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The Week in Pictures: Oct. 28 - Nov. 4
Oil wells blaze in Iraq, faithful remember the dead, the Chicago Cubs end the curse and more of the week's best photos.
Chicago Cubs players celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series on Nov. 3 in Cleveland. The Cubs defeated the Indians 8-7 in 10 innings for their first World Series championship in 108 years.
A displaced Iraqi boy leads his animals to safety after fleeing the ISIS-controlled village of Abu Jarboa near Mosul on Nov. 1.
For over two weeks, Iraqi forces and their Kurdish allies, Sunni tribesmen and Shiite militias have been converging on Mosul from all directions to drive ISIS from the city.
The fighting has forced thousands to flee their homes and could require a massive humanitarian relief operation.
A woman sits in her damaged apartment at the site of an explosion on Nov. 4 after a strong blast in Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Both civilians and police were killed and many people were wounded in a car bomb attack in Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Friday, the center of the Kurdish minority. The blast, which state authorities blamed on Kurdistan Workers Party militants, came hours after police detained politicians from the mostly Kurdish region's biggest party.
Police use pepper spray against protesters trying to cross a stream near an oil pipeline construction site near Standing Rock Indian Reservation, north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on Nov. 2. It was the latest escalation over the controversial pipeline which would run within a half-mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and cross the Missouri River, which is the main source of drinking water for the tribe.
Filipinos visit a cemetery to mark All Saints' Day on Nov. 1 in Manila. In the Philippines, family members clean tombs and often spend the night at the cemetery eating and celebrating with loved ones on the holiday.
Children play next to a burning oil field in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq, on Nov. 3. Thousands of families are living in a "smoke-filled hell" in Iraq after ISIS set fire to oil wells and created a black cloud bigger than Los Angeles, a charity said Friday. The extremists have torched more than a dozen wells near Mosul during their retreat into the city in the face of a massive U.S.-backed offensive.
An Iraqi special forces soldier drives a vehicles with a broken windscreen as they advance early in the morning near the village of Bazwaya, on the eastern edges of Mosul, on Oct. 31. Iraqi special forces neared the eastern city limits of Mosul, tightening the noose in the offensive to retake the ISIS stronghold.
Rescue workers evacuate mock animals as NATO conducted disaster-relief drills in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Nov. 3. The country -- which has a smaller population than Boston -- is currently in the process of joining NATO, something Russia sees as an unacceptable symbol of encroaching Westernization on its doorstep.
A Filipino fire victim climbs a burned electric post following a fire that broke out before dawn on Nov. 2 south of Manila. According to an arson investigator, the fire was started by an unattended candle lit in observance of All Saints' Day. The fire destroyed 800 houses and around 1,000 families were left homeless.
An Indonesian protester walks near burning police cars outside the presidential palace in Jakarta on Nov. 4.
Indonesian police quelled a mass protest by tens of thousands of hardline Muslims on Friday, firing tear gas and water cannons into crowds demanding the resignation of the Christian governor of Jakarta, who they said had insulted the Koran.
Lawmakers of the ruling South Korean Saenuri Party bow at the National Assembly building in Seoul on Nov. 4 in a show of apology over a nation-rocking scandal involving a long-time confidante of President Park Geun-hye, which has almost paralyzed her administration. An investigation is looking into whether the president allowed a confidante to pull government strings from the shadows.
A man walks in Karo on Sumatra island as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash on Nov. 1. Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years and after another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013 and has remained highly active since.
The Week in Pictures: Oct. 21 - 28