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Today in Pictures: Oct. 26
"The Jungle" migrant camp burns in France, emotional reunions in Iraq and more of Wednesday's best photos.
University students protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a move by congress to open a political trial against Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election.
Migrants stand on a hill overlooking "The Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, northern France, as smoke rises during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions. Smoke billowed over the sprawling camp amid fears that abandoned gas cylinders could explode.
Iraqi army soldiers rest at a checkpoint in Qayara, some 30 miles south of Mosul, Iraq.
ISIS militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields as they retreat from Iraqi forces. Witnesses to the forced evacuation describe scenes of chaos as hundreds of people were driven north across the Ninevah plains and into the heavily-fortified city, where the extremists are believed to be preparing for a climactic showdown.
Displaced Iraqis who recently fled the city of Mosul greet relatives who fled two years ago at the refugee camp in the Khazer area, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aksi Kalak, some 25 miles east of Irbil, Iraq.
Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, said the military operations to retake Mosul from ISIS could spark the largest humanitarian crisis in 2016 as the security situation in the area restrains aid agencies' ability to deliver help.
A police officer holds a bag containing a bloodied doll and other belongings of a 17-year-old girl killed with her friend by unknown motorcycle-riding gunmen in an alley in Manila, Philippines.
According to the police, a cardboard sign reading "You are a (drug) pusher, you are an animal" was found with the body of her friend. The number of drug-related killings in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte became president less than four months ago months on a pledge to wipe out the illegal drug trade, has reached around 2,300, according to official figures.
PHOTOS: Philippines Deadly Drug War
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor celebrates with center fielder Rajai Davis after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Oct. 25.
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