in Pictures: Oct. 22-28

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns with her vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (not pictured), D-Va., on Oct. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pa. ahead of Election Day.
  • Migrants are seen upon landing in Vibo Marina after a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea on Oct. 22, 2016. Nine people drowned, ten were missing and nearly 1000 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Oct. 22, with over seven-thousand rescued from the Mediterranean Sea this week alone.
  • Demonstrators throw back tear gas canisters to French riot police officers during clashes in a makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 22, 2016. French authorities say the closure of the slum-like camp in Calais will start on Monday and will last approximatively a week in what they describe as a “humanitarian” operation.
  • A woman combs the hair of another woman in a house affected by Hurricane Matthew in Damassins, Haiti, on Oct. 22, 2016.
  • A displaced Iraqi man walks past security forces at a refugee camp on Oct. 22, 2016 in the town of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, as an operation to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group takes place. Iraqi security forces battled for a second day with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul.
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers remarks while campaigning at Regent University on Oct. 22, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • A portable chemical toilet burns as French riot police advance towards the Jungle migrant camp during a clash with migrants on Oct. 23, 2016 in Calais, France. Volunteers and official have began distributing leaflets and information to migrants as the french authorities prepare to start clearing the Jungle migrant and refugee camp tomorrow.
  • Smoke rises at Islamic State militants’ positions in the town of Nawaran, near Mosul, Iraq on Oct. 23, 2016.
  • A Syrian woman and man pose at the entrance to their prefabricated home at a refugee camp in the Kilis district of Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, on Oct. 23, 2016. France’s foreign minister urged the international community to “do everything” to end the “massacre” in the Syrian city of Aleppo after fighting resumed following a 72-hour truce declared by Damascus ally Russia.
  • An Iraqi Army soldier looks on from an armored vehicle two days after the liberation of the formerly Islamic State-held town of Bartella, roughly 16 miles east of Mosul, Iraq, on Oct. 23, 2016.
  • The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s peshmerga forces take positions as they start to attack Daesh targets to capture the Imam Reza and Tizxirab Villages of the Bashiqa district from Daesh terrorists in Mosul, Iraq on Oct. 23, 2016. 
  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton embraces Sybrina Fulton, a member of “Mothers of the Movement,” a group of women who have lost their children in a series of police shootings which galvanized the “Black Lives Matter” movement, during a campaign rally in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 23, 2016. 
  • The Detroit Lions run onto the field during introductions before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins on Oct. 23, 2016 in Detroit, Mich.
  • A Palestinian man enjoys sunset at a beach off Gaza City, Gaza Strip on Oct. 23, 2016.
  • Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against jihadistds of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul, are seen gathering in an area near Qayyarah on Oct. 24, 2016. The UN refugee agency is preparing to receive 150,000 Iraqis fleeing fighting around the Islamic State group-held city of Mosul within the next few days, its chief said.
  • A Burqa-wearing Afghan refugee crosses in front of demolished houses in the Khazana refugees camp outskirts of Peshawar on Oct. 24, 2016.
  • Students from the chemical engineering department of Benghazi University throw their academic robes in the air as they celebrate on Oct. 24, 2016, during their graduation ceremony in front of a building of the university that was destroyed due to fighting.
  • Relatives of Amir Jaber Abu Taimeh, a member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, mourn during his funeral in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 24, 2016. The Hamas militant was killed when a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, the group’s military wing said in a statement. Over the past few months at least 16 militants have died in tunnel accidents in the strip. 
  • A woman walks past semi-finished clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters ‘Dakinis’ and ‘Yoginis’, who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali, at a roadside workshop ahead of the Kali Puja festival in Kolkata, India on Oct. 24, 2016.
  • A migrant arrives by bus from the Calais Jungle, on Oct. 24, 2016 at the Montlaville castle in Chardonnay. French authorities began on Oct. 24, 2016 moving thousands of people out of the notorious Calais Jungle camp before demolishing the camp that has served as a launchpad for attempts to sneak into Britain. Migrants lugging meagre belongings boarded buses taking them away from Calais’ “Jungle” under a French plan to raze the notorious camp and symbol of Europe’s refugee crisis.
  • A surfer rides a wave off Praia do Norte (North Beach) near Nazare, central Portugal on Oct. 24, 2016.
  • A boy plays with a foam box that is used to carry fish during a demonstration against gender violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Oct. 25, 2016. Women in Brazil organized protests condemning violence against women following the recent brutal gang rape of a woman on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro by suspected drug dealers. The boy played with the box as his street vendor father sold water during the demonstration.
  • Fishermen pull a net containing fish from a pond during the traditional carp haul near the village of Bělčice, Czech Republic on Oct. 25, 2016.
  • An Iraqi refugee who fled Mosul, the last major Iraqi city under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group, due to the Iraqi government forces offensive to retake the city, looks to the sky at the UN-run Al-Hol refugee camp in Syria’s Hasakeh province, on Oct. 25, 2016. Despite the war that is ravaging Syria and has displaced millions of its residents, the Iraqis are desperate to reach the UN-run Al-Hol refugee camp in Syria’s Hasakeh province, where many are still trapped on the border between Iraq and Syria under jihadist fire.
  • A migrant sits with children in the house of Francoise Cotta, a French citizen who hosts migrants arriving illegally from Italy, on Oct. 25, 2016 in Breil-sur-Roya, an old French-Italian village near Menton. French authorities have reinforced controls at its border with Italy due to the migrant crisis, but some of them now tried to cross through the alps to get to France and Northern Europe.
  • Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with center fielder Rajai Davis (20) after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Oct. 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Syrian government forces walk in the strategic area of the Bazo hilltop, north of Khan Tuman on the southern outskirts of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo as they advance in the ongoing offensive to seize the rebel-held eastern part of the city on Oct. 25, 2016. Government forces and allied fighters are advancing on the southern outskirts of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Humman Rights reported, seizing territory overlooking rebel-held areas.
  • Fires burn in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, Oct. 25, 2016. Crews have started dismantling the squalid migrant camp in France after the process to clear the camp began in earnest on Monday.
  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump are reflected in a mirror as they attend a campaign event in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 26, 2016.
  • Smoke billows from a fire after tents and shacks were set ablaze in the makeshift camp the ‘Jungle’ during its evacuation in Calais, France, on Oct. 26, 2016. The operation to dismantle the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in the French port city of Calais continued into a third day. French authorities estimate that there were some 6,000 migrants living in the camp at the beginning of the week, while humanitarian organizations put the number at 8,000. Over 4,000 people have so far been bused out of the camp to 450 reception centers across the country, according to the French Interior Ministry.
  • A migrant looks at the remains of a shop burnt in the makeshift migrant camp near Calais, northern France on Oct. 26, 2016. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais.
  • Supporters of Brazilian Chapecoense cheer their team during the 2016 Copa Sudamericana quarterfinals second leg football match against Colombia’s Junior held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil, on Oct. 26, 2016.
  • A person is refelected in a pond near Chalet Vieux, above Les Diablerets, Switzerland, on Oct. 26, 2016. The pond separates the canton of Vaud and Bern. 
  • A detained man accused of being an Islamic State fighter sits in front of newly displaced men near a checkpoint in Qayyarah, east of Mosul, Iraq on Oct. 26, 2016.
  • Newly displaced Iraqis who fled from the city of Mosul, Iraq’s last major Islamic State group stronghold, greet their relatives who came two years ago to the refugee camp in the Khazer area, near near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aksi Kalak, following their arrival on Oct. 26, 2016.
  • A wounded Syrian boy receives treatment at a make-shift hospital following reported government shelling on the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus, on Oct. 26, 2016. 
  • Birds fly over the corridor of the Jama Masjid at sunrise in New Delhi on Oct. 27, 2016.
  • A migrant shaves himself amid the smoke from burning tents, as workers clean up a makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 27, 2016. French authorities claimed on Wednesday that they had cleared the makeshift migrant camp near the northern French city of Calais.
  • A migrant walks inside an abandoned warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia on Oct. 27, 2016. More than 200 migrants have turned a former warehouse in central Belgrade into their temporary home. Several thousand migrants are stuck in Serbia looking for ways to cross into the European Union using clandestine routes and the help of human smugglers.
  • A model parades a creation from the TsaiMeiyue collection by Tsai Mei Yueh during the China Fashion Week in Beijing on Oct. 27, 2016.
  • U.S. first lady Michelle Obama embraces U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as they arrive at a campaign rally in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Oct. 27, 2016. 
  • Rescue workers in action near a destroyed building after a shelling in the pro-Russian rebels controlled Makiivka, near Donetsk, Ukraine on Oct. 27, 2016. 
  • Daniel Christian of Victoria bowls during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Tasmania at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Oct. 28, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. 



This week, French authorities prepared to clear the migrant camp known as “The Jungle” in Calais, France. For those looking to cross the English Channel and gain access into Britain, the camp was the penultimate stop in a long journey. For Europe, the camp became a symbol the struggle to handle the influx of migrants and refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa. French officials planned for the thousands of migrants that had taken shelter in Calais to be relocated to shelters across the country, but those shelters are hosted by towns that have largely been demonstrating against the arrival of the migrants. 

On Wednesday it was announced by the UN Refugee Agency that 2016 has become the deadliest year for migrants crossing the Mediterranean seeking refuge in Europe. “We’re receiving more reports of deaths in the [Mediterranean]. We can now confirm that at least 3,800 people have died, making 2016 the deadliest ever,” William Spindler, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, wrote on Twitter.  

In Iraq, the offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State continued as security forces continued to push towards the city. The military operation has displaced thousands of civilians fleeing the conflict and the Islamic State.

In the United States, the marathon that is the presidential election has entered its final sprint with only two weeks to go until Election Day. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump both campaigned in key battleground states as the polls continued to trend in Clinton’s favor. 

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