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