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The week in 35 photos

Published 6:36 AM ET, Fri October 23, 2015
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Benghazi Committee on Thursday, October 22. Clinton mounted a passionate defense of her response to the attack, which claimed the lives of four Americans in 2012. But she came under repeated criticism from Republicans who tried to prove she ignored pleas from U.S. diplomats for better security. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images
A young boy is seen through a bus window as refugees and migrants arrive at the port of Pireaus, Greece, on Monday, October 19. Europe is facing its largest migration crisis since World War II. People fleeing the violence in Syria account for the largest portion of those arriving on European shores, but there are many others on the move from African nations and elsewhere. ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/Reuters/Landov
A dead man hangs from the waist under a Mexico City overpass on Monday, October 19. This is the first time a body has appeared on a bridge or overpass in Mexico's capital. It is a common practice among gangs fighting for turf in other regions of Mexico. Jair Cabrera/AP
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, left, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin while visiting Moscow on Wednesday, October 21. Russia is assisting the Assad regime, which has been embroiled in a brutal civil war for four and a half years. "I want to express our tremendous gratitude to the Russian leadership and people for the help they are providing Syria," Assad said, according to the Kremlin. Pool/Kremlin Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Justin Trudeau, leader of Canada's Liberal Party, watches election results with his wife, Sophie, and their son Xavier on Monday, October 19. Trudeau will be the country's next Prime Minister after his party won an absolute majority. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press/AP
Comedian Larry David, center, plays Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a "Saturday Night Live" skit on Saturday, October 17. Sanders appreciated the impression, telling ABC's Jimmy Kimmel that "it was pretty, pretty, pretty good" -- a famous catch phrase from David's show "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Flanking David on stage were Alec Baldwin as Jim Webb and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton. Dana Edelson/NBC/Getty Images
New York City police officers salute as the body of Officer Randolph Holder, 33, is taken away in an ambulance on Wednesday, October 21. Holder had been fatally shot in the line of duty. Karsten Moran/The New York Times/Redux
Chinese President Xi Jinping rides in a coach with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during his state visit to the United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 20. Yui Mok/WPA Pool/Getty Images
Nuns at the Vatican attend a canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, October 18. Pope Francis canonized the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux. Alessandra Tarantino/AP
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden holds the hand of his wife, Jill, as President Barack Obama accompanies them to the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday, October 21. Biden announced that he would not be running for President, ending months of speculation. Mike Theiler/Pool/Bloomberg/Getty Images
People dressed as Prussian soldiers fire muskets in Leipzig, Germany, as they re-enact the Battle of Leipzig on Saturday, October 17. The massive battle took place 202 years ago and was a major defeat for Napoleon Bonaparte's French army. Jan Woitas/DPA/ZUMAPress
A dog poses next to a DeLorean car during a "Back to the Future" event held at a mall in Industry, California, on Wednesday, October 21. In the 1989 film "Back to the Future Part II," protagonist Marty McFly traveled to October 21, 2015, to save his children. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
An Israeli man is run over by a truck near the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday, October 20. He later died. In recent weeks, there has been a spike in violence across Israel and the Palestinian territories. Israelis have been targeted in attacks where they've been "run over, stabbed, or even hacked to death," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Palestinians report, meanwhile, that dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza. Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP
Fatema Masalmeh, center, mourns her husband's death at his funeral in the West Bank on Wednesday, October 21. Udai Masalmeh, a 24-year-old Palestinian, was fatally shot near the village of Beit Awa after injuring an Israeli army officer with a knife during a protest, according to a statement from the Israeli military. Nasser Nasser/AP
A child in Ajmer, India, looks up as Muslims pray during a procession of flags in memory of Abbas Alamdar, the brother of Iman Hussein, on Monday, October 19. The procession was part of Muharram, a sacred month in the Islamic faith. Deepak Sharma/AP
Piglets feed together in Santa Rosa, Philippines, as local residents wade through a flooded highway on Monday, October 19. Typhoon Koppu hit the region a day earlier and flooded some farming villages. TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images
The typhoon's strong winds ripped this billboard in half in Quezon City, Philippines. ROMEO RANOCO/Reuters/Landov
Son Kwon Geun, a North Korean man, puts his arms around two of his South Korean relatives as they bid farewell to each other at a resort in North Korea on Thursday, October 22. They were among 186 families temporarily reunited after being separated for more than 60 years. Korea Pool Photo/AP
A forensics officer enters a school in Trollhattan, Sweden, where a masked man killed a teacher and a student before being fatally shot by police on Thursday, October 22. Two others were seriously wounded by the man, who authorities said was wielding a sword or a knife. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Vehicles are stuck in mud Saturday, October 17, after a mudslide was triggered by flash floods near Tehachapi, California. DAVID MCNEW/Reuters/Landov
A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine walks with guns pierced through his cheeks during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand, on Sunday, October 18. The festival, featuring face piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism, celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. JORGE SILVA/Reuters/Landov
A boy in Alexandria, Egypt, watches his father mark his ballot during parliamentary elections on Monday, October 19. Hassan Ammar/AP
A migrant's child sleeps inside a rain cover at a border crossing in Trnovec, Croatia, on Monday, October 19. Refugees and migrants trying to find a new life in Europe are now facing an added difficulty: increasingly wintry weather in the Balkans. ANTONIO BRONIC/Reuters/Landov
People watch as rescue workers search for victims after an explosion in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, October 19. Dozens of commercial and residential buildings were destroyed or severely damaged. Officials suspected a gas leak was the cause of the blast. Felipe Dana/AP
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry poses with a guitar that was given to him by Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo during a meeting in Madrid on Sunday, October 18. POOL/Ballesteros/Reuters/Landov
A court official stands in front of a cell at the Batam District Court in Batam, Indonesia, on Monday, October 19. BEAWIHARTA/Reuters/Landov
An Indonesian Navy ship patrols the water of Pontianak, Indonesia, on Monday, October 19. In the foreground is a sinking Vietnamese vessel that was blown up as part of the country's push to stop illegal fishing in its waters. YOHANES KURNIA IRAWAN/EPA/LANDOV
Christian Eckmann examines the beard of King Tut's golden mask as a team at the Egyptian Museum begins restoration work in Cairo on Tuesday, October 20. More than a year ago, the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy. Amr Nabil/AP
Jorge Solano inspects his wig backstage at Miss Gay Venezuela, a beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday, October 18. Ariana Cubillos/AP
A man dressed as Batman escorts Elizabeth Kane, widow of Batman creator Bob Kane, before her husband was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, October 21. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
A National Guard helicopter uses a bucket to drop water on the Hidden Pines wildfire Friday, October 16, near Smithville, Texas. Rodolfo Gonzalez/AP
Protesting university students flee Wednesday, October 21, as police fire stun grenades outside Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa. A wave of nationwide protests has shut down many South Africa universities, which say they are struggling with higher operational costs as well as inadequate state subsidies. AP
A man rides a bicycle after an airstrike in Douma, Syria, on Wednesday, October 21. SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP/Getty Images
Two baby orangutans play with each other at the wildlife department in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday, October 19. The animals were seized in July after traffickers were attempting to sell them. OLIVIA HARRIS/Reuters/Landov
A man and girl use a banana leaf to cover themselves from the rain as they wade in the sea on the outskirts of Colon, Panama, on Saturday, October 17. See last week in 34 photos CARLOS JASSO/Reuters/Landov