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The Week in Pictures: Oct. 7 - 14

U.S. election heats up, Southeast reels from devastating flooding, Thailand mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej and more.


Vehicles at a business are surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, N.C., on Oct. 12, 2016. People were ordered to evacuate, and officials warned that some communities could be cut off by washed out roads or bridge closures.

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Brittany Durochar walks along part of an ocean front road after ocean waters stirred up by Hurricane Matthew washed away parts of it on Oct. 8 in Flagler Beach, Florida. Across the Southeast, over 1.4 million people lost power due to Hurricane Matthew.

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Members of the White House staff watch and take photos as U.S. President Barack Obama departs the White House on Oct. 13 in Washington, DC.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth views a portrait of herself by British artist Henry Ward, commissioned to mark her six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, at Windsor Castle on Oct. 14.

Dominic Lipinski / Pool via Reuters
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kisses a "Women for Trump" sign during a campaign rally on Oct. 12 in Lakeland, Florida.

Evan Vucci / AP
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People listen to U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a rally at the Colorado State Fair Grounds in Pueblo, Colorado on Oct. 12.

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People splash water on a buffalo to prepare it for sacrifice during "Dashain", Hinduism's biggest religious festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Oct. 10.

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An Iranian Shiite Muslims mourns after covering herself with mud during Ashura rituals in Khorramabad, Iran on Oct. 12. Shiites marked Ashura, the tenth day of the Muslim month of Muharram, to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad and one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, during the 7th century Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq.

Ebrahim Noroozi / AP
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Protesters run and hide as police fire rubber bullets after the FeesMustFall protest spills onto the streets in Braamfontein district, in Johannesburg on Oct. 10. University tuition fees have become a flashpoint for protests in South Africa, which has struggled to provide education, jobs and housing for many poor black people since the end of apartheid in 1994. Violent clashes with police have erupted regularly on campuses across the country in recent months, and several universities have been closed to avoid further unrest.

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Civil defense members carry an injured man after an air strike in the rebel-held Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria on Oct. 12.

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Thai women cry and mourn as they hear the news of the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on Oct. 13. When the Royal Palace announced that Bhumibol had died Thursday at the age of 88, there was an instant and immense outpouring of grief across the country.

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Filipino men place their hands over their heads as they are rounded up during a police operation as part of the continuing "War on Drugs" campaign of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on Oct. 7. An independent poll recently released showed that more than three-quarters of Filipinos are satisfied with President Duterte, even though he is under fire internationally for his deadly crackdown on suspected drug dealers and users.

Aaron Favila / AP
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Homes destroyed and damaged by Hurricane Matthew are seen in Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 7.

Haitian and international agricultural officials say it could be a decade or more before the southwestern peninsula recovers economically from Hurricane Matthew, which struck hard at the rugged region of more than 1 million people that is almost completely dependent on farming and fishing.

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A girl sits on a table in a shelter after Hurricane Matthew passed in Jeremie, Haiti on Oct. 8. Aid has begun pouring into the hard-hit town, where thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed and many people were running low on food and facing an increased risk for cholera.

The Week in Pictures: Sept. 30 - Oct. 7

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