People pray inside a church in Haiti.

The Month in World Photos

A military coup in Sudan, migrant crises in the United States and Europe, and an out-of-this-world training mission in Israel.

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A father and daughter from Haiti hike through Darien Gap in Colombia.

A father and daughter from Haiti journey through the Darien Gap near Acandi, Colombia, while en route to the United States on Oct. 5. The trek through the mountainous rainforest can take up to a week and is considered the most dangerous stretch for migrants traveling from South America to the United States.

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People pray inside a church in Haiti.

People attend a religious service at the Wesleyenne de Juvenat church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 31. Already challenged by months of political chaos and natural disaster, Haitians are facing a compounding crisis as unchecked gangs choke fuel access, cutting off power and water supplies in the process.

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Protesters hold flags in Romania

Several thousand people protest COVID-19 restrictions and vaccinations in Bucharest, Romania, on Oct. 2.

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A Christ the Protector statue is under construction in Brazil.

A Christ the Protector statue is under construction in Encantado, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on Oct. 29. The statue is expected to be larger than Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue and the third largest in the world.

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U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson put their heads together.

U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson put their heads together at the G-20 summit in Rome on Oct. 30.

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Astronauts walk in the Israeli desert in their spacesuits.

Two astronauts from Europe and Israel walk in spacesuits during a Mars training mission at the Ramon Crater in Israel’s southern Negev desert on Oct. 10. Six astronauts from Portugal, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Israel were cut off from the world for most of October, only able leave their habitat in spacesuits as if they were on Mars.

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Branches of trees are seen in front of a full moon in North Macedonia.

A full moon rises through the branches of a tree in Skopje, North Macedonia, on Oct. 20.

ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP via Getty Images
Hindu devotees perform a ritual on a bike in India.

Hindu devotees perform the Ayudha Puja ritual (worship of instruments) on a bicycle during the Dussehra festival in New Delhi on Oct. 14.

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A parking assistant works below power lines in Beijing.

A parking assistant works below power lines in Beijing on Oct. 13.

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A pedestrian is reflected in an office building window in Washington.

A pedestrian is reflected in an office building at the Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House in Washington on Oct. 17.

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French firefighters protect a painting at a museum during a fire drill.

French firefighters protect a painting with a fireproof blanket during a fire drill aimed at preserving artwork in the Saint-Andre cathedral in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on Oct. 12.

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A COVID patient gets help from doctors in Romania.

Medical personnel assist a COVID-19 patient inside a mobile intensive care unit in Bucharest, Romania, on Oct. 7.

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A Shiite fighter reloads his gun in Lebanon.

A Shiite fighter reloads during clashes in Tayouneh, Lebanon, a southern suburb of Beirut, on Oct. 14.

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Rescue workers push an overturned vehicle stuck in the mud in India.

Rescue workers push an overturned vehicle stuck in mud and debris at the site of a landslide in Kokkayar in India’s Kerala state on Oct. 17.

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A teacher cleans a flooded classroom in Philippines.

A teacher cleans a flooded classroom as she waits for residents to pick up learning materials for their children in the closed Pamarawan High School in the Philippines on Oct. 13.

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A farmer dries rice in China

A farmer dries rice in Huaian, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, on Oct. 24.

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Farmers carry flowers in Mexico for Day of the Dead memorials.

Farmers carry flowers used to decorate altars and tombs for Day of the Dead ceremonies in Atlixco, Mexico, on Oct. 22.

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A boy tries to lift a heavy pumpkin in England.

A boy attempts to heave a heavy pumpkin above his head at Tulleys Farm in Crawley, England, on Oct. 22.

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Lava spews from a volcano in Spain.

Lava shoots from the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Spain, on Oct. 9.

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A woman celebrates Raisin Monday with shaving foam in Scotland.

First-year students at the University of St. Andrews participate in the annual Raisin Monday shaving foam fight on the Lower College Lawn in St. Andrews, eastern Scotland, on Oct. 18.

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Police officers patrol beach looking for migrants in northern France.

Police officers patrol the beach between Ambleteuse and Wimereux, northern France, looking for migrants attempting to cross the channel toward England on Oct. 17.

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A protester raises his fist at the G-20 summit in Rome.

A demonstrator protests during the G-20 summit in Rome on Oct. 30.

Yara Nardi/Reuters
A man protests police in Milan, Italy.

A man confronts police officers as he protests the “green pass” in Milan on Oct. 16. All workers in Italy must offer proof of vaccination, a recent recovery from COVID-19, or a negative test or face being declared absent without pay.

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Vendors sell fish among a fog of fumigation in Pakistan.

Vendors sell fish during a fumigation drive to prevent the diseases carried by mosquitoes in Karachi, Pakistan, on Oct. 26.

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A boy delivers a drink through floodwaters at a restaurant in Thailand.

A young customer carries a drink at the Chaopraya Antique Cafe in Nonthaburi, Thailand, on Oct. 7 as floodwaters from the Chao Phraya River surge into the restaurant.

LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images
French President Emmanuel Macron poses for a selfie.

French President Emmanuel Macron poses for a selfie after a basketball game at the Africa-France 2021 Summit in Montpellier, southern France, on Oct. 8.

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A woman prays at a relative’s grave in the Philippines.

A woman prays at the grave of a relative at a cemetery in Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 28 ahead of a government-ordered nationwide closure of graveyards for All Saints’ Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A man rests near his muddy bike in France after a race.

A competitor covered in mud rests after competing in the 118th edition of the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic cycling race between Compiègne and Roubaix in northern France on Oct. 3.

ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images
A grid of apartment balconies in Virginia.

A man sits on his balcony at an apartment building in Arlington, Virginia, on Oct. 13.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Members of a Haitian dance group wait to dance.

Members of a Haitian dance group wait to perform outside the Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston on Oct. 16.

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Two boys draped in flags walk at a protest against Brazil’s president.

Two boys, one carrying a Brazilian national flag and the other a flag reading “Bolsonaro out,” walk together during a protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s government in Brasilia on Oct. 2.

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A Sudanese protester gives a peace sign.

A Sudanese protester draped in the national flag flashes a victory sign during a demonstration denouncing the overnight detentions of members of Sudan’s government in Khartoum on Oct. 25.

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Protesters fight police in Paris.

People protect a fellow demonstrator from a police officer as clashes erupt during the evacuation of homeless migrants from Paris’ city hall square on Oct. 28.

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A migrant family from Iraq rests in Poland.

An Iraqi migrant woman and her children are surrounded by border guards and police officers after crossing the Belarusian-Polish border during the ongoing migrant crisis in Hajnówka, Poland, on Oct. 14.

Kacper Pempel/Reuters
An Afghan evacuee fist-bumps a U.S. soldier in Germany.

A young evacuee from Afghanistan bumps fists with a member of the U.S. military as evacuees wait to board a passenger plane bound for the United States at the U.S. military’s Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, on Oct. 9.

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A boy sits on his father’s shoulders at a Hindu festival in India.

Men carry their children to honor the Hindu god Hanuman at a Langoor Mela festival at the historic Durgiana Temple in Amritsar, India, on Oct. 7.

NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images
An artist paints a wax statue of Queen Elizabeth

An artist applies the final touches on a new waxwork of Queen Elizabeth II in Blackpool, Britain, on Oct. 14.

Phil Noble/Reuters
An Afghan evacuee colors at an airport.

An Afghan evacuee draws during an art initiative after arriving at the airport in Philadelphia on Oct. 25.

Hannah Beier/Reuters
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