The World in Photos This Week

Catalonia declares independence from Spain, Scotland secures valuable viking relics,and the Olympic torch begins its journey from Greece to South Korea.

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Delegates listen to the end of the closing session of the 19th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 24.

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A Congolese women, who has had her arm amputated after a gunshot wound, sits on her bed on Oct. 23 in Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Workers tend to the tunnel-boring machine that has finished digging the future west-east line of the tramway in Nice, France, on Oct. 24.

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Ozlem Dalkiran, a member of Citizens’ Assembly, after her release from Silivri prison in Istanbul on Oct. 26.

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People celebrate after Catalonia’s Parliament voted to declare independence from Spain in Barcelona on Oct. 27.

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A man gets his face painted during celebrations for the Day of the Dead at the Hermanos Rodríguez racetrack in Mexico City on Oct. 26.

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The Romanian military celebrates Romanian Armed Forces Day next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Carol Park in Bucharest Oct. 25.

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A squirrel is removed from the pitch during a match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on Oct. 24, in Manchester, England.

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Russian soldiers rehearse on Oct. 26 for the upcoming parade in Red Square in Moscow, which will take place on Nov. 7.

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Demonstrators kiss as they protest against racism in front of the Brandenburg Gate near the Reichstag on Oct. 22 in Berlin, Germany.

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Rohingya Muslim refugee Shakira Bejum sits with her grandchild Shaid-Ullah at a Red Cross clinic near Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on Oct. 25.

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Internally displaced people demonstrate during the visit of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to Juba, South Sudan, on Oct. 25. Haley arrived in Juba seeking a solution to a nearly four-year conflict that has created a devastating humanitarian crisis.

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Bruce Minto, chairman of the Board of Trustees of National Museums Scotland, and Seona Reid, deputy chair of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, view treasures from the Galloway Hoard at the National Museums Scotland on Oct. 26 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The museum announced that it has secured Britain's biggest hoard of unique Viking age treasures after raising nearly 2 million pounds in the space of five months.

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A Chilean student participates in a Halloween parade in Santiago on Oct. 25.

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A deer silhouetted at sunset bellows near the village of Gorodilovichi, Belarus, some 186 miles north of Minsk on Oct. 22.

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Hala, a two-year-old girl suffering from a lack of medical care and adequate nourishment, at her home in the rebel-held town of Saqba, in eastern Ghouta, Syria on Oct. 25.

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Indian Hindus perform rituals and bathe in the Bay of Bengal during the festival of Chhath in Chennai on Oct. 27.

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Members of the End Zone Militia look on as fog falls on the field during a game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 22 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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Members of the African church Legio Maria fend off incoming tear gas canisters, during clashes between Kenyan Police and opposition supporters in Mathare, Nairobi on Oct. 26.

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Members of the Israeli security forces detain an ultra-Orthodox Jew during a demonstration against Israeli army conscription in Jerusalem on Oct. 26.

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Actress Katerina Lehou, acting as the high priestess, lights the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 B.C.E., on Oct. 24 as part of a ritual during the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson, the farm managers convicted of attempted murder after they filmed themselves forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive, are escorted down to the holding cell at The Magistrates Court in Middelburg, South Africa, on Oct. 27, after being sentenced to more than a decade in prison.

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People hold a protest in front of the French Prefecture after French President Emmanuel Macron refused to receive a delegation, on Oct. 26, in Cayenne, French Guiana.

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Rockets launched by Iraqi security forces against Kurdish Peshmerga positions on Oct. 26 in the area of Faysh Khabur, which is located on the Turkish and Syrian borders in the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region.

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A mourner holds up an image of the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej as she waits with others for his funeral procession in Bangkok on Oct. 27.

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