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The Week in Pictures: Nov. 10 - 17

Trump takes a sip, earthquake shakes Iran, Italy falls short and more.


A woman takes pictures at the Tianjin Binhai Library in China on Nov. 14, 2017. The futuristic library has wowed book lovers around the world with its white, undulating shelves rising from floor to ceiling, but if you read between the lines you'll spot one problem. Those rows upon rows of book spines are mostly images printed on the aluminium plates that make up the backs of shelves.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton hold up a sheet of new $1 bills during a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington on Nov. 15.

Mnuchin and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza went to see firsthand the production of new bills, the first currency that will bear their signatures. The new bills are expected to go into circulation in December.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP
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People carry the U.S. flag during the Veterans Day parade in New York on Nov. 11.

Eduardo Munoz / Reuters
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Protesters are hit by a water cannon as they try to march towards the U.S. embassy during a rally against President Donald Trump's visit in Manila, Philippines on Nov. 12.

Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters
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A light projection designed by Daniel Margraf lights up the Catharina Church during an art festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on Nov. 12.

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Iranian victims of an earthquake gather outdoors near a fire in Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran, on Nov. 13. Sunday's 7.3 magnitude earthquake devastated the western Iranian town, and killed more than 530 people and injured thousands.

Photos: Earthquake on Iran-Iraq border leaves swath of destruction

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President Donald Trump waves from the door of Air Force One as he arrives in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Nov. 11. The country was the final stop on president's 12-day trip to Asia.

Photos - Trump on Tour: Following the president through Asia

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Fallow deer stand on a meadow as the sun rises near Frankfurt, Germany on Nov. 14.

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Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts during their World Cup qualification match against Sweden at the San Siro stadium in Milan on Nov. 13.

Four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades Monday after losing its playoff to Sweden 1-0 on aggregate. This will be only the second World Cup missed by Italy.

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Workers try to remove a car lodged at the entrance of a house in Mandra, Greece on Nov. 16. Greeks voiced despair and disbelief after a flash flood killed at least 15 people and left hundreds homeless, with many blaming a system that allowed houses to be built on dried up river beds.

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Children ride swings in a playground surrounded by smog in Lahore, Pakistan, on Nov. 11. Smog has enveloped much of Pakistan, causing highway accidents and respiratory problems, and forcing many residents to stay home, officials said.

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Locals gather around two sperm whale carcasses at a beach in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on Nov. 14. Indonesian volunteers managed to save six whales beached on the northern tip of Sumatra but four died.

The rescuers worked late into Monday night to free six of 10 massive sperm animals using ropes and patrol boats and turn them back into the waters off Aceh province.


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A rose is placed on a chair inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Nov. 12. The congregation gathered for the first time since a massacre took 26 of their fellow parishioners' lives a week ago.

The church said it had undertaken a number of efforts to transform the space into a memorial that paid tribute to those who died. With the help of volunteers, organizers labored around the clock over 72 hours to repair and restore the sanctuary.

Photos: Small Texas Town Mourns Victims of Church Shooting

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A member of the Air Force's Wings of Blue Parachute Demonstration Team salutes as he jumps out of an aircraft, during the opening ceremony of Aviation Nation 2017 Nellis Air and Space Expo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada on Nov. 10.

Kevin Tanenbaum / U.S. Air Force via Reuters
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Men feed seagulls along the Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi on Nov. 17.

Saumya Khandelwal / Reuters
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Vietnamese children wave flags before a welcome ceremony for President Donald Trump at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Nov. 12.

Luong Thai Linh / Pool via AP
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Participants sit on the floor in front of a poster during a break at the U.N. Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany on Nov. 16.

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President Donald Trump pauses to drink water during his address to the nation, covering his foreign policy accomplishments during his trip to Asia, at the White House in Washington on Nov. 15.

Trump's water break drew instant comparisons to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's 2013 speech after then-President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump frequently skewered Rubio, his one-time GOP rival, for needing to quench his thirst during speeches.

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Protesters hold out their phones during a pro-independence demonstration calling for the release of jailed Catalan activists and leaders in Barcelona on Nov. 11. Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and several members of his separatist government fled north to Brussels after Spanish authorities removed the region's top officials from office.

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North Korean students walk past the central station in Pyongyang on Nov. 16.

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Tens of thousands of nationalists march in a demonstration organized by far-right groups in Warsaw, Poland, on Nov. 11, as Poles celebrated their country's Independence Day.

The far-right march was one of many events marking Poland's rebirth as a nation in 1918 after being wiped off the map for 123 years.

But the march has become the largest Independence Day event in recent years, overshadowing official state observances and other patriotic events. Some participants expressed sympathy for xenophobic or white supremacist ideas, with one banner reading, "White Europe of brotherly nations."

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Peru's Raul Ruidiaz, Jefferson Farfan and Christian Cueva celebrate after the team earned the last spot in next year's World Cup on Wednesday night when they beat New Zealand 2-0 in Lima on Nov. 15. It will be Peru's first trip to the World Cup since 1982.


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Indonesian farmers work in a field as Moung Sinabung volcano spews thick smoke in the background in Karo, North Sumatra on Nov. 16. Mount Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years, after another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since.

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A woman poses for a selfie in front of the carcass of a humpback whale on Ipanema beach, in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 15. Biologist Rafael Carvalho said the whale appears to have been dead for a few days. Authorities were urging beachgoers who had flocked to Ipanema on a national holiday to stay away from the animal.

The Week in Pictures: Nov. 3 - 10

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