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Week in Pictures

The Week in Pictures: Oct. 15 - 22

A blazing steeple in Chile, men in "Maskinis" and a final debate.


Los Angeles

Dodgers' fans watch game two of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays at a drive-in on the grounds of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2020.

Etienne Laurent / EPA

Capitol Hill

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett arrives at the Capitol Hill on Oct. 21. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Barrett's nomination Thursday to serve as a Supreme Court justice in a 12-0 vote, with Democrats boycotting the day's proceeding.

Stefani Reynolds / Getty Images


The flame-engulfed steeple of the Church of Asuncion falls in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 18.

Two churches were torched as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered to mark the anniversary of a protest movement that broke out last year demanding greater equality in Chile. The demonstration comes just a week before Chileans vote in a referendum on whether to replace the dictatorship-era constitution, one of the key demands of the protest movement.

Claudio Reyes / AFP - Getty Images


Barack Obama at a campaign rally for Joe Biden in Philadelphia on Oct. 21.

Obama tore into President Donald Trump in a fiery speech Wednesday as being unable to take "the job seriously," faulting him for lacking a plan to address the coronavirus, emboldening racism, working to rip away health care protections without an alternative, tweeting conspiracy theories and engaging regularly in lies and indecent behavior.

Matt Slocum / AP


Joe Biden's supporters attend a drive-in campaign rally in Novi, Mich., on Oct. 16.

Tom Brenner / Reuters


Volunteer Melanie Noftz, left, speaks with Diane Maxymczak at the self-proclaimed "Trump House" in Youngstown, Pa., on Oct. 21.

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters


A horse swims in a panoramic pool at Kinesia, a physiotherapy and rehabilitation center for horses in Goustrainville, France, on Oct. 22.

Lou Benoist / AFP - Getty Images


A kindergarten class socially distances as the students leave their classroom at Stark Elementary School in Stamford, Conn., on Oct. 21.

Stamford public schools are continuing the fall semester with a hybrid model of in-class and distance learning, occasionally quarantining individual classes when a student or faculty member tests positive for COVID-19.

John Moore / Getty Images


A Haunt O'ween staff member pours candy through the sunroof of a car using a basket with a long handle to maintain social distance in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Oct. 15.

Los Angeles tried banning trick-or-treating this year and putting the kibosh on Halloween parties and carnivals and haunted houses, as well. But it changed course after a public outcry, and the new guidance says going door to door is "not recommended" as "it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing" and "because sharing food is risky."

See more photos: Trick-or-treat ... from a car seat


Kevin Lendio / for NBC News


Seats are marked for social distancing at a movie theater in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 21.

Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana / Reuters


Ultra-Orthodox Jews maintain social distance as they protest what they say is incitement against the city and country's religious population in Arad, southern Israel, on Oct 19.

Ultra-Orthodox communities have been hard hit by the coronavirus, in part because of their refusal to honor public safety rules, sparking widespread anger and criticism.

Oded Balilty / AP


Medical workers tend to a Covid-19 patient in the ICU at Casal Palocco hospital near Rome on Oct. 22.

Italy imposed a nationwide outdoor mask mandate Wednesday with fines of up to 1,000 euros ($1,163) for violators, as the European country where Covid-19 first hit hard scrambles to keep rebounding infections from spiraling.

Alberto Pizzoli / AFP - Getty Images


Baran, an only child, plays with a Reborn baby doll at home in Tehran on Oct. 7, 

These hyper-realistic baby dolls are acting as surrogates for some Iranian families who are apprehensive about having more children.

Twenty-four-year-old Maryam Aghayee first started designing these dolls as a hobby, carefully colouring in the silicone baby's face and dressing it to make it look as life-like as possible.

But after completing her second Reborn baby doll, the orders started to roll in.

Photo made available on October 22.

Majid Asgaripour / Reuters


Men dressed in "Maskinis" dance around a statue of Borat in Marks Park  during a promotional event for the new Borat film in Sydney on Oct. 22.

Brook Mitchell / Getty Images


Visitors look at Mont-Saint-Michel from a partially covered road during high tide in Normandy, France on Oct. 18.

Damien Meyer / AFP - Getty Images


Jorge Prado Garcia of Spain celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the motocross MXGP Grand Prix in Lommel, Belgium, on Oct. 21.

JASPER JACOBS / AFP - Getty Images


President Trump's supporters gather to watch the last presidential debate outside the Great American Pizza and Subs restaurant in Golden Valley, Ariz., on Oct. 22.

Ariana Drehsler / AFP - Getty Images


Supporters listen to President Donald Trump during a rally in Ocala, Fla., on Oct. 16.

Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images

New Orleans

Dana Clark wears a safety pod as she waits in line to vote with her 18-month-old son Mason as early voting begins for the presidential election in New Orleans on Oct. 16.

Kathleen Flynn / Reuters


Timur Xaligov carries his 10-month-old daughter, Narin, who was killed with five other relatives, including her mother Sevil, when a rocket hit their home during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan, on Oct. 17.

Hundreds of people have been killed since fighting flared on Sept. 27, raising fears of a wider war drawing in Turkey and Russia.

Umit Bektas / Reuters


Two huskies watch their owner swim in Lake Geneva at sunrise, in Genthod, Switzerland, on Oct. 21.

Fabrice Coffrini / AFP - Getty Images


Pro-democracy activists wave mobile phones with lights during a demonstration in a Bangkok suburb on Oct. 19.

Thai authorities worked to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to censor news coverage, raiding a publishing house and attempting to block the Telegram messaging app used by demonstrators.

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Sakchai Lalit / AP