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The week in 40 photos

Published 11:52 PM ET, Thu October 15, 2020
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett holds up blank paper after US Sen. John Cornyn asked her what notes she was using during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday, October 13. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on her nomination next week. If she is confirmed, she will fill the seat of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and lock in a more dominant 6-3 conservative majority on the high court. Susan Walsh/Pool/Getty Images
Matthew Dolloff fires a gun as Lee Keltner fires pepper spray at him in Denver on Saturday, October 10. Keltner, 49, was killed in the confrontation, which happened near a planned police support rally and counterprotest. Dolloff, 30, will be charged with second-degree murder, prosecutors said Thursday. Doug Richards, an attorney speaking on behalf of Dolloff's family, told The Denver Post that Dolloff was acting in self-defense. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Gr/Denver Post/Denver Post/Getty Images
LeBron James, center, hugs several of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates after they won the NBA Finals on Sunday, October 11. It's the Lakers' 17th championship, tying them with Boston for the most in league history. This is the fourth title for James, who has now won a championship with three different NBA teams. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump speaks to NBC News' Savannah Guthrie at his town-hall event in Miami on Thursday, October 15. Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, held separate town halls Thursday instead of debating each other in a town-hall format. The schedule change came about after Trump was diagnosed with the coronavirus earlier this month. The Commission on Presidential Debates proposed a virtual debate, but Trump refused to take part and Biden went ahead with plans for his own town hall. Trump's campaign later arranged its own town hall — on a different network, during the same hour. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
A medical worker treats a coronavirus patient at a hospital in Moscow on Thursday, October 8. Maxim Shemetov/REUTERS
Pallets filled with mail-in ballots sit in an unloading area at a US Postal Service facility in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday, October 14. Postal workers in Portland began processing and mailing about 1.5 million ballots this week ahead of the November election. Nathan Howard/Getty Images
Singer Lizzo accepts the Billboard Music Award for Top Song Sales Artist on Wednesday, October 14. Numerous artists performed throughout the show, including John Legend, Alicia Keys, Brandy, En Vogue, BTS and Luke Combs. Kevin Winter/BBMA2020/Getty Images
Anti-government demonstrators march in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, October 14. Pro-democracy demonstrations have gripped the country for more than three months. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
Police officers aboard a commuter train in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, wear helmets Wednesday, October 14, that can measure people's temperature from a distance. Lim Huey Teng/Reuters
Joe Biden, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, wears two face masks after arriving at an airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, October 13. In pictures: A tale of two campaigns Tom Brenner/Reuters
A police officer is hit by an object in Tel Aviv, Israel, during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, October 10. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Houston outfielder Kyle Tucker catches a fly ball during a Major League Baseball playoff game on Thursday, October 8. Ashley Landis/AP
Sophie Pétronin, a French aid worker who was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Mali, is welcomed by her family after she was released after almost four years in captivity on Friday, October 9. At right is French President Emmanuel Macron, who was there to welcome her at a military airport near Paris. Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
A rocket is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan on Wednesday, October 14. It was carrying a NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts who were heading to the International Space Station. Andrey Shelepin/Roscosmos Space Agency/AP
Horses clear a jump during a race in Huntington, England, on Tuesday, October 13. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump tosses face masks to the crowd as he takes the stage for a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, on Monday, October 12. It was 10 days after he announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for Covid-19. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Tennis star Rafael Nadal celebrates with his trophy after winning the French Open for the 13th time on Sunday, October 11. It is his 20th grand slam title, equaling Roger Federer for the men's all-time record. Christian Hartmann/Reuters
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in for testimony at her confirmation hearing on Monday, October 12. Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Getty Images
A person dressed up as Spider-Man sits next to cabs in Mexico City as taxi drivers protest ride-sharing apps on Monday, October 12. Edgard Garrido/Reuters
Calvin Stalling wears a "Black Lives Matter" mask while waiting to vote at Atlanta's State Farm Arena on Monday, October 12. Election Day is a few weeks away, but millions of Americans have already voted. Brynn Anderson/AP
Atlanta's Nick Markakis slides safely into home during Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday, October 13. The Braves won the game to take a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers. David J. Phillip/AP
Joe Biden, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, talks to an audience member after his town-hall event in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 15. Heidi Gutman/ABC/Getty
Homes and businesses destroyed by Hurricane Laura are surrounded by Hurricane Delta floodwaters in Cameron, Louisiana, on Saturday, October 10. Hurricane Delta is the 25th named storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season. Adrees Latif/Reuters
A worker sanitizes a movie theater in Mumbai, India, ahead of its scheduled reopening on Thursday, October 15. Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stands next to a display of the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution, which allows for a president to be removed from office if a majority of Cabinet members and the vice president consider the president to be unable to carry out his or her duties. Pelosi is throwing her weight behind a new bill, formally introduced Friday, October 9, that would give Congress a role in determining that. "This legislation applies to future presidents," she said, "but we are reminded of the necessity of action by the health of the current president." The measure stands virtually no chance of becoming law. Carlos Barria/Reuters
Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate the team's championship Sunday, October 11, in Los Angeles. Ringo Chiu/Reuters
US President Donald Trump, in his first public event since he was diagnosed with Covid-19, gives a campaign-style speech from the balcony of the White House on Saturday, October 10. Alex Brandon/AP
From bottom, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Kud-Sverchkov prepare for their trip to the International Space Station on Wednesday, October 14. Roscosmos Press Office/TASS/Getty Images
A brown bear struggles to catch a thrashing salmon in southwest Alaska on Monday, October 12. Kevin Dooley/Solent News/Shutterstock
US Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, talks with US Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat, before the start of Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing on Monday, October 12. Shawn Thew/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is carted off the field after sustaining a gruesome leg injury against the New York Giants on Sunday, October 11. Prescott later had surgery to repair a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
A military helicopter rescues sailors from a submerged ship in Vietnam's Cua Viet Port on Sunday, October 11. Ho Cau/VNA/Reuters
Television monitors show Donald Trump and Joe Biden's dueling town halls at the Luv Child restaurant in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, October 15. Octavio Jones/Reuters
Hundreds of people wait in line to vote in Marietta, Georgia, on Monday, October 12. Ron Harris/AP
Robert Pattinson's stunt double films a scene for "The Batman" in Liverpool, England, on Tuesday, October 13. MEGA/GC Images/Getty Images
Midshipmen sit apart from one another as they wait for the Navy-Temple football game to start in Annapolis, Maryland, on Saturday, October 10. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is seen through the windshield of a car while speaking at a campaign event in Miramar, Florida, on Tuesday, October 13. Chang W. Lee/The New York Times/Redux
Cyclists ride past a small flock of sheep in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Wednesday, October 14. Oded Balilty/AP
Florida wide receiver Trevon Grimes, right, tackles Texas A&M's Leon O'Neal Jr. during a college football game in College Station, Texas, on Saturday, October 10. Sam Craft/AP
Students and activists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, take part in a torch procession as they demand safety and justice for rape victims on Wednesday, October 14. Bangladesh is set to allow the death penalty for convicted rapists after weeks of protests over sexual violence. See last week in 46 photos Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters