Week in Photos: November 23, 2013

From scenes of the devastation in the Philippines to an image of an Indonesian volcanic eruption, see the most striking images from this week.

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Allahabad, India

November 21, 2013
An Indian girl sits outside her home in Allahabad.

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Arlington, Virginia

November 21, 2013
An American Airlines jet takes off from Ronald Reagan National Airport.

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Tacloban, Philippines

November 21, 2013
A Filipino boy bathes himself with a bucket of water on the side of a road at a neighborhood devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The death toll, which officials fear will continue to rise, reached 5,000 on Friday.

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November 21, 2013
A white-handed gibbon, yet to be named, clings to his mother 24-year-old Phoenice at the Philadelphia Zoo. A member of an endangered species, he was one of five baby monkeys born at the zoo since September. 

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November 21, 2013
Clare Calvin, left, a coloring assistant with Madame Tussauds wax museum touches up the figure of the 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Friday marked the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death. 

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Shanghai, China

November 20, 2013
A man cleans the exterior illumination of a nightclub in Shanghai.

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Palo, Philippines

November 19, 2013
Children on the playground of typhoon-damaged Pawing Elementary School. Three million people have been displaced since Haiyan smashed into the Philippines two weeks ago. 

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Kiev, Ukraine

November 19, 2013
Leaflets with a picture of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the caption reading "Freedom for Yulia" fly over the heads of lawmakers. Ukraine ordered an end to talks of a trade aggreement with the European Union this week. The agreement would have required legislation that would free Tymoshenko, who was convicted of abuse of authority in 2011 and sentenced to seven years in jail. 

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Jammu, India

November 18, 2013
An Indian woman sells guitar-shaped balloons during the annual Jhiri fair at Kanachack village, on the outskirts of Jammu. According to reported lore, the festival is held in honor of Baba Jitu, a farmer who killed himself instead of handing over his crop to an unfair landlord. 

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Gaash, Israel

November 21, 2013
School children watch as volunteers from the Israel Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center release a Loggerhead sea turtle into the Mediterranean Sea. The turtle was one of two rescued turtles freed that day. 

Mafa Yuli Ramadani/AP

North Sumatra, Indonesia

November 17, 2013
The eruption of Mount Sinabung, as seen from Tiga Pancur village in North Sumatra. Two volcanoes, Sinabung and Mount Merapi, erupted Monday, causing evacuation preparation and flight diversions.

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New York City

November 21, 2013
To celebrate the release of the video game “Dead Rising 3” and the launch of Xbox One, a crew of zombie-fied people cross over the Manhattan Bridge towards Best Buy Theater in Times Square.