Photos of the Week: 11/7 - 11/14

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Photos of the Week: 11/7 - 11/14
A serviceman bows his head as both serving and former commandos gather during the Commando Memorial Service commemorate and pay respect to the sacrifice of service men and women who fought in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts on November 9, 2014 in Spean Bridge, Scotland. People across the UK will gather to pay tribute to service personnel who have died during conflicts, as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
TACLOBAN, LEYTE, PHILIPPINES - NOVEMBER 08: People sit around candles on the roadside in San Jose during the candlelight memorial on November 8, 2014 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. People lined the roads with candles all across Tacloban from the airport to downtown in remembrance of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Residents and typhoon survivors from across the central Philippines attended memorial services, candlelight vigils and visited mass graves honouring those who lost their lives one year ago when Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall swept across the region, leaving more than 6000 dead and many more homeless. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
(EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) A racegoer chases seagulls on Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 8, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created with an iphone) A view of a rainbow behind Tower Bridge on November 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
A man walks past the messages wall at Admiralty occupy site on November 10, 2014 in Hong Kong. The occupy movement which began in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014 called on thousands of protesters to block roads amid the court issuing three temporary injunctions for occupied areas in Admiralty and Mong Kok. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)
Afghan women sit in the rafters as they watch girls compete in a Taekwon-Do match in Herat on November 13, 2014. Women were banned from participating in sports by the then-ruling Taliban regime, that was forced from power in 2001, as part of a raft of measures that kept women uneducated and out of the public domain. AFP PHOTO / Aref KARIMI (Photo credit should read Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 11: Demonstrators protest in the Brisbane CBD over climate change, uranium mining, coal seam gas fracking and traditional land rights ahead of the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit on November 11, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. International leaders will descend on Brisbane for the annual G20 summit November 15-16. (Photo by Glenn Hunt/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 09: Visitors photograph graffiti by Dmitri Vrubel of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev and East German General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party Erich Honecker kissing under the words, in Russian, 'Pomogi mne vyzhit' sredi etoy smertnoy lyubvi,' or 'My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love,' based on a photograph by Regis Bossu in East Berlin from October 7, 1979, on East Side Gallery, a section of the former Berlin Wall, during celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall on November 9, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The city of Berlin is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall from November 7-9 with an installation of 6,800 lamps coupled with illuminated balloons along a 15km route where the Wall once ran and divided the city into capitalist West and communist East. The fall of the Wall on November 9, 1989, was among the most powerful symbols of the revolutions that swept through the communist countries of Eastern Europe and heralded the end of the Cold War. Built by the communist authorities of East Germany in 1961, the Wall prevented East Germans from fleeing west and was equipped with guard towers and deadly traps. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
A demonstrator brandishes a smoke flare, on November 8, 2014, in Toulouse, southwestern France, during a rally against 'police brutality' and in memory of Remi Fraisse, a 21-year-old environmental activist who died in the early hours of October 26 during clashes between security forces and protesters of the Sivens dam project in southern France. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A scaffold carrying two workers hangs 69 floors up at One World Trade Center on November 12, 2014 in New York City. The workers were washing windows 69 floors up soon after One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, opened. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania, is hoisted onto a platform on November 7, 2014 in New York City. The 13-ton tree will be illuminated on December 3 in a ceremony that's been held since 1933. The owners of the land that the tree was cut from intend to donate its wood to build homes for Habitat for Humanity following the Christmas season. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Workers weld at the World Trade Center construction site while a scaffold still hangs from the side of One World Trade Center on November 12, 2014 in New York City. The workers were washing windows 69 floors up soon after One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, opened. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Johanna Puisto, sculpture conservator at The V&A, unveils a cast of Michaelangelo's David at Victoria & Albert Museum on November 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Relatives of patients at Hastings treatment centre in Hastings, on the outskirts of Freetown, peek inside a building during a ceremony where 63 survivors at the centre were discharged, on November 11, 2014. The centre is run exclusively by locals. (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)
A Syrian Kurdish boy peers as children take lessons on November 10, 2014 in a makeshift school tent in a refugee camp in the town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province. Turkey's maintained an 'open door' policy for all those fleeing Syria's civil war and there are now over 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in the country. More than 280,000 Syrian refugees are living in refugee camps, mostly in the southeast, according Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD). AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINI (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: The shortest man ever, Chandra Bahadur Dangi meets the worlds tallest man, Sultan Kosen for the very first time on November 13, 2014 in London, England. Chandra from Nepal measuring 54.6 cm (21.5 inches) posed for photographers with Sultan from Turkey who is 251 cm (8 ft 3 inches). Today is the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day during which thousands of people are expected to come together to celebrate the international day of record-breaking! (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola in New York City last month, hugs New York Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference at New York's Bellevue Hospital after being declared free of the disease on November 11, 2014 in New York City. Spencer, a 33 year old Doctors Without Borders physician, was diagnosed last month after returning from treating patients in Guinea. He became the first person to test positive for the deadly virus in New York City and was treated in isolation at the hospital. Spencer's case started a controversy about voluntary quarantine after he travelled the city in the days after returning from Africa unaware that he was carrying the virus. After being released, Spencer is expected to return to his apartment in the New York City neighborhood of Hamilton Heights. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Russian soldiers in historical military regimentals march to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of legendary parade of the 41st year on Red Square on November 7, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Dmitry Korotaev/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images)
Libyan military personnel show their skills during a graduation ceremony at the Tripoli air base in the Libyan capital on November 12, 2014. Three years after dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a NATO-backed revolt, Libya is awash with weapons and powerful militias, and run by rival governments and parliaments. (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)
HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 12: Pro-democracy protesters eat dinner in a tent in the roadway in the Admiralty district on November 12, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Hong Kong's high court has authorized police to arrest protesters who obstruct bailiffs on the three interim restraining orders. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
VOINJAMA, LIBERIA-NOVEMBER 7: A Lofa County health department burial team rolls down a dirt road to bury Gulu Mulbah, 45, on Friday November 7, 2014 in Voinjama, Liberia. The burial team took Mulbah's body to his home where they buried him in his back yard wearing protective suits, gloves, and goggles. Safe burial practices are one of the ways experts say is working to eradicate Ebola in Liberia. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images)


