Flames and smoke rise from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Selma, North Carolina, U.S. November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting at the Malmo Arena in Malmo, Sweden, October 31, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Migrants are pushed back by police officers as they wait to board buses to temporary shelters in Paris, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Police and city officials are clearing out hundreds of migrants camped out on sidewalks in northern Paris in a camp that recently grew into a new challenge for the French government. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
PERUGIA, ITALY - OCTOBER 30: A general view of damaged buildings in Arquata del Tronto following a massive earthquake this morning on October 30, 2016 in Perugia, Italy. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Perugia early on Sunday morning, devasting entire communities. No deaths have been reported so far. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
A flame continues to burn after a Monday explosion of a Colonial Pipeline, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Helena, Ala. The blast, which sent flames and thick black smoke soaring over the forest, happened about a mile west of where the pipeline ruptured in September, Gov. Robert Bentley said in a statement. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
A displaced Iraqi boy leads his animals to safety after escaping from Islamic State controlled village of Abu Jarboa during clashes with IS militants near Mosul, Iraq November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Boys play football in a public park on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 2, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ARLINGTON, VA - NOVEMBER 03: The early morning sun begins to rise behind the US Capitol, Washington, Monument, and Lincoln Memorial, on November 3, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. The Washington area is experiencing unseasonably warm weather, and temperatures are expected to reach 80 degrees. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Skeletons are arranged in a bar scene as part of a competition to create Day of the Dead altars on pedestrian Regina Street in central Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. The holiday honors the dead as friends and families gather in cemeteries to decorate their loved ones' graves and hold vigil through the night on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
An audience member is reflected in a teleprompter as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally at Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina, U.S., November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Melania Trump, wife to the Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, holds an event at Main Line Sports Centre in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Makela TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Salt pans and dams can be seen in farming areas located in the southern region of Western Australian, near the city of Perth, Australia, November 2, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A man wearing a t-shirt with portraits of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens as she speaks at a campaign rally at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, U.S. October 31, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 28: President Barack Obama speaks as he attends a campaign rally in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the University of Central Florida on October 28, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Election day for the presidential candidates is 10 days away. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
CHONGQING, CHINA - OCTOBER 29: A banded mongoose plays with the pumpkin ahead of the Halloween at the Loca Joy theme park on October 29, 2016 in Chongqing, China. Staff of the Loca Joy theme park put pumpkin lanterns into the cage of banded mongooses to celebrate the upcoming Halloween in Chongqing. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
A rainbow appears over the beach and ocean shortly after dawn in Santa Monica, Calif., as one of a series of storms sweeps through California Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A Pakistani looks at a ship on fire in the coastal town of Gadani, Pakistan, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. An explosion on the ship at a breaking yard in southwest Pakistan on Tuesday killed many laborers and wounded dozens of others. A police official says an oil tank exploded while workers were dismantling a ship, which then caught fire. Initial reports indicate dozens of laborers remain trapped after the blast in the coastal town of Gadani. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
A boy reacts as Iraqi soldiers help him to walk out the front line during a battle with Islamic State in the Intisar disrict of eastern Mosul, Iraq November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
An Iraqi special forces soldier puts up a helmet as a decoy as a sniper gets ready to fire on Islamic State positions in Gogjali, on the eastern edges of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. After the Islamic State group was pushed out of the eastern edge of Mosul this week, hundreds of civilians are now trapped on the front lines as Iraqi forces continue the operation to retake the militant held city.(AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: A general view of Tower Bridge and the city through the fog, seen from The View From The Shard on October 31, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
A view of the destroyed graveyard of Campi, central Italy, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation's identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved landmarks that had survived the earlier jolts across a mountainous region of small historic towns. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
IDLIB, SYRIA - OCTOBER 30: A Syrian girl is seen in front of the Haas School which was destroyed by the vacuum bomb attacks carried out by the Syrian regime and allied war planes four days ago in Idlib, Syria on October 30, 2016. (Photo by Ali al Marie /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Migrants are rescued by the vessel Phoenix, run by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) and the Italian Red Cross, in the Mediterranean sea, early Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. (Jason Florio/MOAS via AP)
ANTARCTICA - OCTOBER 28: A section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet with mountains is viewed from a window of a NASA Operation IceBridge airplane on October 28, 2016 in-flight over Antarctica. NASA's Operation IceBridge has been studying how polar ice has evolved over the past eight years and is currently flying a set of 12-hour research flights over West Antarctica at the start of the melt season. Researchers have used the IceBridge data to observe that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be in a state of irreversible decline directly contributing to rising sea levels. NASA and University of California, Irvine (UCI) researchers have recently detected the speediest ongoing Western Antarctica glacial retreat rates ever observed. The United Nations climate change talks begin November 7 in the Moroccan city of Marrakech. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 31: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a campaign rally at Smale Riverfront Park on October 31, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The presidential general election is November 8. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Election Day in the United States is right around the corner -- we watched this week as candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued their campaigns in Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and beyond. President Barack Obama and Trump's wife Melania also joined in on the campaigning.
Elsewhere in the country, unseasonably high temperatures blanketed the East Coast, and a pipeline explosion rocked rural Alabama.
Around the world, fighting against the Islamic State in Mosul intensified, migrants were moved from notorious refugee camps in France, and a devastating earthquake hit central Italy.
Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming days.