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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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