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The Week in Pictures: Nov. 13 - 20
A whale of an effort in Nicaragua, blizzard buries Buffalo, Jerusalem mourns slain rabbis, smoke rings in Syria and more.
Smoke rises from the Syrian city of Kobani, following airstrikes by the U.S. led coalition, seen from a hilltop outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border on Nov. 17. Kobani and its surrounding areas have been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and are being defended by Kurdish fighters.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray outside the yeshiva and synagogue where four rabbis were killed in the Har Nof religious neighborhood in Jerusalem, on Nov. 18.
•Gallery: Thousands Mourn Rabbis Slain in Jerusalem Attack
Residents and tourists try and push a whale back into the ocean on Popoyo beach in Rivas, Nicaragua, on Nov. 14. They were unable to help the beached whale discovered Friday morning.
•Gallery: The Struggle to Aid a Doomed Whale on a Nicaraguan Beach
Police and fire officials walk near a small twin-engine cargo plane that crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side early on Nov. 18. The Aero Commander 500 that had taken off from Midway International Airport slammed into the front of the home and plunged into the basement. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says two occupants of the home were unhurt. The pilot was killed in the crash.
A man digs out his driveway in Depew, N.Y., on Nov. 19. The Buffalo area found itself buried under as much as 5½ feet of snow Wednesday.
•Gallery: Aerial Photos Show Force of Buffalo Storm
Health workers wearing protective equipment dance as they try to cheer up an Ebola patient at the Kenama treatment center run by the Red Cross Society on Nov. 15. Ebola-hit Sierra Leone faces social and economic disaster as gains made since the country's ruinous civil war are wiped out by the epidemic, according to a study released on Thursday.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi walk back to her home following the conclusion of their joint news conference in Yangon, Myanmar on Nov. 14.
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