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Week In Photos: October 11, 2013

From a vivid lightening strike in Mexico and ongoing protests in Cairo, see the most striking images from the past seven days.

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Aleppo, Syria

October 5

 

A Free Syrian Army fighter smokes his cigarette as he stands with his weapon inside a room in the old city of Aleppo.

Ahmad Jamshid/AP

Kabul, Afghanistan

October 8

 

An Afghan National Army officer takes part in a training exercise at a National Army base on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters, via Landov

Cairo, Egypt

October 6

 

Military helicopters are seen flying over a gathering in Tahrir Square to celebrate the anniversary of an attack on Israeli forces during the 1973 war.

Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters, via Landov

Cairo, Egypt

October 6

 

A man falls during clashes between ousted President Mohammed Morsi's supporters and anti-Morsi protesters along a road leading to Tahrir Square during a celebration to mark Egypt's 1973 war with Israel. At least 28 people were killed and more than 90 wounded during the day of protests in Egypt, according to security sources and state media.

Jason DeCrow/AP

New York City

October 8

 

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, finishes a lap during a continuous 48-hour marathon swim event in New York's Herald Square. She raised $103,000 during the event, called "Swim for Relief," which aimed to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Ricardo Moraes/Reuters, via Landov

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

October 7

 

A demonstrator from the group Black Bloc runs outside the Municipal Assembly during a protest supporting a teachers' strike in Rio de Janeiro. The protestors are demanding changes to the state and municipal education systems.

Bernandino Hernandez/AP

Acapulco, Mexico

October 7

 

A bolt of lightening during a thunderstorm strikes down over Acapulco, Mexico. The Pacific resort city was pounded by Tropical Storm Manuel a few weeks ago.

Tsering Topgyal/AP

New Delhi, India

October 9

 

Indian women watch from the window of their home as rescue workers clean up the debris from a collapsed building in India's capital. The three-story home was located in a crowded residential area of northern New Delhi, where narrow roads made rescue and clean-up efforts difficult. At least two people were killed in the collapse, according to local sources.

Charles Dharapak/AP

Washington, D.C.

October 8

 

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama spoke about the government shutdown in the Brady Press Room at the White House. The president said he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their priorities, but not under the threat of "economic chaos."

Kin Cheung/AP

Hong Kong

October 4

 

A woman shows off her tattooed body during the first International Hong Kong China Tattoo Convention in Hong Kong. Tattoo artists from around the world participated in the three-day event.

Mohsin Raza/Reuters, via Landov

Lahore, Pakistan

October 7

 

A man shaves his monkey with a razor to get it ready to perform tricks for money in Lahore.

Carlos Barria/Reuters, via Landov

Shanghai, China

October 9

 

Rafael Nadal of Spain serves to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine during a men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament.