Some of the most mesmerizing photos of the past week, courtesy of the Associated Press.

11/1
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"Spectators watch the second free practice at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday."-AP

11/1
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"Indonesian workers take shelter from the rain inside a bus during a protest demanding higher wages outside the city hall in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Laborers across Indonesia went on the second day of a strike Friday to demand more benefits and higher pay."-AP

10/31
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"In this...photo, dozens of Syrian refugees watch a tent and a trailer on fire at the Zaatari Refugee camp near the Syrian border in Jordan. With Syria’s civil war in its third year, more than 2 million Syrians have fled their country. About 100,000 live in this camp."-AP

10/31
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"A worker from the Nicaraguan health ministry fumigates a resident's front yard in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. According to the government, more than 5,000 cases of dengue have been reported this year and has claimed 14 lives."-AP

10/30
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"A Congolese army soldier responds to cheers from civilians as the army enters the town of Bunagana, eastern Congo, near the border with Uganda, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. The Congolese army retook one of the last remaining strongholds of the M23 rebels Wednesday, with fighters heading for the hills as the military sought to extinguish the 18-month insurrection, officials said. As the army recaptured the town of Bunagana, leaving the M23 with a small sliver of territory, the civilian head of their movement crossed the border into Uganda prompting calls for his immediate extradition."-AP

10/30
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"Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Spain's Marcel Granollers, during their second round match, at the Paris Masters tennis, in the Paris Bercy stadium, Wednesday Oct. 30, 2013."-AP

10/29
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"Arlington National Cemetery visitors stand by the eternal flame at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy at the cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The cemetery transferred the flame from a temporary burner to the restored permanent eternal flame that is part of a memorial to the 35th president. Repairs began in April to replace components of the eternal flame's burner. Contractors installed new gas and air lines, a new burner assembly and new drainage lines below the flame."-AP

10/29
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"Wayne Coyne, of The Flaming Lips, performs through confetti during their "Halloween Blood Bath" tour stop at The Greek Theatre, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in Los Angeles."-AP

10/28
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"People fish on the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Last summer, Istanbul’s Taksim Square was the scene of violent confrontations between police and protesters. But protests have faded, and contrary to some lingering perceptions, it’s quite calm now _ except for the normal hustle and bustle found in this vibrant city. And it’s as safe for tourists as it ever was. Istanbul is a thoroughly modern place, but it traces its roots back to 660 B.C. It’s the former seat of the opulent Byzantine and Ottoman empires and is divided into European and Asian sides by the Bosporus Strait, offering a wealth of history and stunning scenery."-AP

10/28
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"People watch the waves batter into the sea wall of a marina in Brighton, south England, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. A major storm with hurricane force winds is lashing much of Britain, causing flooding and travel delays including the cancellation of roughly 130 flights at London's Heathrow Airport. Weather forecasters say it is one of the worst storms to hit Britain in years."-AP

10/27
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"A tree is back dropped by the setting sun outside Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Romania is enjoying a hotter than usual weather for the month of October with temperatures above 20 degrees centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit) ."-AP

10/27
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"A Palestinian man, uses a pottery wheel to construct a clay vessel, at the oldest pottery workshop in Gaza City, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Pottery is an ancient and traditional craft in Gaza. Local workshops usually produce products such as bowls, pitchers, flower pots, and vases, including a big black pottery vessel known as 'al-Qedra' that is used for cooking a traditional Gazan meal made out of rice, meat, garlic and onions."-AP

10/26
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"An Indian villager pushes his bicycle through floodwaters in Ganjam district of Orissa state, India, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Days of torrential rains have unleashed floods in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, killing dozens of people and forced the evacuation of more than 70,000 others from hundreds of low-lying villages."-AP

10/26
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"A Georgian woman attends an Orthodox church service in Tbilisi, Georgia, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Final preparations were underway in polling stations across Georgia on Saturday, a day ahead of presidential elections that herald an end to the nine-year rule of Mikhail Saakashvili who is constitutionally barred from running for a third-term."-AP