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The week in 37 photos

Updated 8:59 AM ET, Fri October 30, 2015
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U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi hands a gavel to incoming Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday, October 29, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep. Ryan has been elected to succeed Rep. John Boehner to be the new speaker of the House. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Paramedics and doctors try to revive a baby after a boat with refugees and migrants sunk while was crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday, October 28. The condition of the child is not known. Santi Palacios/AP
A man rides a motorcycle during the annual buffalo races in Chonburi, Thailand, near Bangkok, on Monday, October 26. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images
Kansas City Royals player Edinson Volquez, third from right, embraces his sister Wendy Volquez, left, and mother Ana Ramirez as they stand next to the body of his father during the wake at a funeral home in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday, October 28. Volquez played Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, just hours after his father died of heart failure in the Dominican Republic. Tatiana Fernandez/AP
An unmanned Army surveillance blimp that broke loose from its ground tether in Maryland floats through the air while dragging a several thousand foot tether line just south of Millville, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, October 28. Jimmy May/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise/AP
Marco Rubio, right, watches as Jeb Bush speaks during the Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Wednesday, October 28. Bush went after Rubio for missing votes in the Senate while running for the White House. "Just resign and let someone else take the job," Bush said. Rubio fired back, saying Bush never took issue with Sen. John McCain missing votes when he was running for president. "The only reason you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position." After the debate, Rubio gained in the polls while Bush dropped. Mark J. Terrill/AP
People rush an injured woman to a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday, October 26. A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Mohammad Sajjad/AP
Hurricane Patricia approaches the Pacific coast of Mexico in this photo that astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted from the International Space Station on Friday, October 23. Patricia was the strongest hurricane ever recorded at sea, with sustained winds of 200 mph. Scott Kelly/NASA
Police detain a person dressed as "Star Wars" character Chewbacca during a regional election near a polling station in Odessa, Ukraine, on Sunday, October 25. Ihor Babak/Reuters/Landov
An artist from Cirque du Soleil performs during a media preview of the production "Totem" on Tuesday, October 27, in Singapore, where they will be performing until the end of the year. Wong Maye-E/AP
New York Police pallbearers carry the casket of Officer Randolph Holder after his funeral service on Wednesday, October 28, in New York. Holder was killed on October 20 while responding to a report of shots fired and a bicycle stolen at gunpoint in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood. Julie Jacobson/AP
London Mayor Boris Johnson takes part in a tug of war with members of the armed services to launch the London Poppy Day outside City Hall in London on Tuesday, October 27. London Poppy Day is a street collection event to raise money for serving and retired members of the armed services and their families. STEFAN WERMUTH/Reuters/Landov
An Indian Shiite Muslim man prepares to make a cut on the forehead of a child with a knife during a procession to mark Ashura, the 10th day of the first month on the Islamic calendar, in Hyderabad, India, on Saturday, October 24. Mahesh Kumar A./AP
People run away as tidal bores from the Qiantang River surge over the bank in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province on Wednesday, October 28. Zhang xiangrong/Imaginechina/AP
First lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Jill Biden, left, reacts as Britain's Prince Harry hands her the basketball at the conclusion of a game played by wounded servicemen and veterans at the Fort Belvoir military base on Wednesday, October 28, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The event was held in support of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. Andrew Harnik/AP
A student of Brazil's Santa Claus school wears his hat before lessons in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, October 27. The school prepares men to represent Santa Claus during the Christmas season. Lessons include singing, physical activity, how to dress and how to care for their beard. PILAR OLIVARES/Reuters/Landov
The bow of the Leviathan II, a whale-watching boat that capsized with 27 people on board on Sunday, is seen Tuesday, October 27, in the cold waters off the British Columbia coast. Five people died, 21 were rescued and one person remains missing.
