A picture taken on October 17, 2014 in Vevey shows a giant fork designed by Switzerland's artist Jean-Pierre Zaugg to commemorate Nestle's Alimentarium Food Museum 10th anniversary. World's biggest food company, Swiss Nestle Group announced results sales down by 3.1% for the first nine months of 2014 to 66.2 billion Swiss francs (55.1 billion euros). (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
TUBMANBURG, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 11: Liberian army (R), and U.S. Marine engineers take cover from the downdraft of a Marine MS-22 Osprey tiltrotor on October 11, 2014 in Tubmanburg, Liberia. Liberian army soldiers and American troops are building an Ebola treatment center there, the first of 17 to be built nationwide, as part of the U.S. response to the epidemic. The World Health Organization says that the Ebola epidemic has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Pro-democracy protesters chant outside the Pacific Place shopping mall in Hong Kong, China, on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Hundreds of men attempted to break through barricades erected by Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters near the city's business district, as a third week of rallies tried the patience of truck and cab drivers. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas dives into dugout suites to catch a foul fly ball by the Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones in the sixth inning in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The Royals won, 2-1, for a 3-0 series lead. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
BERASTAGI, NORTH SUMATRA, INDONESIA - OCTOBER 13: Mount Sinabung spews pyroclastic smoke, seen from Tiga Pancur village on October 13, 2014 in Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has lain dormant for over 400 years, has been intermittently erupting since September 15 last year, killing 15 people and forcing hundreds to flee their homes. According to The National Disaster Mitigation Agency, more than 3,000 residents are still displaced. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Carolina Panthers' Jerricho Cotchery (82) tries to make a touchdown reception but is disrupted by Cincinnati Bengals' Adam Jones (24) during overtime on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (David T. Foster, III/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
HONG KONG - OCTOBER 16: Protesters scream at police after scuffles broke out between police and protesters October 16, 2014 in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy supporters continue to occupy the streets surrounding Hong Kong's Financial district after talks broke down with the government. Protesters continue to call for open elections and the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 13: Austin Davis #9 of the St. Louis Rams prepares for their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Edward Jones Dome on October 13, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 15: The Liberian capital of Monrovia is seen from the back of a U.S. Marines MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on October 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Some 90 Marines were deployed to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance to combat the Ebola epidemic. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
People with umbrellas walk under the rain on Moscow's Red Square on October 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian animal rights activist holds up a red-stained hand, signifying blood, in protest against ritualistic animal sacrifice in New Delhi on October 14, 2014. The demonstrators were protesting against an upcoming sacrifice to be held at the Gadhimai temple in Bara district, Nepal, where up to 500,000 animals are slaughtered as part of a Hindu ritual. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 16: A member of the media films the new iPad Air 2 (L) and iPad Mini 3 during an Apple special event on October 16, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets and the iMac with 5K Retina display. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A man in full protective gear passes in front of workers building a tent in the Ebola treatment unit being preventively set to host potential Ebola patients at the University Hospital of Yopougon, on October 17, 2014. Air CÃ´te d'Ivoire, the national plane company, announced on October 17 it will resume its flights to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone on Monday. Hysteria over Ebola has reached fever-pitch the world over despite repeated calls for calm.The virus has killed nearly 4,500 people, most of them in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and the disease has reared its ugly head further afield in the United States and Spain, sparking post-apocalyptic fears of mass contagion. AFP PHOTO / SIA KAMBOU (Photo credit should read SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images)
TUBMANBURG, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 15: A U.S. Marine looks out from an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor before landing at the site of an Ebola treatment center under construction on October 15, 2014 in Tubmanburg, Liberia. The center is the first of 17 Ebola treatment centers being built by Liberian forces under American supervision as part of Operation United Assistance to combat the Ebola epidemic. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A child is seen in front of her house along a shore in Tacloban on the eastern island of Leyte on October 16, 2014 which was devastated by typhoon Haiyan in 2013. The storm, the strongest ever to hit land, left more than 7,000 dead or missing and ravaged whole cities when it struck on November 8, 2013. Aid officials say that the affected areas have made a remarkable recovery but years of hard work still lie ahead before the area is restored to normal. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Pro-democracy protesters stand their ground in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on October 17, 2014. Hong Kong police swooped at dawn to clear the democracy protest site in Mongkok district hours after the city's embattled leader reopened his offer of talks to end nearly three weeks of disruptive demonstrations. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Reese Witherspoon and Cheryl Strayed attend the premiere of Wild as part of The 58th London Film Festival shot from the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire Hotel on October 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for BFI)
The Kenyan national amputee football team take part in a training session at the Pangani grounds on October 14, 2014 in Nairobi ahead of the 4th edition of the World Cup Amputee football World Cup to be held in Mexico from November 30 till December 8, 2014. The rules in amputee football are much the same as in regular soccer, albeit adapted to take into account what the World Amputee Football Federation calls its 'abbreviated' players. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)
Need a break from Halloween planning? Take a moment to look back at this past week in photos.
Jean-Pierre Zaugg, an artist from Switzerland, created quite the installation. A giant fork made by Zaugg can be seen sticking out of the water in Vevey, Switzerland, which is known for being home to the headquarters of Nestlé, one of the largest food corporations in the world. The fork was created and placed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Nestlé's Alimentarium Food Museum.
Protests around the world continued this week, with several notable photos coming from Hong Kong, Mexico and Missouri. Tensions rose in Hong Kong as demonstrators expanded their protest zone after previously being pushed back. In the St. Louis area, citizens clashed with authorities once again as details emerged from another shooting of a black teen by a local police officer. A confrontation in Mexico turned violent as residents demanded answers from police about 43 missing students.
In sports, the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants both punched their tickets to the World Series, which will begin on Tuesday. The NFL kicked off its seventh week on Thursday with a rivalry game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets, which New England won. In addition, the 37th annual Chicago Marathon took place this past Sunday.
Around the world, random eruptions at Mount Sinabung in Indonesia continue to misplace residents and the Ebola epidemic rages on in West Africa and beyond, reaching nearly 10,000 reported cases. The Syrian town of Kobani remains under assault by Islamic State extremists, causing an influx of refugees to the neighboring country of Turkey.
Check back next Friday for our selection of the best photos from the next seven days, as we get deeper into fall and closer to the holidays.