Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks without a net or harness along an uphill tightrope at a 19-degree angle in Chicago on Nov. 2, 2014. Wallenda walked more than two city blocks uphill from the Marina City west tower to the top of the Leo Burnett Building, more than 50 stories above the Chicago River. The Aqua Building is visible in the background.
Anti-government protesters take over the state TV podium in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Oct. 30. Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices, forcing President Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule.
Smoke rises as Egyptian forces demolish homes as part of a military operation near the border with the Gaza Strip in Rafah, Egypt, on Nov. 4. Egyptian authorities evacuated 802 houses belonging to 1,165 families to seal off smugglers' tunnels and tried to crush a militant insurgency in northern Sinai.
Relatives and friends pay their final respects to three villagers who died defending their town in Huallhua in Peru's Ayahuanco region, on Oct. 29. Nestor Curo, Felix Huaman and Narcizo Cusiche were killed 24 years ago while defending their town so villagers could escape from Shining Path militants. However their remains were exhumed only last year and were recently handed over to relatives. Huaman was 50 when he was killed; the other two men were in their 20s.
Image released by The Associated Press on Nov. 4.
A jogger passes a memorial at the location where Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Mo. on Nov. 5. Rioting broke out in the city following Brown's death on August 9. A grand jury is investigating the shooting and will determine whether to prosecute Wilson.
The field races along the straight in the Visit Victoria Plate on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on Nov. 4, in Melbourne, Australia.
A Shiite Muslim has his child gashed with a knife during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashoura in Mumbai, on Nov. 3. Ashoura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Muhammad, who was killed in the seventh century battle of Kerbala.
A woman votes at a polling station inside a local grocery store during U.S. midterm elections, in National City, Calif., on Nov. 4. Republicans claimed a commanding majority in the House on Tuesday, pushing their dominance to near-historic levels as they dispatched some of the last white Democrats in the South and made inroads in Democratic strongholds nationwide.
A Bahraini Shiite Muslim girl takes part in a ceremony marking Ashoura in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, Bahrain, on Nov. 4.
A man falls off a horse-drawn carriage that crashed after the horses bolted during the traditional Leonhardi pilgrimage in Bad Toelz, Germany, on Nov. 6. Several people were injured in the annual pilgrimage honoring St. Leonhard, patron saint of the highland farmers for horses and livestock.
A woman mourns during a joint memorial service for South African athletes, national soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa, female professional boxer Phindile Mwelase and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, in Johannesburg, on Oct. 30. Meyiwa, 27, was killed on Sunday night while confronting two intruders at the home of his girlfriend. Mwelase, 31, died on Saturday following a knockout punch two weeks ago that put her in a coma. Former world 800 metre champion Mulaudzi, 34, was killed in a car crash on Friday.
A woman pulls a cart with firewood near the Donetsk airport, in eastern Ukraine on Nov. 3. Two months after Ukraine signed a truce with pro-Russian rebels, daily fighting continues in the east, and other key conditions of the deal haven't been met. Despite persisting hostilities, Russia and Ukraine have struck a multibillion-dollar gas deal that has eased fears that Russian gas supply to Europe might be disrupted.
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