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The Week in Pictures: Oct. 27 - Nov. 3
New York faces terror attack, Astros win World Series, T-Rex visits Comic Con and more.
A hiker walks through the U-shaped troughs of "The Wave" rock formation at the Coyotes Buttes North wilderness area near Page, Arizona on Oct. 30, 2017.
The Wave is a sandstone rock formation in northern Arizona and was formed by a combination of water and wind erosion and due to its fragile nature, access is limited to only 20 hikers per day.
Students flee after getting caught during clashes between police and protesters in Nairobi's Kawangware slum on Oct. 30. Kenyan police used tear gas to disperse opposition supporters who threw stones after a government official visited a school in the Nairobi slum.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday was declared the overwhelming winner of a rerun election boycotted by Kenya's main opposition leader, collecting 98 percent of the vote but also exposing the divisions roiling this East African country.
A male puma named Bordo arrives for an examination and tests at a veterinary hospital in Brasilia, Brazil, Oct. 31. Bordo, captured when he was a cub, will become the first animal of his species to be released in a sanctuary in the Brazilian savannah in Goias State. The sanctuary, a preserve for wild cats, is in the first phase and is located on private lands but state funded.
President Donald Trump meets with children of White House reporters in the Oval Office at the White House on Oct. 27 in Washington. The president dispensed plenty of candy and compliments to the costumed youngsters.
“I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children,” Trump said as he welcomed the kids for some early Halloween treats.
A police officer stands along a bike path on Nov. 1 after a man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists near the World Trade Center memorial. At least eight people were killed and 11 others injured in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called "a particularly cowardly act of terror."
Musicians play outside the former home of music legend Fats Domino, during a second line parade honoring him, in New Orleans on Nov. 1. The thousand-strong group marched and danced from Vaughn's Lounge to Domino's former home in the Lower 9th Ward. Domino, a New Orleans native, died this past week.
Houston Astros players Alex Bregman hoists Jose Altuve over his shoulder after winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 on Nov. 1.
Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s.
Dejected Los Angeles Dodgers fans watch the final game of the World Series at a bar in Los Angeles on Nov. 1.
Opposition supporters of National Super Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga protest the results of Kenya's presidential election in Kisumu, on Oct. 30.
Kenya is in a lull after a bruising election cycle in which an Aug. 8 vote was nullified by the Supreme Court because of flaws, and an Oct. 26 repeat vote was boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga. President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner both times. While most of the country of 45 million was calm, some areas were hit by ethnic tensions, violent protests, sporadic arson and looting and deadly police gunfire during clashes. Police put the death toll at 19; human rights groups say it is more than 70.
Paul Manafort gets into a car after leaving federal court on Oct. 30 in Washington. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling ramped up Monday, with charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. Manafort and his business partner pleaded not guilty to felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts.
A heavily armed police officer stands watch at the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade on Oct. 31 in New York. Security was heavy as the parade stepped off about a mile away and four hours after a truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along the bike path near the World Trade Center memorial. But the raucous spectacle rolled along with its floats, bands, anything-goes sensibility and thousands of spectators.
Eric Fleming pauses to express his condolences on Nov. 2 at a memorial for the victims of the attack along a bike path in New York.
The eight people killed in the attack reflect a city that is a melting pot, a magnet for international visitors, and a business and technology capital.
Villagers offer flowers to a wild tusker elephant, laying dead in a field in Panbari village in India, on Nov. 2. According to a veterinarian, the tusker died of food poisoning. Scarcity of food and illegal encroachment of forest areas have forced these wild elephants to move to populated areas for food.
A young girl fills a bottle at a water pump station at a camp for internally displaced people in Ain Issa, Syria on Oct. 29. Following three and a half months of fighting Raqqa was liberated from the control of ISIS in October. Civilians continue to arrive at IDP camps as Raqqa has been closed to all civilians due to the masses of land mines and IED's throughout the city.
An Afghan woman collects saffron flowers after picking them in a field on the outskirt of Herat, Afghanistan on Oct. 27. For years, Afghanistan has tried to give farmers alternatives such as fruit crops and saffron to wean them away from poppy farming — the lifeblood of the Taliban insurgency. International donors have splurged billions of dollars on counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan over the past decade, including efforts to encourage farmers to switch to other cash crops such as saffron. But those efforts have shown little results.
A boy dressed as Pennywise the Dancing Clown from the movie "It" poses for a photo during a Halloween party in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Oct. 27.