This Week in Pictures: Oct. 29 to Nov. 4

  • Afghan children hold their balloons at sunset on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan on Oct. 28, 2016.
  • Indian athletes watch fireworks at the Madan Mohan Malviya stadium on the eve of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Allahabad, India on Oct. 29, 2016.
  • Winners for the Miss Earth 2016 pose for photographers following the grand coronation night on Oct. 29, 2016, at the Mall of Asia Arena in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines.
  • Cleveland Indians Francisco Lindor, left, and Rajai Davis, right, celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the World Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on Oct. 29, 2016.
  • An Iraqi man walks as smoke rises behind him near Qayyarah, south of Mosul, on Oct. 29, 2016.
  • Competitors ride through mud during the 2016 Gotland Grand National enduro motorcycle race in Gotland, Sweden on Oct. 29, 2016. Over 2,000 riders competed in the event.
  • Veiled women carry censers during a procession honoring The Lord of Miracles in the Plaza de Armas in Santiago, Chile on Oct. 29, 2016.
  • Children play near the apartment type tombs at the Navotas Public Cemetery, north of Manila on Oct. 30, 2016, days ahead of the traditional All Souls’ Day.
  • Spanish table tennis player He Zhi Wen, aka Juanito, during an exhibition game in Granada, southeastern Spain, on Oct. 30, 2016.
  • Migrants pray during the final service at a makeshift church in what remains of the squalid camp near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 30, 2016.
  • Afghan children play during sunset in Zaranj in the southwestern province of Nimroz, Afghanistan, on Oct. 30, 2016.
  • Rebel fighters from the Jaish al-Fatah, or Army of Conquest, brigades fire mortar shells towards western government-controlled districts on Oct. 30, 2016 at an entrance to Aleppo.
  • Children play in the Yahyawa camp for internally displaced Turkmen on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq on Oct. 30, 2016.
  • A firefighter, left, and an alpine soldier look at rubble in the hilltop town of Amatrice after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck central Italy on Oct. 30, 2016.
  • A supporter of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party throws a teargas shell towards police during a clash in Hazro, Pakistan on Oct. 31, 2016.
  • People visit apartment-style tombs of their loved ones ahead of the commemoration of All Saints day at Navotas Public cemetery in Manila, Philippines on October 31, 2016.
  • Migrating cranes fly during sunset near Staßfurt, central Germany on Oct. 31, 2016.
  • An Iraqi refugee who fled Mosul, the last major Iraqi city under the control of the Islamic State group, hangs her laundry at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria’s Hasakah province on Oct. 31, 2016.
  • African migrants lie on the ground after crossing a border fence between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta on Oct. 31, 2016.
  • A remote-controlled plane in the form of a witch flies over a neighborhood as the sun sets during Halloween in Encinitas, Calif. on Oct. 31, 2016.
  • A girl cries outside the Bondeko morgue in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo on Oct. 31, 2016, as the bodies of six militants of the Congolese opposition party UDPS, who were burnt in arsons during the night of Sept. 19, 2016 at the party’s headquarters, are released.
  • An Iraqi army soldier walks to a tent at the Qayara air base, south of Mosul, Iraq on Oct. 31, 2016.
  • Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s plane flies over Tampa, Fla. on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • Firefighters trying to put out a fire outside a karaoke bar in Hanoi, Vietnam on Nov. 1, 2016. The fire broke out at the eight-story karaoke bar in downtown Hanoi and spread to three neighboring buildings. 13 were killed in the fire, according to media reports.
  • A displaced Iraqi boy leads his animals to safety after escaping from Islamic State controlled village of Abu Jarboa during clashes with IS militants near Mosul, Iraq on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • A musician sits on a grave before accompanying families who visit graves at Nueva Esperanza cemetery, Villa Maria del Triunfo district, in Lima, Peru on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • A woman carries a basket on her head through a field of vegetables on a foggy morning on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • Street vendor sells cotton candy as people visit tombs of relatives and friends at ‘Nueva Esperanza’ (New Hope) cemetery during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Villa Maria del Triunfo on the outskirts of Lima, Peru on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • Egyptian 7-year-old Sarah who lives on a boat with her family washes her legs in the the Nile River as the water appears a murky brown color due to flooding in southern provinces, in Cairo, Egypt on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • President Barack Obama holds 10-month-old Brooks Breitwieser as he greets supporters after speaking to an overflow room during a Hillary for America campaign event in Columbus, Ohio on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaigns in Sanford, Fla. on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • A woman waves to Iraq soldiers in the village of Gogjali, a few hundred metres of Mosul’s eastern edge, on Nov. 2, 2016.
  • Boys play football in a public park on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India on Nov. 2, 2016.
  • A vet shoots an elephant with a tranquilizer gun from a helicopter outside Amboseli National Park on Nov. 2, 2016.
  • A boy does physical exercises during military training undergone by students of the General Yermolov Cadet School at a boot camp of the Russkiye Vityazi military patriotic club in the village of Sengileyevskoye in Stavropol region, Russia on Nov. 2, 2016.
  • An Iraqi soldier takes position in the village of Gogjali, a few hundred metres of Mosul’s eastern edge, as clashes go on between Iraqi army forces and jihadists of the Islamic State group to retake Mosul on Nov. 2, 2016.
  • Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaigns in Las Vegas, Nev. on Nov. 2, 2016.
  • Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a rally at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. on Nov. 2, 2016.
  • An eleven-story building implodes as it is demolished by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority in Chennai, India on Nov. 2, 2016.
  • A woman devotee in the role of a spirit known as a Gede is seen during ceremonies honoring the Haitian voodoo spirits of Baron Samdi and Gede on the Day of the Dead in the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Nov. 2, 2016.
  • Iraqi forces drive their vehicle on Nov. 3, 2016 near Gogjali, which lies on the eastern edge of Mosul, during their ongoing operation against jihadists of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul. Some civilians were leaving Gogjali and others the eastern Mosul neighbourhood of Samah, in what may be a rare breach for civilians trapped inside the city. More than 21,000 people have fled to government-held areas since October 17, while thousands more may have been seized by IS for use as human shields, according to the United Nations.
  • Iraqi families, who fled the violence due to the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against jihadists of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul, wait on a truck with white flags on Nov. 3, 2016 at a Kurdish checkpoint, some 12 miles from Mosul. Some civilians were leaving Gogjali and others the eastern Mosul neighbourhood of Samah, in what may be a rare breach for civilians trapped inside the city. More than 21,000 people have fled to government-held areas since October 17, while thousands more may have been seized by IS for use as human shields, according to the United Nations.
  • People watch as safety workers try to extinguish fire from a burning oil field in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 3, 2016. A senior military commander says more than 5,000 civilians have been evacuated from newly-retaken eastern parts of the Islamic State group-held city of Mosul and taken to camps.
  • Rapid Wein supporters light flares during the match between Sassuolo and Rapid Wein during the UEFA Europe League Group Stage in Reggio Emilia, Italy on Nov. 3, 2016.
  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Nov. 3, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Pharrell Williams, and Sen. Bernie Sanders attend a Clinton rally in Raleigh, N.C. on Nov. 3, 2016.
  • Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrates after defeating the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 3, 2016.
  • President Barack Obama looks over his shoulder for a member of his staff while greeting supporters at Florida International University in Miami, Nov. 3, 2016, during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
  • People wearing traditional Korean hanbok dress pose for photos as they visit Gyeongbokgung palace in central Seoul on Nov. 4, 2016.
  • Turkish riot police officers use tear gas and arrest demonstrators during a protest against the arrest of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers, in Ankara, on Nov. 4, 2016. The detention of a dozen MPs from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) including its co-leaders marks the “end of democracy” in Turkey, the party said in a statement on Nov. 4, 2016. “The goal of these measures is to shut down the third largest party in parliament. This is a dark day not only for our party but for all of Turkey and the region as it means the end of democracy in Turkey,” it said, vowing not to surrender to these “dictatorial policies”.
  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throw an exploded tear gas shell back at government forces during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Nov. 4, 2016. Government forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to stop rock-throwing protesters after Friday prayers in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir. There have been almost daily protests since the July 8 killing of a popular rebel commander by Indian forces, often with stone-throwing youths clashing with police and paramilitary forces firing pellets and bullets into the crowds.
  • An Indian farm labourer burns paddy stubble in a field on the outskirts of Jalandhar in Punjab state on Nov. 4, 2016. New Delhi and surrounding areas have been covered in smog in recent days, blamed on farmers in neighbouring states burning stubble in their fields after the harvest.
  • Migrants and refugees sit on a rubber boat as the Libyan coastguards patrol, during a rescue operation of the Topaz Responder, a rescue ship run by Maltese NGO “Moas” and the Italian Red Cross, on Nov. 4, 2016 off th Libyan coast. Around 750 migrants were rescued across the Mediterranean Thursday by the Italian coast guard, a Frontex ship, a Save The Children vessel, German NGO Jugend Rettet’s Iuventa and two boats run by the Malta-based MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station). But at least 110 migrants are feared drowned after they were forced at gunpoint to set sail from Libya, while many more may have died in a separate shipwreck, survivors said.



Amid the final phase of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton zeroed in on swing states, and unleashed their surrogates to do the same. For Clinton, President Obama appeared in Florida, setting an urgent tone around the stakes of the election, while Melania Trump made a rare appearance on the trail to talk about online bullying in suburban Philadelphia.

In a stunning victory, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. The game went into extra innings, but the Cubs ultimately beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7.

In India, Diwali celebrations—for the Hindu festival of lights—illuminated the skies, alongside clashes between Kashmiri protesters and government forces in Indian controlled Kashmir. Tensions also erupted in Ankara, Turkey, where protesters and police went head-to-head following the arrest of a dozen pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MPs.

After a year of silence, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State, re-emerged to urge ISIS fighters to remain strong in their resistance of American-backed efforts to retake Mosul—a fight that forges on as Iraqis flee the area.

And in France, the tumultuous shuttering of the Calais refugee camp, or “The Jungle,” has led to the arrival of nearly 100 refugees to Paris each day since.