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The Week in Pictures: Nov. 11 - 18

A proud Scottish Stag, a humbled Hillary Clinton, fighting blazes in Mosul and more of the week's best photos.


Syrians walk amid debris and destroyed buildings following a reported government airstrike on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, late on Nov. 17. Douma, a town of more than 100,000, is surrounded and regularly shelled by regime forces.
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Image: Deer Grazing At Glen Etive

A red deer grazes in Glen Etive following the end of the rutting season on Nov. 16 in Glen Etive, Scotland.

The rutting season sees the large dominant red deer stags compete against each other for mating rights and the can be heard roaring and bellowing in an attempt to attract the females. The rut draws to a close in early November when the stags spend the winter feeding to regain strength for the following season.

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Image: Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children?EUR(TM)s Defense Fund in Washington

Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children's Defense Fund in Washington on Nov. 16. 

In her first public remarks since conceding the election to President-elect Donald Trump, Clinton urged supporters "not to give up" and to "stay engaged" in politics.

Joshua Roberts / Reuters

People protest President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon, former president of the incendiary Breitbart News, as chief strategist near City Hall in Los Angeles on Nov. 16.

Under Bannon's leadership, Breitbart espoused anti-Semitic and nationalist views. The site faced regular criticism -- including from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton -- for its close ties to the "alt right," an online-based counterculture movement associated with white nationalism.

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Image: American Civilian Paramilitaries Patrol U.S.-Mexican Border

James, 24, a volunteer with Arizona Border Recon, stands near the U.S.-Mexico border on Nov. 16 in Pima County, Arizona. The college student said he felt it is his duty to help protect the nation's borders. "There's evil going on here," he said.

Arizona Border Recon, made up mostly of former U.S. military service members, stages reconnaissance and surveillance operations against drug smuggling and illegal migration in remote border areas. The group claims up to 200 volunteers and does not consider itself a militia, but rather a group of citizens supplementing U.S. Border Patrol efforts.

PHOTOS: Armed Citizens Patrol U.S.-Mexico Border

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A girl hides behind a blanket looks as Iraqi special forces enter her house while advancing towards ISIS-held territory in Mosul, Iraq, on Nov. 18.
Felipe Dana / AP

A car bomb explodes next to Iraqi special forces armored vehicles as they advance towards ISIS-held territory in Mosul, Iraq, on Nov. 16. 

Militants are dug in among the civilians as a defense tactic to hamper air strikes, moving around the city through tunnels, driving suicide car bombs into advancing troops and hitting them with sniper and mortar fire.

Felipe Dana / AP

An Iraqi Special Forces vehicles passes people fleeing the fighting in Mosul's Arbagiah neighborhood on Nov. 13.

The offensive to take Mosul, the largest city under ISIS control in either Iraq or Syria, is turning into the biggest battle in Iraq's turbulent history since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

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The father and grandfather of 15-year-old Shafiq mourn as Iraqi forces surround his body at an outdoor field clinic in the Samah neighborhood in Mosul on Nov. 13.

A double-barreled mortar attack killed Shafiq and seriously injured his 12-year-old neighbor Mohammed as Iraqi Special Forces continued to battle ISIS forces.

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Image: Three dead and over 6,000 displaced after a fire in Mandaluyong

Filipinos are temporarily sheltered in a gym after a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 14. According to reports, three died and more than 6,000 people were displaced by a fire that lasted for seven hours.
Mark R. Cristino / EPA
Image: Trump Place

Workers remove the letters from a building formerly known as Trump Place in New York on Nov. 16. Donald Trump's name is being stripped off three luxury apartment buildings after hundreds of tenants signed a petition saying they were embarrassed to live in a place associated with the Republican President-elect.
Seth Wenig / AP

Firefighters battle in smoke after a fireworks-laden hot-air balloon ignited near a car before the balloon had reached a sufficient height in Myanmar's northeastern Shan State, on Nov. 15.

The skies of central Myanmar were set ablaze this week with the beginning of the Taunggyi fire balloon festival, one of the most beautiful and dangerous celebrations in Asia. Brightly colored balloons with hundreds of homemade fireworks woven into their frames are sent soaring into the night sky, showering down cascades of sparks onto adoring crowds.

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Image: Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Afghanistan

Maimuna, an internally displaced Afghan, poses for a photograph at a temporary shelter in Kabul on Nov. 13. 

According to the Government Media and Information Center, 95,000 Afghan families have been displaced over the last two months as the Taliban has adopted a strategy of targeting innocent civilians.

Hedayatullah Amid / EPA
Image: A golden pheasant

A golden pheasant struts at Hangzhou Safari Park in China on Nov. 13. The pheasant has become a star attraction at the park after visitors said its golden head feathers resembled U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's famous blond quiff.
China Stringer Network / Reuters

The supermoon backdrops Russia's Soyuz rocket and capsule that will carry new crewmembers to the International Space Station at the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Nov. 14.

PHOTOS: Stunning Views of the Supermoon

PHOTOS: U.S. Astronaut Becomes Oldest Woman in Space

The Week in Pictures: Nov. 4 - 11

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