Photos of the week: 10/16 - 10/23

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, laughs out loud after Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., asked Clinton if she was home alone during night of the 2012 Benghazi attacks during testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. After laughing out loud, Clinton said it was a bit of levity at 7:15 p.m., more than nine hours since the hearing began. She described conversations with other officials and said, "I did not sleep all night." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Farmer Chen Jinxiang walks through his rice paddy field planted with various types of rice forming a map of China in Fengjing, west of Shanghai, on October 19, 2015. Chen grew over 20 different types of rice in his field, measuring some 200 square meters, to form the map. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
A horseback rider takes a look at a car as it rests abandoned in the floodwaters of Skunk Creek after the driver was rescued Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, in Desert Hills, Ariz. Heavy rains swept through many areas of Arizona, like Desert Hills just north of the Phoenix metro area. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
RIZHAO, CHINA - OCTOBER 18: (CHINA OUT) Dense fog envelops constructions on October 18, 2015 in Rizhao, Shandong Province of China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
A Palestinian man closes his shop during clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters, in the West Bank town of al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Ten Israelis have been killed over the last month, mainly in stabbing attacks. On the Palestinian side, 48 people have been killed. The violence erupted a month ago, fueled by rumors that Israel was plotting to take over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Refugees wait under the rain for a bus, transferring them to a processing center, in Skala Sikaminias village, on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, early Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Greece is the main entry point for those fleeing violence at home and seeking a better life in the European Union. More than 500,000 people have arrived so far this year on Greece's eastern islands, paying smugglers to ferry them across from nearby Turkey. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 photo, dresses hang on a rack backstage during Fashion Week in Tel Aviv, Israel. Security was tight at the Tel Aviv event. With guards posted around the clock, the measures were widely accepted in good spirits as a necessity by visitors. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Bakers smear a record long baguette with Nutella at the Expo 2015 world's fair, in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter -long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world. The Italian maker of Nutella, Ferrero, backed the enterprise to beat the 111-meter record held by a French supermarket chain. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
A dog sits during sun rise at Inya Lake in Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Myanmar's government signed a cease-fire agreement with half of the nation's armed ethnic groups, a partial victory for President Thein Sein less than a month before an historic national election. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Migrants disembark on a beach after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to Skala Sikaminias village on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Greece is the main entry point for those fleeing violence at home and seeking a better life in the European Union. More than 500,000 people have arrived so far this year on Greece's eastern islands, paying smugglers to ferry them across from nearby Turkey. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb waits in a side room before announcing he will drop out of the Democratic race for president, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A migrant child is muffled up in blankets while resting on the road near a borderline between Serbia and Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Thousands of people trying to reach the heart of Europe surged across Serbia's border into Croatia on Monday after authorities eased restrictions that had left them stranded for days in ankle-deep mud and rain. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Supporters of Devlet Bahceli, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party, (MHP), make the sign of a 'Gray Wolf', the symbol of Turkish nationalism, as they listen to his speech at a rally ahead of the Nov. 1 general elections, in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 18: Ellen Page and Peter Sollett attend the red carpet for 'Freeheld' during the 10th Rome Film Fest on October 18, 2015 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
Syrian refugee Ghaziyya Alsaad, 58, offers evening prayers, known as Maghrib, inside a tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister that was fired by Israeli troops during clashes, in the West Bank town of al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Ten Israelis have been killed over the last month, mainly in stabbing attacks. On the Palestinian side, 48 people have been killed. The violence erupted a month ago, fueled by rumors that Israel was plotting to take over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
An Indian woman smiles as others apply vermillion paste on her face during celebrations marking Durga Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, 10-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
