Photos of the week: 10/20 - 10/27

Photos of the week: 10/20 - 10/27
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Photos of the week: 10/20 - 10/27

Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, October 21, 2017.

(REUTERS/Joe Skipper)

Two-and-a-half year old Hala al-Nufi, who suffers from a metabolic disorder which is worsening due to the siege and food shortages in the eastern Ghouta, reacts as she sits on a bed in the Saqba area, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria, October 25, 2017.

(REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh)

U.S. President Donald Trump gives out Halloween treats to children of members of press and White House staff in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. October 27, 2017.

(REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Tom Morgan, from Bristol-based company The Adventurists, flies in a chair with large party balloons tied to it near Johannesburg, South Africa, October 20, 2017.

(The Adventurists and Richard Brandon Cox/via REUTERS)

Actor Rose McGowan raises her fist after addressing the audience during the opening session of the three-day Women's Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., October 27, 2017.

(REUTERS/Rebecca Cook)

Car collector Gary Dower displays a photo showing his 1973 MGB Roadster before it burned at his home in Santa Rosa, California on October 20, 2017. Residents are being allowed to return to their burned homes on October 20 to grieve and search through remains. Around 5,700 homes and businesses have been destroyed by the fires, the deadliest in California's history.


Five former U.S. presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama attend a concert at Texas A&M University benefiting hurricane relief efforts in College Station, Texas, U.S., October 21, 2017.

(REUTERS/Richard Carson)

Boduuzzol Kharun, 97, is carried by her family members as they arrive at a port after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh October 25, 2017.

(REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

TOPSHOT - A woman disguised as 'Catrina' (Mexican representation of death) takes part in the 'Catrinas Parade' along Reforma Avenue, in Mexico City on October 22, 2017. Mexicans get ready to celebrate the Day of the Dead highlighting the character of La Catrina which was created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada, famous for his drawings of typical local, folkloric scenes, socio-political criticism and for his illustrations of 'skeletons' or skulls, including La Catrina.


Olympics - Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018 - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 24, 2017 Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess with the flame on the torch during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

(REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits HMS Sutherland in the West India Dock, London, Britain October 23, 2017.

(REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/Pool)

Pope Francis talks with crew members of the International Space Station, ISS Expedition 53, during an audio-video connection at the Vatican October 26, 2017.

(Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters)

People jump off a bridge, which has a height of 30 meters, in Hortolandia, Brazil, October 22, 2017. According to organizers, 245 people were attempting set a new world record for "rope jumping", in which people, tied to a safety cord, jump off a bridge.

(REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker)

Cars drive under a partially collapsed utility pole, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico October 20, 2017.

(REUTERS/Alvin Baez)

Students from St Andrews University are covered in foam as they take part in the traditional 'Raisin Weekend' in the Lower College Lawn, at St Andrews in Scotland, Britain October 23, 2017. The weekend, which begins on Sunday, involves rituals for new students, culminating in a foam fight on Monday morning.

(REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)

A dog dressed as Oscar the Grouch takes part in the annual halloween dog parade at Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park in New York, NY, U.S. October 21, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

A girl casts her father's ballot for a national election at a polling station in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2017.

(REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures to reporters as Russian flags thrown from a protester fall in front of the president and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as they arrive for the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 24, 2017.

(REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

Catalan separatist flags are held up as fireworks go off in Sant Jaume Square in front of the Catalan regional government headquarters during celebrations after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain in Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2017.

(REUTERS/Yves Herman)

A visitor wearing a T-Rex costume uses the lavatory at the London Comic Con, at the ExCel exhibition centre in east London, Britain October 27, 2017.

(REUTERS/Peter Nicholls)

Canoe-Kayak athletes pass the 6,4 kilometres long Corinth canal separating the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland on October 22, 2017. Some 300 athletes and canoe-kayak enthusiasts took part in the event.


Girls attend a class at their school, damaged by a recent Saudi-led air strike, in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen October 24, 2017.

(REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad)

Thai royal guards salute during the Symbolic Royal Cremation at the Royal Crematorium site near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, October 26, 2017.

(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)

Members of the Israeli security forces spray water as they try to remove ultra-Orthodox Jews from blocking the road in a demonstration against Israeli army conscription in Jerusalem on October 23, 2017. Many ultra-Orthodox oppose military service for their young men because they believe it exposes them to influences and temptations not found in the insular world of prayer and religious study.


Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who is on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, is escorted as she revisits the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia October 24, 2017.

(REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin)

A signage of "I love Marawi" is seen in front of damaged houses, buildings and a mosque inside a war-torn Marawi city, southern Philippines October 26, 2017, after the Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels.

(REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)

en. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) (R) is pursued by reporters as he rides on the subway train beneath the U.S. Capitol basement October 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Flake announced that he will not be seeking re-election and he will leave the Senate after his term ends in 14 months.

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Tiger "Maruschka" (not pictured) and her four cubs meet the cubs' father "Yasha" for the first time in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, Germany October 26, 2017.

(REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer)

A volunteer works to put out a forest fire in an area of Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, in Alto Paraiso, Goias, Brazil, October 24, 2017.

(REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

Bride Katty Malang Mikunug with friends, takes a photo before the wedding on October 21, 2017 in Saguiaran in Lanao del Sur, southern Philippines. Paulo Mamayo Ambor, 22, a resident of Marawi who got displaced by the fighting between government troops and IS-inspired militants, weds Katty Malang Mikunug, 22, a resident of an adjacent town in Saguiaran. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi liberated, following the death of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and one of the Maute brothers, Omar Maute, after nearly five months of fierce urban battle inside the besieged city. The fighting started May 23, and left more than 1,000 people dead, whilst displacing at least 400,000 people.

(Photo by Jes Aznar/Getty Images)


Sgt. La David Johnson was laid to rest over the weekend in Florida. The fallen Army sergeant was one of four U.S. service members killed during an ambush in Niger. Later in the week the soldier's widow, Myeshia Johnson, appeared on "Good Morning America" and said that President Trump's condolence call made her "cry even worse."

Other major headlines of the week included Sen. Jeff Flake announcing he would not seek re-election, Rose McGowan making her first public appearance since the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced and Catalonia's parliament declaring independence from Spain.

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


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