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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Nov. 7 - 14

The impeachment battle goes public, ferocious fires in Australia, Venice inundated and more.

Image: Flooding in the lagoon city of Venice

Venice underwater

A man carries a woman on his back through the flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, on Nov. 14, 2019. 

Venice declared a state of emergency Wednesday after floods, known locally as “Aqua Alta,” swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica, inundating squares and tearing through centuries-old buildings. 

Flavio Lo Scalzo / Reuters
Image: Sharnie Moren and her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte look on as thick smoke rises from bushfires near Nana Glen

Australian bush fires

Sharnie Moren and her 18-month-old daughter Charlotte stand next to a vehicle as thick smoke rises from bush fires near Nana Glen, Australia, on Nov. 12.

Australia's most populous state declared a state of emergency Monday as dozens of fires ravaged the countryside with authorities warning of “catastrophic” fire risk — the highest level of bush fire danger.

Dan Peled / Reuters

Morales out

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales in La Paz on Nov. 13.

Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, claimed to have won a fourth term in an Oct. 20 election. That sparked nationwide protests over fraud and an audit by the Organization of American States that found widespread irregularities. Morales resigned Sunday under pressure from the armed forces following massive protests.

Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Soldiers assigned to the National Guard keep watch while escorting a caravan of vehicles with relatives and friends arriving for the funerals of slain members of the Mexican-American Mormon families, in Bavispe

Mexico highway ambush

Soldiers assigned to the National Guard keep watch while escorting a caravan of mourners arriving on Nov. 6 in Bavispe, Mexico, for the funerals of Americans killed in a highway ambush in Mexico's Sonora state.

Jose Luis Gonzalez / Reuters
Image: Relatives of the Le Baron family attend a funeral service for Christina Marie Langford in Mexico on Nov. 9, 2019. Nine people were killed by cartel gunmen while traveling in Chihuahua.

Laid to rest

Members of local communities of Mormon origin and relatives of the extended LeBaron family attend Christina Marie Langford's funeral in Le Baron, Mexico, on Nov. 9.

Langford was among nine U.S. citizens killed Nov. 4 in a brutal ambush by suspected drug cartel gunmen while traveling in Mexico.

Manuel Velasquez / Getty Images file
Image: BESTPIX - Amb. William Taylor And Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State George Kent Testify At Impeachment Hearing

Impeachment hearings

Bill Taylor and George Kent, the first two witnesses in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's dealings in Ukraine, are sworn in, on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13.

Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state who worked on Ukraine and five other countries, had testified last month, for hours, in a closed-door setting before the three committees leading the inquiry.

Jim Lo Scalzo / Pool via Getty Images

Yet again...

Students reunite with their families following a shooting at Saugus High School, in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Nov. 14. 

A teenage gunman opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday morning, killing two students and wounding three others.

Sarah Reingewirtz / The Orange County Register via AP

Santiago protests

Police clash with anti-government demonstrators during a protest in Santiago, Chile, on Nov. 12.

Students began protesting nearly a month ago over a subway fare hike. The demonstrations have morphed into a massive protest movement demanding improvements in basic services and benefits, including pensions, health, and education. 

Esteban Felix / AP

Raising the flag

The sun sets behind the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., on Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day. 

J. David Ake / AP
Image: Andres Petreselli

Greta's watching

Andres Petreselli paints a mural depicting Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on the side of a building in San Francisco on Nov. 8.

Ben Margot / AP
Image: BESTPIX - Animatronic Dinosaurs Attract Oversea Buyers

Open wide!

Workers service an animatronic dinosaur at Gengu Dinosaurs Science and Technology Co. in Zigong, China, on Nov. 13. Zigong produces 85% of the world's simulated dinosaurs.

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Image: Pissi Myles

Capitol Hill drag queen

Pissi Myles, center, a drag performer from Asbury Park, N.J., and a special contributor with Happs News, a live news source that streams through Twitter, reports with her cell phone during impeachment hearings on Nov. 13.

“They scouted him out at his Barracuda show on Sunday," David Ayllon, Myles’ husband and business partner, told NBC News. "I do know they were looking for a comedian who could improv on the spot and deliver the news in a fun way."

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Stone on trial

Roger Stone waits in line at the federal court in Washington on Nov. 12.

A veteran Republican political operative and longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, Stone was found guilty Nov. 15 of all seven counts against him, including witness tampering and making false statements.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Fall frost

Ice covers autumn leaves still hanging on a branch in Marktoberdorf, southern Germany, on Nov. 11.

Karl Josef Hildenbrand / AFP - Getty Images

Kurdish anger

Kurdish demonstrators hurl rocks at a Turkish military vehicle during a joint Turkish-Russian patrol near the town of Al-Muabbadah in the northeastern part of Hassakah on the Syrian border with Turkey on Nov. 8.

Delil Souleiman / AFP - Getty Images

Below the water line

A shop owner pumps out water during flooding in Venice on Nov. 12.

The Week in Pictures: Oct. 31 - Nov. 7

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