Temperatures around most of the country are dropping, so grab a warm drink, curl up in a blanket and take a look back at the past week in photos.

While America was focused on Kim Kardashian breaking the internet with racy new bare-butt pics, sumo fans got a glimpse of someone else's behind - wrestler Toyohibiki, of Japan. A photographer for the Kyodo news captured the moment when Toyohibiki was thrown to the ground by Hakuho, of Mongolia, during a match on Thursday. Hakuho won the match to remain undefeated in the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, which takes place in Western Japan and begins annually on the second Sunday in November.

In more serious news, several days of remembrance occurred around the world this week, including Veterans Day, Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. These somber memorial days were all observed on November 11th in honor of the agreement and subsequent ceasefire that ended World War I. In the Philippines, citizens gathered on November 8th to commemorate the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, and from November 7th to 9th, Germans celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

As has been the case for the past several weeks, many photos in our gallery came from protests that continue to occur across the globe. In Australia, residents rallied over climate change and related topics in preparation for this weekend's G20 summit in Brisbane. In both France and Israel, protestors gathered to bring attention to incidents of police brutality. Demonstrators with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong continue to occupy the city's streets as the protest stretches into its third month.

Many troubling yet moving photos continue to surface from the ongoing Ebola epidemic in western Africa and from the lives of Syrian refugees fleeing to Turkey to escape assaults by ISIS extremists. A particularly frightening photo in this week's roundup comes from One World Trade Center in New York City after two window washers were trapped in a scaffold dangling 69 stories in the air after an equipment malfunction.

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all these events and more, and make sure to check back next week for our selection of the best photos from the next few days.
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