The World in Photos This Week

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A Free Syrian Army rebel fighter illuminates the body of an unknown man killed by Syrian Army artillery shelling in the cementery of Aleppo, Syria, on Oct. 13 before burying it in a common grave. As casualties mount, Aleppo's few operating hospitals are struggling to cope with the number of victims, mostly civilians, killed during heavy fighting between government forces and Syrian rebels.

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Lebanese security forces and rescue workers gather at the site of an explosion in Beirut's Christian neighborhood, Ashrafieh, on Oct. 19. A powerful car bomb killed at least eight people and wounded another 78 on Friday in mainly Christian east Beirut, in the first such attack in Lebanon's capital since 2008.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney debate on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. During the pointed debate, undecided voters asked questions in a town hall format about topics ranging from the economy to womens' rights.

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U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (second from left) is escorted away after a hearing on the witness list of a speedy trial motion on Oct. 17 at Fort Meade in Maryland. Manning is charged with aiding the enemy and transmitting defense records, plus other counts, after he was accused of passing classified documents to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

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Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of the Cambodian capital on Oct. 17 to pay their last respects to revered former king Norodom Sihanouk on his final journey home from China. Above, a women draped in white lace holds a lotus flower while she waits for the convoy transporting the coffin of the late king in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Click here for more photos of the cermony. 

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Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency arrested 12 Indian fishermen and seized 13 boats for illegally entering Pakistan's territorial waters. Above, jailed Indian fishermen look out from a cell at a police station in Karachi on Oct. 17. 

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A man adjusts his flag as members of Hungary's ultra-nationalist party, Jobbik, demonstrate on Oct. 17 in the town of Miskolc, about 100 miles from the Hungarian capital, Budapest, to protest against rising crime in the country.

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One of Tunisia's main Sufi mausoleums was torched by an arsonist amid a spate of attacks on Sufi shrines by increasingly assertive Salafists. Above, a woman tries to salvage items from the charred Saida Manoubia shrine in the western La Manouba suburb of Tunis on Oct. 16.

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Disconsolate, a man rests next to his shopping bag of food donated by the Greek Orthodox Church in central Athens on Oct. 17. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras stated again this week that Greece would remain in the EU currency zone, despite recent rumors to the contrary. "After this deal is over, drachma phobia will be over," he said on Monday.

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Yemeni men watch as smoke billows following an accidental explosion at an army ammunition depot in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Oct. 18. According to a military source, a rocket fired during an army training session hit the warehouse by mistake.

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Japanese priests and Miko shrine maidens attend a ceremony to present an offering of the first harvest of sacred rice during the Takara-No-Ichi ceremony at Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine on Oct. 17 in Osaka, Japan. The annual Takara-No-Ichi Shinto rice harvest ceremony dates back approximately 1,800 years.

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Above, an Afghan man takes care of his horse near the tomb of Nadir Khan in Kabul on Oct. 18. The U.N. reported this week that a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty, as those in power are more concerned about addressing their vested interests rather than the basic needs of the population.

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China said that its economy grew 7.4 percent in the third quarter of this year, slowing for a seventh straight quarter and underscoring its deepest slump since the global financial crisis. Above, steamed buns at the breakfast rush in Shanghai on Oct. 18.

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An actor prepares backstage for his performance in Ramlila, a dramatisation of life of the Hindu god, Rama, that is mostly performed across northern India, in Jammu on Oct. 17. The performance culminates on the day of Dussehra, or Vijayadashami, a celebration of the victory of good over evil. The festival commemorates the victory of Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. 

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The morning sun illuminates details of Damien Hirst's bronze sculpture of a pregnant woman on Oct. 17 in Ilfracombe, England. The  sword-wielding 65-foot bronze statue, named Verity, was controversially given to the seaside town by the artist on a 20-year loan and was erected Tuesday by crane on a harbor pier.

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