The Week in Photos: October 18, 2013

From Eid al-Adha to the wrath of two deadly storms, the most striking images from the past seven days.

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Tulkarm, Palestinian Territories

October 16, 2013
Riders enjoy an amusement park on the second day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

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Jakarta, Indonesia

October 15, 2013
A little girl holds a balloon during a morning prayer marking the Eid al-Adha holiday.

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Rome, Italy

October 14, 2013
Starlings fly at an Alitalia plane as it prepares to land at Fiumicino International Airport.

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Athens, Greece

October 15, 2013
Pigeons rest on a structure at Kotzia Square, in front of Athens' city hall.

Biswaranjan Rout/AP

Ganjam, India

October 13, 2013
A woman returns to Arjipalli village on the Bay of Bengal coast, which was hit by Cyclone Phailin. The cyclone caused widespread flooding and destroyed tens of thousands of thatch homes.

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Puri, India

October 14, 2013
Fishermen and a woman walk amid the debris of damaged houses from Cyclone Phailin in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

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Yangon, Myanmar

October 14, 2013
Vendors sell vegetables at Thiriminglar, one of Myanmar's biggest wholesale green markets.

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Kolkata, India

October 14, 2013
A Hindu woman has sindur, or vermillion powder, applied to her face on the last day of the Durga Puja festival. Hindus believe that the goddess Durga symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil.

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Beijing, China

October 14, 2013
A worker cleans the exterior of a new building complex.

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Damascus, Syria

October 14, 2013
Cadets at a Syrian police college demonstrate combat moves during a graduation ceremony.

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Beijing, China

October 15, 2013
Women shade their faces during a tour of the Forbidden City.


Dhaka, Bangladesh

October 16, 2013
A man stands on the skins and carcasses of sacrificed animals during Eid al-Adha, known as the Feast of the Sacrifice.


Izu Oshima Island, Japan

October 16, 2013
Firefighters search through the rubble of collapsed houses after a landslide caused by Typhoon Wipha.

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Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire

October 15, 2013
A girl prays during Eid el-Kebir at a mosque. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid el-Kebir, which also known as Eid al-Adha, by slaughtering sheep, goats, camels, and cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail

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Beijing, China

October 15, 2013
A member of the Flying Dubs, an acrobatic dunk team of the Golden State Warriors, performs before their NBA Global game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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New York City

October 15, 2013
A woman takes a picture of an artwork depicting the Twin Towers by British graffiti artist Banksy in Lower Manhattan.

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Aleppo, Syria

October 15, 2013
A Free Syrian Army fighter wearing civilian clothes uses his mobile to talk with his family.

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Trebon, Czech Republic

October 15, 2013
Fishermen pull a net from a pond during the traditional carp haul. Carp harvest starts in October ahead of the forthcoming Christmas season.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

October 12, 2013
Amateur triathletes wait for the start of the 2.4-mile swim portion of the Ironman World Championship.

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Bohol, Philippines

October 16, 2013
A statue of Jesus hangs beside the collapsed Our Lady of Light church in Loon, Bohol a day after an earthquake the hit central Philippines.