The World in Photos this Week

Hurricane Matthew wreaks destruction in the Caribbean and heads toward Florida; thousands protest a draconian anti-abortion ban in Poland; and Pope Francis visits Muslim-majority Azerbaijan on a peace tour.

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A girl waves a black flag as tens of thousands of people protest against a legislative proposal for a total ban of abortion on Oct. 3, in Warsaw, Poland. The strike seemed to work: On Oct. 6 Poland's parliament officially rejected the ban.

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On Oct. 5, a man carries a woman across a river at Petit Goave, Haiti, where a bridge collapsed during the rains of Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm.

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After winning the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 7, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos delivers a speech at the presidential palace in Bogota, dedicating the prize to the victims of his country's civil war.

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In Juba, South Sudan, a displaced woman is escorted by United Nations Mission peacekeepers outside the premises of the U.N. Protection of Civilians site on Oct. 4. U.N. patrols have intensified, sometimes arranging special escort for women and girls, due to the increase of sexual violence around the U.N. site.

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Supporters of the Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident) take part in a protest against German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her immigration policies in Dresden on Oct. 3.

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Miss Venezuela participants strut in the 2016 beauty pageant in Caracas on Oct. 5.

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A demonstrator participates in a march for peace in Cali, Colombia, on Oct. 5, after the peace deal was rejected by voters in a national referendum.

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A boat filled with African migrants waits to be rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on Oct. 4.

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A soldier stands guard next to some 14,000 weapons waiting to be destroyed in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 6.

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A woman kneels down to worship Jibika Bajracharya, the newly appointed child goddess Kumari, on Oct. 7, in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

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With Hurricane Matthew approaching the Atlantic coast of the United States, people who did not evacuate take cover at a public shelter in a high school in Jacksonville, Florida, on Oct. 6.

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A devotee of the Nine Emperor Gods is seen with multiple skewers pierced through his mouth during the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Thailand on Oct. 3.

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Syrian Civil Defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, work around destroyed buildings following reported air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, on Oct. 5.

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A team forms a "castell," or human tower, during the 26th human tower competition in Tarragona, Spain, on Oct. 2.

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Haitian and African migrants seeking asylum in the United States sleep on the street in Tijuana, Mexico, near a migration office on Oct. 2.

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An amateur fisherman holds a carp during the biennial fish harvesting at a pond in Lichtenstein, Germany, on Oct. 2.

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During an ongoing battle with police forces during a mass demonstration over tuition fees at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, the flash of an exploding stun grenade is seen while a student jumps on a falling policeman and another policeman discharges his rubber-bullet rifle.

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Men line up to drink a cup of milk following evening prayers at the global gathering of approximately 30,000 members of the Dawoodi Bohra faith, a Shiite Muslim sect, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Oct. 5.

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A giant pumpkin is moved into the exhibition hall after being weighed during the RHS Heaviest Pumpkin competition on Oct. 3, in London, England.

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A traditional dancer performs in Goya, Ivory Coast, during a gathering focused on rural land rights on Oct. 6.

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Dead fish are pictured at a corner of highly polluted Ho Tay, Hanoi's largest lake, on Oct. 3.

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Pope Francis prays at the Azerbaijan's Monument to the Fallen Heroes in Baku as part of his peace tour to the Caucasus region Oct. 2.

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