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A costumed participant poses for a picture after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on Sunday, October 25. YUYA SHINO/Reuters/Landov
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, center, arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago on Wednesday, October 28. He pleaded guilty to structuring money transactions in a way to evade requirements to report where the money was going. The money, investigators said, went to pay someone he had wronged $3.5 million in hush money. Matt Marton/AP
A$AP Rocky performs at Le Zenith in Paris on Sunday, October 25. David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns/Getty Images
People have breakfast near a polling station in Mixco, Guatemala, on Sunday, October 25. JORGE DAN LOPEZ/Reuters/Landov
South Koreans in a bus bid farewell to their North Korean relatives on Monday, October 26, before they return home after a family reunion in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. They have been separated for more than 60 years following the Korean War. The Korea Press Photographers' Association/Getty Images
U.S. National Soccer Team members Carli Lloyd, left, Kelley O'Hara and others watch as President Barack Obama leaves the South Lawn of the White House aboard Marine One following a ceremony to honor the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champions on Tuesday, October 27. Evan Vucci/AP
A convoy of soldiers trying to reach a village in Mexico after it was flooded is forced to turn back by muddy roads on Sunday, October 25. Hurricane Patricia -- the strongest hurricane ever recorded -- made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast Friday evening, its 165 mph winds barreling into southwestern Mexico near Cuixmala, officials said. The hurricane weakened to a Category 4 storm Friday night with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, but remained "extremely dangerous." Rebecca Blackwell/AP
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a hearing about his appeal on his child sex-abuse conviction in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, October 29. Gene J. Puskar/AP
Shepherds guide a flock of around 2,000 sheep through the streets of Madrid on Sunday, October 25, in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Francisco Seco/AP
Members of a Chinese honor guard shout during a welcome ceremony for German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday, October 29. Ng Han Guan/AP
French forensic experts work on Saturday, October 24, a day after a truck and a bus transporting retirees on a day trip collided and caught fire, killing 42 people and badly injuring four others 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Bordeaux, France. Eight people, including the driver, escaped from the bus. It was the nation's deadliest road accident in more than 30 years. Bob Edme/AP
A waiter serves a pizza to a group of migrants waiting at the Austrian Slovenian border near the village of Sentilj, Slovenia, on Sunday, October 25. LEONHARD FOEGER/Reuters/Landov
A Christie's employee on Monday, October 26, holds the largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond ever to come to auction, with an estimated value of $23 million to $28 million U.S. dollars, during a photo call at Christie's, London. The diamond will be featured in their forthcoming Magnificent Jewels sale held in Geneva in November. Nick Ansell/PA Wire/AP
Justin Bieber holds the best male award during the MTV Europe Music Awards at the Assago forum in Milan, Italy, on Sunday, October 25. STEFANO RELLANDINI/Reuters/Landov
Lawmakers in Pristina, Kosovo, react after opposition politicians released tear gas in parliament on Friday, October 23. Tear gas was released for the second time in a day at midnight on Friday to obstruct a scheduled session as police clashed with hundreds of protesters in the streets of Pristina, demanding the cancellation of an EU-brokered agreement with Serbia. HAZIR REKA/Reuters/Landov
A voter looks for his name on a list during elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday, October 25. The country held the first-round presidential vote Sunday along with balloting for numerous legislative races and local offices. Ricardo Arduengo/AP
Bystanders help the injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, causing multiple injuries on Saturday, October 24, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The crash killed a toddler, a graduate student and a couple who had worked at the school for decades, officials said. David Bitton/The News Press/AP
Guns seized by the police are displayed during a news conference in New York on Tuesday, October 27. Officials announced charges Tuesday in a gun-trafficking case where more than 70 firearms were seized. Seth Wenig/AP
Police duck as bricks are thrown during a protest by South African students over planned increases in tuition fees at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday, October 23. Sydney Seshibedi/Reuters/Landov
This aerial photo shows the Shiite holy shrine of Imam Hussein, bottom, and the holy shrine of Imam Abbas as pilgrims gather during preparations for the Muslim holiday of Ashura in the city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday, October 23. See last week in 35 photos
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