The week in 34 photos

Updated 10:28 PM ET, Thu October 8, 2015
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Maine Maritime Academy students bow their heads during a vigil of hope for the missing crew members of the U.S. cargo ship El Faro on Tuesday, October 6, in Castine, Maine. A U.S. Navy salvage unit will join the search for the wreckage of El Faro, which disappeared during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
A Russian army pilot poses in the cockpit of a jet fighter at Hmeimim air base in Syria on Saturday, October 3. Since the Russians began operating in Syrian airspace, U.S. pilots have been under orders to change their flight path if there is a Russian plane within 20 nautical miles, according to a senior defense official. Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda/AP
Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives for his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, October 7, at the Vatican. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Department of Natural Resources Officer Brett Irvin and Lexington County Deputy Dan Rusinyak carry June Loch to dry land after she was rescued from her home on Monday, October 5, in the St. Andrews area of Columbia, South Carolina. The state experienced record rainfall over the weekend, forcing hundreds of evacuations and rescues. Tim Dominick/The State/TNS/Getty Images
The top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell, told the Senate Armed Services committee on Tuesday, October 6, that he needs to adjust troop level recommendations to respond to the growing strength of ISIS and al Qaeda. Carolyn Kaster/AP
An Indian boy offers prayers as others gather near a dead elephant in the eastern Indian state of Assam on Wednesday, October 7. The elephant was killed when a tree he had uprooted to eat fell on an electric tower. Locals told the photographer the rest of the herd tried to help but were scared by the jolts of power and finally abandoned the scene. Vishma Thapa/AP
Students get on the ground after gunshots are fired from a car driving by Sumner High School during a football game on Friday, October 2, in St. Louis. Police say they don't think the shots were meant for anyone at the game. No one was injured. David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP
Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament on Thursday, October 8. The protest was against agreements that had been reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia. PETRIT PRENAJ/EPA/LANDOV
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a Night Hockey League match on Wednesday, October 7, in Sochi, Russia. Putin spent his 63rd birthday playing hockey with NHL stars. Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images
Doctors Without Borders staff perform surgery after a U.S. airstrike hit the group's hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Saturday, October 3. The group says the strike an "attack on the Geneva Conventions" and urges an independent investigation by a never-before-used international commission. MSF/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California walks out of a nomination vote meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, October 8, after dropping out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner, who is stepping down and retiring from Congress at the end of the month. Evan Vucci/AP
Ethan Hurley, 7, top right, prays with a church group at a makeshift memorial near Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College on Sunday, October 4, in Roseburg, Oregon. The man who gunned down nine people and wounded several others on Thursday, October 1, took his own life at the scene. John Locher/AP
Director in charge of human resources of Air France, Pierre Plissonnier, is helped by security and police officers to climb a fence after several hundred protesters stormed into the offices of Air France, interrupting the meeting of the Central Committee, on Monday, October 5. Angry protesters ripped the shirts off Air France executives during a meeting near Paris after the company revealed plans to cut thousands of jobs. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
A swan is carried down the nave of the cathedral during the Procession of the Animals at the 31st annual Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York on Sunday, October 4. ELIZABETH SHAFIROFF/Reuters/Landov
Members of the Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian stone thrower and aim their weapons at fellow protesters during clashes on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Wednesday, October 7. ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images
A boy dressed as India's independence leader Mahatma Gandhi yawns as he participates with others in an attempt to create a Guinness record during celebrations to mark Gandhi's birth anniversary in Bangalore, India, on Friday, October 2. Organizers said 4,605 children participated in the event to break the record of largest gathering of people dressed as Gandhi. Aijaz Rahi/AP
Railway staff supervise the departure of a Barcelona bound high-speed train at a station in Madrid on Thursday, October 8. High-speed train service throughout the northeastern region of Catalonia was suspended for hours on Thursday after thieves stole fiber-optic cable alongside the tracks that officials said was critical for maintaining train safety. Francisco Seco/AP
An American anhinga spears a fish on Saturday, October 3, in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Landon Fox, 5, looks up to see a window-washer dressed as his favorite superhero, Captain America, at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children on Wednesday, October 7, in Birmingham, Alabama. Brynn Anderson/AP
Residents make their way out of an area affected by a landslide on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Friday, October 2. By Sunday evening, the ministry was reporting 131 people were dead and more than 300 still missing. Josue Decavele/Reuters/Landov
A passenger plane is seen with the moon over west London on Friday, October 2. TOBY MELVILLE/Reuters/Landov
Attendees watch and take pictures as hundreds of hot air balloons lift off on the first day of the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico on Saturday, October 3. LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters/Landov
Evangelical Christian pilgrims from Brazil attend a mass baptism in the waters of the Jordan River in northern Israel on Friday, October 2. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
A BASE jumper leaps from the 984-foot high Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Malaysia on Friday, October 2. More than 100 people take part. OLIVIA HARRIS/Reuters/Landov
Sajida Saifi mourns the death of her father, Akhalaq Saifi, inside her house in Uttar Pradesh, India, on Friday, October 2. He was killed by a mob of Hindu men after it was rumored that he, a Muslim, had killed a cow.
Dutch freighter Flinterstar sinks after colliding with Marshall Island-flagged tanker Al-Oraiq, which also suffered damage in the collision, in the North Sea off the Belgian coast on Tuesday, October 6. BRAM VAN DE BIEZEN/AFP/Getty Images
A sandstorm sweeps by a highway construction site in the desert north of Cairo on Tuesday, October 6. Mahmood Shahiin/AP
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to the audience at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday, October 6.
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A pedestrian exits a subway station as a homeless man sleeps covered in cardboard packaging outside the main railway station in Bucharest, Romania, on Wednesday, October 7. Vadim Ghirda/AP
Railroad cars from a derailed Amtrak passenger train are scattered on Monday, October 5, in Northfield, Vermont. The train was headed from Vermont to Washington when it apparently struck rocks that were on the tracks. No life-threatening injuries were reported. Stefan Hard/Barre-Montpelier Times Argus/AP
Water falls on a model as she presents a creation by designer Hussein Chalayan during the Fashion Week in Paris on Friday, October 2.
Filipino policemen aim their guns toward a hostage-taker, not shown, inside a passenger bus as a crowd watches in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday, October 8. The hostage-taker later died at the hospital after being shot by police. Eric Marrapodi/CNN
President Barack Obama greets family members of fallen firefighters after delivering remarks at the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland, on Sunday, October 4. JONATHAN ERNST/Reuters/Landov
A worker cleans a broken glass panel at a mall in Beijing on Sunday, October 4. See last week in 32 photos DAMIR SAGOLJ/Reuters/Landov