TOPSHOT - A general view shows delegates attending the opening of the 19th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 18, 2017.
The Chinese Communist Party opens its week-long, twice-a-decade congress in the Great Hall of the People. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURI        (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

The World in Photos This Week

China holds its Communist Party Congress, Kurdish forces liberate Raqqa from the Islamic State, and Kenyans protest their country’s election.

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TOPSHOT - Smoke billows as Iraqi forces advance towards the centre of Kirkuk during an operation against Kurdish fighters on October 16, 2017. 
Iraqi forces seized the Kirkuk governor's office, key military sites and an oil field as they swept across the disputed province following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi forces advance toward the center of Kirkuk during an operation against Kurdish fighters on Oct. 16.

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TOPSHOT - Female fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gather during a celebration at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqa on October 19, 2017, after retaking the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. 
The SDF fighters flushed jihadist holdouts from Raqa's main hospital and municipal stadium, wrapping up a more than four-month offensive against what used to be the inner sanctum of IS's self-proclaimed "caliphate". / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters gather in Al-Naim square in Raqqa on Oct. 19, after retaking the city from Islamic State fighters.

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TOPSHOT - Syrian Fashion Designer Manal Ajaj (C) poses on the catwalk with male models wearing Syrian Army uniforms at the end of her fashion show "Jasmin Godess" in Beirut on October 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH EID        (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj poses with male models wearing Syrian Army uniforms at the end of her fashion show “Jasmin Goddess” in Beirut on Oct. 11.

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TOPSHOT - Mexican rescue dog "Frida", which took part in the search for victims of the last earthquake, performs an exhibition at the headquarters of the Mexican Navy in Mexico City, on October 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDO        (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

“Frida,” a rescue dog who took part in the search for victims after last month's earthquake in Mexico City, performs in an exhibition on Oct. 14.

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TOPSHOT - People demonstrate, on October 16, 2017 in Kisumu, to demand the removal of officials from national election oversight body, Interim Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) allegedly implicated in manipulation of the votes tally during the August 8, presidential elections.
The election was annuled by the Supreme court due to massive irregularity. / AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenyans demonstrate in the city of Kisumu to demand the removal of officials from the country's national election oversight body on Oct. 16.

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TOPSHOT - A wounded boy from the latest explosion in Mogadishu is carried on a stretcher to receive treatment in a Turkish hospital, after a Turkish military plane, evacuating Somalians severely wounded, landed at the airport, in Ankara on October 16, 2017.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Ankara was sending planes "with medical supplies", adding that the wounded would be flown to Turkey and treated there. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN        (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A boy wounded in a massive car bomb attack in Mogadishu is transported to a Turkish hospital in Ankara on Oct. 16.

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TOPSHOT - A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire in Cabanoes near Louzan as wildfires continue to rage in Portugal on October 16, 2017.
At least 27 people have died in fires which have ravaged forests in the north and centre of the country over the past 24 hours. / AFP PHOTO / Francisco LEONG        (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

A firefighter works to extinguish a blaze near Cabanoes, Portugal, on Oct. 16, as wildfires continue to rage throughout the country.

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TOPSHOT - An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter flies past commandos during a military exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC) on the outskirts of Kabul on October 17, 2017.
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers participated in the exercise mission to demonstrate their combat training in front of members of the local and international media. / AFP PHOTO / SHAH MARAI        (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopter flies past commandos during a military exercise on the outskirts of Kabul on Oct. 17.

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TOPSHOT - An Indonesian villager takes a picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick smoke as seen from Tiga Pancur village in Karo, North Sumatra on October 17, 2017. 
Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. After another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since. / AFP PHOTO / IVAN DAMANIK        (Photo credit should read IVAN DAMANIK/AFP/Getty Images)

A view of Mount Sinabung volcano as seen from Tiga Pancur village, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Oct. 17.

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TOPSHOT - A Salvadorean police member guards at a crime scene where a member of the National Civil Police was allegedly killed by gang members, in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, on October 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MARVIN RECINOS        (Photo credit should read MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/Getty Images)

A Salvadoran police officer at a crime scene where a member of the National Civil Police was allegedly killed by gang members, in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, on Oct. 17.

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A woman poses with the 'Le Grand Mazarin', a 19.07 carat pink diamond, at Christie's auction house in London on October 17, 2017. 
'Le Grand Mazarin' is estimated to reach 6-9 million dollars on auction in Geneva on November 14, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS J RATCLIFFE        (Photo credit should read CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman poses with “Le Grand Mazarin,” a 19.07 carat pink diamond, at Christie’s auction house in London on Oct. 17.

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TOPSHOT - A general view shows delegates attending the opening of the 19th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 18, 2017.
The Chinese Communist Party opens its week-long, twice-a-decade congress in the Great Hall of the People. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURI        (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Delegates gather at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 18.

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TOPSHOT - Indian amateur wrestlers participate in a friendly wrestling competition on a make-shift ring at the junction of a busy road organised as part of Diwali festivities in Kolkata on October 18, 2017.
The competition was organised as part of celebrations marking Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, marks the triumph of good over evil, and commemorates the return of Hindu deity Rama to his birthplace Ayodhya after victory against the demon king Ravana. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR        (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian amateur wrestlers participate in a competition on a makeshift ring as part of Diwali festivities in Kolkata on Oct. 18.

Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro holds a photo of the deceased former president Hugo Chavez in the National Assembly in Caracas on October 18, 2017. 


The Venezuelan opposition faces the risk of losing its five elected governors in the regional elections, due to their refusal to subordinate them to the ruling Constituent Assembly: a new front of conflict opens in a political crisis with no view of solution / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO        (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

A supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro holds a photo of the deceased former president Hugo Chávez in the National Assembly in Caracas on Oct. 18.

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TOPSHOT - Rohingya refugees who were stranded walk near the no man's land area between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Palongkhali area next to Ukhia on October 19, 2017.
Since late August more than 500,000 Rohingya have fled an army campaign in Myanmar's Rakhine state that the United Nations has denounced as ethnic cleansing. / AFP PHOTO / Munir UZ ZAMAN        (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Rohingya refugees walk near the “no man's land” area between Bangladesh and Myanmar on Oct. 19.

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TOPSHOT - An attendee poses for a photo during Seoul Fashion Week at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on October 19, 2017. 
For Seoul's flamboyant followers of fashion, the latest in South Korean style is often more evident off the catwalk than on it. Among attendees hoping for a glimpse of well-known personalities, the event attracts would-be models hopeful of being scouted who strut and pose on their way to venues at Dongdaemun Design Plaza. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

An attendee poses for a photo during Seoul Fashion Week at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on Oct. 19.

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UNSPECIFIED, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 16:  Water is sprayed onto the area as a rhino has it's horn trimmed, at the ranch of rhino breeder John Hume, on October 16, 2017 in the North West Province of South Africa. John Hume is currently the owner of around 1500 white and black rhinos, which he keeps under armed guard on his 8000 hectare property. In a bid to prevent poaching and conserve the different species of rhino, the horns of the animals are regularly trimmed, with 264 of the off-cuts recently being placed on sale at auction. The controversial decision to sell the horns was made on the basis that the illegal market creates an inflated value, while a controlled system would lower the prices and the need to poach. Mr Hume believes that the only way to ensure that the rhino does not become extinct is through farming the animals on a large scale and legalising the sale of rhino horn globally.  (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

A rhino has its horn trimmed on a rhino breeding ranch in South Africa on Oct. 16.

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TOPSHOT - Former US President Barack Obama (R) gestures to Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ralph Northam during a campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia October 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Former U.S. President Barack Obama at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam in Richmond, Virginia, on Oct. 19.

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SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 18: Navy Sailors prepare the flight deck during training exercises aboard the USS Carl Vinson on October 18, 2017 in San Diego, California. The Navy will soon conduct exercises with the new F-35 C Striker Jet as well as train for combat missions. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Navy Sailors prepare the flight deck during training exercises aboard the USS Carl Vinson on Oct. 18, in San Diego, California.

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TOPSHOT - Indian men play cricket amid heavy smog in New Delhi on October 20, 2017 the day after the Diwali Festival.
New Delhi was shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog a day after millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali Festival. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET        (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian men play cricket amid heavy smog in New Delhi on Oct. 20, a day after the Diwali Festival.

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TOPSHOT - A worker at a brick factory in the district of Nganza, digs out clay to make bricks on October 19, 2017 in Kananga.
Nganza was the scene of fierce fighting between the local antigovernment militia, Kamwina Nsapu and government troops.  / AFP PHOTO / JOHN WESSELS        (Photo credit should read JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)

A worker at a brick factory in the district of Nganza in the Democratic Republic of the Congo digs out clay on Oct. 19.

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TOPSHOT - A man walks past electoral posters of Japanese candidates for the upcoming general election in Koshigaya city, Saitama prefecture, on October 20, 2017.
A typhoon is expected to lash Japan with heavy rains on October 22, potentially weighing on turnout as millions of voters head to the polls in the world's third-biggest economy. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI        (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

A man bikes past electoral posters of Japanese candidates for the upcoming general election in Koshigaya city, Saitama prefecture, on Oct. 20.

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TOPSHOT - Somalis pray for victims during Friday prayer on October 20, 2017 in Mogadishu on the scene of a massive truck bomb attack in which at least 276 people were killed and 300 injured on October 14 in the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation. 
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed on October 18 to step up the war against Al-Shabaab, as he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu for the victims of the city's worst-ever bombing / AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB        (Photo credit should read MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)

Somalis pray for victims on Oct. 20 in Mogadishu at the scene of a massive truck bomb attack that killed at least 276 people and injured 300 on Oct. 14.

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TOPSHOT - Syrians wave their national flags and those of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party in a stadium as a Russian-made Mil Mi-24 helicopter gunship hovers above during the funeral for Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine, in the southern city of Suwaida on October 20, 2017.
Zahreddine, accused over the 2012 deaths of prominent US journalist Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik, was reportedly killed by an explosion in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor on October 18, where Russian-backed regime forces are battling the Islamic State group, was reported by pro-regime media in Damascus. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER        (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrians wave flags in a stadium as a Russian-made Mi-24 helicopter gunship hovers overhead during the funeral for Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine, in the southern Syrian city of Suwayda on Oct. 20.

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TOPSHOT - French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to the press at the end of the EU leaders' summit at the building Council of the EU, in Brussels on October 20, 2017.
EU leaders agreed to start internal work on the bloc's relationship with Britain after Brexit, giving some progress for embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to take back home. / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS        (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to the press at the end of the European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels on Oct. 20.

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