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Week in Pictures

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

Boris Johnson tours a potato chip factory, a black cat delays “Monday Night Football,” a brutal ambush in Mexico and more.

Image: Hindu women worship the Sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatth Puja in New Delhi

Foamy river

Women worship the Sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatth Puja in New Delhi on Nov. 3, 2019.

Indian farmers said they're being unfairly criticized for causing the worst air pollution in the capital because of the burning of stubbles in fields.

Farmers in Haryana and Punjab states, bordering New Delhi, traditionally resort to stubble burning during the months of October and November as a cheap way of clearing their fields after harvesting the crops. This year's record pollution has also been aggravated by smog from festival fireworks.

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

Crisps or chips?

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the Tayto Castle potato chip factory during a general election campaign stop in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, on Nov. 7.

Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP - Getty Images
Image: An Iraqi female demonstrator takes part in ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad

Baghdad protests

A demonstrator in the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad on Nov. 1.

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Iraq in recent weeks, demanding sweeping political change and railing against the perceived interference of neighboring Iran into Iraqi affairs. The protesters complain of a lack of jobs, poor basic services and endemic corruption. Many accuse the governing elite of pillaging the oil-rich country’s wealth while many Iraqis live in poverty.

Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters

Highway ambush

LeBaron family members look at the burned car involved in a brutal ambush by drug cartel gunmen in Bavispe, in Mexico's Sonora state, on Nov. 5.

The nine U.S. citizens who were killed in the ambush Monday while traveling in Mexico belonged to a Mormon offshoot group that has been touched by cartel violence before.

The group was part of the extended LeBaron family, Mormon fundamentalists who first came to Mexico nearly a century ago — when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City started cracking down on members who were still practicing polygamy.

Herika Martinez / AFP - Getty Images

Red Army anniversary

Servicemen dressed in historical uniforms walk in a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on Nov 7.

The parade was part of ceremonies commemorating the 78th anniversary of the 1941 parade when Red Army soldiers marched past the Kremlin walls towards the front line to fight Nazi Germany troops during World War II.

Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Former Trump campaign adviser Stone departs following the second day of his criminal trial at U.S. District Court in Washington

Stone on trial

Roger Stone leaves U.S. District Court following the second day of his criminal trial in Washington on Nov. 6.

Stone lied to Congress about his efforts to connect with WikiLeaks in the 2016 presidential campaign because the "truth looked bad for Donald Trump," a federal prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.

Tom Brenner / Reuters

Farewell to Rep. Conyers

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, former President Bill Clinton, and Monica Conyers, wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., pay their respects during Conyers' funeral in Detroit on Nov. 4.

Conyers, who died on Oct. 27 at 90, was the longest serving African American member of the House of Representatives in U.S. history, and the third longest serving House member, having held the office for more than 50 years.

Bill Pugliano / Getty Images

Chile unrest

Riot police arrest a demonstrator during a protest against the government's economic policies in Santiago, Chile, on Nov. 4.

The protests began over a hike to subway fares and have grown into a massive movement demanding a broad range of changes. They include calls for improvements in education, health and a widely criticized pension system in one of the wealthiest, but most unequal nations in Latin America.

Claudio Reyes / AFP - Getty Images

Presidential hug

President Donald Trump hugs Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki during an event to honor the 2019 World Series champions at the White House on Nov. 4.

They are accompanied by the first lady and Washington Nationals coach Dave Martinez, second right, and general manager Mike Rizzo, far right.

Patrick Semansky / AP

Feral feline

A black cat runs on the field during the second quarter of the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys game in East Rutherford, N.J., on Nov. 4.

The black cat is one of several resident strays that live in the bleachers at MetLife Stadium and usually come out after the game, building security officials told New York Giants reporter Madelyn Burke.

Emilee Chinn / Getty Images

Marathon blur

Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the New York City Marathon on Nov. 3.

Johannes Eisele / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Maria Fire in Simi Valley

Wildfires contained

Firefighters work to contain the Maria fire spreading in the hills near Ventura, northwest of Los Angeles on Nov. 1.

The fire began Oct. 31 during dry winds that fanned fires across the state. All of of last week's wildfires are extinguished or more than 50 percent contained.

Photos: California battles wind-fueled wildfires

The Week in Pictures: Oct. 24 - 31

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