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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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