TOPSHOT - In this photograph taken on October 27, 2017 an Afghan woman collects saffron flowers after picking them in a field on the outskirt of Herat.
For years, Afghanistan has tried to give farmers alternatives such as fruit crops and saffron to wean them away from poppy farming -- the lifeblood of the Taliban insurgency. International donors have splurged billions of dollars on counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan over the past decade, including efforts to encourage farmers to switch to other cash crops such as saffron. But those efforts have shown little results. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI        (Photo credit should read HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP/Getty Images)

The World in Photos This Week

Iraqi forces liberate the last Islamic State-held city in the country, the crisis in Myanmar continues, and a terrorist attack hits New York City.

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TOPSHOT - Indian Hindu devotees perform rituals and bathe in the Bay of Bengal during the Chhath Puja in Chennai on October 27, 2017.
The Chhath Festival, also known as Surya Pooja, or worship of the sun, is observed in parts of India and Nepal and sees devotees pay homage to the sun and water gods. Devotees undergo a fast and offer water and milk to the sun god at dawn and dusk on the banks of rivers or small ponds and pray for the longivety and health of their spouse. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian Hindu devotees perform rituals and bathe in the Bay of Bengal during the Chhath festival. The festival is observed in parts of India and Nepal and sees devotees pay homage to the sun and water gods.

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TOPSHOT - A young Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones during clashes with Israeli forces following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on October 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH        (Photo credit should read JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images)

A young Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones during clashes with Israeli forces following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus in the West Bank, on Oct. 27.

Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Police officers start to run as National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters chase after them during a protest against Kenya's second poll in Kisumu, on October 27, 2017.
Kenya's election chief said on October 27 plans to restage a presidential vote on October 28 in areas hit by polling-day protests would be postponed "to a further date" because of fresh violence. / AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA        (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Police officers in Kisumu start to run as protesters chase after them during a demonstration against Kenya’s second election on Oct. 27.

Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - People gather to celebrate at the Sant Jaume square in Barcelona on October 27, 2017. 
Catalonia's parliament voted to declare independence from Spain and proclaim a republic, just as Madrid is poised to impose direct rule on the region to stop it in its tracks. A motion declaring independence was approved with 70 votes in favour, 10 against and two abstentions, with Catalan opposition MPs walking out of the 135-seat chamber before the vote in protest at a declaration unlikely to be given official recognition.


 / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE        (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

People gather to celebrate in Barcelona on Oct. 27 after Catalonia’s parliament voted to declare independence from Spain and proclaim a republic.

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TOPSHOT - In this photograph taken on October 27, 2017 an Afghan woman collects saffron flowers after picking them in a field on the outskirt of Herat.
For years, Afghanistan has tried to give farmers alternatives such as fruit crops and saffron to wean them away from poppy farming -- the lifeblood of the Taliban insurgency. International donors have splurged billions of dollars on counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan over the past decade, including efforts to encourage farmers to switch to other cash crops such as saffron. But those efforts have shown little results. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI        (Photo credit should read HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman collects saffron flowers after picking them in a field on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan.

Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - The city skyline is seen in the background as competitors take part in the Harbour Race swimming event in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on October 29, 2017. 
Some 3,000 swimmers braved Hong Kong waters on October 29 to compete in the challenging annual harbour race across one of the world's most famous and busiest waterways.  / AFP PHOTO / TENGKU Bahar        (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Competitors take part in the Harbor Race swimming event in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor on Oct. 29. Some 3,000 swimmers took part in the challenging annual race across one of the world’s busiest waterways.

Tengku Bahar/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Flood waters surround cars parked at Hamburg's Fish Market district on October 29, 2017 as a storm hit many parts of Germany.
At least three people died in a windstorm that hit central Europe early on on October 29, 2017, causing widespread power outages and traffic disruptions, rescuers said / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Bodo Marks / Germany OUT        (Photo credit should read BODO MARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Floodwaters surround cars parked in Hamburg’s Fish Market district on Oct. 29, after a storm hit many parts of Germany. At least three people died, and the storm caused widespread power outages and traffic disruptions.

Bodo Marks/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Turkish soldiers dressed as Janissaries (Yeniceri) from the Ottoman era, march during the 94th Republic Day parade, from the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) to the first Turkish Grand National Assembly building, in the Ulus district on October 29, 2017 in Ankara, Turkey.   / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN        (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish soldiers dressed as janissaries from the Ottoman era march during the 94th Republic Day parade in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 29.

Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images
Bill Kemper from Hawaii, rides a big wave at Jaws (Pe'ahi), off the coast of the Maui Island in Hawaii on the final day of the Pe'ahi Challenge 2017, on October 28, 2017. 
Second-time defending champion, Billy Kemper took second place. / AFP PHOTO / Brian Bielmann        (Photo credit should read BRIAN BIELMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Kemper from Hawaii rides a wave off the coast of Maui in Hawaii on the final day of the 2017 Pe’ahi Challenge, on Oct. 28. Kemper took second place in the competition.

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TOPSHOT - A Palestinian man walks past a newly sprayed graffiti depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US President Donald Trump on the controversial Israeli separation wall separating the West Bank town of Bethlehem from Jerusalem on October 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX        (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian man walks past newly sprayed graffiti depicting U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. President Donald Trump on the Israeli wall separating the West Bank town of Bethlehem from Jerusalem on Oct. 30.

Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hand out candy to children during a Halloween event at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out candy to children during a Halloween event at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30.

NIcholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - This photo taken on October 30, 2017 shows Indian Border Security Force personnel (brown) and Pakistani rangers (black) taking part in the daily beating of the retreat ceremony at the India-Pakistan Wagah Border, some 35km west of Amritsar. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU        (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian Border Security forces and Pakistani rangers take part in the daily “beating of the retreat” ceremony at the India-Pakistan Wagah Border, west of Amritsar, India, on Oct. 30.

Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A picture taken October 31, 2017 shows differents types of chocolate displayed during the 23rd Paris Chocolate Fair (Salon du Chocolat). / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Different types of chocolate displayed during the 23rd Paris Chocolate Fair (Salon du Chocolat) on Oct. 31.

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TOPSHOT - Investigators work around the wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck a day after it was used in a terror attack in New York on November 1, 2017.
The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city's worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State group but "radicalized domestically," the state's governor said Wednesday. The driver, identified as Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov was shot by police in the stomach at the end of the rampage, but he was expected to survive. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

The wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck a day after it was used in a terror attack in New York on Nov. 1. The driver who plowed down a New York bike path, killing eight people, was associated with the Islamic State group but "radicalized domestically," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - People use their mobile phones while sitting atop an apartment type tombs while visiting their loved ones at Barangka cemetery in Marikina, east of Manila on November 1, 2017. 
Millions of Filipinos will flock to cemeteries on November 1 and 2 around the country for the All Saints commemoration of remembering their loved ones by offering flowers, candles and prayers. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS        (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

People visit their loved ones as part of the All Saints holiday at the Barangka Cemetery in Marikina, Philippines, on Nov. 1.

Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A voodoo devotee with a skull on top of his head is seen during ceremonies honoring the Haitian voodoo spirit of Baron Samdi and Gede on the Day of the Dead in the Cementery of Cite Soleil, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on November 1, 2017.
Voodoo believers and devotees offer candles, alcohol and food. The Day of the Dead is celebrated on the first two days of November during All Saints and All Souls Day. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

A voodoo devotee during a ceremony honoring the Haitian voodoo spirit of Baron Samedi and Gede on the Day of the Dead in Cite Soleil cemetery, Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Nov. 1.

Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Cambodian participants row their dragon boats during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh on November 2, 2017.
Tens of thousands of Cambodian spectators flocked to the riverfront in the capital Phnom Penh on November 2 to watch the boat races as the country celebrates the annual water festival. / AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY        (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Rowers during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov. 2. Tens of thousands of Cambodian spectators flock to the riverfront in the capital to watch the boat races as the country celebrates the annual festival.

Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Five-year-old twin sisters Amalia and Lesana play with a candle at the cemetery in the village Ivanka pri Dunaji near Bratislava, Slovakia on the All Saints Day on November 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Five-year-old twin sisters Amalia and Lesana play with a candle at the cemetery in the village of Ivanka pri Dunaji near Bratislava, Slovakia, on All Saints Day on Nov. 1.

Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Iraqi forces and members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) advance towards the city of al-Qaim, in western Anbar province, on the Syrian border as they fight against remnant pockets of Islamic State group jihadists on November 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi forces and members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) advance towards the city of Qaim, in Iraq’s Anbar province, as they fight remaining pockets of Islamic State group jihadists on Nov. 2.

Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Rohingya Muslim refugees who were stranded after leaving Myanmar walk towards the Balukhali refugee camp after crossing the border in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on November 2, 2017.
More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR        (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Rohingya Muslim refugees who were stranded after leaving Myanmar walk towards the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Ukhia district after crossing the border on Nov. 2.
More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in August triggered a massive exodus.

Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images
People walk through a flooded area of Marina Beach on the Bay of Bengal coast after heavy rains in Chennai on November 3, 2017.
The arrival of the northeast monsoon in recent days has brought heavy rains to southern India's Tamil Nadu, submerging parts of the state capital Chennai. Devastating floods following the northeast monsoon in south India in November and December 2015 killed more than 500 people and displaced almost two million others.
 / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKAR        (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

People walk through flooded areas of Marina Beach on the Bay of Bengal coast after heavy rains in Chennai, India, on Nov. 3. The arrival of the northeast monsoon has brought heavy rains to southern India’s Tamil Nadu, submerging parts of the state capital.

Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images
The Mount Sinabung volcano eruption is seen from Tiga Pancur village, in Karo in North Sumatra on November 3, 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)

The eruption of Mount Sinabung from the village of Tiga Pancur, in North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Nov. 3.

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TOPSHOT - Members of a South Korean traditional military band play before a welcoming ceremony for US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis at the Defence Ministry in Seoul on October 28, 2017.
Mattis is on a two-day visit to South Korea to attend the Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) amid North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations.  / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je        (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of a South Korean military band play at a welcoming ceremony for U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Defense Ministry in Seoul on Oct. 28.

Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - The unique U-shaped troughs of 'The Wave' rock formation are seen at the Coyotes Buttes North wilderness area near Page, Arizona on October 30, 2017.
The Wave is a sandstone rock formation in northern Arizona and was formed by a combination of water and wind erosion and due to its fragile nature, access is limited to only 20 hikers per day. / AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

The unique u-shaped troughs of “The Wave” rock formation at the Coyotes Buttes wilderness area near Page, Arizona, on Oct. 30.

Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - An aerial photo shows a general view of the bobsleigh and luge venues of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang on October 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

A view of the bobsleigh and luge venues at the 2018 Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Oct. 31.

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