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The Week in Pictures: Nov. 8 - 15

Trump's visit to Paris, season's first snowstorm, grim search for victims of California's blaze, and more.


Surveying the damage

A burned neighborhood in Paradise, California, on Nov. 15, 2018.

Authorities made public a list of 297 people still unaccounted for Wednesday night as they announced that the number of people who had been killed in the deadliest wildfire in California history had grown to 56.

Photos: California battles deadly wildfires in north and south

Josh Edelson / AFP - Getty Images

Grim search

Members of the California Army National Guard search a property for human remains in Paradise on Nov. 14. 

Belated warnings from public officials and the reluctance of residents who had survived previous fires to leave home were among the factors that contributed to the delayed and chaotic evacuation, survivors said.

John Locher / AP

Shepherd at work

Shepherd Gaetan Meme carries a lamb to help guide its mother to safety in the French Alps on Oct. 13. Meme shepherds a flock of 1,300 sheep in the Alpine pastures from June to October.

Photo made available on Nov. 14.

Jeff Pachoud / AFP - Getty Images


Richard Burst clears snow from his driveway in St. Louis on Nov. 15.

Hundreds of schools in the central U.S. closed Thursday morning, with as much as 8 inches blanketing the St. Louis area by the early afternoon.

Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

Traffic lights

Traffic on an elevated intersection in downtown Shanghai on Nov. 12.

Johannes Eisele / AFP - Getty Images
Image: A Picture and its Story: Yemeni father mourns baby girl who died of starvation

Yemen's plight

Saleh Hassan al-Faqeh holds the hand of his four-month-old daughter Hajar, who died at the malnutrition ward of al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on Nov. 15.

Hajar, who reached the al-Sabeen hospital last week from Saada province, was one of thousands of Yemeni children suffering from malnutrition in a country that has been pushed to the brink of famine by more than three years of war.

Fouad al-Reme, a nurse in al-Sabeen hospital, said Hajar was conscious when she came to the hospital but she suffered low oxygen levels. "She was like skin on bones, her body was emaciated," he said.


Mohamed al-Sayaghi / Reuters

Fighting ebola

A health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly built MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment center  in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Nov. 7.

The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo has risen to more than 200, the health ministry said on Nov. 10.

Photo made available on Nov. 12.

John Wessels / AFP - Getty Images
Image: A general view of the Israeli city of Ashkelon, as an Iron Dome anti-missile fires near the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border

Conflict escalates

An Iron Dome anti-missile fires near the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border in Ashkelon on Nov. 12.

Israel has fought three wars in Gaza in the last decade and fears are growing that a new one is on the way.

Amir Cohen / Reuters

Safety in numbers

A group of transgender women and gay men ride a subway into Mexico City while traveling with the migrant caravan on Nov. 8.

Dozens of transgender women and gay men in the caravan have banded together for protection — not from the uncertainty of a journey fraught with danger from the gangs who prey on migrants, but from their fellow travelers.

Rodrigo Abd / AP file

Thousand Oaks tribute

A vigil pays tribute to the victims of a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, on Nov. 8.

A Marine veteran clad in black and armed with a .45-caliber Glock handgun shot his way into a Southern California bar crowded with college students and unleashed hell before turning the gun on himself, officials said.

When it was over, 12 others, including a sheriff's sergeant who tried to stop the carnage, were also dead and many more were wounded.

Scenes of grief, shock at site of mass shooting at California bar

Apu Gomes / AFP - Getty Images

European unity

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they sit next to President Donald Trump and first lady Melania during a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Nov. 11. 

Commemorations marked the 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I.

Francois Mori / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Fast-Spreading Hill Fire Forces Evacuations In California's Ventura County

Malibu maelstrom

The sun is obscured by smoke as flames close in on a house at the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California, on Nov. 9.

David McNew / Getty Images
Image: Rober Bloxberg, Anne Bloxberg

Watching the fire

Roger Bloxberg and his wife, Anne, look toward a wildfire on a hill top near their home in West Hills, California, on Nov. 9.

At its height, the Woolsey fire forced the evacuation of more than 265,000 people in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

The Week in Pictures - Nov. 1 - 8

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP