The World in Photos This Week

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Above, President Barack Obama debates foreign policy with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS looks on during the final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida on Oct. 22. The debate focused on foreign policy, although observers noted that some major topics -- from the eurocrisis to climate change -- did not come up. 

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned 65 on Friday, Oct. 26th. The secretary is now suggesting that while "unlikely," it's "possible" she'll maintain her position in a new administration. 

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir greets anti-Israeli demonstrators in Khartoum on Oct. 24 after the Sudanese cabinet held an urgent meeting regarding a missile strike on a military factory. Sudan has accused Israel of the attack and has threatened to take action.

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Following heavy fighting  in Damascus, the Syrian government agreed to observe a four-day truce during this week's Muslim Eid al-Adha holidays, but as of Friday morning, the tenuous ceasefire had already been broken. Above, a Syrian rebel fires toward an army position in the Karm al-Jabal district of the northern city of Aleppo on Oct. 22. 

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A Pakistani youth stands with a goat at a livestock market in Quetta on Oct. 23, ahead of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. The Muslim holiday honors Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael on the order of God, who according to tradition then provided a lamb in the boy's place.

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Israeli air strikes killed two Gaza militants as they clashed with troops who crossed the border on the eve of a landmark visit by the Qatari emir, the first foreign head of state to visit Gaza since Hamas took control. In this photo, Palestinian girls watch the funeral procession of Yasser al-Tarabeen, who was killed in the Israeli strike on Beit Hanun, in northern Gaza Strip, on Oct. 22. 

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Over two million Muslims from around the world flood the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. In this photo, Muslim pilgrims perform their evening prayers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Oct. 22. For more photos of the march to Mecca, click here.

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Armenian clergymen attend the funeral procession of the 96th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Torkom Manougian II, at St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem's old city on Oct. 22. Manougian, who passed away on Oct. 12 at the age of 93, was buried in a funeral attended by representatives of all the Christian Churches of the Holy Land.

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A group of 480 ethnic Tamil men and women have been recruited for service in Sri Lanka amid calls from minority Tamil parties to increase the number of Tamil police in a force dominated by the majority Sinhalese. Above, an ethnic Tamil Sri Lankan police recruit aims his assault rifle at a police training college in Kalutara, near the capital Colombo, on Oct. 24.

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South Korean troops and riot police prevented activists from launching anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border after North Korea threatened a "merciless" military response. Above, Park Sang-Hak, an activist and former defector from North Korea, scatters anti-Pyongyang leaflets as police block his planned rally near the tense border on a roadway in Paju, north of Seoul, on Oct. 22.

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Libyan girls wear traditional outfits during celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the country's liberation from ousted leader Muammar al-Qaddafi on Oct. 23 in the coastal city of Benghazi. 

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Indian Hindus dressed as deities pose during a religious procession on the grounds of Durgiana temple in Amritsar on Oct. 24 during a celebration of the Hindu festival of Dussehra. Firecrackers and stuffed effigies of the demon-king Ravana are set alight in open grounds across the country on the night of Dussehra, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil in Hindu mythology.

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Indian labourers thresh rice in a field on Oct. 25 in the village of Attari, which is part of the Indian state of Punjab, the country's biggest producer of paddy rice.

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More than 1,500 athletes from 73 countries and regions took part in the five-day 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival, which celebrates the ancient martial art. Above, kungfu students welcome guests by performing at the Shaolin Temple in Zhengzhou, the largest city in central China's Henan Province.

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Park Jae-sang, better known as Psy, the South Korean pop star whose song "Gangnam Style" has become an international sensation, visits United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. in New York City on Oct. 23. 

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