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The Week in Pictures

Glowing fashions, sporting passions, sailing patterns, deadly actions, warring factions, and more compelling images.

Detroit's Torii Hunter falls into the bullpen trying to catch Red Sox hitter David Ortiz's eighth-inning home run in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, on Oct. 14. Boston won the game. Stan Grossfeld / Boston Globe via Getty Images
A couple dances to traditional Spanish music October 11 during the week-long Lady Of The Rosary Festival in Fuengirola, Spain. The town this year banned all styles of musical expression except traditional Spanish music.


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Bride Sarah Nagy waits for her wedding ceremony to begin as she holds hands with her father, Scott, on Oct. 12 at the First Lutheran Church in Strongsville, Ohio. Terminally ill with cancer, Nagy was able to give his daughter away at her wedding with the assistance of an all-volunteer hospital caravan. John Kuntz / The Plain Dealer via Landov
President Barack Obama arrives in the White House press room October 16 after the U.S. Senate voted to pass a bill to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Saul Loeb / AFP - Getty Images
A plane approaches to land as starlings swarm at Fiumicino International Airport in Rome, Italy, on Oct. 14. Max Rossi / Reuters
Boats sail near Trieste, Italy, during the 45th Barcolana Regatta on Oct. 13.


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Muslim pilgrims head to the "Jamarat" ritual, a symbolic stoning of Satan, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 16. The pilgrims pelt pillars symbolising the devil, part of the Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Fayez Nureldine / AFP - Getty Images
A model displays a dress by Ukrainian designer Zalevskiy during the Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev on Oct. 10. Sergei Supinsky / AFP - Getty Images
A man dressed as Superman smiles at patient Joao Bertola, 2, and his father at the Hospital Infantil Sabara in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 11. Two costumed men cleaned the glass facade of the hospital and met with patients, part of the nation's Children's Day celebrations. Nacho Doce / Reuters
Residents look at the collapsed Holy Trinity Church in Bohol after an earthquake struck the central Philippines on Oct. 17. The powerful quake left at least 158 dead and tens of thousands homeless. Erik de Castro / Reuters
Thania Sayne of Effingham, Ill., leans on the headstone marking the grave of her husband, Army Sgt. Timothy D. Sayne, at Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 16, a day before what would have been their third wedding anniversary. Sayne was four months pregnant with their second son, Douglas, when her husband was killed on Sept. 18, 2011, in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP
An Israeli soldier sleeps in a bunker in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights during a military exercise on Oct. 16. The Golan, seized by Israel from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War, has been mostly quiet since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Tension, however, has risen since the start of Syria's civil war. Menahem Kahana / AFP - Getty Images
Policemen clash with demonstrators after a protest on "Teachers' Day," Oct. 15, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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A jockey is pulled by cows as they race Oct. 12 in Batusangkar, Indonesia. Called the Pacu Jawi, the race is held anually in muddy rice fields to celebrate the end of the harvest season. Jockeys grab the tails of the bulls and skate across the mud barefoot, balancing on a wooden plank. Robertus Pudyanto / Getty Images
An October 17 cricket match at the Drummoyne Oval in Sydney, Australia, is shrouded in a haze of smoke as brushfires rage in the city's suburbs Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images