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Top 10 News in Pictures – Week 42


Iraqi soldiers walk on a road as smoke billows from the Qayyarah area, about 35 miles south of Mosul, on Oct. 19, 2016, during an operation against ISIS to retake the main hub city. In the biggest Iraqi military operation in years, forces have retaken dozens of villages, mostly south and east of Mosul, and are planning multiple assaults for October 20.YASIN AKGUL / AFP – Getty Images
Commuters are dressed in black and white or dark colored clothing mourning the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej during the morning rush hour at a station in Bangkok on Oct. 17.ISSEI KATO / Reuters
89th Airlift Wing Vice Commander Col. Christopher M. Thompson loses his hat with the blast from Air Force One, with President Barack Obama aboard, as it departs from Andrews Air Force Base, Md. on Oct. 20 en route to Miami to encourage people to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act during an upcoming enrollment period.Jose Luis Magana / AP
A street vendor selling paintings drinks hot tea while waiting for customers on a sidewalk in central Lviv, Ukraine on Oct. 20.GLEB GARANICH / Reuters
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump share a laugh during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner on Oct. 20 in New York.Evan Vucci / AP
A Ukrainian serviceman fires a 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun during military exercises near the village of Divychky in Kiev region, Ukraine on Oct. 21.VALENTYN OGIRENKO / Reuters
Soldiers of the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) celebrate while standing in trenches in Lelo, outside Malakal, northern South Sudan, on Oct. 16. Heavy fighting broke out on October 14 between the government’s SPLA and opposition forces in Wajwok and Lalo villages, outside Malakal. SPLA commanders claim they succeeded to keep their positions and assure their forces just responded “on self defence”.ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN / AFP – Getty Images
Smoke rises from a building after shelling in the rebel held besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria on Oct. 19.BASSAM KHABIEH / Reuters
Migrants are seen during rescue operation in the Mediterranea Sea on Oct. 20.Yara Nardi / Italian Red Cross via Reuters
Newly displaced people wait to receive food supplies at a processing center for displaced people In Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq on Oct. 21.ZOHRA BENSEMRA / Reuters

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