CORRECTS SPELLING OF PHOTOGRAPHER'S LAST NAME TO RUSSELL, NOT RUSSEL - Jeff Parry embraces Jennifer Christian during a candlelight vigil in honor of Lucas Leonard and Christopher Leonard, two teenagers brothers who were beaten during a church counseling session, at St. Patrick St. Anthony Church in Chadwicks, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Lucas Leonard died in the attack at the Word of Life Christian Church in the central New York town of New Hartford. (Tina Russell/Observer-Dispatch via AP, Pool)
Indonesian women are silhouetted against the city skyline which is shrouded by the haze from forest fires, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Indonesia has been unable to put out the rugged fires, especially in peat-rich provinces on Sumatra and on the Indonesian part of Borneo island where fires have been worse this year due to intentional burning and the absence of rain because of the El Nino effect. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, photo, Ron Wallace protectively covers one of four giant pumpkins at the pumpkin patch in his garden outside his home in Greene, R.I. Wallace, a country club manager, has spent 27 years at the hobby, swapping ideas with growers worldwide. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
HEFEI, CHINA - OCTOBER 18: (CHINA OUT) Participants set tents on the shore along the Chaohu Lake during the First Tent Festival in East China on October 18, 2015 in Hefei, Anhui Province of China. Nearly 500 tents gathered along the Chaohu Lake during the First Tent Festival in East China on Oct 18 in Anhui. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
A resident repairs his boat outside of his flooded home from Typhoon Koppu, in La Paz township, Tarlac province, in northern Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Slow-moving Typhoon Koppu blew ashore with fierce winds in the northeastern Philippines early Sunday, toppling trees and knocking out power and communications and forcing the evacuation of thousands of villagers. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
President Barack Obama, right, looks up at the moon as he talks with Agatha Sofia Alvarez-Bareiro, left, a high school senior from the Brooklyn borough of New York as Obama prepares to look at the moon at the second-ever White House Astronomy Night on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. The event brings together students, teachers, astronomers, engineers, scientists, and space enthusiasts for an evening of stargazing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 photo, an employee of Doctors Without Borders walks inside the charred remains of their hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Christopher Stokes, general director of Doctors Without Borders, which is also known by its French abbreviation MSF, whose hospital in northern Afghanistan was destroyed in a U.S. airstrike, says the 'extensive, quite precise destruction' of the bombing raid casts doubt on American military assertions that it was a mistake. (Najim Rahim via AP)
The Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and vapor, seen from Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Cotopaxi began showing renewed activity in April and its last major eruption was in 1877. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Drivers navigate through flood waters along Hillcrest Road during a heavy rain fall, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
MYTILENE, GREECE - OCTOBER 20: Recently arrived migrants wait to be processed at the increasingly overwhelmed Moria camp on the island of Lesbos on October 20, 2015 in Mytilene, Greece. Dozens of rafts and boats are still making the journey daily as thousands flee conflict in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries. More than 500,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year. Of that number, four-fifths have paid to be smuggled by sea to Greece from Turkey, the main transit route into the EU. Nearly all of those entering Greece on a boat from Turkey are from the war zones of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
PRINCES RISBOROUGH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gets out money to pay for drinks as China's President Xi Jinping drinks a pint of beer during a visit to the The Plough pub on October 22, 2015 in Princes Risborough, England. The President of the People's Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, are paying a State Visit to the United Kingdom as guests of The Queen. They will stay at Buckingham Palace and undertake engagements in London and Manchester. The last state visit paid by a Chinese President to the UK was Hu Jintao in 2005. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
An indigenous woman wades in the waters of the Taguarussu River as the sun rises in Palmas, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Palmas is the host city for the first World Indigenous Games, that will showcase traditional sports with the participation of more than 2,000 indigenous athletes from around the world. The event begins Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Frost covers leaves on October 20, 2015 near Apfeltrang, Germany. AFP PHOTO / DPA / KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND ++GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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This past week in news saw headlines including the Benghazi hearing on Capitol Hill, severe weather in the western United States, Fashion Week in Tel Aviv, and the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East. We also saw Jim Webb drop out of the Democratic race for President, and the aftermath of a United States airstrike destroying a hospital in Afghanistan.

Click through the slideshow above for photos from these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for the best photography from the next seven days.

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