By KELSEY DRISCOLL
The first days of November are officially in the books, so let's take a moment to look back at the past week in photos.
The United States wasn't the only place where all eyes were on the government this week. In Africa, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso stepped down as protesters became violent, demanding he relinquish his role as president. Demonstrators began protesting the government in Brussels, Belgium, in response to policies that would affect citizens' pension and wages. Nearby in Germany, activists protested the European Union's border fence and the treatment of refugees by the German and European governments.
Several major sporting events occurred and provided great photos from around the world this week, spanning from football and soccer to horse racing and cricket. In Australia, fans of the Western Sydney Wanderers celebrated their win in the Asian Champions League, an annual soccer competition held by the Asian Football Confederation. In France, sailors participated in the 10th Route du Rhum, a race that occurs only every four years, and golf's Challenge Tour Grand Final began in Dubai. The TCS New York City Marathon also took place this past Sunday.
Other impactful photos came from former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's funeral, the Lantern Festival in South Korea, the Jhiri Fair in India, Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk between Chicago skyscrapers, and Muslims in various countries observing the sacred month of Muharram.
Check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the coming days.
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