The Week in Photos: October 25, 2013

From the Roma child controversy to storm-tossed Mexico, the most striking images from the past seven days.

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Nikolaevo, Bulgaria

October 24, 2013
The children of Roma woman Sasha Ruseva, 38, (not pictured) rest inside their home in southern Bulgaria. Ruseva is believed to have given birth in a hospital in central Greece in January 2009 to the blond girl named Maria, who was found during a police sweep in a Roma settlement in central Greece on October 16. "I do not know whether she is mine or not. We had a child. We left it in Greece as I had nothing to feed her," Ruseva told reporters. "I did not take any money. My daughter left with a man, so there was no one to look after the other children."

Eduard Korniyenko / Reuters

Stavropol, Russia

October 24, 2013
A member of an intelligence special forces unit takes part in a demonstration of skills as part of a national military holiday.

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Surabaya, Indonesia

October 23, 2013
Children sit on a dead whale shark after it was trapped in a fisherman's net, at Kenjeran Beach in East Java province.

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Brize Norton, England

October 22, 2013
Sharon Brynin, the mother of Lance Corporal James Brynin, pays tribute as his coffin as it passes through Carterton. Brynin, an Intelligence Corps soldier attached to 14th Signal Regiment, was deployed to Helmand, Afghanistan, where he was killed in action on October 15.

Hamad I Mohammed / Reuters

Manama, Bahrain

October 23, 2013
An antigovernment protester throws stones at riot police during clashes after the funeral procession of Ali Khalil in the village of Bani Jamra. The 17-year-old died from the explosion of a bomb he was transporting to be planted on Tuesday night, Ministry of Interior statement said. Riot police fired stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Stephanie McGehee / Reuters

Kuwait City, Kuwait

October 21, 2013
Foreign workers at a building site take a break during lunch.

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October 22, 2013
 Actress Natalie Portman attends the premiere of Thor: The Dark World at Odeon Leicester Square.

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Acapulco, Mexico

October 22, 2013
A woman stands in her home, which was previously damaged by Tropical Storm Manuel, as it flooded during Hurricane Raymond.The storm weakened and stalled off Mexico's Pacific coast, pumping rain onto an already sodden region recovering from a battering by Manuel last month.

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Fontwell, England

October 23, 2013
Ian Popham rode Bally Legend (right) on their way to winning The 32Red Casino Handicap Hurdle Race at Fontwell Park Racecourse.

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Hebron, West Bank

October 22, 2013
Palestinian girls walked by as Israeli soldiers took position during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers near an Israeli army checkpoint. Israeli forces fired rubber bullets at protesters, as troops hunted for the suspected killer of an Israeli soldier.


Aleppo, Syria

October 20, 2013
Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in the Bustan Al-Qasr neighborhood. Witnesses said the fire was caused by a bullet fired by a sniper loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels' control, and Al-Masharqa neighborhood, an area controlled by the regime.

Eddie Keogh / Reuters


October 22, 2013
Borussia Dortmund fans react during their Champions League soccer match against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium.

Erik de Castro / Reuters

Cebu, Philippines

October 15, 2013
People sit at a crowded makeshift hospital on a basketball court, after patients were evacuated during an earthquake on October 15.

Issei Kato / Reuters

Saitama, Japan

October 25, 2013
Argos-Shimano team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany (left) wearing a mawashi, or sumo belt, takes part in traditional sumo wrestling training as cyclists Christopher Froome of Britain (3rd R), Rui Costa of Portugal (4th R) and Christophe Riblon of France (2nd R) watch at Saitama Sakae junior and senior high school, ahead of the Saitama criterium races this weekend.